Jeanine Garza
Jeanine Garza

Just where is this shelter? Is it part of ACS? Is it new? I've been fostering/rescuing for years in San Antonio and have never heard of it.

Eileen Hunter
Eileen Hunter
  • Jeanine Garza

Jeanine, this facility is on the Brooks City Base. It is VERY difficult to find and when you drive up , it mostly looks like an abandoned junk yard. The buildings are more like trailers or sheds, that look like they are only supposed to be temporary. It does not look well maintained and there is no where as a rescuer that you can take a dog out of their cage and do a proper evaluation

Kelly Keeton Plessala
Kelly Keeton Plessala
  • Jeanine Garza

Ginger, I don't live in SA any longer if that is what you are talking about but I go each week out to Brooks, take pictures of the dogs, walk them, play with them, collect 100's of blankets for them and supplies that doesn't cost the city anything. I also pray with each dog when I am there that they know for at least that moment in time regardless of what happens to them that someone loved them and cared enough about them to actually be there. I do not hide the fact I don't live in SA...

Ginger, I don't live in SA any longer if that is what you are talking about but I go each week out to Brooks, take pictures of the dogs, walk them, play with them, collect 100's of blankets for them and supplies that doesn't cost the city anything. I also pray with each dog when I am there that they know for at least that moment in time regardless of what happens to them that someone loved them and cared enough about them to actually be there. I do not hide the fact I don't live in SA anymore after 5 years of being a homeowner and paying taxes. I also work in Bexar County and since so few people in the Bexar county actually try to help the Brooks dogs, I have not stopped helping them even though I am Comal County (and yes, I do stuff here too). You are entitled to your opinion and I respect that and yes I have spoken to the leaders you mention as well as other community players. All I would simply ask is before you declare yourself an animal lover who is so knowledgeable about Brooks...you actually go out there ...just once...and see for yourself. When you look into the eyes of the dogs who have no time left and they are literally BEGGING for help, until you see how hard it is to find them that help and until you see the sign in sheet where NO one has come out there, then you can tell me I am wasting my time. But until you actually, do it for yourself, the fact that you are so closed minded is very sad. I would think an animal lover would want to know for certain.

Kelly Keeton Plessala
Kelly Keeton Plessala
  • Jeanine Garza

Closed mind on the subject of Brooks, Ginger. By the way, If you actually went to Brooks you would know that their is a trailer there that you must go to the check in, you would also know what the kennels look like. I didn't ask you about where you volunteer nor do I care. This subject is in regards to Brooks no more, no less.

Gina Gudino
Gina Gudino
  • Jeanine Garza

Ginger, I recommend you visit Brooks Animal Shelter for yourself and then come back to share your experience. Unless you have been there for yourself and experienced what I and many others have experienced then you would not understand.

Eileen Hunter
Eileen Hunter
  • Jeanine Garza

I don't think it is appropriate or respectful for someone to call me a liar, Ginger. Why are you so inflammatory in your responses? If you don't want to be a part of making this change, then don't be. I don't think it is necessary for you to be on here asking me if I am telling the truth and I don't appreciate the personal question of my character. Please leave the conversation if you intend on continuing this

Joy Bergstrom
Joy Bergstrom

Ginger show us a up date about how these dogs are being given more space? Your so fast to jump the gun on this do you work there to help? There must be something wrong or this would have never came up and I know this for a fact. So get it Changed so more animals will live.

Eileen Hunter
Eileen Hunter
  • Joy Bergstrom

Ginger, Where on the ACS website do you see Brooks publicized? Have you been out to the facility? With my GPS, it took me 25 minutes to find where Brooks is located when I was already on the base. How do these dogs get saved without anyone going there? This is a petition to get Brooks pubilcized so that people can find out how to go out there and save these dogs. And There are NO signs that lead you to the Brooks location, so I'm not sure where you are getting your information, but it is a pretty hidden place. Again, have you been there?

Kelly Keeton Plessala
Kelly Keeton Plessala
  • Joy Bergstrom

Wow Ginger, you really are uneducated about Brooks. 1000's of adoptable animals have gone through there in the last 9 months alone -1000's!!! BROOKS IS NOT A QUARANTINE FACILITY! Just take the time to educate yourself. Look at https://www.facebook.com/BrooksBabiesArf....just look at the animals out there. Its because people think like you do and use their "2nd Hand Knowledge" instead of actually going out there and seeing for themselves. Would you like a map? Oh wait, you already know how...

