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Miami-Dade County - Animal Services Shelter - Please Don't Euthanize Obi A1317320!


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Alison
- 1322 days ago - miamidade.gov
Urgent! Obi A1317320 is a Male Shepherd.He was taken back to be euthanized. When they applied the tourniquet,he gave the vet tech his paw and licked him! The tech could not kill him.He has been given only 24 hrs more. Please help save him. Miami,Florida



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. (0)
Friday January 14, 2011, 9:31 pm
i hope & pray he & all others never have to face this needless fate
 

Laura H. (880)
Friday January 14, 2011, 9:35 pm
Aliso-is he due to be PTS Sat.? Any more info? I want to send his info but would like more facts-I looked on the site but haven't (as of yet) seen anything!
OMG-he is SO scared-he knows what is going on!
 

TRISH GEIDEL (214)
Friday January 14, 2011, 10:07 pm
OMG !!! Please save him, someone, anyone who has a heart!!!
Why are adorable, adoptable doggies being put down, when the Puppy Mills are still ALLOWED to churn out PUPPIES????? MAKE PUPPY MILLS ILLEGAL PLEASE !!!!!
 

TRISH GEIDEL (214)
Friday January 14, 2011, 10:10 pm
Noted, Posted to Face Book. Wish I knew how to share his story with my 100 + CARE 2 friends.
I don't know how to do that yet.
Please someone, Craig or Laura, can you teach me & please let me know if you hear anything about OBI ???
 

Laura H. (880)
Friday January 14, 2011, 10:15 pm
I sent the info to all of my Care2 friends...Trish-I will email you.
 

Alison S. (70)
Friday January 14, 2011, 10:44 pm
Laura, I found information on Facebook and had to share. As far as I know he will be alive untill sometime on Saturday.He was given 24 hrs.only hold on Friday because of vet tech could not kill him. I pray he is saved!This is so sad.If someone can help rescue please.He is probably not listed on Miami Dade Shelter site still so please call and fax and mention i.d.# and his description if you can help him.1-305-384-1101 and fax is 1-305-805-1619 I pray they have a heart to let him live.Thank you for helping and caring.
 

Alison S. (70)
Friday January 14, 2011, 10:49 pm
His I.D.# is A1317320
 

Constantin Leon (36)
Friday January 14, 2011, 10:51 pm
Who's this who takes decisions about life or death of a creature? And who gave him this authority? By this authority I can take my own decisions about others human's life or death. If we have the right to decide about the death of other kinds of life on this planet then why not having the right to do same on our own kind? I become really sick when I have to confront situations like this one. NO ONE has the right to deprive the life of a creature as is this puppy if not is accepting the same right to someone else to deprive her/his life. They are NOT animals, they are creatures of this blue planet by the same way that we humans are. Enough is enough.
 

Jeannette A. (146)
Friday January 14, 2011, 11:25 pm
All I can do is pray.... what is wrong in this world ?!? People claim to value love over most everything then they destroy the very creatures who will give it to us without question.
 

Deb E. (64)
Friday January 14, 2011, 11:32 pm
Can't someone help this dog?
 

Michael Carney (209)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 12:19 am
I pray with all my heart, that someone saves this poor beautiful dog...How can they kill him? I can't even see straight, I'm crying so much...God Bless you you beautiful dog...
 

Sharon Karson (82)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 1:08 am
Trish, if you go to My Care2 main. The section immediately below you personal messages is the Share section with a button, Compose a Share. Just follow the screen directions and fill out the forms to send it to all your friends or even the whole network.

May this gentle spirit find the home he came for.
 

Eva O. (60)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 1:09 am
This dig will most definitely be in my prayers.
Thank you very much sharing this urgent news and hopefully, all the efforts of the good people here (and elsewhere) will pay off!
 

wendy w. (47)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 1:37 am
Praying for Obi.
 

Marilyn M. (143)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 1:48 am
Noted. I hope that this sweet dog can be saved.
 

Shirley S. (174)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 3:49 am
noted
 

Ritva J. (111)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 4:17 am
These routinely done euthanasias creep me out. I pray this kind boy gets a second chance he truly deserves.
 

Peggy A. (109)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 4:28 am
Shared
 

L M. (1424)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 5:11 am
It's a SICK world we live in.
 

Chien Chao (105)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 5:14 am
thank you
 

Danuta Watola (1196)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 5:32 am
thanks
 

Laura H. (880)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 6:22 am
Any news?!?!
I am worried sick about our sweet boy.
 

Thomas C. (116)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 7:03 am
Who are we to play God!
 

june bullied (553)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 7:07 am
poor baby. i will forward to friends and pray all the animals find their forever homes with all the luv they so deserve.
 

marge a. (1)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 7:51 am
NO AGE WOULD LIKE MORE INFO DOES HE LIKE OTHER DOGS??? PLEASE SAVE THIS PUP GIVE US INFO ON HIM
 

Karla Roller (39)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 7:54 am
The sadness and the wonder is seen in his eyes. I hope that someone in Florida adopts this dog. He looks so precious!You can tell that he wuould make someone a good companion. I got my dog Mickey from a shelter and he was an older dog. He was the best dog in the whole world. I have two other dogs but tho I love them dearly,they don't come close to Mickeys' love and comfort that he gave us.
 

Dotti Lydon (116)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 8:12 am
Noted and E. Mail sent. Hope it is not too late.
 

. (1)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 8:18 am
noted. Thank you.
 

Debra S. (4)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 8:28 am
I hope someone can help this poor soul. Please!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 8:46 am
Noted...thanks....please someone...give this baby a good home.
 

KrassiAWAY B. (175)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 8:48 am
Praying for Obi. Noted with hope, thank you Aliso for posting.
 

Stella AWAY W. (258)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 9:04 am
Obi A1317320 scared? Yes, of course - but also very, VERY wary, you can see - so you can bet your boots he's had an "experience or two" of treatment by so-called 'humans'! This situation is the very reason I support every spay & neuter programme; there are people who WANT (the forever crap flippin human craving!) pets but haven't got the foggiest clue about how to look after them, never mind giving the slightest thought to CARING for them!!! And this is also the very reason I won't EVER take any animal into a shelter unless absolutely necessary/critical - that action starts ticking a time bomb to extinguish their lives, irrespective of whether it's due to limited funds/space/whatever! I pray someone will be able to rescue in time please!!
 

