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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Dover Humane Society needs help with seized animals!

I got an e-mail this morning from the president of the Dover Humane Society about a horrible case they are trying to deal with. Here is the e-mail in part:

"Last night the (Dover) Humane Society (assisted with a local deputy) raided two homes. We seized 18 dogs, 3 cats, 1 rabbit and 2 pot-bellied pigs. They were all living in substandard condition, many were feces-covered, cold, hungry and tired.

"We are filing charges this morning. The woman from the first home was a well-known hoarder. She got wind of what we were planning during the day and had many of the animals transfered to her daughter's home a short distance away. Luckily, Dover is a small town and we all know each other pretty well.

"The animals are all being held at Dr. Rita Tinsley's vet clinic. We have 10 Chihuahuas, a Pug, a Shih-Tzu mix, a Husky mix (fostered already), a Red Heeler mix (fostered already), a red-nose Pit puppy, a brindle Pit mix puppy, and a Lab/Pit mix puppy.

"We desperately need help finding foster homes for these animals. I don't know how long it will be before we can adopt them out. I will have more information later today. Dr. Tinsley was already holding about 8 dogs for us at her clinic before this. We have every single one of her kennels filled up and most have two dogs in them.

"Financial donations are needed as well. We have to vaccinate and HW test each dog, as well as vaccinate the cats. Not sure yet what we have to do with the rabbit and pigs. One of our volunteers is fostering the pigs but desperately needs help with them as well. She's not equipped to foster them long-term.

"I have contacted Channel 5 news and am waiting to hear back from them. We need as much publicity as we can get. Can you help us at all?"

Laurisa Goss
President
Humane Society of Dover-Stewart County
Laurisa77@aol.com
931.232.9990
www.humanesocietyofdover.org

Please pass this news on and let's try to do what we can to help them with this case. I will never understand people who keep animals and don't care for them! What is WRONG with them?

posted by Sandy at 10/25/2007 11:30:00 AM

20 Comments:

Blogger Pam said...

Sandy,
How terribly sad for those poor babies! Does the Dover humane society have a website that we can send our donations to by paypal? Please let me know. Sure hope everyone can come through for these sweet animals. Please everybody on here try your best with this!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 25, 2007 3:10:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

I checked out the site--I couldn't find a donation icon--so I guess we have to snail mail them--will somebody match our $50? The challenge is out there!!!LOL

Thursday, October 25, 2007 4:09:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

These things just irk me to no end! I will send a donation if you get us an address Sandy. I will match your $50 B but after what we spent this past weekend with gas to TN and the Ball tickets, voting, and other stuff, I will have to eat bread and water for dinner for the next week!

In the Atlanta area, they found lots of horses, other farms animals, dogs and cats in a neglect state too. Over 100 animals total I think. I want to strangle those humans that do such things to innocent animals which expect those humans to take care of them!

In our paper yesterday, A woman and her husband found her sister dead in the house. The house was filled with filth. They had a 200 pound pig in the house and were obviously feeding it when they were not feeding the sister. She was 30 years old, stood 5 feet tall and only weighed 46-pounds. She could not walk, talk or hear so she relied 100% on her sister to take care of her. Now she is dead... She and hubby were put in jail for neglect. So in this case, they fed the pig but not the human. When the rescue people arrived to the house, they refused to let them in the house and said they would bring the dead woman outside so they could perform CPR on her in the front yard.... geeeeeeeesh..... I dont know what allows people like that to sleep at night.

Thursday, October 25, 2007 4:34:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

I'll send you some rice to go with the bread--as that will be my meal for awhile Skeeter!!!!!LOL!!

Thursday, October 25, 2007 4:49:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

I have sent out an email to the H/S Pres of Dover, Laurisa, to double check our pay options--I will let you guys know when she answers, if Sandy doesn't beat me to it!

Thursday, October 25, 2007 4:53:00 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

My mother sent me a copy of a story out of the Denver Post. It was about a retiered Colonel from the Air Force who was suffering from Alzheimers. He wandered away from his ranch with his 2 golden retreivers September 24th. A hunter found his body last weekend 15 miles from his home. His dogs were still by his side guarding him, alive but skinny. The coroner said he died from exposier about 4 days after he went missing. His daughter said it was a releif to find him and to know that he hand't been alone.

