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Humane society seeks funds

February 26, 2013

PARKERSBURG — Noting a rise in costs, the humane society requested a 10 percent increase in service fees for the 2013-2014 budget....

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north26103

Feb-26-13 1:17 AM

wow

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Heather89

Feb-26-13 6:48 AM

WOW! Hollis is at it again. Why is it that the Marietta HS ran for years with a lot less paid staff than here and did just fine. And MY FOOT that they are helping out in Pburg. U call about a mean dog running around and they come and look and say you will have to call the police. Someone really does need to investigate the HS's books!

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nextdoorneighbor

Feb-26-13 9:26 AM

TitleTown or TightwadTown. Legally, Parkersburg does not have to fund the Humane Society. Ethically, how can they not? What kind of example does this set for Williamstown and Vienna? When was the last time any of the decision makers visited the Humane Society shelter? Ever? I have, and it was an emotional experience seeing all of the wonderful dogs and cats that are in need of a good home before it's too late. The Humane Society has a daunting task and does a tremendous job with what they have and thanks to the dedicated volunteers. Like Commissioner Couch said, maybe Parkersburg can do it because it the right thing to do. Visit the shelter, look into the eyes of the animals and then decide their fate.

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McKittykittyfaceheadface

Feb-26-13 9:35 AM

Heather89, exfreakinactly! parkersburg humane society is a*****hole and has been for a long time. there was once there was a cat stuck in a tree, I called the HUMANE society and I got "oh we don't do that, call the fire department" W.T.F? that's not the fire departments job! and another time a large, aggressive dog was running around my property chasing my cats, once again I called the humane society to come get it and guess what? they never showed, imagine. if the humane society can't come up with the fund *on their own* or have the manpower/equipment to even do their jobs then it needs to be shut down. I mean, what happened to the adoption drives they used to do years and years ago? they don't even DO that anymore.

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Geezer

Feb-26-13 11:04 AM

Letting your cats run loose to befoul your neighbors' property is pretty inconsiderate of you. Why do you think the HSOP should pickup the stray dog but let your stinking, disease carrying, wildlife killing cats run free?

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Trailz34

Feb-26-13 11:58 AM

I totally agree Geezer. I am tired of nasty neighbor cats urinating and hacking hair balls in my yard and sidewalk. I live trap and dispose of them every chance I get.

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marvin

Feb-26-13 4:30 PM

Fine the H out of anyone who has a dog or cat and doesn't take care of it.Any one who has a pet and doesn't take care of it should pay the price, then they would think before getting another.Money couldn't buy my dog and she came from the pound.

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Guy007

Feb-26-13 5:04 PM

I would rather let cats and dogs run free than 2 legged animals. The human animals are the most destructive and indeed more dangerous. $ legged animals provide nothing but love,a far cry from the street urchins,unruly teenagers and criminal laden human adults. It is the latter three groups that need to be trapped and eliminated,whether carefully or carelessly.

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Guy007

Feb-26-13 5:05 PM

I would rather let cats and dogs run free than 2 legged animals. The human animals are the most destructive and indeed more dangerous. 4 legged animals provide nothing but love,a far cry from the street urchins,unruly teenagers and criminal laden human adults. It is the latter three groups that need to be trapped and eliminated,whether carefully or carelessly.

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Samson

Feb-26-13 5:09 PM

My dog got away one day and someone dropped him off at the HS. He was there less than 4 hours, they bathed him and gave him shots. When we got there to pick him up, we were charged a fee to "bail" him out. They could have saved some money if they would have kept him separate from the other animals and waited at least 24 hours befor incurring all the costs. Not to mention he was up to date on his shots. Lucky for us, the speech they gave us about being bad animal owners for our dog getting away in the first place was free.

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BfromWV

Feb-26-13 6:04 PM

I had a cat get out. The poor thing wasn't even out a few hours and some SOB in my neighborhood trapped her and took her to the HSOP. This same as***le neighbor trapped a feral cat I was trying to work with and took it and another neighbor's cat in as well all in the matter of 3 or 4 days. The poor feral cat was put down because he wasn't adoptable. Poor thing was scared of people (gee I can't imagine why).

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BfromWV

Feb-26-13 7:07 PM

The majority of these cats would not be out roaming free or feral if the human animal was more responsible and did allow their pets to have litter after litter and then dump them out the door because they don't want to deal with the problem they created. All my pets are spayed or neutered.

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BfromWV

Feb-26-13 7:12 PM

Sorry for the typo should be were more responsible and did not allow their pet.

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IFHPED

Feb-26-13 9:37 PM

wildcity...this is your most endearing quality. Consider yourself hugged by me. I live in an area that would be dangerous if my kitties went out, but we do have an enclosed deck for them to play on, and a fenced in yard for the dog.

We have a lot of feral cats in our neighborhood that have been fixed, but they roam around. I have never had to clean up do-do in my yard from these cats--only from my own dog.

I don't understand why people get so bent out of shape over do-do. You have to clean your yard anyway, so rake the leaves and grass and the poo, toss it all in the trash, and get on with it.

Like Dr. House says, "Everybody p o o p s." They are all God's creatures. :~)

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NatureAdvocate

Feb-27-13 2:30 AM

The ONLY veterinarians (and groups) that support and condone the COMPLETELY INHUMANE practice of TNR are those that financially benefit from all the hundreds of thousands of dollars that PetSmart charities hand-out as "seed money" cash-grants and pleas for donations by exploiting suffering animals. The more suffering cat-mouths that they can all keep alive the more that they all benefit financially. This is ONLY about the money that they can all make by letting more cats and animals suffer. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING HUMANE NOR ECOLOGICALLY CORRECT ABOUT TNR. Veterinarians (and all others) with the least bit of credible education (and morality) speak out strongly AGAINST TNR. I suggest you educate yourselves as well about this morally reprehensible TNR "business". You can start your education by Googling for (include quotes): "The TNR Con-Game"

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AaronL

Feb-27-13 6:29 AM

Some-one answer this one; Why do 7 out of 10 cats prefer the bed? Especially when you're in it?

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