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Friday, October 26, 2007

More on Dover pet seizing case!



The story below is in the paper today, and you can find it in the local news section of The Leaf-Chronicle online. There you'll see a list of the pets taken. Jamie wrote the article, whom many of you met at the Wags to Witches dance. I have asked him to send me more photos I can post. I saw them at work last night. Disgusting. The home/yard area was a total pig sty. Dogs kept in filty cages, water bowls mud and mold. Garbage everywhere.

You can make a secure PayPal donation at their Petfinder Web site at: www.humanedoverstewartcounty.petfinder.org. Just scroll down to the bottom of the home page and you'll see a donation button. And please, if you can foster any of these pets, please conteact the shelter! E-mail: Laurisa77@aol.com or contact:

Humane Society of Dover - Stewart County
c/o Laurisa Goss
3511 Highway 46
Indian Mound, TN 37079
Phone: 931-232-9990
Toll Free Phone: 866-251-4195

Lauris, president of the Humane Society in Dover says: "All donations will go directly to the Humane Society of Dover-Stewart County. Thank you all so much for your kind words and support. It means a lot to all of the volunteers out here and I will gladly pass it along. We are a bit overwhelmed with all of this going on! I will try to post updates on here as often as possible, but right now we are working overtime to care for these poor babies. I have given more flea baths today than I have in the past year! Thanks again!"

Reporter Jamie Dexter's story:

The Humane Society of Dover-Stewart County has filed charges against a Stewart County woman they say was housing 24 pets in substandard conditions.

"Basically, we acted (Wednesday) on a complaint from another resident here in Stewart County," said Laurisa Goss, president of the Humane Society. "We had two volunteers check it out, and the pets were living in substandard conditions."


Most of the pets, except for one dog and one cat, had been taken to the woman's daughter's home before they and a sheriff's deputy arrived to seize them. The remaining pets were seized from the daughter's home.

Goss said many of the pets were covered in feces and fleas, were cold, hungry and scared. "The dogs are just absolutely terrified. They are poorly socialized and terrified to death."

The Humane Society has filed charges for animal neglect and cruelty.

Most of the animals — including 18 dogs, three cats and two pot-bellied pigs — are being held at the Stewart County Animal Clinic.

"We're in the process of cleaning them up, defleaing them, giving them vaccinations, checking for heartworms and bathing them," said Dr. Rita Tinsley of the clinic. "It's been a long process that we've been going through all day (Thursday), and we're still not finished."

One dog at the daughter's home was dead when officials arrived, and a rabbit died after it was seized. The bodies of the two pets will be sent for an autopsy.

Goss said volunteers have been working with the animals since the seizure. "We have the best volunteers out here and everyone is just working together," she said.

However, Goss said, they are in desperate need of foster homes for the seized pets.

"We can't adopt the pets out at this time because they are evidence as part of the court case, but if someone agrees to foster the dog for us, they will be allowed to adopt them full-time once that can happen," Goss said.

Goss said they also need money, as it is "costing a fortune to vaccinate, test and feed" the pets.

posted by Sandy at 10/26/2007 11:56:00 AM

15 Comments:

Blogger Skeeter said...

Sandy, How dare you call that a Pig Sty!!! Even a pig deserves better! But I know what you meant....Just a term....

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

How about a disgusting, germ-infested hell hole? Wait until you see some of the other pictures. I'll post them tomorrow if Jamie can email them to me today!

Friday, October 26, 2007 12:45:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Oh, and that one garbage picture is just PART Of the area. It was like that all around the house and inside. NOTICE (especially stacy) if you can, the American Flag draped over some garbage in the middle of the picture!

Friday, October 26, 2007 12:46:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

I know this is horrible, horrible, HORRIBLE--but lets look to the positive--these animals have been saved, the owner charged, and the H/S of Dover and the community are active on the case. Theres a lot of work to do for these unfortunates, but we have to thank God and hard working animal lovers in Dover,Clarksville and the surrounding areas that these babes won't suffer another day or night in those conditions. As stated in the posting of Jamies story,two of these animals will never know a better life. But the ones who did survive can!

Friday, October 26, 2007 12:47:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

I wish I could be there in person so I could do more but money is on the way from us to assist in any way possible.... Such a sad thing to happen to such precious gifts from above!!!

B, you are in such a good place with your soul.... I usually look to the positive of things but in this case, I am finding it difficult. Your words do help...

