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Animal charities seized a dog last april that I called about. So, they can seize dogs that have unacceptable water sources, no food & inadequate shelter. So, why not take a beagle that's freezing & needs medical attention????Beyond unacceptable. These agents aren't as powerless as they say they are!
January 10, 2014 at 8:48 a.m.
Why is this happening? We have humane agents for a reason. So upsetting.
January 9, 2014 at 10:18 p.m.
I hope the Vindicator follows up on some of the above questions.
January 9, 2014 at 9:46 p.m.
In fact, there is a dog on Pearl St. who's owner died & he is left chained to his dog house. The neighbor "sometimes" feeds it. I have called a dozen times about this dog, yet he's still there. Just left to die on the end of that chain.
January 9, 2014 at 9:45 p.m.
There are so many dogs on the city's east side that I call Animal Charities about due to inadequate food, water & shelter. Nothing is done. It's heartbreaking.
January 9, 2014 at 9:41 p.m.
People need to understand that Animal Charities is to blame here, not the warden.
January 9, 2014 at 9:35 p.m.
According to Gary PilcheR of Animal Charities, "... in Ohio, a member of a humane society may require a law enforcement officer, such as a sheriff or police officer, “to arrest any person found violating the laws in relation to cruelty to persons or animals, and to take possession of any animal cruelly treated.” §1717.09. Furthermore, under § 1717.13”When, in order to protect any animal from neglect, it is necessary to take possession of it, any person may do so. When an animal is impounded or confined, and continues without necessary food, water, or proper attention for more than fifteen successive hours, any person may, as often as is necessary, enter any place in which the animal is impounded or confined and supply it with necessary food, water, and attention, so long as it remains there, or, if necessary, or convenient, he may remove such animal; and he shall not be liable to an action for such entry.http://downloads.ohiobar.org/conventi...
January 9, 2014 at 9:31 p.m.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
January 9, 2014 at 9:30 p.m.
I'm glad the vindy did a story on this epidemic. So many dogs are chained, neglected & abused in our area. Animal charities should call other counties & see how they handle humane issues. This shouldn't be happening. I don't believe these humane agents are as powerless as they say. A frozen water source is not acceptable. Nor is a shelter with holes in the roof.
January 9, 2014 at 9:29 p.m.
This just makes my blood boil. I'm curious as to what training the executive director of animal charities has...is he or she a lawyer?? Has the director even been a humane agent?
January 9, 2014 at 9:28 p.m.