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Praising the SPCA

March 13, 2013

Have you ever heard of the SPCA? They help save the little, starving, abused animals. You should help by donating or adopting. Here are three reasons why....

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ladydawg4

Mar-16-13 12:59 PM

happened to that gentle giant. That whole experience left a bad taste in my mouth after and I haven't been able to bring myself back to the SPCA. I still donate hoping no animal will meet their end there because they are not adopted. I just wish exceptions could be made sometimes because I would have given that wonderful dog a furever home where he would have been happy and very well loved

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ladydawg4

Mar-16-13 12:57 PM

The SPCA is a good thing but they also have some insane guidelines when it comes to adoption. I wanted to adopt a dog who had some pit bull in him. He was more boxer like but they had him listed at boxer/pit bull. He had been at the shelter for well over 4 months and was 50% off because he had been there so long. I brought my daughter, who was 2 at the time, to the shelter. We fell in love and we brought him out to get to know him. He laid down at our feet and my daughter crawled over him. This dogs tail was wagging a mile a minute. Long story short, we were denied because I had a child in my home under 12. We even offered to draw up papers saying the SPCA would not be held liable if GOD forbid something happened. We were refused. I watched for another 3 months on their website and he was still there. One day he was off the site and when I called in to see if he had been adopted, I was told they had no information on him. I was heartbroken to think of what might have

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andy33

Mar-15-13 10:46 AM

Tedeaux writes: " but I chose children and their education over the cats and dogs. Donate money to the local band booster club or chorus on top of the SPCA. It would.be.greatly appreciated."

Education is already supported by mandated taxation. Clearly, education isn't so great either...or their wouldn't be a NEED for humane shelters and rescues...all this was created by stupid and selfish humans with their wonderful educations....yep more money to educate fools!

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Premier

Mar-14-13 6:54 PM

The SPCA is a great organization and if you can't find time to write a check there are numerous donation cans at aot of stores.

The SPCA, all no kill shelters and the poor animals need our help.

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msamerica101

Mar-14-13 9:33 AM

I agree! We have adopted several pets from the SPCA. Don't buy from the puppy mills.

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spike2

Mar-14-13 7:10 AM

The SPCA is a good organization. Like most no-profits costs are increasing. LAPS is great if you are a cat person. i disagree re: contributing to the band boosters. I really prefer to give to an animal shelter. The band should be supported by our excessive school taxes in conjunction with parents.

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Tedeaux

Mar-13-13 4:57 PM

My point Andy was that we have our priorities all screwed up when the animals of our community have it better financially than our children do. People have a right to donate to whatever cause they wish to support, but I chose children and their education over the cats and dogs. Donate money to the local band booster club or chorus on top of the SPCA. It would.be.greatly appreciated.

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jeff33

Mar-13-13 12:10 PM

I after my dog die i look around and found one at a no kill shelter in Cocoa. After spending well over $300.00 it was well worth it knowing the money goes to a good cause for the shelter. I can remember as a kid when you went to the S.P.C.A. the pets were free to a good home.

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CMReeder

Mar-13-13 9:01 AM

Gary, your cat, is one lucky feline. Gary found a loving and caring human being named Hunter, may you continue to be so.

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SteelerFan

Mar-13-13 8:44 AM

I know that there are stories out there about the SPCA that are not so good, but in large part, they do a good job. We have a tom cat we adopted from them about 6 years ago and he is thriving. LAPS is also a valuable part of this community and we should support them also.

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andy33

Mar-13-13 8:43 AM

Oh Geez...the word Nazi was at work again**********************c*o*m*pare

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andy33

Mar-13-13 8:41 AM

Tedeaux...****pare apples to apples...teachers = tax dollars....the SPCA money was a gift from a private entity.

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nobud74

Mar-13-13 8:19 AM

Nice letter, Hunter. You did the right thing to adopt a pet rather than get one from a store. I would prefer to see the SPCA become a no kill entity. There are many fine no kill shelters around and they have the same problems that the SPCA has. Perhaps in addition to expansion, the SPCA could get the word out that part of the problem is pet stores who engage in the sale of pets, not just the items pet owners need for their pets. Another great adoption option is to adopt from a breed specific rescue operation. There are many of those and they are very careful where their animals go and do home inspections, etc. before allowing the adoption.

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Tgrammiex4

Mar-13-13 6:59 AM

Great letter Hunter.Your parents are doing a good thing teaching you to love and care about animals.I prefer to support LAPS as it is a no-kill shelter. I hope you and Gary have many years together. You've done a good thing adopting a shelter pet.

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Tedeaux

Mar-13-13 6:23 AM

It certainly is a great letter, Hunter! Coming on the heels of the Williamsport chapter of the SPCAs anouncement of $200,000 expansion of their current facility, it sure is timely! Perhaps you read the article in the Sun Gazette? I believe it was in the same edition telling the story of the local teachers that were about to be laid off because their school board was about $200,000 over budget?

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ToTEXASfromPA

Mar-13-13 6:13 AM

Hunter, This is such a thoughtful letter. Thank you for writing it.

I hope that your cat, Gary, continues to do well.

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