Maria P. (151)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 9:30 am
so sad, something need to be done to stop all this putting to sleep because they can't find home.
 

Lisa Zarafonetis (177)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 10:40 am
SHARED ON FACEBOOK!!! I pray he gets rescued! :( Breaks my heart how sooo many poor pets are in this same situation!!!
 

Kay F. (552)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 10:54 am
Shared on FB & Twitter. I hope I am not too late... Thanks Aliso!
 

chris b. (2474)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 11:00 am
Horrific
 

Ludger W. (72)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 11:24 am
noted. ty
 

Patrizia S. (315)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 11:30 am
Forwarded. Thank you
 

Barbara V. (51)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 11:43 am
This wouldn't be happening if it weren't for people. Always people, people, people. So damned irresponsible when it comes to dogs and cats and others--and where do they end up? In shelters like this one, or thrown out on the road. Animals suffer so much at the hands of people that I don't know how God stands it.
 

Monique Pouchet (236)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 12:46 pm
fwd
 

Cindy C. (125)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 1:13 pm
aww god bless and its awful that is is happening to all these beautiful animals
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 1:32 pm
Poor sweet baby, reached out his paw. I couldn't do that job, just couldn't, put these animals down. Look at his pleading eyes. I wish I lived in a place to take him, I'd drive down there and get him but I can't take another animal as the rental only allows two and I have two. Plus his breed also wouldn't be allowed. I pray he'll have a home.
 

Roger S. (18)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 1:39 pm
noted. Thanks!
 

Kim O. (403)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 1:55 pm
Noted!! I hope someone can scoop up this sweet pooch before it's too late!!! Thanks Aliso!!
 

linda b. (190)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 2:01 pm
I hope he gets his forever loving home and all the other poor animals like him. Thank you Aliso
 

Laura H. (880)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 2:06 pm
Any updates?
I haven't been able to find out anything. :(
 

resignd Cannot remove (139)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 3:22 pm
The phone number is 305-884-1101. It was incorrect above where it said "384" Please keep calling. I am calling the second number 305-884-1102 which gives you administrative offices. At extention 228 you can leave a message which I did pleading for them to not put this beautiful dog down. I pray that have not yet today, as perhaps they got calls from others. I will attempt to find the Shepherd rescues in that area who might help. I am in New Mexico so cannot do much from here but to telephone them. I did offer to pay his daily rent until he leaves the shelter. Not sure they will allow that but anything is worth a try.
 

Gysele van Santen (213)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 3:26 pm
just look at his eyes, how can they kill him? i'm so sad right now.
 

Richard T. (23)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 3:31 pm
Sadly noted with the hope he finds a home today. I hate these kind of stories - this shouldn't have to happen anywhere, ever.
 

Patricia Myers (77)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 3:32 pm
noted&shared
 

resignd Cannot remove (139)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 3:44 pm
"No time limit is placed on dogs eligible for adoption. In a case where the dog is not eligible for adoption and no rescue group takes it, it would be euthanized soon after the 5 days. Animals may be euthanized because of ill health, temperament or lack of space." It seems they have some flexibility in their euthanasia policy.
I called two German Shepherd groups in Florida, one is a training K-9 center, not always the best choice, but they may know someone who will rescue. I gave them my phone number and offered to pay for boarding costs for the dog at the shelter until picked up and to help in transportation costs if needed.
Guess we will not know until Monday what has happened to Obi.
 

Sinikka D. (130)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 3:54 pm
Miami-Dade County, office of the mayor: Mayor Carlos Alvarez:

http://www.miamidade.gov/mayor/
 

Jen B. (42)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 3:56 pm
I hope and pray some kind person adopts this special dog and gives him a second chance. Please keep us posted!
 

Sinikka D. (130)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 4:22 pm

http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/riptide/2011/01/mayor_carlos_alvarez_besieged.php
 

Susan D. (116)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 4:31 pm
Praying for him. There are so many lovely animals being put down every day. All because humans are so selfish and ignorant that they treat animals like objects, and throw them out when they want a change. ty Aliso
 

Kathleen B. (272)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 4:32 pm
I pray that someone will give him a second chance.
 

resignd Cannot remove (139)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 4:57 pm
Sinikka D. That was a most interesting article you referenced for us. The comments after the article were informative as well. Seems they have a huge problem at MiamiDade Animal Control They put down 40-50 dogs a day, and have a poor adoption record, and poor conditions for the animals, not even showing all the adoptable animals. The head vet gets paid a huge salary, in my opinion, but seems she has made little change. Also the Mayor Alvarez is connected perhaps to crime in the city government. Seems a huge city like Miami would have plenty of money to have an outstanding No Kill facility.
Maybe we need to help turn up the heat there by signing petitions for them to adopt a No Kill facility. I am so proud of what Albuquerque has done in having no kill philosophy. They have had big problems but seems this new Director is doing a great job here. Maybe I can call her to contact the director in Miami Dade and offer her assistance. I am brain storming again. We may need to get to be creative.
Thank you Sinikka for both your great referenced links. Will leave message for Mayor at his web site too.
 

resignd Cannot remove (139)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 5:00 pm
Just found this on the web site of the Mayor, which does not co-oincide with the comments on the second link where there are serious problems. ??
This is at the link give by Sinnika D. above:
http://www.miamidade.gov/mayor/

"County Works to Save More Pets

In partnership to save animals are (L-R): Cat Network Executive Director Charlen Grall, Humane Society Executive Director Emily Marquez, ASPCA CEO and President Ed Sayrez, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez, Animal Services Director Sara Pizano and County Manager George M. Burgess.Miami-Dade County is now one of only 10 communities nationwide to become an official ASPCA ® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) partner. Since 2007, the ASPCA has been lending its support, financially and through training and other resources, to communities around the country with the goal of helping them save more animals.
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Arrow View the additional information
Arrow View the Mayor's Message"
 

resignd Cannot remove (139)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 5:12 pm
The article says that they adopted a larger number of animals, but does not say that the number of animals put down went up exponentially as well. Please write the Mayor and ask him to develop a No Kill facility. He is not in a poor neighborhood. There has to be money or people who will help raise it to build a large and humane building. I am now more worried about Obi because they do not hesitate to put dogs down.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 5:31 pm
Thank you, Aliso.
Along with all of you, I, too, pray that some great home finds this boy before it's too late.

