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.

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?

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.

Nick Polidori
Nick Polidori

Well,they are slowly fixing their crazy problems in Detroit.But,they also need to work on the animal problems too.People,keep your animals in your house or yard dont let them run free,get your pets fixed,and care more about them.But,I know Detroit has a big animal problem.Hope things work out.

Susan Fountain
Susan Fountain

This petition calls for humanely dealing with the problem...their idea of humane will be to go in and KILL all the homeless animals...this is against my principles and I do not support it...

Lyn Gilligan
Lyn Gilligan

They Get these Precious Babies & Turn them into Vicious fighters or Breed them Too many times to Count! It's Disgusting how these Beautiful Babies are treated & we Need Tougher Laws!! The first ones to Go are the furry Babies &

Kim Simms
Kim Simms

I live in Detroit. Yes, we do have a problem with strays. But I'd just like to point out that over the past couple of years we've had several rescues pop up and they're doing a miraculous job of trying to get this under control. Detroit Dog Rescue and Detroit Bully Corps are just two that come to mind. We are not a national disgrace, and I'm offended by the wording. We have fallen into very hard times and there are lovely people here fighting for hope and resurrection. Detroit's...

I live in Detroit. Yes, we do have a problem with strays. But I'd just like to point out that over the past couple of years we've had several rescues pop up and they're doing a miraculous job of trying to get this under control. Detroit Dog Rescue and Detroit Bully Corps are just two that come to mind. We are not a national disgrace, and I'm offended by the wording. We have fallen into very hard times and there are lovely people here fighting for hope and resurrection. Detroit's government has definitely had a hand in its downfall, but shifty politics is not unique to Michigan so let's not pretend that it is. Personally I'm proud of our local heroes who go out every day and rescue as many lost souls as they can. Things are happening here for the good of the stray population and I invite you to take that into consideration. Please pick your words with a little more care.

Janice McNett
Janice McNett
  • Kim Simms

God Bless you I will pray

Julie Warwick
Julie Warwick

As there are so many empty buildings,couldn't they be turned into dog kennels/ shelters ? The dog population is just going to rise so there needs to be spaying/neutering

Ramona Bibo
Ramona Bibo

Yess it's important to push things for the government the laws need to be verry verry strict, prison and a verry big fine to be payd if you are an underground dog breather, laws just like if you are a drug trafficant, people will be more afraid to become an underground breather, fines could go up to 75 000$ and 2-5 years of prison if you are found guilty per example if you are cought with 300 breathing them this sentence is automatically, few breathers should be allowed with permits and...

Yess it's important to push things for the government the laws need to be verry verry strict, prison and a verry big fine to be payd if you are an underground dog breather, laws just like if you are a drug trafficant, people will be more afraid to become an underground breather, fines could go up to 75 000$ and 2-5 years of prison if you are found guilty per example if you are cought with 300 breathing them this sentence is automatically, few breathers should be allowed with permits and regular visits from inspectors to assure not more than 10 dogs and the animal stores should only buy puppets from theese legal breather or else they could pay a big fine as well, and all owners should have legal papers when buying a dog and sterilization should be obligated from the pet shop as soon as you buy your dog you can only bring it home when the operation is done, plus a lithe chip should be inserted in each animal so if the dog is found abandoned the owner is retraced and amended as well!!

Ginger Solar-Mason
Ginger Solar-Mason
  • Ramona Bibo

Don't you mean "breeder"? It's not breather :(

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