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Ok folks, you don't have to be in rescue to help on this one. You don't even have to be a dog lover ...... just someone with a wee bit of compassion to a living creature.

One woman complains that keeping the dogs too long means dog food which is a "waste of taxpayers money"!! One person, not half the damn town. Who is this person, and what kind of pull do they have that can get these lives ended on just a complaint?

Please, take a few moments to call. I am unsure if they have an answering machine or not, but it's worth a try tonight. If not, start first thing in the morning. Ashburnham, MA  Town Hall 978-827-4104

If you are outside the US., or do not have free long distance, please, take a moment to post this to not only your entire address book, but also all your friends on myspace, Yahoo groups, as well as other groups that I don't even know of. Remember, this is in MA which means EST, 3 hours ahead of the west coast. This is the most moronic reason to take the lives of precious animals that I have ever heard of and I cannot believe the town manager would condone this.

Speak up for those who have no voice!

Kathie Sullivan-Parkes

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD! You don't have to live in Ashburnham, MA to
complain about this - only a dog lover! Please STOP this ridiculous
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I'm on it Abel. October 20, 2006 9:57 AM

I'll call tonight...In the meantime, I'll spread via email to all of my friends. Thanks for giving me an opportunity to take action.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 October 20, 2006 10:05 AM

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 October 20, 2006 8:32 PM

I'm on it and will also try to find out who this moron is. I have friends everywhere who will track down idiots such as these. Makes you wonder and say just what she would think reasonable to have taxpayer money spent on. All life is precious and animals are the only breathing creatures capable of unconditional love. If Miss Thang should present her a** at the shelter she would find that these animals would smile at her,wag their tails,lick her hand and show joy at the attention of a human. Dear God,I get so angry when humans forget to be humane-an animal never forgets and always forgives.

Our world will always be uncivilized until people realize that we are one with all creatures-neither above or below. The only difference is that our Creator gave humans the power of reason and logic-look what we have done with that. Makes me wish I were a turtle or something.

I believe that we were meant to co-exist in peaceful harmony and not to revel in our "superiority"- I much prefer the company of animals over most humans due to the fact that animals bear no malice,no egos to be stroked,no desire to be successful-just the basic needs of food,water and shelter. Domesticated animals will love you even if the love is not reciprocated-how's that for unconditional love and acceptance?

Hell-I wouldn't give you the time of day if you didn't want me around-guess that's why I'm human(doesn't make you too proud,does it?)

Sorry,didn't mean to get on the and start

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 October 20, 2006 10:18 PM

I will call first thing in the morning and post this.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 October 21, 2006 3:02 AM

I'm on it too, Abel....   that has to be one of the stupidest things I've heard in awhile....   wonder how she would feel if she or one of her loved ones was in a nursing home, and the same was said for them????    [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 October 21, 2006 5:29 AM

I called and was redirected. Here is the best number to complain directly.

Margaret Bennett (animal control officer)
 Phone: 978-827-4413

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I called... October 21, 2006 11:35 AM

and was given this number: 978-827-3225. I got the answering machine..Left a message, and it went something like this-

"I am calling on behalf of the animals that cannot speak for themselves..I am a resident of Franklin, Ohio and have heard some disturbing news about your shelter, that animals that have been there for too long will be killed due to some woman complaining that we, as tax-payers are wasting our money...What about people, especially children in need that are on welfare...They need medical attention and food, and our taxes are paying for that...Does that mean we should kill them too?!..."

I'm going to try to talk to a live person on Monday.

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 October 21, 2006 6:11 PM

I,too,got an answering machine but I got something even better. For legal reasons,I can't publish the name but according to a very reliable source there were several non-animal lovers who complained about the money being spent at this shelter. I have been promised the names and will write them snail-mail and appeal to them to reverse their stance about the animals. Kindness will work sometimes and I will start out that way-I won't resort to unladylike behavior but I sure wish I could kick their pompous asses. I'll let you know if I get any responses and I promise to be good.

Hammy,could I borrow your arsenal just for a few days?

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lmao! October 21, 2006 7:45 PM

You go Gayle! I've got yer back!


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 October 26, 2006 6:13 AM

all of you are awsome  [ send green star]
This Is ridiculous October 26, 2006 7:28 AM

I can't call, I'm in Canada and it will cost me a fortune, does anyone have an address? I could send a letter.  I would gladly send some snail mail to this Beast!!  Thanks....and great work you are all doing!! Keep it up!

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mailling address October 27, 2006 1:49 PM

the mailing address is 32 main street, ashburnham, ma, 01430

you go girl!

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