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Cattaraugus County SPCA: A "Slow-Kill" Shelter ? PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !


Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, cruelty, environment, protection, suffering )

Cher Away
- 481 days ago - globalanimal.org
Contrary to its claim to be a no-kill shelter, the Cattaraugus County SPCA in Olean, New York, is considered to be a perversion of no-kill by a number of former volunteers, board members, and concerned citizens. In fact, many are claiming the shelter



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Pat B. (354)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 7:27 am
TY,Cher.Done.
 

Nyack Clancy (431)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 7:31 am
signed all 3 petitions- thank you her
 

Nyack Clancy (431)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 7:32 am
OOOPS-

CHER, i mean, lol
 

Christeen Anderson (474)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 7:37 am
Signed all.
 

Kit B. (277)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 7:41 am

Signed all three petitions and tweeted.
 

Barbara D. (96)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 8:07 am
Sadly, yet another reason that *No-Kill* shelters are a bad idea and do more harm than good.
 

Carol D. (108)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 8:27 am
signed 3 thanks
 

Debbie Williamson (264)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 8:57 am
Noted, signed all.
 

Sandi C. (242)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 9:01 am
3 signed.
 

Natasha Salgado (518)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 9:07 am
This is not a shelter but a house of horrors. Poor animals. All 3 signed,thx.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 9:40 am
Petitions cannot be found- will try again.
 

naomi cohen (51)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 9:56 am
what a hell-hole. all signed. thank you, cher.
 

Carol Bischoff (376)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 10:07 am
Noted.
 

Sara W. (110)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 11:14 am
Signed all three petitions with a comment.
 

Ruth S. (307)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 12:05 pm
Signed all 3.
 

Gysele van Santen (212)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 12:15 pm
all signed.
 

Robert O. (12)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 12:17 pm
Action taken. Thank you!
 

Anna Undebeck (205)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 12:24 pm
OMG :'( This is horrible.... All 3 signed.. Thanks
 

Shae Lee (0)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 12:38 pm
Signed .. thanks tor the info
 

Emma S. (228)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 12:40 pm
All three signed. Thanks, Cher.
 

M. (Moo) Prince (16)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 12:44 pm
OMG!!! Signed all 3 petitions... Poor babies in that Hell - Hole...Thanks
 

norma laborie (32)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 12:52 pm
signed
 

Joanne Dixon (38)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 1:00 pm
Change.org is giving me nothing but 404 errors. Sorry.
 

Tracy H. (8)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 1:11 pm
signed and noted
 

Thomas P. (468)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 1:27 pm
Noted and signed...thanks Cher
 

Lynn Squance (230)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 1:39 pm
Signed all 3 petitions
 

Lisa sick Windsor (154)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 2:07 pm
So sad and sickening! Done gladly, ty Cher!
 

Birgit W. (144)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 2:14 pm
Thanks
 

Marie Therese Hanulak (30)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 2:33 pm
Kelly Chaffee, former CCSPCA President and Board Member, as well as those in charge now should have their ass thrown in jail and allow some humans with a heart to tske over.
 

Elaine Al Meqdad (226)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 2:44 pm
Signed! The current board of directors and all who work in this hell hole simply need to be euthanized themselves!!!
 

Natalie V. (27)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 3:05 pm
noted / signed
 

Mariette G. (149)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 3:06 pm
Horrible! Signed, thanks Cher!
 

janet f. (29)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 3:17 pm
signed all 3 petitions.
 

Lois Jordan (54)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 3:18 pm
Glad to sign all 3. Noted. Thank you, Cher.
 

AniMae Chi (399)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 3:32 pm
Thanks for signing "TERMINATE MUNICIPAL CONTRACTS WITH CATTARAUGUS COUNTY SPCA: Stop Squandering Our Tax Dollars!"
# 328

Thanks for signing "The SPCA of Cattaraugus County NY (a.k.a. "ENCHANTED MOUNTAIN SPCA"): The current board must resign "
# 3,112

Thanks for signing "SPCA of Cattaraugus County Board of Directors: You must resign immediately to allow change"
# 1,173
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 4:18 pm
Signed
 

Yvonne Taylor (41)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 4:35 pm
Thank you. signed
 

Joe R. (189)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 4:47 pm
Happy to sign all three petitions. Thanks Cher.
 

Beth M. (244)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 5:11 pm
Signed/shared all 3
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 5:57 pm
Noted, signed all petitions, twittered and google shared. Thanks Cher.
 

Ellen G. (339)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 6:06 pm
Done
 

. (3)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 7:29 pm
signed all three, thanks Cher.
 

Betty Kelly (2)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 7:54 pm
CattaraugusCounty SPCA; These people make me reconsider my objections to torture. They should be cared for like they cared for the animals under thier concrol.
 

