Deborah Tyrrell-Turner
Deborah Tyrrell-Turner

The problem is the people who do not take pet ownership seriously and think they can just give up their animals whenever times get a little hard. When hundreds of people are surrendering their pets daily and will not spay and neuter their pets this is the result. Too many animals not enough room to house and very limited resources. Rescue groups can only do so much they need funds and volunteers to help and pet owners to be more responsible.

Mercedes MooMoo
Mercedes MooMoo

if a person goes without food thats there own faulf they can work dogs cant work they need to let people adopt animals if they cant take care of them anyone that lets there dog lose or throws them out in the street should b shot people r just assholes and dont care of anything accept themselves they r very rude bastards

Coyote Windsong
Coyote Windsong

I won't sign this petition because it's not based on fact, but rather based on the media hype that Hush and DDR have created. Yes there is a problem in Detroit, but there are several rescues that are doing awesome work - Detroit Bully Corp, C.H.A.I.N.E.D, and All about Animals, along with several other rescues who take in MI dogs, including dogs from Detroit. DDR is all about raising alarm and taking in donations, but they are not respected in the rescue community. I won't sign anything that glorifies DDR.

Sherran Herman
Sherran Herman
  • Coyote Windsong

You could not be more off base. Detroit is suffering and broke. I saw this on the news tonight. Poor babies are living in the houses where their humans have left them. There are only 4 animal control officers in Detroit now due to bankruptcy. Are you as out of touch as you sound?

Coyote Windsong
Coyote Windsong
  • Coyote Windsong

Yes, Detroit is suffering and broke, but this petition refers people to DDR, and I won't support them. I've been fostering dogs in SE MI for over 4 yrs, so I know there is a problem, and dogs are suffering, and more should be done, but DDR is not the answer. 2 yrs ago DDR was given a donation of $1.5 million to build a no kill shelter in Detroit, and they don't even have the plans for a shelter at this point, and they won't be upfront about where the $$ is, or what they're doing with it. ...

Yes, Detroit is suffering and broke, but this petition refers people to DDR, and I won't support them. I've been fostering dogs in SE MI for over 4 yrs, so I know there is a problem, and dogs are suffering, and more should be done, but DDR is not the answer. 2 yrs ago DDR was given a donation of $1.5 million to build a no kill shelter in Detroit, and they don't even have the plans for a shelter at this point, and they won't be upfront about where the $$ is, or what they're doing with it. So read what I said, yes there is a problem, but signing this petition is giving DDR credit/support and I won't do that. I'll keep working with reputable rescues/people and keep saving dogs.

Ian Gilsenan
Ian Gilsenan

I would sign this petition, BUT, it would mean a "catch and kill" policy would be bought in, which would be totally against my principles

Ellen Lytle
Ellen Lytle

meanwhile the dogs and cats suffer b/c now no one cares for them/ how f'n dare these communities raise dogs for fighting and protection and then cast them aside when life doesn't go their way omg, these people will suffer terribly from leaving pets homeless to suffer and die / also we must fine people heavily who refuse to neuter or spay/

Ellen Lytle
Ellen Lytle

yes it's humans who are culpable here and certainly NOT jewish folks who have always take animal welfare very seriously/ and YES to the amish who don't seem to give a damn about animal suffering

Vickie Smith
Vickie Smith

this is a very, very bad situation! what needs to be remembered is, IT IS NOT THE DOGS FAULT. i,m not totally blaimimg the owners, but they are responsible for thier pets. Detroit can set the example here. lets do this the right way. there are many folks who are willing, i,m sure, in this city that care about the pups. ask for thier help and i bet they will.

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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