Thursday, September 22, 2016

Remember Me Thursday

It is that time of year again....Remember Me Thursday  when we bring to light an effort to remember those animals that never get a home of their own.

Be sure to read our post from last week about the local issues still ongoing with the dog shelter in our town. Five rescues filed a lawsuit on Thursday asking for a restraining order to stop the deaths. The Judge wouldn't sign it until they posted a bond of $100,000 to cover the cost of the shelter keeping the dogs alive in the event that the case was dismissed. The money wasn't raised (no surprise given they had about 24 hours), but the rescues agreed to withdraw the case based on an agreement with the dog shelter that no more dogs would be killed without a blood test being done for distemper.

The last update we had was Thursday night when the total number of deaths was at 84. We suspect that more died Friday before the agreement was made, but we can't be sure since there has been no confirmation. Luckily Ohio State University and University of Wisconsin are helping with testing and we hope this will help make a difference. The local humane society is taking in stray dogs rather than send them to the county facility. And rescues have been able to pull dogs that were well past any need to quarantine (ie - their vaccines would have been effective prior to the exposure).


#RememberTheRescue Challenge:
Take a picture of your rescued pet. Post to social media. Use the hashtags: #RememberTheRescue and #RememberMeThursday and your favorite rescue could win food, toys and other prizes. Cool right??

Please take a moment to honor those that HAVE been rescued....and remember those that never got that chance.

17 comments:

  1. So glad something is being tried to be done about the killing of those shelter dogs. That is so horrible. Hope someone has some success.

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  2. I remember reading about this last week in your blog - it's so sad. Unfortunately, it has probably happened a time or two elsewhere also - we just never heard about it. Thanks for bringing it forward for the world to see.

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  3. Those people lost their compassion, and now there is hope. Next dog I see, I'm giving it a hug!

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  4. Humans can be ugly creatures ... thankfully there are good ones too :)

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  5. The local 'shelter' seems to view it as a duty to kill as many animals as possible.

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  6. That is so awful what was going on in the shelter! I hope the killing really has stopped.

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  7. we lited R candle thiz yeer for barrie.....N de crew ~~~~~~~ ♥♥♥♥♥

    and 984 paws up two OSU and UW for steppin up N helpin out

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  8. The situation with that rescue euthanizing all of those dogs is a horrible one. I really hope that there can be some resolution soon. I'm very thankful for the kitties that have shared their lives with me. I have one in my lap right now and that makes me very happy!
    -Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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  9. That is way too many lives to be lost! Horrible.

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  10. That is so sad about your local shelter. In my area we are lucky to have several no kill shelters as well as low cost spay/neuter. Several commenters on my blog have written that cats are shot at their shelters, I can't believe this is still happening.

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  11. It's such a sad story what's happening at that shelter. We purr that no more dogs die.

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  12. That is horrible. Just horrible. I get mad and sad just thinking about it.

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  13. beyond heartbreaking. Deplorable. I pray for a world where we don't have to post about these things any longer catchatwithcarenandcody

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  14. Thank you for the Remember Me Thursday post...but it's sad that we need a day like this. It's so horrible about those poor dogs.

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