The mass killing of companion animals in North America, as well as other places, of course.is truly a holocaust. if it isn't curbed drastically, and soon, it will corrode our social structure - out very ethics - beyond the point of no return. Ultimately, we will reap what we sow. Absolutely.
 

SAM LOVES PETER H. (143)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 5:48 pm
MAY GOD BLESS
THE BEAST AND
THE CHILDREN ...
SIGNED & NOTED
 

kye j. (41)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 6:02 pm
Cant someone in the US adopt or foster this sweet boy fore he is murdered.This is really upseting
 

Crystal T. (20)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 6:12 pm
Breeders should be stopped as well from adding to the puppy population.
 

Bonnie Clark (30)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 7:20 pm
This is upsetting, I would love him, but I live in apt. in Nevada! Maybe someone who needs a friend for life will take him home. Look at his beautiful eyes. This is just too sad.
 

Genoveva M M. (332)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 8:25 pm
How can anyone kill a beautiful creature who has the eyes of an angel like Obi? It says:
"When they applied the tourniquet,he gave the vet tech his paw and licked him!" :((:((:((:((
It doesn't get any sadder than that, miserable world we have created for the innocents!!!!.
 

Carol H. (229)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 8:42 pm
noted and shared, thanks
 

Mary T. (186)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 9:10 pm
Noted and shared, What gives anyone the right to kill this beautiful dog this just breaks my heart.
 

Constantin Leon (36)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 10:41 pm
I've send yesterday an e-letter to Mrs Sara Pizano who's the director of this shelter for homeless creatures, and for doing this I used my personal phone number and internet address, which are provided to me by the official national provider here in Greece. I've said that I'm willing to collaborate for finding a solution, that I want to adopt this puppy and that I'm wiiling to follow any required procedure for this term. I've send informations to friends of mine at USA about this case as to push them for been interested about this case but, Mrs Sara Pizaro does not have the will to communicate with any person out of the her shelter. She just put down the phones and all the other ways to communicate with her. I can't know right now what's going on with the case of this puppy. Please take in consideration that I'm living very faraway of NM. In my country I can always find a solution to problems like this one because it's very close to me.
 

Loretta K. (85)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 11:51 pm
I know that the Angels are protecting this innocent dog, Obi, You can be sure that if he were in Northern California , I would go and get him. It saddens me that all over the planet innocent animals are being killed all the time. May the light of God protect us all. Thank you for the article.
 

Jae A. (323)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 1:05 am
Sad and frustrated that time can be so limited in cases like this ...Of course our hope is he'll be saved ...
 

Sundeep Shah (0)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 1:07 am
please help
 

Walter Firth (45)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 1:08 am
email sent SarahPizaro......Isn.t somebody who will adopt this beautiful dog. If he was in Australia I would be at the door of theR.S.P.C.A.
 

Chris E. (50)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 1:15 am
Noted and sent to friends. Thank you.
 

. (0)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 1:23 am
I'm sick to my stomach now after seeing/reading this. ---- I need a "long' break away from being "online" and away from TV. It all has affected my health horribly.
 

Jan Garen (76)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 4:07 am
Puppy Mills should be banned as also should puppy farms in the UK. They lead to the same horrible problems. If there is such an overpopulation of dogs that they are constantly being killed in shelters overbreeding combined with irresponsible owners is the cause.
I do not understand why people still go to puppy mills and puppy farms. If they really love dogs they should be happy to give a home to a shelter animal.
 

Henriette Matthijssen (143)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 4:40 am
WRONG! WRONG! WRONG! This is enough! We are here to make a difference for animals that have no voice yet we are given 24 hours before a life is taken from a Healthy Friendly young dog! This killing MUST STOP! Soon our human live will be at this same level if we let this continue! A life is a life regardless of what species. No one but God has the right to take a life! This is murder pure & simple! All animals have a right like we do to live their life as God intended them too! If this does not stop for the animals it will not stop for all of us! We have reached a crossroad!
 

ParsifalOFFLINE S. (100)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 4:55 am
Thanks, shared. And Henriette agree... you think of Soljent Green?
 

Maria S. (54)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 5:20 am
Thanks
 

Ana F. (131)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 5:42 am
AGREE WITH HENRIETTE, I CAN'T HELP, LIVE IN SOUTH AMERICA
 

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 6:26 am
Those are not just eyes!! They are beseeching pools!!! Please heed!!
Noted with thanks.
 

Henriette Matthijssen (143)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 7:14 am
I am a dog. I am a living, breathing animal. I feel pain, joy, love, fear and pleasure.

I am not a thing. If I am hit - I will bruise, I will bleed, I will break. I will feel pain. I am not a thing.

I am a dog. I enjoy playtime, walk time, but more than anything, I enjoy time with my pack - my family - my people. I want nothing more than to be by the side of my human. I want to sleep where you sleep and walk where you walk. I am a dog and I feel love...I crave companionship.

I enjoy the touch of a kind hand and the softness of a good bed. I want to be inside of the home with my family, not stuck on the end of a chain or alone in a kennel or fenced yard for hours on end. I was born to be a companion, not to live a life of solitude.

I get too cold and I get too hot. I experience hunger and thirst. I am a living creature, not a thing.

When you leave, I want to go with you. If I stay behind, I will eagerly await your return. I long for the sound of your voice. I will do most anything to please you. I live to be your treasured companion.

I am a dog. My actions are not dictated by money, greed, or hatred. I do not know prejudice. I live in the moment and am ruled by love and loyalty.

Do not mistake me for a mindless object. I can feel and I can think. I can experience more than physical pain, I can feel fear and joy. I can feel love and confusion. I have emotions. I understand perhaps more than you do. I am able to comprehend the words you speak to me, but you are not always able to understand me.

I am a dog. I am not able to care for myself without your help. If you choose to tie me up and refuse to feed me, I will starve. If you abandon me on a rural road, I will experience fear and loneliness. I will search for you and wonder why I have been left behind. I am not a piece of property to be dumped and forgotten.

If you choose to leave me at a shelter, I will be frightened and bewildered. I will watch for your return with every footfall that approaches my kennel run.

I am a dog - a living, breathing creature. If you choose to take me home, please provide me with the things that I need to keep me healthy and happy.

Provide me with good food, clean water, warm shelter and your love. Do not abandon me. Do not kick me. Do not dump me when your life gets too busy. Make a commitment to me for the entirety of my life, or do not take me home in the first place.

If you desert me, I do not have the means to care for myself. I am at the mercy of the kindness of people - if I fall into the wrong hands, my life will be ruined.

