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Julia Hood
Julia Hood

Fine the residents are are setting these dogs homeless. the people are breeding and not spaying the females. SPAY THE FEMALES. WOULD'T HURT FOR THE CITY TO HAVE A PROGRAM SO PEOPLE CAN AFFORD TO FIX THEIR PETS AND SPAY THE STRAY FEMALES.

Julia Hood
Julia Hood
  • Julia Hood

I feel so bad for these poor dogs who are being left in this city. Stop Dog Fighting, Stop Breading to Fight. Stop Breading to make money. It's these poor Dogs who are suffering from all This Shit People are doing and forcing them to live this Kind of life :(

Susan Leston
Susan Leston
  • Julia Hood

Julia your point about spaying female dogs is so true~~good for you. However, BOTH male & female dogs (and cats) need to be neutered, not just females. Intact (unneutered) males (especially when kept on a chain) can be more territorial, more aggressive, more likely to fight with other dogs or attack people. Doesn't look like Detroit has a extra penny to enact a low-cost neuter program. Wouldn't it be great if vets would just do these procedures for free knowing how extremely important this is~~~~

Jayne Svetanoski
Jayne Svetanoski

Symbiotic Suffering
The number of strays signals a humanitarian crisis, said Amanda Arrington of the Humane Society of the United States, based in Washington. She heads a program that donated $50,000 each to organizations in Detroit and nine other U.S cities to get pets vaccinated, fed, spayed and neutered.

Kathryn Baker
Kathryn Baker
  • Jayne Svetanoski

I would think that $50,000 would go a long way to alleviate this problem in Detroit. what has been done with the money?

Marion Tjagvad
Marion Tjagvad
  • Jayne Svetanoski

Well Jayne it is obvious that the money was not used for that purpose!! An investigation needs to be done into this matter NOW!!

Coyote Windsong
Coyote Windsong
  • Jayne Svetanoski

The spays and neuters have been happening with the $50k grant given. Watch CNN tonight at 7pm and you'll get more info about it.

Todd Ponagai
Todd Ponagai

When the dogs are picked up. Take them to a rescue. Do not taking them to Detroit Animal control. Where they will die instantly. Keep the animals alive. Not a death sentence.

Jayne Svetanoski
Jayne Svetanoski
  • Todd Ponagai

agreed Todd :) we only want to see these poor animals handled humanely and given a chance at life. Someone needs to organize help for the locals... they are obviously struggling and fighting hard to manage the issue. OVERWHELMED would be an understatement ... we're sure.

Florence Ticknor
Florence Ticknor

Detroit is a nasty city, i dread when i have to go there, How can anything be done when you have the mayor and his sidekicks stealing all the money, no one in Detroit cares and that is why the poor animals will suffer.

Mary Barson
Mary Barson
  • Florence Ticknor

People do care. I worked in Animal Rescue in the worst parts of Detroit. Trust me, people do care. Not enough people though. :(

Lyn Gilligan
Lyn Gilligan

That's Not Fair! Where I live, I'm Not supposed to Have my Babies but, they Go Where I Go! Simple! So Sick of hearing, I Can't afford the food. I have 5 Babies (Kitties) & feed my outside cat that, I beurre he's homeless but, Don't know for sure? It's Sickening!! I Wish I could Do more!! Stopping these people from EVER having a Beautiful Baby AGAIN & Locking their butts Up, is a Start!! We Need Change Now!!! GOD BLESS. ~ All of our furry Babies!!!

Dianne Boling Murray
Dianne Boling Murray
  • Lyn Gilligan

One place to start is to have your "outside cat" spayed if female and neutered if male. If you and other responsible citizens don't...the animal population will continue to grow...(your 5 babies). Spaying and neutering is not that expensive, but it will help keep dogs and cats from continuing to produce baby after baby. I'm surprised that the city of Detroit has not offered to help pay for the procedures.

Chgoe Suzan
Chgoe Suzan
  • Lyn Gilligan

I'm with Dianne - get that outside cat fixed - fix and release programs are all over..........your only adding to the problem

Kaye Sutton Jones
Kaye Sutton Jones

We see this problem everywhere, just now Detroit is in the news! It's not the poor animals' fault, it the owners and the ignorant citizens who do not care for their pets. Yes poverty is very much an issue, and people have to survive, but still, we feed foreign countries every day and we have this horrific situations right here in our back yards! Wake up America. We need to help our own citizens so they can take care of their families - including their pets! We don't see the local animal...

We see this problem everywhere, just now Detroit is in the news! It's not the poor animals' fault, it the owners and the ignorant citizens who do not care for their pets. Yes poverty is very much an issue, and people have to survive, but still, we feed foreign countries every day and we have this horrific situations right here in our back yards! Wake up America. We need to help our own citizens so they can take care of their families - including their pets! We don't see the local animal shelters on our United Way Pledge card...let's push for that to become a reality!

Bianca Waters
Bianca Waters
  • Kaye Sutton Jones

Why have a pet if poor is the issue? Kids can't be kicked out when money is short! Think before taking on the responsibility. Don't take the easy way out and abandon! You are right Kaye! Strays are a big issue down south as well. Dogs here are replaced in a heart beat. Not treasured like a family member. Once a dog found a way out of the yard it was confined to for years, got hit by a car, or got abandoned because of behavior issues the owner didn't want to bother with, it's just replaced...

Why have a pet if poor is the issue? Kids can't be kicked out when money is short! Think before taking on the responsibility. Don't take the easy way out and abandon! You are right Kaye! Strays are a big issue down south as well. Dogs here are replaced in a heart beat. Not treasured like a family member. Once a dog found a way out of the yard it was confined to for years, got hit by a car, or got abandoned because of behavior issues the owner didn't want to bother with, it's just replaced with another cutie off a truck, available on any freaking corner in the city! And the sad part is that people will tell their stories of how many dogs they have had without even thinking that there could be something wrong with it. Unbelievable that I have to load up weapons like Rambo to feel safe on our daily dog walks:( What a country?

LeeAnn Marie Williams Downs

The majority of my family is from Detroit area and it has become a disgusting place in many ways. While unfortunate it is true. If you are unable to properly care for your pets (includes neuter/spay, feed, bathe, love and much more....than simply do not get one. Pets are a responsibility just like children and far to many people should not have either. My hope is this problem is addressed not only in Detroit but other places as well.

Tanya Lala
Tanya Lala

Well maybe now people will wake up & have some compassion for these animals they abandon & leave behind!!!! Clearly this city needs re-educated on how to look after a pet! Yes, they will probably all be killed now, because the law isn't strict enough on animal rights! In the UK if you left your animal abandoned in a house, u would be in serious s**t... Either banned from keeping pets & a fine or prison!

Bess Cofield
Bess Cofield
  • Tanya Lala

My husband was saying the same thing last night.

Donna Abrescia
Donna Abrescia

Maybe the packs of stray dogs will feed on the useless people who live there...win win.

Mia Hellström
Mia Hellström

It's the animal owners responsibility to care and take care of their pets. In a civilized country/state abandoning animals should, of course, be outlawed. How any society allows and accept that people throw their animals out on the streets, which makes it a problem for the whole community, is beyond me. That is animal abuse, nothing else and should be considered a felony. Spay/neuter your dogs and find them homes instead of killing or abandoning them!

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