Anne K. (128)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 8:09 pm
Barbara D. - Not all no-kill shelters are bad. I worked at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. It is cage-free and the animals have a good quality of life and vet care. I have visited Animal Refuge Center in Ft Myers, FL, and I believe I can say the same for that no-kill shelter. Cat Depot in Sarasota, FL used to have cats in large cages for months and even years (with vet care), but now they are cage free with small outdoor enclosures. My first shelter job was at a shelter that claimed to be no-kill, but wasn't, and it was a horrible, miserable place. They used heart stick "euthanasia" on cats. I could hear them screaming down the hall.

I agree that animals should not be held for long periods of time in dismal cages or kennels, and vet care must be mandatory for sick animals.
 

Christine Stewart (131)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 8:47 pm
What a sad and pointless thing to make animals suffer....
 

Dianne D. (457)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 11:07 pm
I'd really like to sign these petitions. Please put them on another site besides Change.org as I haven't been able to sign any of these petitions. I've notifed Change several times, and nothing gets done..
 

Lisa Zarafonetis (177)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 11:41 pm
There were 3 petitions. I signed & Shared all.
 

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 11:53 pm
Noted and signed all petitions.
 

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (48)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 12:47 am
S+N
 

Jan Garen (76)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 12:49 am
Signed and shared
 

. (0)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 1:54 am
signed and noted,thank you
 

Arwen Woods (222)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 3:24 am
All three petitions signed, noted and shared. Thanks Cher.x
 

Donna Hamilton (135)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 3:24 am
N&Sx3. Thanks, Cher.
 

Danuta Watola (1191)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 3:28 am
Noted
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (379)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 3:45 am
Noted and signed all three.
 

Waltraud U. (75)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 4:48 am
3 petitions - done ty
 

Fi T. (16)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 5:14 am
Killing isn't a solution
 

Nan Towle (53)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 5:27 am
The animals in this shelter have been betrayed by humans through no fault of their own before. Shelter workers must be there to champion the well being of the defenseless, dependent, sentient beings that wind up in these places. This shelter was fortunate enough to received some taxpayer funding. Most shelters are on their own for funding! Precious tax payer funds are not to be squandered and misappropriated for anything but the care of these innocent souls. These poor animals have been betrayed by humans yet again under these circumstances.
The people there that have committed, or simply did nothing to prevent this need to not only be fired, by charged with animal abuse, neglect and fined and be made a serious example that fiduciary positions means just that! It's time to send a big message that this will not be tolerated! (That money goes back into the shelter!)
The good citizens of Cattaraugus County and their innocent, animal counterparts deserve better!
It's time to make alot of noise and not stand for this!

All 3 petitions signed!
 

Trish GONE AWAY GEIDEL (214)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 6:55 am
NOTED WITH DISGUST & DISTRESS !!!

SIGNED ALL # 3 PETITIONS !

WILL BE SHARING, FAR & WIDE !
THANX CHER 4 POSTING !

(BAD EYES=BIG TYPE)
 

Aaron Bouchard (126)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 7:31 am
Signed and noted thanks
 

Gina M. (0)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 8:05 am
This is a true horror story! This place needs to be shut down, and all the people incharge arrested and thrown in jail forever!!!!!!
 

Constance F. (433)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 8:27 am
Thank you for posting ! All three petitions signed.
 

Raul M. (0)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 9:35 am
Thank you for sharing this. It's good that many people know it.
 

Many Feathers (134)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 9:53 am
thank you
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 10:15 am
Singed and noted. Thanks for sharing. That's really terrible.
 

Betty Kelly (2)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 10:20 am
Fine & jail these greedy abusers & replace them with people who care for animals.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 1:16 pm
do some of you think before you speak?? WE do not want KILL shelters we NEED to have a foster system where families take in and foster animals till they find homes. we have that here and it works wonderfully for the animals and the people fostering. I simply cannot believe that the human brain cannot find this solution instead of either abusing them or killing them...............
 

Barbara V. (51)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 1:41 pm
This is reprehensible and, as usual, evil. If it weren't for the indifference and/or stupidity of people, those animals wouldn't be in a shelter in the first place! I am so sick of reading this sort of thing--where animals must die because of PEOPLE. Innocent creatures born only to die at the hand of these idiots.who shouldn't be allowed NEAR an animal. Send me that cat, and I will cure him, and may the staff in that shelter GET THEIRS!!!!!!
 

Karen B. (8)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 4:58 pm
What morons.!! Signed, while crying, that poor cat left to suffer for 21 hours.!!!! Hell is not enough punishment for these creeps.!!!!
 

Joan M. (1090)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 5:42 pm
All 3 petitions signed & Noted. Thanks Cher
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 5:27 pm
signed and noted
 

Yvonne F. (168)
Friday September 6, 2013, 10:43 am
Horrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All 3 signed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Cher
 
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