I will experience pain, fear and loneliness. If I wind up in an animal shelter, I have only my eyes to implore someone to save me, and my tail to show you that I am a friend. If that is not good enough, I will die.

I am a dog. I want to give and receive love. I want to live. I am not a thing. I am not a piece of property. Please do not discard me. Please treat me with kindness, love and respect. I promise to repay you with unconditional love for as long as I live.


 

Ronni G. (108)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 7:26 am
I can add no more to what has been said; we all feel sadness and compassion for this and all creatures who suffer at the hands of humans. As a race, most humans are pretty darned lacking in the qualilties we share as Care2 members. The vet tech had some heart though, pity he can't take this poor dog, Obi.
Sad, sad, sad.
 

Bonny G. (0)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 7:45 am
Oh, please Lord.
 

Laverne Wallace (59)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 7:46 am
noted I hope he finds a good home.
 

Jo-Ann Harris (85)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 7:46 am
Noted and sent out an appeal on Face Book. I hope someone steps forward to give this poor lad a second chance at life. Just by his actions we can see he is a special pup.
 

Krista Tackett (48)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 7:54 am
Listing of No Kill shelters in Florida -

A Second Chance Puppies and Kittens Rescue West Palm Beach, Fl
http://www.asecondchancerescue.org More info about A Second Chance Puppies and Kittens Rescue
Abandoned Pet Rescue Ft Lauderdale, FL
http://www.abandonedpetrescue.org More info about Abandoned Pet Rescue
Alaqua Animal Refuge Freeport, FL
http://www.AARFlorida.com More info about Alaqua Animal Refuge
Animal Aid, Inc. (Boca Raton) Boca Raton, Florida
http://www.animal-aid.com/ More info about Animal Aid, Inc. (Boca Raton)
Animal Refuge Center N Ft myers Florida
http://www.animalrefuge.com More info about Animal Refuge Center
Animal Rescue Movement (ARM) Doctor's Inlet, FL
http://members.tripod.com/~A_R_M/ More info about Animal Rescue Movement (ARM)
AnimalRescueGroup.com Bonifay, Florida
http://www.animalrescuegroup.com More info about AnimalRescueGroup.com
Beyond Nine Cat Rescue, Inc. (Pompano Beach) Pompano Beach, Florida
http://www.beyondninecatrescue.org More info about Beyond Nine Cat Rescue, Inc. (Pompano Beach)
C.A.R.E. (Ruskin) Ruskin, FL
http://www.careshelter.org/ More info about C.A.R.E. (Ruskin)
Dogs & Cats Forever (Saint Lucie) Saint Lucie, Florida
http://www.dogsandcatsforever.com More info about Dogs & Cats Forever (Saint Lucie)
Domino's House Palm City, Florida
http://www.dominoshouse.org More info about Domino's House
EARS Animal Rescue Sanctuary (Englewood) Englewood, FL
http://ears4life.com More info about EARS Animal Rescue Sanctuary (Englewood)
Eglin Pet Welfare Eglin AFB, Florida
http://www.petwelfare.org More info about Eglin Pet Welfare
Florida Dog Adoption (Wellington) Wellington, Florida
http://www.floridadogadoption.com/ More info about Florida Dog Adoption (Wellington)
Florida Doggie Paws New Port Richey, FL
http://www.floridadoggiepaws.org/ More info about Florida Doggie Paws
Friends of Strays (St. Petersburg) St. Petersburg, FL
http://www.friendsofstrays.com More info about Friends of Strays (St. Petersburg)
Here Kitty Kitty Adoptions New Port Richey, FL
http://www.herekittykittyadoptions.org More info about Here Kitty Kitty Adoptions
Humane Society of Bay County Panama City, Florida
http://www.adoptme.org More info about Humane Society of Bay County
Humane Society of Highlands County Sebring, Florida
http://www.humanesocietyhc.com More info about Humane Society of Highlands County
Humane Society of Marion County
http://humanesocietyofmarioncounty.com/ More info about Humane Society of Marion County
Humane Society of Pinellas Clearwater, FL
http://humanesocietyofpinellas.org/ More info about Humane Society of Pinellas
Humane Society of Polk County, Inc. Winter Haven, FL
http://humanesocietyofpolkcounty.org More info about Humane Society of Polk County, Inc.
Humane Society of the Nature Coast, Inc. (Brooksville) Brooksville, FL
http://www.naturecoasthumanesociety.org/ More info about Humane Society of the Nature Coast, Inc. (Brooksville)
Noah's Ark & More (Palm Bay) Palm Bay, FL
http://noahsnokill.org More info about Noah's Ark & More (Palm Bay)
Partners for Pets Marianna, Florida
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/FL160.html More info about Partners for Pets
Pet Action League, Inc. (Debary) Debary, FL
http://www.petrescue.com/ More info about Pet Action League, Inc. (Debary)
Pet Haven Rescue, Inc. Loxahatchee Groves, FL
http://www.pethavenrescue.org More info about Pet Haven Rescue, Inc.
Pet Rescue By Judy (Sanford) Sanford, FL
http://www.petrescuebyjudy.com/ More info about Pet Rescue By Judy (Sanford)
Pets In Distress Ft Lauderdale, FL
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/FL57.html More info about Pets In Distress
Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary & Hospital Jupiter, FL
http://www.safeharboranimalrescue.com More info about Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary & Hospital
Satchel's Last Resort (Sarasota) Sarasota, Florida
http://www.satchelslastresort.com/ More info about Satchel's Last Resort (Sarasota)
Save Our Cats & Kittens (SOCKS) Ft Walton Beach, FL
http://www.saveourcatsandkittens.com/ More info about Save Our Cats & Kittens (SOCKS)
South Lake Animal League Clermont, FL
http://www.slal.org/index.html More info about South Lake Animal League
SPCA of North Brevard, Inc. Titusville, FL
http://spcanorthbrevard.com More info about SPCA of North Brevard, Inc.
St. Francis Animal Rescue of Venice Inc. Venice, FL
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/FL407.html More info about St. Francis Animal Rescue of Venice Inc.
St. Francis Society Animal Rescue (Tampa) Tampa, FL
http://www.stfrancisrescue.org/ More info about St. Francis Society Animal Rescue (Tampa)
The Cat Depot Sarasota, FL
http://www.catdepot.org More info about The Cat Depot
The Cat Network, Inc Miami, Florida
http://www.thecatnetwork.org More info about The Cat Network, Inc
The Humane Society Naples Naples, FL
http://www.hsnaples.org More info about The Humane Society Naples
The Humane Society of Levy County, Inc. (Bronson) Bronson, FL
http://www.humanesocietyoflevycounty.com/ More info about The Humane Society of Levy County, Inc. (Bronson)
The Humane Society of Pensacola Pensacola, FL
http://www.humanesocietyofpensacola.org/ More info about The Humane Society of Pensacola
Tri County Humane Society Boca Raton, FL
http://www.tricountyhumane.org More info about Tri County Humane Society
Volunteer Services for Animals, Inc. (Naples) Naples, FL
http://www.volunteerservicesforanimals.com/ More info about Volunteer Services for Animals, Inc. (Naples)
Noted.
 

