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Old 06-23-2011, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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It drives me crazy too and kills me to have to drive past them instead of taking them home. I'd be in big trouble if I did that because there's so many everywhere in this city. Tagging and all the strays are two of the biggest indicators of just how ghetto this city is. That's what being so accepting of failure gets you, though..
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Old 06-23-2011, 12:31 PM
 
Location: TX
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I knew this would happen. With the economy the way it is, and practically nothing to change the attitude a lot of people have towards pets...well, it is the way it is right now. People in some areas end up with dumped pets in their neighborhood and no organization will take them. I took some in under those circumstances, but most wouldn't...and I really understand why.
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Old 06-23-2011, 12:39 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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It drives me crazy too and kills me to have to drive past them instead of taking them home. I'd be in big trouble if I did that because there's so many everywhere in this city. Tagging and all the strays are two of the biggest indicators of just how ghetto this city is. That's what being so accepting of failure gets you, though..

Many thanks to our city council as well who passed ordinance where cats are free to roam and fend for themselves! City of San Antonio Animal control does not take in stray cats! Our city council claims they are free to roam around!!
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:21 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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i saw a bit of fluffy news on one of the news sites about acs dispersing (and ticketing) some roadside backyard breeders selling puppies (in triple digit weather, no less). i feel that if even half the animal laws currently active in this city were enforced, than this problem wouldn't be nearly as bad. leash laws, animal limits, intact dog permits, litter permits, etc. you can't get 'em all, but there's more than ample people out there who can be easily busted by acs, if one cared enough/had the resources to deal with it.

edit: should also address the topic at hand. as mentioned in previous threads of this nature, "no-kill" means more than just a shelter and whether or not you put down stray animals. it includes healing the source of the symptoms. it's education, it's getting people to think differently about how pets are viewed and treated. it's a big bummer they weren't able to be more aggressive with this campaign. i also think the economic downturn (in junction with the deep seeded prevalent attitude towards this issue) did a lot to stymie the momentum. i haven't been here long, but when i first arrived, i recall campaigns like ownupsa on billboards and commercials, trying to create awareness to problem (along with offering help, solutions and alternatives). but with no money and no interest, sa will probably backslide into it's good ol ways of not giving a ****.

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Old 06-23-2011, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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That is very true. It is Very hard to resist pulling over and yelling at those "breeders" and the idiots that stop to look at the poor dogs. They'd all be taken out on the spot in my world..
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Old 07-04-2011, 07:02 PM
 
Location: South Side
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Last month I was looking thru the pets section of Craigslist and kept running across postings from ACS at Brooks. Eeeesh....they post videos of animals with the kill dates! Very heartbreaking. The whole no kill thing was very ambitious to begin with, but I feel like the city wasnt as aggressive as they needed to be esp with enforcing the registration/in tact policy that they established.

I did end up getting a dog off of CL that was chained up to a tree, in the dirt. The kids I got him from were just that, kids. With no real concept on how to care for a living, breathing creature.
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Old 07-04-2011, 07:28 PM
 
Location: TX
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Sounds like a neighbor of mine. Two dogs in the front yard, chained up, in the dirt. Poor things must be miserable, especially in this weather!
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Old 07-04-2011, 08:56 PM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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Hope for no-kill shelter in 2012 dies - San Antonio Express-News

when san antonians refuse to have taxes raised to cover the cost, its no wonder this happened. personally, i knew it would never happen due to no one wanting taxes raised.

personally, id pay a little extra if i knew it was going to a no-kill plan (yes i donate time and money to shelters already).
You are such a hateful person. You must be a kill-shelter-o-phobe.

Seriously, I agree with you. As long as people out there continue to buy puppies ignorantly and then let them have puppies without even thinking...well, a good start is with educating those that do not understand the actual issue is...THEM.
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