John Aleshire, Sharon Harmon, Mike Oswald
willmar, minnesota meanwhile, the hawk creek animal shelter is trying to stop the revolving door on their pit adoptions. seems that they have a high return rate when it comes to pits. so their solution is to dump more time and resources into pit bulls!! because pit bulls are such 'magnificent' animals, they have tightened up their rules for adopting a SPECIFIC dog. Glenda Anderson, a board member of the Humane Society of Kandiyohi County sums up their goals nicely, "No. 1, we want it to be a forever home, No. 2, we don’t want anybody getting hurt, and No. 3, we don’t want to euthanize.” did you happen to notice that their NUMBER TWO CONCERN IS FOR SAFETY? putting pit bulls before people!
multnomah county, oregon "The average residency for a dog at OHS is nine days. For pit bulls, it's nine months." Sharon Harmon, executive director of the oregon humane society. the OHS policy is to limit kennel space for pit bulls to 4 dogs in order to help the greatest number of dogs with their limited resources. hmmm. let's see, 9 months x 30 days x 4 pits = 1080 days of wasted space and services. 1080/9 = 120 normal dogs! this bleeding heart pit nutter could save 120 NORMAL dogs in the time that they save FOUR MUTANT PIT BULLS! is this really the BEST use of their resources?
multnomah county animal services (MCAS) has no breed restrictions, so it is not surprising that the shelter is described as a 'pitbull showroom'. "People aren't lining up to adopt these animals." Mike Oswald, MCAS director, referring to their pit bull population
indy ALESHIRE hung a closed sign on the humane society of indy last week. the no kill shelter is at capacity and no longer able to accept new incoming animals. shelter capacity is 300 cats and dogs, they are currently housing over 500 animals. "We're simply over the amount of animals that we can properly care for. We invest at least $600 per animal … because all of our animals go through physical exams, they are cared for, surgery is done if needed." John Aleshire
$600 is the MINIMUM investment per animal. i wonder how much that $$ investment is for pit bulls who require the MAXIMUM investment per animal due to their tendency to occupy more kennel space for much longer periods of time? lets not forget the amount of training the staff go through to better able present the pit bull to the public and screen out questionable adopters.