Just think, it was only a few days ago we Pet People were on such a high from the weekend bash! Just goes to show you, those furry babies need us more and more each day….

Friday, October 26, 2007 7:49:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

You know the saying, “You must give to receive”??? Well today it is true... We went to town to mail the donations for the fur babies, and we stopped at a radio station give-away to try and win free tickets to a concert while out. The sign-up went for 3 hours long and with all those people stopping by to sign up, not only did I win a set of tickets but the Saint also won a set of tickets! We have 4 free tickets to see Blake Shelton, Dirks Bentley, Jo Dee Massena, Van Zandt, Eric Church and Bucky Covington!!!! Who wants to come to GA and join us for a free concert?

Friday, October 26, 2007 8:00:00 PM  
Blogger Kitten said...

Okay B, I've met your $50 challenge for the Dover Humane Society. B send rice - Skeeter send beans. I have water and just might make Louisiana gravy to go with the rice. Where I come from rice is not for just po-folks it's an everyday staple!

God bless to the folks who helped rescue all those precious babies and are working to get them healthy and into homes soon. Sandy, a "little bird" told me you may have spent your day off helping bathe these babies.

I wish I could offer to foster, but already have 3 kittie babies (1 with intestinal problems, 1 a diabetic and 1 asmatic) inside and then 3 outside that belong to a neighbor but think they belong to Hubby and me. We love them all, but are retired and we can't handle any more. Maybe my donation will help.

Love to all you pet people. I love reading all your blogs.

Friday, October 26, 2007 8:19:00 PM  
Blogger pearcehart said...

Bless you Kitten! Rice is a staple for me too. You are helping by caring for your babies and the neighbors!

Glad to meet you here!

Friday, October 26, 2007 8:32:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Kitten,
Glad to see you came back for more chit chat. It has been a while since you first popped up...

I just know you are talking about making some Red Beans and Rice! We lived in Louisiana for a few years and that is one of the Saints favorite dishes! I have never been able to concur that dish in the kitchen. If you join us for a Pet People Get together some time, promise me you will not make any because the Saint may try to go home with you! LOL

Bless your heart for matching B’s challenge and also for being a good pet parent with taking care of Special Needs babies as well as loving your neighbor’s babies. We have neighbors dogs come to visit us on a regular basis so I know how it is with those loving babies that don’t even belong to you. I like to think in their minds they believe they belong to us at times. But I am glad when they go home too as I don’t have time for all those babies! Ha ha…

Friday, October 26, 2007 8:48:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I too will be sending a check! They also have regular yard sales, so if you ever want to get together some items they can arrange a pick up! I started gathering stuff but have more to do and have gotten delayed!

Sunday, October 28, 2007 9:33:00 AM  
Blogger B said...

GOd bless all my challenge meeters!!!! I know Laurisa is saying a prayer of thanks when she gets to her mailbox! Together, we can always make a difference!!!!Thats why I love you guys!

Monday, October 29, 2007 8:05:00 AM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

I can't make a financial donation right now AND come for my visit in Nov. So instead I'm bring Sandy garage sale items to donate to the HS, since they don't have these kind of things here. I would rather it go to pets than people. I figure people can always help them selves IF they want to.

Monday, October 29, 2007 11:14:00 AM  
Blogger B said...

Adrienne-remind me to give you a big hug--ANYTHING to help is appreciated in our clan--you know that. We all know that it takes all hands on deck doing whatever we can--right guys?

By the way--where do I send the rice Kitten? I may be able to spare some Pinto Beans-LOL. Can you make corn bread?

Monday, October 29, 2007 4:54:00 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Ooh Ooh--I'll make the cornbread. It is the best, just ask the Boss. Right, Sandy??????

Monday, October 29, 2007 10:04:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Kitten, thanks for joining all of us who gave donations, you have a good heart too. I understand how it is for you not ot be able to foster as we are in the same boat. Our girls all have medical issues too so we just have to do whatever else we can.I can't help any other way physically but we can donate money as often as we can.

Adrienne as B said, you are helping with your donated items and everything helps.
God bless all of you who helped in any way at all! Laurissa was so grateful for the help and bless ehr and all her volunteers for all they are doing. We all need to pray for many blessings to be upon all of them!
Congrats on the tickets Skeeter, see you were rewarded with something you'll enjoy. I know you did it for the sweeties and not to get something back but you did get some pay back.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007 12:35:00 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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