Wow Ginger, you really are uneducated about Brooks. 1000's of adoptable animals have gone through there in the last 9 months alone -1000's!!! BROOKS IS NOT A QUARANTINE FACILITY! Just take the time to educate yourself. Look at https://www.facebook.com/BrooksBabiesArf....just look at the animals out there. Its because people think like you do and use their "2nd Hand Knowledge" instead of actually going out there and seeing for themselves. Would you like a map? Oh wait, you already know how to get there because of all the signs up and the info on the ACS site. This petition has gotten started to help the dogs get out alive because unfortunately, to many people don't have the correct info.

Eileen Hunter
Eileen Hunter
  • Joy Bergstrom

Ginger, go out there and tell me how long it takes to you find the ACS facilty once you are on base. Also being a lover of "reality and truth" I suggest that all who would like to know more about this facilty go there and take a look for themselves. Or, you can get your information from the Media and ACS, because that information is always factual and correct, right?

Holly McCauley
Holly McCauley
  • Joy Bergstrom

Ginger - Brooks information isn't listed on the main ACS website and the fact of it being open to the public is even confusing. http://citizens.sanantonio.gov/knowledge/knowledge.jsp?id=1010049372

Eileen Hunter
Eileen Hunter
  • Joy Bergstrom

Ginger, if you read my first post, that you actually commented on, you would see that I have been out there and the office that they use is a trailer, like a trailer home. How do you know what it looks like if you have never been there. No one is saying that the issue of animals in this city is solely because of this facility. But it is going to take attention to multiple areas to improve things. Yes, people need to be responsible and spay and neuter their pets. Yes, the laws in place have...

Ginger, if you read my first post, that you actually commented on, you would see that I have been out there and the office that they use is a trailer, like a trailer home. How do you know what it looks like if you have never been there. No one is saying that the issue of animals in this city is solely because of this facility. But it is going to take attention to multiple areas to improve things. Yes, people need to be responsible and spay and neuter their pets. Yes, the laws in place have to actually be enforced. And yes, my tax dollars that go to pay for an animal shelter, should go to one that is easily accessible and publicly discussed.

Candice Tharp
Candice Tharp

OH, THIS HAS TO BE CHANGED, HOW HORRIBLE, NOT FAIR AT ALL, EVERY LIVING BEING DESERVES A CHANCE IN LIFE! HOW SAD.

Aundrea Griffin
Aundrea Griffin

Getting the Mayors attention has proven difficult. I am hoping we succeed in getting the 10, 000 and I hope he hears us speak for these dogs out at Brooks!!!

Jami Fleming
Jami Fleming
  • Aundrea Griffin

We just have to keep going, Making noise, We are their voice!!!!

Patti Mansfield
Patti Mansfield

This is insanity - one more time. How can you have a shelter where you do not let people know you have animals? So, basically, it's a killing container! This must be changed! These are lives we're talking about - not things!

Jackson Jmjj King
Jackson Jmjj King

Pope Francis should have spoken the words of Saint Francis of Assisi: "If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion & pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men" - ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI

Aggie Radie Amato
Aggie Radie Amato

Stop hurting these animals.

Margaret Worley
Margaret Worley

I feel all animals should be given a chance for happiness just like humans

Robbin Yarbrough
Robbin Yarbrough

I recently started re-posting pictures of the pets from Brooks Facility in hopes that the more the news is shared, the better the chances of adoption/fostering. The animals at Brooks are from San Antonio. Don't let these babies be forgotten.

Cristina P. Thompson
Cristina P. Thompson
  • Robbin Yarbrough

Robbin ,I did that also ,plus this morning I did send that page of FB to our chanel 8 investigations ,in the DFW metroplex !

Mark Donners
Mark Donners

"kill shelters" are staffed by monsters and sociopaths who belong in a maximum security jail, not in an animal facilty. What kind of monsters are these when even hardened felons have more empathy for a dog than they do

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