Gary C. (5)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 8:10 am
noted thankyou , praying for a good samaritan for this beautiful looking dog , if I lived over there I would take him in an instant , those big beautiful eyes really get to me....
 

Rebecca Anderson (0)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 8:13 am
There is obviously no need to do that to an innocent loving animal who is defenseless
 

dominique l. (4)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 8:40 am
i hope someone adopts him today! i sent letters just now. please give an update about this sweet dog
 

Vikey Sharma (25)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 8:46 am
Noted thank you
 

Terrie D. (64)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 9:13 am
Thank you. Another reason we need no kill shelters.....
 

Lena Neff (16)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 9:37 am
wow
 

Debra S. (4)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 9:38 am
I tweeted this out yesterday. I hope he was saved. Please post an update soon. Thank you.
 

Helene Cardinal (101)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 9:38 am
OhPlease someone save him! Even if they foster him. Time is running out.
 

dominique l. (4)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 9:41 am
Obi was adopted on 01/15/11.
Thank you

-this is a response i got back from the shelter. he got adopted!
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 9:56 am
Just posted on FB, too. I hope it's not too late.
 

Helene Cardinal (101)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 10:34 am
Oh great news, Did he really get adopted? I sure hope so Dominique, he deserves a good life and he is so cute. Thanks for such good news, you made my day. Thanks a bunch.
 

Myraida Diaz (127)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 10:43 am
How could we know for sure he was adopted?Please,if there is someone near this place,visit the shelter.There have to be some adoption papers .Organizations sponsoring this shelter may have the right to know if this is true and see adoption papers.Being this a state shelter,papers should be asequible for anyone no? We need to know if this is true. They could be lying to calm the people.
I don't know how to do it.but i think we should open a petition to make FLORIDA (and rest of states)a non kill state . and one for "today":to have proof of this adoption.Aren't these places maintain with the money of tax payers and donnors? If this is true,we have the right to know for sure.Please,someone with the "know how" and good info,OPEN A PETITION!
 

Roxana J. (0)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 10:49 am
I trully hope He got addopted, it would be wonderfull , he seems such a sweet dog.
 

Constance F. (433)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 12:02 pm
Krista has posted rescue places. Although, I have contacted rescues without success, it is worth a try. On Sunday, January 16, I was not able to find Obi on adoption site. Perhaps my mistake
 

Healthshots reminder (202)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 12:32 pm
Noted..I hope it is not too late.
 

Offline N. (37)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 12:33 pm
i gonna email the shelters around him, noted!
 

Offline N. (37)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 12:38 pm
I emailed the shelter he's at, i will update it as soon as i get an email from someone about him!
 

Ruth McD (719)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 12:41 pm
I am so happy this dog wasn't killed. All these animals need loving homes. There is no reason to kill them while they are waiting for someone to adopt them.
 

dominique l. (4)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 1:19 pm
hi all, yes he really got adopted 1/15! that's the email i got back from the shelter :)
 

dominique l. (4)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 1:20 pm
i mean, i really hope the shelter wouldn't lie about him being adopted? yes maybe someone in miami should visit the shelter and find out? hopefully that can prove it?
 

Marvin Green (53)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 1:22 pm
Poor Obi. Wish I coul help but I have been laid-off for over a year and cannot afford a pet right now. People need to make an effort to get their pets fixed. It would help eliminate some of this problem. I will say a prayer for Obi. Peace
 

Alicia v. (181)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 1:56 pm
Just in case a send prayers for Obi. Nobody would like to miss such a sweety as a noble companion. I hope he gets the best human to care for him. Love.
 

Vivien Green (150)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 1:59 pm
Noted and posted to FB page.with the hope that some can find him a home.It is so sad and wrong to put healthy animals down. Roll on the day when there will be no kill shelters
 

Michael Carney (209)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 2:25 pm
I so hope this is true, and Obi was adopted yesterday, but I won't feel good about this, until I know for sure...Please anyone who has any news, please post...Thanks Dominique, for your info, I hope they told you the truth...
 

Charmaine C. (177)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 2:30 pm
Oh dear Lord how we can we do such cruel things to these wonderful creatures?? My heart sinks when I see the callousness with which we treat other species! The killing simply must stop!
 

Sarah Ebbecke (2)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 2:44 pm
*noted* please dont kill this adorable helpless creature!!!!!!!!!!!! have a heart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Dianne Lynn Eakin (731)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 3:05 pm
I have left a message with the shelter,they are closed right now.
 

Tina L. (15)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 3:06 pm
One of them replied to my e-mail. She said he was adopted yesterday. What a relief! I hope the family that adopted him will shower him with love.
 

Dianne Lynn Eakin (731)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 3:08 pm
YES!!!! YAY!! THANK YOU :)
 

Liz Gillard (108)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 3:17 pm
Noted and fwd to all my care2 friends,have just seen that he has been found a home,i have tears of happiness for this beautiful dog,i pray that it is true? such a sad world we live in,if only the world was full of lovely,caring and compassionate people like everyone on care2 it would be wonderful and a beautiful world to live in with no more tears of sadness.Thank you all for caring.LIZ Xx
 

Marlene Dinkins (231)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 3:36 pm
please somebody confirm htis news. i live here in florida. but i did not heard about htis until now.. i hope this be real, and he really got home !!!!!!! i do not know what to believe!!!!! in my heart and sssssoul i want the best,. iam praying for him. thanks to all of you for this information about this angel dog. if somebody know , letus know. thanks ciao ciao.
 

Dianne Lynn Eakin (731)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 4:07 pm
HE HAS A 4-EVER HOME!! :)
 

Alison A. (233)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 4:32 pm
Thanks for the news Dianne and thank you to everyone who helped this poor little doggy!
 

