Karina Sanchez
Karina Sanchez

Does anyone have an update on this cause? It is very important and I wanted to know if anything has been done or did it reach the mayor etc?

Jami Bishop-Fleming
Jami Bishop-Fleming
  • Karina Sanchez

To Date they will not provide signage or share correct information on the animals at Brooks.

Karina Sanchez
Karina Sanchez
  • Karina Sanchez

:( so what does the community have to do in order to have this system changed?

Karina Sanchez
Karina Sanchez
  • Karina Sanchez

What is the signage Jami? Please thank you for getting back to me I sign these periods all the time and don't know results but this one is close to home and our community and it stood out to me bc I've been to brooks and it is so sad there I think if every person drove down there they would understand, anyway thank you! You are the main organizer for this petition rt?

Karina Sanchez
Karina Sanchez
  • Karina Sanchez

I meant petitions lol :)

Jami Bishop-Fleming
Jami Bishop-Fleming
  • Karina Sanchez

Change starts everyone being aware and taking action. Contact your city council the mayor, and Kathy Davis,ACS director. Tell your friends, and family about Brooks. They kill these dogs everyday. Doesn't matter if they have kennel space or not. The dogs get three days hold by law, on that third day don't be suprised if half the dogs there are sitting in the killing kennels waiting their turn. Thank you for supporting a Brooks Dog.

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.

Valorie L Guanella Erion

Please stop this, it is horrible!! You can do better, you have the resources and people want to help! People all over the US want these dogs, why would you let them have a chance at life? This is not what Texas used to be about. This is not what Texas used to stand for. This is not about people, it's not about ego, it's not about who's right and who's wrong... it's about beautiful, loving animals that just want a home. Why can't we work toward this with all hands on deck?

Cristina P. Thompson
Cristina P. Thompson
  • Valorie L Guanella Erion

The city officials wants to make sure they do not need to take pay cuts ,,that is the reason and they saving money by killing and do not providing humanly care for our domestic animals !

Kelly Crunkleton
Kelly Crunkleton

If someone will take pics and give bio info., I a happy to post on my FB page. Seems like a site could be created to show these dogs....

Jami Bishop-Fleming
Jami Bishop-Fleming
  • Kelly Crunkleton

a lovely lady that is trying to help these dogs has a page set up on fb https://www.facebook.com/BrooksBabiesArf?fref=ts

Gaye Grabill
Gaye Grabill

From what I read they do not even try to find the owners of strays they pick up! The dogs are held and then killed. Unless the owners know where Brooks is they have no chance to find their loved ones! HORRIBLE!

Gail Ghinger
Gail Ghinger
  • Gaye Grabill

Brooks AFB is near there. You think they could take the sheppards to train for caine unit.

Cathy Rabroker Crenshaw

How can I help? Can people foster?

Eileen Hunter
Eileen Hunter
  • Cathy Rabroker Crenshaw

Cathy, there are two ways you can foster. You can foster for ACS directly and you can also foster for rescues that pull these dogs from the shelter. I think that there is a foster application on their website. If you want to foster through a rescue, I can help you find one as well. It is very rewarding and very fulfilling!

Jeanne Barnard
Jeanne Barnard

Good cause, good luck.

Michele Simmons Besch
Michele Simmons Besch
  • Jeanne Barnard

Thanks Jeanne, and anyone can sign! We need to get this shelter publicized, to give these dogs a chance at life! <3

Amanda Bard
Amanda Bard

Dear Ginger, your facts and statements can be seen on the ACS website. You are not "enlightening" anyone by posting your comments. If you could please REREAD what this petition is asking for. if you need assistance, please ask someone to read it to you. You are on here spouting things to people WHO ACTUALLY TRY THEIR HARDEST TO DO SOMETHING. No one said anything about shutting Brooks down. However, I personally feel the entire ACS needs a complete investigation by an outside agency not...

Dear Ginger, your facts and statements can be seen on the ACS website. You are not "enlightening" anyone by posting your comments. If you could please REREAD what this petition is asking for. if you need assistance, please ask someone to read it to you. You are on here spouting things to people WHO ACTUALLY TRY THEIR HARDEST TO DO SOMETHING. No one said anything about shutting Brooks down. However, I personally feel the entire ACS needs a complete investigation by an outside agency not affiliated with San Antonio in any way. Anyone can put numbers on a page and call it a report. But WE see, every day, what's really happening here. All anyone is asking for is to make BROOKS MORE OBTAINABLE.

Arati Moses
Arati Moses
  • Amanda Bard

Let's stay together as a group over time on this issue.

Lee Gibbons
Lee Gibbons

At least give these dogs a chance!

Sher Lynn
Sher Lynn
  • Lee Gibbons

Where we are Lee,, they do the same thing,, many don't know SPCA and Humane Society are different entities.. and we cannot see many of any of the dogs in either institution here,, I tried,, so wrong all of this is.. :(

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