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December 7, 2016

Animal shelter budget still in limbo

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  • RonShelby posted at 6:15 am on Fri, Jul 18, 2014.

    RonShelby Posts: 1061

    Clear Lake Shores - That's sad. Thats probably equal to catering for a council meeting.

  • DogVoice posted at 7:24 pm on Sun, Jul 20, 2014.

    DogVoice Posts: 21

    With a Kill Rate over 60% last month (well over 300 deaths) the responsible discussion should be on making the ARC a No Kill shelter (a place that takes care of homeless animals). Bickering over pennies per person in Galveston County will not solve the problem. A full time crematorium "specialist" will not solve the problem. The ARC should be getting out of the business of killing -- not promoting a crematorium (which apparently is one of the "Animal Resources"?) The people funding the ARC should be helping the Health District with all the money needed to become a No Kill shelter ASAP -- adequate veterinary care for sick and injured animals, etc. No excuses.

  • DogVoice posted at 7:25 pm on Sun, Jul 20, 2014.

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  • gecroix posted at 7:51 pm on Sun, Jul 20, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 6421

    So, consideration of available funding should be off the table?

  • DogVoice posted at 8:44 am on Mon, Jul 21, 2014.

    DogVoice Posts: 21

    Killing healthy and treatable animals needlessly should be off the table. Then plan how to apply available funding. Experience in No Kill communities shows that a No Kill mission draws community support, including volunteers of all kinds and funding. Politicians will likely support additional tax funding for a mission the community supports (or they can expect to find themselves on the wrong side of history).

  • gecroix posted at 10:05 am on Mon, Jul 21, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 6421

    A business based on the possibility of funding itself by having taxes raised on citizens who may not share the ideology of the business.
    Sounds like government work...

    I love dogs, too.
    I'd probably kick in a hundred bucks a year or so.
    I'd not expect people who don't, to do...