Michele Mercer (14)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 6:35 pm
Man this is heartbreaking ..I wish I had Billions of dollars to save everyone of the animals in need. I hope to God someone came to his rescue.. ANd God bless all of you who took part in saving his life your all One in a million..
 

Constance F. (433)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 6:48 pm
Dominque, thank you for your news. I can call tommorrow (Monday) for verification. Hopefully, they answer phones. Try sending e-mail, for response.
 

Gary C. (5)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 7:12 pm
Thankyou,thankyou, thankyou, tears of joy and happiness. Peace health and happiness to obi and his new family ,have a long and joy filled life... Well done everybody who helped obi find his new family ,well wishes to you all....
 

Debbie Johnson (116)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 7:16 pm
I've been working at an animal shelter for nearly 6 years now...No, not a municipal shelter...a non-profit...We do what we can to save animals within the shelter "system", taking animals that have been scheduled for euthanasia elsewhere...Giving animals that have been waiting for a home for sometimes a year at one shelter a second chance with us...but there are times that even we can't save them...It is always so painful when an animal's life is ended...I always wonder if more could have been done...It is so hard not to become so attached to those who have been abandoned...abused to the point of complete mistrust of all people...but I want to say this...Please don't be so quick to condemn the shelter...Ultimately, it is society, itself, that has failed these animals...We have adopted a "throw-away" mentality when it comes to animals...but I stay in the animal welfare field for endings such as this. So glad that Obi has found a (hopefully) forever home...

Thank you, Aliso.
 

Constance F. (433)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 7:21 pm
Sunday. 7pm pst. Emailed shelter's kennel supervisors and their pet status inquiry. Out of office till Tuesday.
 

patrica and edw jones (190)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 7:35 pm
We just love the Shepherds - please, please someone adopt him - look at those soulful eyes - who can resist him?
 

Cate S. (7)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 9:20 pm
It seems that this has a good news ending, thank the Lord.
 

offline away busy sorry (63)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 9:30 pm
thanx god =)
 

Kathy Chadwell (371)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 9:56 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Krista because you have done so within the last week.
Krista EXCELLENT:)
Thank you for taking the time to look those up.
Everybody should be sending those rescues a message and the link for this baby.
 

Kathy Chadwell (371)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 9:59 pm
Okay I should read all:)
Thank you Dominique

dominique l.
Sunday January 16, 2011, 1:19 pm
hi all, yes he really got adopted 1/15! that's the email i got back from the shelter :)
 

TRISH GEIDEL (214)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 10:27 pm
YIPPEE !!! YAHOOOO !!! OBI HAS BEEN SAVED !!!!

OBI HAS A HOME !!! WONDERFUL HAPPY, HAPPY NEWS !!!!!

OBI is getting lots of LOVE & AFFECTION !!!!! OH HAPPY DAYS !!!!!
 

Jaya Sinha (26)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 10:51 pm
All beings are fond of themselves, they like pleasure, they hate pain, they shun destruction, they want life and want to live long. To all life is dear; hence their life should be protected."
 

Jaya Sinha (26)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 10:53 pm
" The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated " - Mahatma Gandhi
 

kye j. (41)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 11:38 pm
Can this information be verified as a fact?I do not trust this shelter and for all we know this may be their way of covering up euthanizing him
 

Lena H. (11)
Monday January 17, 2011, 12:22 am
Why must an animal always die? Surely there is someone who is both willing and able to take care of this beautiful dog, if it's not too late ... I do not understand why people are so quick to kill an animal. The animals need our help and we get so much back from these wonderful, selfless creatures.
 

Evelyn B. (80)
Monday January 17, 2011, 12:54 am
Noted, Praying for Obi....
 

Past Member (0)
Monday January 17, 2011, 1:19 am
I think it resolves itself now that it has been noted
 

resignd Cannot remove (139)
Monday January 17, 2011, 1:38 am
I hope you are all right but this is not a good shelter and kills 50 a day, and is poorly organized per the article in the paper, so we hope to confirm tomorrow that they are not just saying so. If they put him down his name would not be on the list available. I do not like what I read about them in the article that was posted earlier by Sinikka:
http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/riptide/2011/01/mayor_carlos_alvarez_besieged.php
Read this article and the comments following and decide if you trust these people. I do not. They have had very bad history and have dogs in rooms that are not even shown that are adoptable and then they put them down. This shelter is poorly managed and the Mayor has come under great criticism about it. We need to try to get petitions to get them to agree to developing a decent and sufficient No Kill facility. Miami is not a poor city, and they can well afford to do so. The Mayor has a bad reputation and involvement with money funnies.
 

Frank Pickens (126)
Monday January 17, 2011, 2:15 am
I called them and left a message with Sara Pizano, the director. Hopefully it will do some good or they will call me back. The message said they will be closed on Monday for MLK
 

Geynell Eskite (68)
Monday January 17, 2011, 2:15 am
I am sick of innocent creatures being sentenced to death for the crime of being unwanted. If humans were responsible about spaying and neutering this would no longer be a problem. I'd love to see a Federally funded spay/neuter program so that all strays could be rounded up and neutered for free. But unfortunately, I can already imagine Conservatives lining up to block it.
 

Debra S. (4)
Monday January 17, 2011, 7:32 am
I hope this is true. I am calling the shelter tomorrow when it is open just to know for certain that he was adopted. I need to know with certainty.
 

Kathy Javens (104)
Monday January 17, 2011, 8:09 am
Noted and letter sent. Thank you,Dianne, for sharing this.
 

Valerie S. (70)
Monday January 17, 2011, 8:56 am
Noted, by the time I saw this today he already was adopted. Of course it took a few pages of reading and a few tears dropping to find that in the posts but was sooooo relieved to see it.
 

SusanNoMailPls D. (30)
Monday January 17, 2011, 11:37 am
Noted and shared.
 

Susan S. (191)
Monday January 17, 2011, 12:38 pm
Obi is in my prayers for a long and happy life. Thanks to everyone who was praying for his safe adoption. Thank you Krista for providing the names of no-kill shelters as that is so hopeful. Thanks to Dianne and Dominique for confirming that he is adopted. It is nice to hear about a good news ending.
 

maria mariano (9)
Monday January 17, 2011, 12:40 pm
Noted and shared!!!
 