Just goes to show how loyal dogs are. My mom said they showed the dogs on the news and that they were so happy. Like they were releived that someone found them and helped.

I hope when it's my time that I have that kind of comfort. If anyone is interested in reading the story, I can email the link to you or you can get on the Denver Post website.

Thursday, October 25, 2007 8:56:00 PM  
Blogger pearcehart said...

I think if they have an email address, PayPal will send them an email letting them know the money is there. Then The Dover HS would open a PayPal account and they could withdraw the cash. I like PayPal because lots of online merchants accept it and that way I don't have to give out my credit card info to a merchant I may only buy from once. My PayPal account is linked to my bank account but no one has access to that info except PayPal. The online merchants must use PayPal to contact me if there is a problem.

Thursday, October 25, 2007 9:56:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

I got this response from the Dover H/S--I have copied a portion of the email--it reads:
"You can snail mail it(donations) to the address given in the blog or go to this website:http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/TN113.html scroll down to the bottom and there is a Make A Donation button that will go to our PayPal account. Whatever is easier for you."
God Bless her, she stated in her response that she is knee deep in chiwawas (sp?) and that they are hungry, scared, and flea ridden. But she said they are so precious.

Friday, October 26, 2007 7:56:00 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

On here long enough to say we'll match your $50.00 B. We have to step up to help these poor helpless babies! God bless them and everyone who helps them!

Friday, October 26, 2007 8:51:00 AM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

There is not a complete address on the Blog! Nor is there one on their website... We dont use Paypal so we will send a check. I reckon I will call them to get a full address with Zip code and all.... I will post it once I get it.... Poor furry babies....

Friday, October 26, 2007 9:50:00 AM  
Blogger B said...

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Friday, October 26, 2007 10:26:00 AM  
Blogger B said...

Correction!!!!!!!! Address is 3511 Highway 46, indian mound tn 37079---SOrry !!! trying to do work and keep this updated too.

Friday, October 26, 2007 10:28:00 AM  
Blogger B said...

THANKS PET PEOPLE !!! I told Laurisa that help was on the way!! They are getting pounded into the ground on vet bills right now as those poor babes were all flea bit to death, starved, and in the worst condition you could imagine. She is currently working with one of the puppies that she says is horribly mal nourished, flea bit infected and has green puss in his eyes. God Bless all of them and all the folks at HS in Dover. If we can't donate folks-lets offer up prayer--I still believe in miracles. Thats why the Lord let these babies be rescued from the brink of extinction because they have missions to fulfill. One of those animals may be destined to bring light into a darkened life, or teach a child how to love. Who knows? But it's all here for a purpose, and we can be a part of it.
Sorry--kindda got all "walton" there for a minute. BUt I believe every word of it.

Friday, October 26, 2007 10:39:00 AM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

My check is in the mail!!!
Love ya John Boy....

Friday, October 26, 2007 12:01:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

B, Click on the little trash can under your wrong posting and you can delete it for confusion...

Friday, October 26, 2007 12:03:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

wheres the trash can? I don't see it.

Friday, October 26, 2007 12:32:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

found it!!

Friday, October 26, 2007 12:33:00 PM  
Blogger pearcehart said...

I doubled it AND bought a ticket to the Belk's Day thing. I loved the picture of the cats in the bags. I hope the professor has the day off on Nov. 10....

Friday, October 26, 2007 5:15:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

Alice, sweet Alice--what a gal!

Monday, October 29, 2007 10:39:00 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

God bless you Alice! I aleays buy those Belk tickets too so got to get mine.
People if you don't hear much from me for a couple of days I'm a bit under the weather. I have a bad cold and it may get worse before it gets better so keep me in your thoughts and prayers. I'll do my best to check in.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007 12:25:00 PM  

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Sandy Britt, an animal welfare advocate and volunteer with Clarksville rescue organizations, takes care of three dogs: Zoe, Scooter and Peanut; two cats: Catfish and Tarzan; and one husband, Glen, and according to him she takes care of them in that order.
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