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