Alisa M. (45)
Monday January 17, 2011, 12:57 pm
noted&shared!
It;'s so unfair to euthanise any animal at all
Glad to hear he was adopted! Wish every other dog had the same chance
 

resignd Cannot remove (139)
Monday January 17, 2011, 1:00 pm
I heard from a K-9 training unit that is going to call about Obi, and I warned them about trusting their information.
They manipulate information, as I reported in earlier message if you read the link that has been posted by me and another person. We need to try to convince them they should have a No Kill Shelter. Another agency I emailed about Obi said that most all the rescues are full and that there is an overabundance of dogs. Perhaps the economy is forcing people to give them up. Wonder what is happening and if anyone is studying it. I remember someone on Care2 talking about getting more help for the poor to be able to keep their animals by helping to feed them. That would be tragic and I am sure it has happened.
 

Isabelle J. (87)
Monday January 17, 2011, 3:46 pm
Shared.
 

Sinikka D. (130)
Monday January 17, 2011, 3:55 pm
There will be a protest against Miami Dade Animal Services and Miami Dade County in Miami:

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=117836471622099

PROTEST AGAINST MIAMI DADE ANIMAL SERVICES AND MIAMI DADE COUNTY
Share · Public Event
Time
Tuesday, February 15 · 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location To Be Determined. Somewhere in downtown Miami.
Created By
Rose Bloom
More Info
ATTENTION ALL FLORIDA ANIMAL RESCUERS, ACTIVISTS AND ANIMAL LOVERS!!!
MIAMI DADE ANIMAL SHELTER is one of the worst in the United States. Thousands of dogs and cats are subjected to sweltering heat, freezing cold, lack of food, comfort, bedding and denied most basic needs.
The killing rate for MDAS is upwards of 70% of all healthy and adoptable animals who come through their doors. 40 animals a day, 420 a week ARE BEING MURDERED P...AID FOR BY OUR TAX DOLLARS!!!!
Their system is archaic and rife with confusion. When someone wants to adopt or save an animal, they are made to wait for hours. Adopters are denied animals for trivial and technical reasons which costs the animal its life. On more than one occasion an animal has been killed by "accident" because of incompetent and careless staff.
Many rescuers refuse to work with MDAS because of poor treatment and impossible time restraints. Most animals coming out of MDAS are sick and as a result, rescuers and adopters are having to pay expenses for illness which could otherwise be prevented.
MIAMI NEEDS A NEW SHELTER and A NEW SHELTER DIRECTOR!!
PLEASE HELP US FIGHT AND TELL MAYOR ALVAREZ THIS IS TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE!!!
We will need at least 200 protesters confirmed or this will not happen.
LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED.

 

Mara Comitas (36)
Monday January 17, 2011, 7:02 pm
I hope & pray Obi is happy and comfy in a new home...sigh!
 

june bullied (553)
Monday January 17, 2011, 7:35 pm
i am so glad obi was spared. miracles do happen. obi i pray your forever home will love you unconditionally as im sure you will love them. god bless.
 

TRISH GEIDEL (214)
Monday January 17, 2011, 8:02 pm

I'M So GLAD That SINIKKA Is Organising This Protest !!!

Thanks Also To ROSE BLOOM !!!

I Hope Lots Of Animal Lovers Are Gonna Turn Up!!!

DON"T FORGET TO "SING" UP LOUD GIRLS & ( guys) !!!!!
 

Kathy Chadwell (371)
Monday January 17, 2011, 8:44 pm
Spalding is no picnic:(
http://secondchancecanines.wordpress.com/2010/04/28/rescue-griffin-ga-spalding-county-animal-shelter-euthanasia-list-for-fri-430-could-start-thurs-429-please-help/
 

Natasha F. (0)
Monday January 17, 2011, 11:14 pm
thanks.please.someone...help this dog
 

Ludger W. (72)
Tuesday January 18, 2011, 1:18 am
Good news are news of blessedness what brings a tiny tear in your eyes.
Today I received this words:

"HE HAS BEEN SAVED!!!! YAY!! :) "

:-)
 

Sue McGuey (100)
Tuesday January 18, 2011, 12:03 pm
Noted & shared!~
@Ludger has this been confirmed????
 

Ritva J. (111)
Tuesday January 18, 2011, 12:37 pm
I truly wish he is safe now. Can somebody please verify that?
 

Sophia P. (164)
Tuesday January 18, 2011, 12:46 pm
GUYS, I GOT THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE FROM SHARYN, OBI WAS ADOPTED. HALLILOUIA!!

Hi Sophia! You will be happy to know that Obi was not put to sleep! Although I was too late to get him,he was adopted by a couple in Miami Shores-not too far from me! That was too close for comfort,but it workeed out fine thanks to you,Allison and the great couple who adopted him! have a blessed week!

 

Susan D. (116)
Tuesday January 18, 2011, 1:47 pm
When the shelters say "Adopted" I think it is likely to be true. When the reality is that the animal has been killed, they use the phrase "No longer listed" or "No longer at the shelter" and they are coy if you ask if the animal was actually adopted.
So glad Obi found a home... but there are thousands more, and thousands of cats. The Animal Care and Control of NYC puts loads of pets to sleep -- ie kills them-- every single day. Some are only babies.
 

resignd Cannot remove (139)
Tuesday January 18, 2011, 2:24 pm
Not sure where you find adopted on that web site, so I left message on the Assistant to the veterinarian extension to ask for a call back to confirm where Obi is. Just wanted to check myself too.
 

resignd Cannot remove (139)
Tuesday January 18, 2011, 3:00 pm
Talked with Lorna Meija, Assistant to the Veterinarian who said a couple adopted Obi, but she still used the words that "she thought that Obi was adopted - -" .So who knows. She said their facility is three times too small most of the time and other times much more too small. She said they cut taxes to the people in the county so they have less money to work with. I told her there was going to be a demonstration sometime and that they could use this in a positive way in getting word to the public that they are critically undersized, and perhaps some fund raising could be done if they cannot allocate money from their budget, that it is more important than paving a bunch of parking lots, meaning they need to look at their priorities in the Mayors office.
I did not say when and wanted to give a idea that this could be positive in that it will demonstrated they are doing the best they can with what is far too small. She said they adopt about 40 dogs a day, better than earlier, but I mentioned the article I read said they put down more dogs too. She said the people in their area just drop off dogs for no reason, cause they want to get another one. Seems some public relations and public education and sensitivity training needs to be done in Miami. Are they a bunch of selfish freaks who only want a new toy and immediate gratification and see a dog as a non-feeling object?? How do we get the word out that people in Dade County and MIami are selfish uncaring aliens. There are a lot of immigrants there from Cuba, Puerto Rico, etc. who may not have developed sensitivity. Well hope someone gets my drift and can come up with ideas. Maybe a few letters to the editor in their largest newspaper might help after the demonstration happens. Whatever we can do to get the heat to get a decent facility and fix this problems. Where are the puppy mills in Florida? Is it the taxes they want from the Puppy Mills and therefore don't want to close them? There are too many dogs in Florida.
 

