Richard Creveling
Richard Creveling

The petition begs that, ". . .something must be done. . ." My concern is the ambiguity's consequences of Detroit's mounting a task force to kill them all.

Pamela Michele
Pamela Michele

What many are failing to see is what's really happening with some of the dog owners in Detroit. I follow quite a few dogs rescues in and around the city (Detroit Dog Rescue isn't the only one by the way). There are owners who are unwilling to have their dogs spayed/neutered - not even for free. Many are breeding them (and are not licensed to) to make a profit whether the dog is to be used for status, guarding, or dog fighting. A lot of these strays are dogs that escaped, were used as...

What many are failing to see is what's really happening with some of the dog owners in Detroit. I follow quite a few dogs rescues in and around the city (Detroit Dog Rescue isn't the only one by the way). There are owners who are unwilling to have their dogs spayed/neutered - not even for free. Many are breeding them (and are not licensed to) to make a profit whether the dog is to be used for status, guarding, or dog fighting. A lot of these strays are dogs that escaped, were used as bait dogs that were thrown out to die, females that were bred over and over again until it nearly kills them, dogs with severe mange that they tie to a freeway overpass rather than take to a vet. These dogs became useless to these people and are intentionally abandoned because some people are selfish and don't give a shit about the dogs welfare. Claiming there are strays due to poverty so their owners cannot afford their care for them is only the tip of a very big iceberg.

Palma Rice
Palma Rice

Why have so few people signed this petition??

Jayne Svetanoski
Jayne Svetanoski
  • Palma Rice

its only just commenced 12 hours ago :) it will gather momentum :)

Christine Pahlmann
Christine Pahlmann

I am not sure that this petition is not counter productive. Ending in the dogs being caught and transported to the gas chambers in masses.

Christine Pahlmann
Christine Pahlmann
  • Christine Pahlmann

It should be made clearer that the issue is to be solved by NOT killing the dogs.

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. :(

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~~~~

Lana Latetia Lawrence
Lana Latetia Lawrence

..people should be cognizant of the consequences of taking on animal care when not inclined, equipped or passionate. Having a pet takes alot and requires discipline, love, dedication!! Don't like a canine convention? Then step, any form of brutality is UNACCEPTABLE

Annette Barzilai-Patrone

AMEN Katherine Wright. And here's the link to DDR - Detroit Dog Rescue http://www.detroitdogrescue.com/and KATHERINE I LIVE AND BREATH THIS STATEMENT YOU SAID "... Animals should NEVER have to pay for our sins. No animal deserves to ever be abused, neglected, abandoned, tortured or murdered, and YES we ALL need to help and for the moment, we can all "SIGN THE PETITION" TODAY!

Katherine Wright
Katherine Wright

And this is not just Detroit's problem......this affects our entire state and we need Detroit to survive and thrive. And we need to start doing better by the animals.....humans have failed them miserably.

Katherine Wright
Katherine Wright

There are a few groups who are trying to change things, at least for the dogs of the D. One of those groups is DDR, Detroit Dog Rescue. Check out their website for updates on what they are doing. Their hope is to build Detroit's first no-kill shelter. Animals should NEVER have to pay for our sins. No animal deserves to ever be abused, neglected, abandoned, tortured or murdered.

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