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Forum: General Chat 05-31-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 10,732
Posted By carrie_cat
I don't qualify for the closed sections of the...

I don't qualify for the closed sections of the forum -- I just figured you all had gotten pretty quiet sometimes (although it doesn't seem all THAT long since there was a bit of back-and-forth out...
Forum: General Chat 03-21-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 6,092
Posted By carrie_cat
Dog completely silently bites finger off, eats it?!?!?!? And you believe this???

This story is suspect. Yes, the dog apparently regurgitated a finger, and yes the baby was missing a finger. However, NO ONE seems able to determine that the dog removed that finger from the baby. ...
Forum: Ask the ACO 06-17-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 6,823
Posted By carrie_cat
Why, because people who give hours of their time...

Why, because people who give hours of their time to care for an animal as if it were their own, people who we certify as capable of caring properly for animals, cannot be trusted to place that animal...
Forum: In the News 06-17-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,359
Posted By carrie_cat
Several distinct points

I'm not very clear what you mean by trying to get animals into rescue. We probably deal with very different situations, but the impound facility here errs on the OTHER extreme -- they don't "work...
Forum: In the News 06-16-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,359
Posted By carrie_cat
For whatever has embittered you so, you are...

For whatever has embittered you so, you are definitely not serving that cause well.

What programs do you see that are providing PREVENTIVE assistance to ordinary people who care about animals but --...
Forum: In the News 06-16-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,359
Posted By carrie_cat
Uh, so wouldn't it make sense to seek ways to NOT...

Uh, so wouldn't it make sense to seek ways to NOT auto-kill ferals on impound?? Duh.
Forum: Ask the ACO 06-16-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 6,823
Posted By carrie_cat
So, have you testified or recommended elimination...

So, have you testified or recommended elimination of the pet limits? That seems to be the major limiting factor on your capacity to provide animal care.

I know the "hiding animals" issue because as...
Forum: In the News 06-15-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,010
Posted By carrie_cat
But ... I had the impression that Maddie's Fund...

But ... I had the impression that Maddie's Fund grants were PREDICATED upon statistics that showed more and better outcomes (live exit) from ALL participating animal organizations.

If they got...
Forum: In the News 06-15-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,010
Posted By carrie_cat
I guess that you don't go in for humane education...

I guess that you don't go in for humane education much.

There are all kinds of teachable moments in animal care and control. One of them is when someone says, "why did you kill that...
Forum: In the News 06-15-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,359
Posted By carrie_cat
What statistics? The ones I have seen show most...

What statistics? The ones I have seen show most pet owners DO get their pets spayed or neutered and vaccinated. Also, that the majority of unaltered pets are in households with the lowest incomes...
Forum: In the News 06-15-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,359
Posted By carrie_cat
Gettingtoo and All, I don't think the story has...

Gettingtoo and All,

I don't think the story has come to an end yet, exactly. I agree with you, the household is never going to be the same -- I suspect the husband may well live to deeply regret...
Forum: Ask the ACO 06-15-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 6,823
Posted By carrie_cat
I agree DrNegrin6! The better way is to engage...

I agree DrNegrin6!

The better way is to engage the community as foster families. I get that some old style ACOs and agencies think that the public are stupid and that they have to be the enemy. ...
Forum: In the News 06-15-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 503
Posted By carrie_cat
Oh, yeah. The old "if we build it, IT will fix...

Oh, yeah. The old "if we build it, IT will fix things" mentality.

Well, I congratulate Sumner County Sheriff's Office on the new facility, but, I predict that the new facility will do NOTHING to...
Forum: In the News 06-15-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,010
Posted By carrie_cat
Seems to me that animal control -- the functions...

Seems to me that animal control -- the functions of preventing problems in interactions between animals and people in a community -- probably should be NEITHER kill nor no kill?

Here's the thing: ...
Forum: In the News 06-15-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 565
Posted By carrie_cat
"The county cancelled an agreement" eh? Hmmm. ...

"The county cancelled an agreement" eh? Hmmm. Reneging on contracts is just bound to cause you trouble. Usually, in business, you get all parties to AGREE to cancel contracts. If one party wants...
Forum: In the News 06-14-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,359
Posted By carrie_cat
The deep compassion you all show just constantly...

The deep compassion you all show just constantly amazes me. The woman reportedly was in the hospital and recovering from a stroke, when she was reported to the police by the man she married. ...
Forum: Ask the ACO 06-14-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 6,823
Posted By carrie_cat
This fits what I said -- newborns and animals...

This fits what I said -- newborns and animals under stress (of any sort). Puppies have undeveloped immune systems, and puppies' mothers, even in a great breeder's care, are dealing with the extra...
Forum: Ask the ACO 06-14-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 6,823
Posted By carrie_cat
Sounds like a good tactic! Thanks for sharing...

Sounds like a good tactic! Thanks for sharing what you learned DrNegrin6!

And congrats on the Examiner gig!
Forum: Ask the ACO 06-10-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 6,823
Posted By carrie_cat
Bravo for vaccination on INTAKE. I would think...

Bravo for vaccination on INTAKE. I would think logically, that should greatly cut down transmissions, even though part of me wants to object that it could mean overvaccination, and that the time...
Forum: In the News 06-10-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 6,608
Posted By carrie_cat
I hear you on that. I think as funds get...

I hear you on that. I think as funds get tighter, programs have to be more and more discriminating. I'm sure that's also true for governments and for business. It's pretty infuriating, when we...
Forum: In the News 06-10-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 6,608
Posted By carrie_cat
Yes, a LOT can be addressed by cultivating good...

Yes, a LOT can be addressed by cultivating good working relationships, isn't that the truth!
Forum: In the News 06-10-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 6,608
Posted By carrie_cat
The Exempt Organizations branch of IRS has gotten...

The Exempt Organizations branch of IRS has gotten a bit more busy lately. Just this week there was a notice of revocation of recognition as charitable organizations with something like 250,000 EINs...
Forum: In the News 06-03-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 6,608
Posted By carrie_cat
I compiled a list of funders who will provide...

I compiled a list of funders who will provide some amount of assistance for people with pets who need care. I have to admit that, the last time I tried to work with someone, a lot like the situation...
Forum: In the News 05-31-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 8,133
Posted By carrie_cat
Great proposed response Mark! Educate, educate,...

Great proposed response Mark! Educate, educate, educate. Also, in cases where you're in the wrong, apologize, apologize, and apologize again. You just can't offer too many sincere apologies. And...
Forum: In the News 05-31-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 6,608
Posted By carrie_cat
Thanks Drnegrin6. I cherish good professional...

Thanks Drnegrin6. I cherish good professional veterinary services, and I know that in some areas, like other true local businesses, they're under pressure to cut corners. It's easy for people to...
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