Robin McGonigal
Robin McGonigal

Save the animals.

Betty Padilla
Betty Padilla
  • Robin McGonigal

Rick Smith is now here in Aurora,il @ animal control

Lila Mach
Lila Mach

Pit Bulls (usually a variety of mixed dogs) ... are the most intelligent, loving dogs and deserve better than humans. Some of us are awesome in trying to get the message out about them. I do see changes. It is truly wonderful what changes we can bring about by organizing and talking back to ignorant and uncaring people. We have to fight the mean and ignorant who vilify these wonderful dogs and condemn them.

Eben Broadbent
Eben Broadbent

Thank you Angelica Maria Almeyda! Inti Duce is a angel (although sometimes quite a handful :), I can't imagine our life without him, in the current situation at his previous shelter I'm not sure he would have ever made it to us. What more can we do? Please let us know...

Angelica Maria Almeyda
Angelica Maria Almeyda
  • Eben Broadbent

Carlene ForJacks we do, he is our baby, he has a big brother and he is very happy ;)

Angelica Maria Almeyda
Angelica Maria Almeyda
  • Eben Broadbent

Thank you Cedar !! Kisses from Kai Turbo

Katherine Lee Hellsten
Katherine Lee Hellsten
  • Eben Broadbent

Signed. It's ridiculous that they've leapt backwards like that thanks to that jerk. Only those who truly care about animal welfare, and not just pragmatic money saving schemes should be given such a responsibility. Really hope this petition convinces them to drop him!
Also, please also sign and share this if you believe animals should not be tortured and killed for their fur; it looks much better on them, anyway! However futile it may seem, we've gotta do what we can - lives are depending on...

Signed. It's ridiculous that they've leapt backwards like that thanks to that jerk. Only those who truly care about animal welfare, and not just pragmatic money saving schemes should be given such a responsibility. Really hope this petition convinces them to drop him!
Also, please also sign and share this if you believe animals should not be tortured and killed for their fur; it looks much better on them, anyway! However futile it may seem, we've gotta do what we can - lives are depending on it: http://www.causes.com/actions/1736270-petition-stop-the-torture-slaughter-of-animals-for-fashion?recruiter_id=148574724&utm_campaign=own_timeline&utm_medium=wall&utm_source=fb

Peggy Pruitt
Peggy Pruitt
  • Eben Broadbent

Save our aminals

Dawn Maynor Lewis
Dawn Maynor Lewis

I am so saddened to hear of this turn of events at the Douglas County shelter. It is imperative that shelters have a positive partnership with volunteers and rescue organizations for the sake of the animals; any county wishing to run a progressive, humane shelter should ensure that AC directors have pro-animal philosophies and that they work cooperatively with volunteers and rescuers. I truly hope that the Douglas County Board of Commissioners will take notice and make pro-animal changes in leadership at the shelter.

Katherine Lee Hellsten
Katherine Lee Hellsten
  • Dawn Maynor Lewis

Signed. It's ridiculous that they've leapt backwards like that thanks to that jerk. Only those who truly care about animal welfare, and not just pragmatic money saving schemes should be given such a responsibility. Really hope this petition convinces them to drop him!
Also, please also sign and share this if you believe animals should not be tortured and killed for their fur; it looks much better on them, anyway! However futile it may seem, we've gotta do what we can - lives are depending on...

Signed. It's ridiculous that they've leapt backwards like that thanks to that jerk. Only those who truly care about animal welfare, and not just pragmatic money saving schemes should be given such a responsibility. Really hope this petition convinces them to drop him!
Also, please also sign and share this if you believe animals should not be tortured and killed for their fur; it looks much better on them, anyway! However futile it may seem, we've gotta do what we can - lives are depending on it: http://www.causes.com/actions/1736270-petition-stop-the-torture-slaughter-of-animals-for-fashion?recruiter_id=148574724&utm_campaign=own_timeline&utm_medium=wall&utm_source=fb

Kristie Liggin Wilder
Kristie Liggin Wilder

This has been so heartbreaking. I don't think the local government truly understands what actually happens at the shelter in terms of volunteers and advocates saving lives. They may not use that as a measuring stick for success, but they should. I really think there is still too much mentality of "it's just a dog" oozing through our culture in this area. And yes, it's not a child. But if there are a handful of people willing to help get them safe, how about using them to put Douglas...

This has been so heartbreaking. I don't think the local government truly understands what actually happens at the shelter in terms of volunteers and advocates saving lives. They may not use that as a measuring stick for success, but they should. I really think there is still too much mentality of "it's just a dog" oozing through our culture in this area. And yes, it's not a child. But if there are a handful of people willing to help get them safe, how about using them to put Douglas County on the map for the RIGHT reasons. It's just such a shame...

Katherine Lee Hellsten
Katherine Lee Hellsten
  • Kristie Liggin Wilder

Signed. It's ridiculous that they've leapt backwards like that thanks to that jerk. Only those who truly care about animal welfare, and not just pragmatic money saving schemes should be given such a responsibility. Really hope this petition convinces them to drop him!
Also, please also sign and share this if you believe animals should not be tortured and killed for their fur; it looks much better on them, anyway! However futile it may seem, we've gotta do what we can - lives are depending on...

