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Making people aware of the truth in the way The Humane Society of Mb. Treats owners of beloved pets

Whether a cat dies, is lost or stolen, or must be placed in a new home, this is the place to gather together to give and receive love and support when you experience the loss of a beloved cat.

  


Member Since
09/03/2009
 
 
Purred: Tue Jun 18, '13 12:45pm PST 
I lost my beloved cat Rreoww one week ago. I can't imagine life without her . I miss her so much. My little guy is here with me and he can't figure out where she is.
I am not just dealing with grieving but also the terrible, cold,mean way that she and I were treated.
I callef the Humane Society for help because I just finished school and started a new job and did not have money to pay but I knew she had to be seen by a vet. I explained to the girl who answered, my situation and before I could catch my breath, she stated that I would have to, surrrender my beloved cat, sign a paper, and there was no guarantee that I,would get her back . I was dumbfounded and told her that was such a cold way to tell someone whose pet was ill and I needed help.
I asked to speak to someone else that had some compassion and heart because she was very cold and she had her textbook policies down but had no heart. She carried on and seemed to enjoy my pain that I was expressing. I finaly hung up and talked to someone else. The woman them suggested that I try and scrape the money together to take my girl to the vet which I did. I have spent thousands of dollars and would spend thousands more to help my babies , I just didn't have it at this time. While at school in November, I had taken both to tthe Humane Society for a check up anf I didnt have to surrender or sign papers and when I called the CEO, Bill Mcdonald, he was very rude, very unprofessiional and when I asked him what he thought some of the donations were to be used for, he told me in a very sarcastic voice,it was not for peoples pets to be taken care of! I was extremely shocked , for many animal lovers donate large amounts of money and in some cases , they will their entire fortunes to the Humane Society and it was common sense that their wishes would be for the care of peoples beloved pets, not just his CEO paycheck.
In the 2 weeks that this all transpired, I have encountered 4 very cold, power hungry and money hungry individuals, that are supposedly in the business of «caring for animals » . God help the poor animals , and their owners that are in their way!
Then to,add salt to my wound , the girl that I has originally talked to, caled the Animal Protection and I recieved a visit from a overbearing , judgdmental officer that treatef me like a criminal when all I wanted was help from the agency. I believe the girl had malicious intent for sending him to see me because I spoke my mind to her.i have recieved no explanation, nothing for the stress they put me through. I want it be investigated.
The vet would not let me see my beloved Rreoww for the last time because I had no money to pay the vet bill and I cannot recieve her ashes until it is paid in full, no payments..
I am severly distressed and am having a terrible time coping with everything plus the ,Protection officer has given me a short time to get my little.boys dental done . He said he's too shinny. I explained he was always small, eats all the time and is gererally healthy. He is 14 and still runs around like a kitten.
,I'm so stressed, and worried that he will try and take my baby.
I feel,he pressured me into having Rreoww put down. I know she was sick but it all comes down to the almighty dollar. He even told me that the Vet is a business in the end.
I M having a hard time wrapping my mind around the fact that these people that take an oath to care for animals actually care more about money than saving animals. Its a terrible realization.
I hope no one else ever has to go through this which is why I decided to make this page, to make people aware of this paticular Humame Society and others that I'm sure exist.
Pleaxe share any stories you may have and maybe we can band together to help other pet lovers.frown
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Monster

It's all about- me.
 
 
Purred: Thu Jun 20, '13 2:40pm PST 
I'm so sorry you lost your kitty. Here's a link to a page with information about financial assistance for vet care. There's a link on the page to organizations across the country as well. Your boy kitty has the classic signs of hyperthyroidism - eats a lot, doesn't gain weight, very active. It's important to get him to the vet for treatment. Good luck with everything.
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Althea, PAWS

The Special,- Precious, Petite- PrinCESS
 
 
Purred: Thu Jun 20, '13 7:11pm PST 
I am so, so sorry that you came into contact with such heartless people. I understand that there are rules, but there is no excuse for the rudeness to which you were subjected.

I believe that all Humane Societies (those affliated with HSUS) have the same rule: if you bring your pet for vet care, you must sign him/her over to them. On first glance, this appears cruel, but there really is a good reason for that rule. If they treated every pet who was brought to them for free, they'd soon be out of funds to operate. You were a legitimate case, but many, many people lacking your ethics would simply use the humane society for free vet care at their own convenience. The rule, unfortunately, is necessary. Again, that is NO reason for the rudeness you encountered!

