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Commission: Humane society raise unlikely

March 8, 2013

PARKERSBURG — Meeting with Humane Society executive director Maryann Hollis Thursday, Wood County commissioners indicated they may not be inclined to approve a requested increase in service fees....

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Mar-08-13 2:15 AM

if the city wants cat control and if it is not mandated by state code, then the city of parkersburg should pay there fair share and pay the $100,000 to the humane society, or that servcie should be ceased. Good job county commissioners

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Mar-08-13 5:48 AM

i hope the commissioners take care of the people of wood county instead of the cats of wood county.why does the county take care of parkersburg and not vienna and williamstown.parkersburg should pay their fair share NEWELL

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Mar-08-13 8:06 AM

backporch I agree with you, and im thinking maybe all of the stray cats should be gathered up and droped at the north26103 and see if maybe things are different then!

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Mar-08-13 8:32 AM

the county should pay for animal control i.e. dog catching and cat herding. let these bleeding heart animal rights activists pay for the "humane services" Hollis touts.

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Mar-08-13 9:23 AM

Obviously, there are alot of people in this part of the state who don't care for animals.Go sit in a Vets office and listen to the stories that people tell of animal cruelty.I am appauled at some of the things I've heard and whitnessed.I've called the HS on two occasions, in which I was told they were too full to take in any more animals,and another time,I was to catch the animal and bring it in. I'd like to know what they spend all that money for.I myself,and others have contributed to the HS with food,etc. I don't bother with them anymore, as I feed several cats that live in my basement.They have been fixed, and I have a room for them with food and water, and a small plastic swimming pool with litter for them.They don't fight, they are just satisfied to get food.It takes alot of money for one person to feed and get medical care for these animals, as I have others that I've rescued. You can call me crazy or whatever, I love animals, and believe God gave them to us for a reason.

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Mar-08-13 9:42 AM

Some ol lady down the road has a dozen or more cats that have moved in for the free food,next thing you know she has 50 kittens etc,etc. Something has to be done before rabies,distemper wipes out half the wildlife.How do you fix this problem?

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Mar-08-13 10:00 AM

How do you fix the problem? Set up an event like the electronics disposal day for disgusting disease carrying stray cats

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Mar-08-13 10:22 AM

Marvin, you may want to read my article again. The ol lady down the road may produce 50 kittens, but this ol lady has taken care of having the ones she feeds fixed, also given meds with no help from the HS.

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Mar-08-13 10:57 AM

sassey When I had a cat it was a Mouser, you got Moochers,big difference

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Mar-08-13 12:55 PM

Cats and other animals are all God's creatures.

It must really s u c k to hate other living things as much as some of you posters obviously do.

My 6 cats are fixed and have a lot of space to play in.

I would much rather have a boatload of dogs and cats living around me than some of the dirtbag drug addicts, car thieves, ect. that live around town.

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Mar-08-13 4:12 PM

I like turtles.

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Mar-08-13 5:08 PM

@Geezer: I also have 4 box turtles and a red eared slider. :)

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Mar-08-13 6:17 PM

Trailz34 we should set up a day to get rid of mooching, baby making, lazy, drug addicted people in the area too. I have several cats (by that I mean more than 5) all of which were strays that I have taken in. I have been a responsible person and have had them spayed or neutered. Spaying and neutering cats and dogs is the only way to control the pet population. It is a shame we can't round up some people and do the same.

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Mar-08-13 11:16 PM

The Humane Society of Parkersburg is a sham. They claim to spend $100,000.00 a year on cats but when you call about a stray cat they say they don’t do cats. If you try to adopt an animal from them you get a bunch of red tape, it’s easier to adopt a child. They think they have some type of hold on the County because they think they are the only game in town. They are going to force the County Commission to go else where for animal control services and no one will like what that will become. If the Humane Society of Parkersburg really cares about the animal they better find a way to reduce what they are trying to squeeze out of the County. If I were a Commissioner I would cut them $100,000.00 and tell Pothole Bob to take care of the cats in the City of Parkersburg.

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Mar-08-13 11:27 PM

What is the total yearly budget for Humane Society of Parkersburg?

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Mar-08-13 11:34 PM

Perhaps the County Commission should contract with the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley for animal control services. I bet they would appreciate an extra quarter million dollars a year.

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Mar-09-13 7:54 AM

@Trailz: By disease carrying cats, I guess you mean disease that is passed between animals.

The only disease I have ever caught- flu and colds, I have caught from OTHER PEOPLE. Humans spread a lot of disease, among them, flu, colds, HIV/AIDS, to name a few. I'll take my chances with animals.

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Mar-09-13 8:14 AM

I have another thought I'd like to pass along.

Okay...with all the veterinarian and pharmacological advances, I believe those who work in this field should be able to come up with a birth control method designed for domestic and feral animals.

I would be willing to bet the technology already exists, but greed and the almighty $$ will stand in the way.

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