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Any "real animal lover" has the right to be disgusted by the actions of these Humane Agents. Every citizen should be concerned about the lack of accountability for the Humane Society.
I commend these people for the compassion shown towards an abandoned animal and the courage to speak up. I respect the Vindicator for printing the letter despite the political controversy that seems to cloud the true issues. I applaud the Austintown Fire Department for their time and efforts. Most of all, I anxioulsy await the day that Animal Charity and their Humane Agents have to answer for their misconduct.
November 1, 2010 at 2:09 a.m.
Marie, you have hit the nail on the head. Animal lover or not, the actions of this law enforcement agency went beyond reasonable, and in no way conform to the protections we are entitled to in this country.
The Humane Society, and Animal Charity, have clearly abused the powers entrusted to them. They seem to answer to no one, are accountable to no one. The current staff of these organizations has a history of blatant disregard for procedures required for any law enforcement agency, let alone a humane agency.
Even if the community isn't outraged by the seizure and destruction of animals, they should certainly be disgusted by the trampling of our rights and the clear lack of oversight for this agency. Unless the community comes together to make this the last time, there will be another publicity stunt at someone else's expense. If it's you, who will be left to stand up for you?
October 8, 2010 at 1:22 a.m.
Just a brief update: The Ohio Attorney General's Office followed up to an email I sent them regarding the actions of the Humane Society. Initially they told me to contact the mayor, that his office oversees the Humane Agents, yet that isn't correct. When I called the OAG representative back I was informed that there is nothing that their office can do. If anyone know differently, please post the information.
October 7, 2010 at 7:02 p.m.
Thank you, catzrule. I plan on being there as well, if possible. Many thanks, and compliments, to all of you who have done so much research and digging. Bravo! Perhaps our local media may one day follow your lead.
October 3, 2010 at 11:15 p.m.
Catzrule: Do you know when and where the case regarding the dogs in Campbell will be held? If the records available to the public how can they be accessed? Thanks!
October 3, 2010 at 10:15 p.m.
betteboop... Maria has started her own charity, she has not been with The Cat Ladies for months. Any issues that you have with Maria should be directed towards her, and her new charity, NOT towards The Cat Ladies as it is now. I have been at the new shelter, and I think you would be pleasantly surprised at how much imporvement has been made. When they re-open you should make time to stop in. And be sure to meet Kimm, she is lovely.
September 29, 2010 at 12:25 a.m.