My heart breaks for you. Please look into some of the resources available to help with vet bills. May the Creator bless you for your love and compassion and help you to find peace.
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Monster

It's all about- me.
 
 
Purred: Fri Jun 21, '13 8:38am PST 
Hi,Althea. On a tangential issue, just wanted to let you know that shelters with "humane society" in their names are not affiliated with The Humane Society of the United States. The HSUS carries out large-scale rescue operations (like disasters and puppy mill raids) and does advocacy work on behalf of animals. It also does community outreach and has a shelter services program which provides training, grants, and other types of assistance to shelter and rescue staff. However, The HSUS does not own/run shelters or impose any sort of policy on them. Every shelter is independent and makes its own policies.
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Member Since
09/03/2009
 
 
Purred: Sat Jun 22, '13 8:48am PST 
I appreciate ur response but I am in canada .Regardless of wher these ppl are it doesnt change the fact they r cold human beings,masquerading as animal lovers.
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Miss Tiny- Burr Burr

Love and adore.
 
 
Purred: Fri Jul 12, '13 10:19am PST 
im sorry for your loss of cat but your being unfair to the humane society.

That is there policy. for legal reasons they cant just hand out free care, they must get ownership of the cat. they are, after all, not a vet.

sadly, many people call looking for help. so many that they cannot help them. it would be unfair to help one person but not another, so they have the rules.

there are just simply too many cats in the world to be able to help them all. Humane groups are expected to take in every pet and they just can't. the function of a humane group is to take unwanted/homeless pets. they are not there to help owned pets get medical care.

bad people also try to scam free vet care so its also hard to know who really needs it and who doesn't. People who really need it will scrape together money, beg, borrow, plead...if that dosn't work they surrender the cat. its just the way things have to work. There are just too many cats for the humane groups to help.

These humane workers have to keep unemotional when working or else nothing would get done. rules HAVE to be followed for the good of the group. Its not right to call someone uncaring and not an animal lover because they did not express emotions. you dont know what they felt. they need a job and money just like anyone else.
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♥- Nina- ♥- rehomed

Jellybean the- queen <3
 
 
Purred: Fri Jul 12, '13 11:38am PST 
Monster, I think you forgot to post the link.
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Beep

Butt-kicker of- all other cats
 
 
Purred: Thu Jul 18, '13 5:07am PST 
I am convinced that the requirement to work in one of these places is that you not only be an animal hater, but any sociopathic tendencies make you even more likely to be hired.....and promoted to the top ranks quickly! Can you imagine if they had a bunch of animal loving people like us? They would never be able to do what they do, just tossing away and killing animals like it's nothing, or being able to be icy cold about it and not let it affect you....that is the kind of employees they want to work there. So that is what you are going to deal with when you deal with those agencies. At least the ones I have heard about.....I'm sure there are some good people out there, but I would think they are few and far between. Who would be able to do that job if you were an animal lover? It would be too hard. So that is what you get when you deal with such places. People who ARE cold, don't care, who are just there to do a job. I think it takes a real cold person to do most of those jobs. Sorry if I offended anyone that works in a good shelter, I'm sure they do exist, but I have heard too many horror stories of how people and animals are treated at some though. Shocking.
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Miss Tiny- Burr Burr

Love and adore.
 
 
Purred: Tue Aug 20, '13 11:11am PST 
...really? sociopathic tendency? i am offended. have you ever worked at a shelter or done rescue work? the entire weight of the world is placed on your back at these places and you have to live with every problem, issue, complication, and heartbreak that THOUSANDS of people dump on you. Shelter workers have to dish out tough love because no one else wants to dirty there hands. And also the vast majority of people dont seem to want to spay and neuter, or support those causes.

Until over population is a problem that is solved, shelter workers will continue to get the bag of crap to hold. I'd like to see what anyone on this site would do in the shoes of that responsibly. Its really easy to be noble over the internet and say what we all "would" have done. Dont make shelter workers also have to take the blowback for your bad experiences and difficult situations. If you work with animals, be prepared to shoulder some of the responsibly yourself. this includes the guilt of not being able to save them all.
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