Terrie D. (64)
Tuesday January 18, 2011, 6:20 pm
We need to know for sure that Obi got his forever home. I can call Thursday but I sure would like to know asap that he really was adopted. I wish I could get to Florida.
 

. (0)
Tuesday January 18, 2011, 10:03 pm
Was he save or not???------ I would have taken him without a doubt.
 

William R. (20)
Wednesday January 19, 2011, 4:03 am
It seems no one is sure if he was saved. I pray he was saved.
 

Jeannette A. (146)
Wednesday January 19, 2011, 6:41 am
Judith... just wanted to get some facts to you about Miami-Dade area....

Your made a remark saying " How do we get the word out that people in Dade County and MIami are selfish uncaring aliens. There are a lot of immigrants there from Cuba, Puerto Rico, etc. who may not have developed sensitivity" THIS CANNOT BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH !!!! And it is an inflammatory remark that is designed to hurt people.

Miami-Dade is an area that is very hard hit by the housing crunch and people are losing their houses by the droves. I know... we have a house in that area and are in danger of losing it. So we have currently moved to Mississippi. But I can tell you that the remark from the woman at the shelter that you took to be truth is far from accurate. People give up their pets after a long hard struggle and the loss of a job and a house. These aren't some selfish pampered people who drop off an animal just to go get a new one. I've know people who missed meals on a regular basis just to feed their pets. And I DO know... I lived right in that area for more than 25 years! Some of the greatest animal lovers are Cubans or from South America. Many of them have extended families that are willing to take in and love a relative's dog or cat when that person loses a home and has to move into a crowed apartment with others. In this case I have first hand knowledge of this happening... and am not relying on a racist remark made by a someone in a shelter who just wants to get you off their back.

So. please... in the future do not make remarks designed to be unkind... check out the facts because, like in this case, they do not support your theory and won't help us save animals or encourage humans to join in to make life better for the innocent.
 

Sunny k. (47)
Wednesday January 19, 2011, 11:03 am
I think it really unfair why.. people need to euthanasia innocen healty dogs..because people can't adopt them!! It wil take time to bring their pets back from shelter or there are people out there who is willing to help them!! It all matters with time!! Killing healthy dogs because they don't have home...it really not the way to solve problem!! People need to more heart for animals and think what is the best way to help them!!
Every day ....alot of dogs get euthanasia for no reason!! THIS IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST ISSUE EVERY ONE NEED TO STOP THIS!! REALLY NEED TO STOP!!
 

resignd Cannot remove (139)
Wednesday January 19, 2011, 1:57 pm
For Jeanette and anyone else that I offended:
"I am sorry my comment offended you. I was actually repeating what I was told by the woman at the shelter, that people just drop off animals for no reason, because they want a different one she said. Then when I added that there were several immigrants in the area you associated it with the earlier remark, or maybe I said it poorly.

I did not mean to slam people of other cultures, but have felt that they have been so destitute in their old countries often that animal rights and needs were often secondary. Not to be mean but as a means to live and survive themselves.

I apologize and will consider my thoughts more carefully. and will post this on the comments. It was not very thoughtful of me to write it that way, and perhaps I was just making statements carelessly and cruely. It is not me to do that but after one reads of so much pain it gets transferred in our words. My deepest apologies for my thoughlessness."

Judith P.
 

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 2:52 am
Animals communicate in various ways - we sometimes dont see it!
 

Jinny L. (66)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 4:41 am
Noted - Animals have rights and they should be honored. Thanks Aliso!
 

De L. (321)
Friday January 21, 2011, 2:10 pm
I am so sick of the fact that there is not enough money to fund more foster programs for these animals and yet the politicians get such good salaries and perks!!! More funding will stop these animals from NOT getting into forever homes through fostering programs.
It's so sad that animals - all animals - are not respected and protected.
 

Ann W. (15)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 12:26 pm
Verde Valley (AZ) shelter lets people "foster" animals. It cuts the adoption fee in half. It's used for senior cats and dogs. But it might help get this guy a home.
 

monka blanke (74)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 12:58 pm
I guess I'm too late, what a tragedy !! I'm very sad.
 

J. G. (51)
Monday January 24, 2011, 12:50 am
I'v e only just read this email. Hope that he was saved. As there was such interest in him I think he probably was. Can anyone confirm this?
 

TRISH GEIDEL (214)
Monday January 24, 2011, 2:36 am
J. GOODACRE, MONKA BLANKE, & Others, I'm very pleased to inform you that OBI was adopted by a couple
from MIAMI on the 15th Jan..Obi is one of the LUCKY ones. So many others are NOT so LUCKY !!!
 

Danuta Watola (1196)
Monday January 24, 2011, 4:09 am
noted
 

Tarequl M. (170)
Monday January 24, 2011, 9:32 am
Noted with thanks.
 

Jeani J. (16)
Monday January 24, 2011, 7:07 pm
Our own Animal shelters in America are just as ROTTEN as the others, they are more humane, but, they still KILL THE ANIMALS!! :(
 

Tanya G. (27)
Wednesday January 26, 2011, 5:17 am
This is the 1st time I have read or heard of a dog offering its paw & licking whoever would be killing him. Thank God that gesture touched the man's heart! Am so glad to have read that Obi was adopted - God bless them!! :-) Thank you for this story, Alison. Thank you again for the good news, Sofia!
 

Alison S. (70)
Wednesday January 26, 2011, 11:00 am
Thank you everyone for your help! Thanks to you Obi's life was saved.Such a precious and loving boy was about to be put to death.His only crime was that noone wanted him. I hope someday soon we will be a no kill nation!Puppy mills and breeders only help more animals die every year in shelters.I hope we can stop the killing so no animal has to experience suffering and being put to death because they do not have a home.
 
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