Signed. It's ridiculous that they've leapt backwards like that thanks to that jerk. Only those who truly care about animal welfare, and not just pragmatic money saving schemes should be given such a responsibility. Really hope this petition convinces them to drop him!
Also, please also sign and share this if you believe animals should not be tortured and killed for their fur; it looks much better on them, anyway! However futile it may seem, we've gotta do what we can - lives are depending on it: http://www.causes.com/actions/1736270-petition-stop-the-torture-slaughter-of-animals-for-fashion?recruiter_id=148574724&utm_campaign=own_timeline&utm_medium=wall&utm_source=fb

Carl Pyrdum
Carl Pyrdum

I encourage all residents of Douglas County to sign this petition. I was removed from the Animal Control Advisory Board in Douglas County on February 5th for speaking out against Rick Smith and his regressive anti animal welfare agenda. Rick Smith's agenda of animal control first and always to the detriment and death of healthy adoptable animals must be stopped. Rick Smith needs to be stopped and the people of the community are the only ones capable of making that happen. Rick Smith needs to...

I encourage all residents of Douglas County to sign this petition. I was removed from the Animal Control Advisory Board in Douglas County on February 5th for speaking out against Rick Smith and his regressive anti animal welfare agenda. Rick Smith's agenda of animal control first and always to the detriment and death of healthy adoptable animals must be stopped. Rick Smith needs to be stopped and the people of the community are the only ones capable of making that happen. Rick Smith needs to be shown the door, before his record of killing animals in Douglas county rivals his record while in St. Joseph Missouri. The county commissioners of Douglas county need to be made aware that they will be held accountable by the people and they will answer for the gross negligence of hiring this man and allowing him to continue in employment if they do not immediately rectify their mistake. This issue is not going to die. The only thing that is going to die are countless animals who will be sacrificed while politicians play political football with the issue of shelter animals lives and their refusal to admit to their mistake.

Katherine Lee Hellsten
Katherine Lee Hellsten
  • Carl Pyrdum

Signed. It's ridiculous that they've leapt backwards like that thanks to that jerk. Only those who truly care about animal welfare, and not just pragmatic money saving schemes should be given such a responsibility. Really hope this petition convinces them to drop him!
Also, please also sign and share this if you believe animals should not be tortured and killed for their fur; it looks much better on them, anyway! However futile it may seem, we've gotta do what we can - lives are depending on...

Signed. It's ridiculous that they've leapt backwards like that thanks to that jerk. Only those who truly care about animal welfare, and not just pragmatic money saving schemes should be given such a responsibility. Really hope this petition convinces them to drop him!
Also, please also sign and share this if you believe animals should not be tortured and killed for their fur; it looks much better on them, anyway! However futile it may seem, we've gotta do what we can - lives are depending on it: http://www.causes.com/actions/1736270-petition-stop-the-torture-slaughter-of-animals-for-fashion?recruiter_id=148574724&utm_campaign=own_timeline&utm_medium=wall&utm_source=fb

Loriann Unbewust Ross
Loriann Unbewust Ross
  • Carl Pyrdum

I've signed and shared from Ladson,SC. This man needs to be working for the prisons and NOT animals RESCUES!!!!

Justin Anthony Couch
Justin Anthony Couch

Y'all voted this individual into office

Donna Agripino
Donna Agripino
  • Justin Anthony Couch

Justin, let me correct you, the commissioners are the ones that hired this man. Smith was not "voted in", and the citizens of Douglas County DID NOT have any say in the matter.

Justin Anthony Couch
Justin Anthony Couch
  • Justin Anthony Couch

Donna but the people that picked him for the position comes from a elected position, so technically he was voted indirectly..

Tammy Casey Joey N
Tammy Casey Joey N

our homes are being revalued at 1/3 of what we bought them for, our water is filthy, and now they are coming after our family pets. great job douglas county. when can I re elect all of you, since voting is so important.

Maureen Hauck
Maureen Hauck
  • Tammy Casey Joey N

i just sent an email to all of the douglas co. commissioners listed by rainbow connections. asked for answers today. advise you get as many douglas co.residents as possible to do the same. call and email. they'll listen if they feel there jobs are on the line. BTW i'm in cherokee co.

Katherine Lee Hellsten
Katherine Lee Hellsten
  • Tammy Casey Joey N

Signed. It's ridiculous that they've leapt backwards like that thanks to that jerk. Only those who truly care about animal welfare, and not just pragmatic money saving schemes should be given such a responsibility. Really hope this petition convinces them to drop him!
Also, please also sign and share this if you believe animals should not be tortured and killed for their fur; it looks much better on them, anyway! However futile it may seem, we've gotta do what we can - lives are depending on...

Signed. It's ridiculous that they've leapt backwards like that thanks to that jerk. Only those who truly care about animal welfare, and not just pragmatic money saving schemes should be given such a responsibility. Really hope this petition convinces them to drop him!
Also, please also sign and share this if you believe animals should not be tortured and killed for their fur; it looks much better on them, anyway! However futile it may seem, we've gotta do what we can - lives are depending on it: http://www.causes.com/actions/1736270-petition-stop-the-torture-slaughter-of-animals-for-fashion?recruiter_id=148574724&utm_campaign=own_timeline&utm_medium=wall&utm_source=fb

Ruthe Shaddix Perdue
Ruthe Shaddix Perdue

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated".. Gandhi

Linda Ann Reynolds
Linda Ann Reynolds

The so called Animal Services Director of cruelty and ignorance needs to stand down. Douglas County has many animal lovers who appreciate what the Lord created. If he is trying to keep money saved for himself, he will not succeed because someone like me will be watching this looser. May the pain and suffering he inflicts come back to him l0 fold. Darkness and evil always returns to the doer!

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