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.

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.

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.

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

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