All I can say is Wow! Such anger and foul language postings with very little real attempts to persuade others to listen and possibly hear your side of the story. Instead embarrassing rhetoric of who is right and who is wrong and damn them if they disagree. If those of you feel the vindicator ran this story to give the retailer a boost in sales vs a human interest story about a person who seems to like his job ( I wave at you every time I see you ) then DON'T buy the Vindicator. If you think the journalism is poor or they never run "the other side of the story" ( you may want to read 1/18/14 front cover story ), then DON'T buy the Vindicator. If you do not like the very thought of purchasing an animal from a retail store ( I did, and still have my buddy Jackson who is full of energy and often mischievous, but has never had a health issue and filled a large void left from the loss of my 16 year old stray collie over 6 years ago. My grief was immediate and the sale was quick.)then DON'T shop there!. I also have a rescued dog Sadie who came from a puppy mill with only one ear and the temperament of a kitten. She also pees when I pick her up (she won't go outside on her own, even tho she loves it once there) and barks at my husband every time she sees him but sleeps beside him every chance she gets.)We have had her almost 3 years now and got her when she was 6. Clearly she has been scarred which is why I am forever cleaning the floors, changing my clothes and listening to her bark. But we love her. If you would rather get a pet from a breeder, then DON'T get a rescue.We HAVE choices and getting nasty with each other is so ugly!Isn't the point that you should get your animals from where YOU want. Love them, care for them and do what you can for other animals that didn't have the good fortune to find a little happiness. A little respect for each other please.I expect to be slammed by a few (or more) of you, but I'm okay with it. By the way, my son just got 2 lovely dogs from the Mahoning Valley pound 2 weeks ago that are as friendly as any dog I have ever met and my sister adopts elder dogs from the Trumbull County Pound since nobody ever wants dogs at the end of their lives. So say what you will, we are a pretty nice family. And are animals are all pretty cool too, wherever they came from!
January 18, 2014 at 7:32 p.m.
Foster applications for dogs makes perfect sense. Obviously they have to weed out the idiots. Where can we get applications if we weren't able to get to the Humane Society on Saturday?
January 18, 2014 at 5:14 p.m.