On Mounds shuts down Rock County Humane Society satellite adoption center
"You can please all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot please all the people all the time."A version of an Abraham Lincoln quote.
It is what we do everyday, Euthanasia has decreased and increased adoptions of animals into loving new homes has happened each year since the hiring of Angela Rhodes.
On City wants 21 percent water rate hike
With out the rate increase they would earn less than 1% on it's infrastructure investment, with they would earn 5.35%.
Who do I get to charge if I don't get the return I wanted on my new toilet and shower head I installed over the weekend????
On Was your first car memorable?
The first car I drove is for sure in a junk pile by now 71 Ford F250 With a 351 windsor engine and a granny gear. It was a rust pile when i learned to drive.
The first car I bought and took a loan out for, 1950 Chevrolet Fleet Line Deluxe, 2 door fastback, Maryland Black, Assembled here in Janesville. New Gas Tank, lines and tires. I might break 24,000 miles this year if I take it out again for a cruise.
On Dane County reduces cat adoption fees
6.12.070 Dogs and cats-- limited number allowed
Not more than a combined total of four dogs and cats may be maintained on any lot or residence. In no event may more than three dogs or three cats be maintained per lot or residence, regardles of the combination.
On How long can humane society provide stray animal control services?
1924Grant - I do have a soon to be ex-wife, whom I met at R.C.H.S and later married. You have stated this before to what goal?
Your questions remind me of a story.
While walking along a beach, an elderly gentleman saw someone in the distance leaning down, picking something up and throwing it into the ocean.As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, picking up starfish one by one and tossing each one gently back into the water.He came closer still and called out, “Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?”The young man paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean.”The old man smiled, and said, “I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?”To this, the young man replied, “The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them in, they’ll die.”Upon hearing this, the elderly observer commented, “But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can’t possibly make a difference!”The young man listened politely. Then he bent down, picked up another starfish, threw it back into the ocean past the breaking waves and said, “It made a difference for that one.”
I'm placing starfish back, what are you doing?
The new red van, 2 vehicles were traded in on. The dealership paid for all the graphics and the vehicle was reduced well below MSRP. Thank you, again, Gordie Boucher.
We still have a number of fundraiser's the next will be Saturday Dec. 4th 10-3 at K&W Greenery, Holiday Portraits. We have even recently had new ones. Join our Facebook page or visit our website www.rockcountyhumanesociety.com for information if you can.
The facility has been at maximum capacity for several years, built in 1976 and an addition in 1996. Architects have looked at the building, and made recommendations. Consultants before Ms. Rhodes arrived said contracts needed to be increased. The contracts did not expire until this year.
It is a community issue that needs a community solution. The contracts for the larger municipalities were multiple year contracts and increases were asked for then, and negotiated. 3 years ago Rock County, Wisconsin, the U.S.A was in a vastly different economic climate.
If R.C.H.S had to depend on donations we would be smaller than we are now. We would be a non-profit animal rescue. That would provide shelter and care for unwanted or homeless animals. That could be evaluated and placed up for adoption, not have to be held for 7 days as a stray, as state law dictates. We would also not be contractual obligated to take biter animals, vicious dogs, and feral cats, that cannot mostly be placed for adoption. We would also be able to work with Community Cat to provide more low cost spay and neuters for dogs and cats.
We have to make appointments and delay taking owned animals due to the fact that, 90% of the animals we receive are stray animals we are under contract to hold for 7 days. With our capacity and the volume of animals coming in every day we can only take unwanted or owned animals owners can no longer care for when we have room to house both. If we have no room, we would have to euthanize an animal to make room for a new animal. The new animal has no inalienable right to displace the animal we are already caring for. We try to redeem, transfer, or adopt all the animals we have as quickly as we can to make room for more. The animal owner is generally dealing with 1 or 2 animals. We are dealing with over 300 animals on average, that we are also trying to place.
With the new Puppy Mill Law the Humane Society will have dramatically increased costs to comply with and be able to still function as it does today. And every penny will be used responsibly to achieve this in the coming year.
The graph is innaccurate due to revenues from contracts and fundrasing being lumped together. The fundraising supplements the stray animal holding and control. Donated money should be used to care for animals until homes are found for them, not for stray-animal control. The revenue is misleading due to Estates or donations that come in unexpectedly and the budget is met. The humane society has contracted for over 15 years to house stray animals. The facility will only be able to handle this capacity for another year. "Both Janesville and Beloit asked us to please reconsider for at least one more year providing those services. We agreed."
MikeF - The graph is misleading. It includes all revenue and assets (Building, property and vehicles)
On Council protests stray animal increases
1924grant – I opened myself up to your ridicule by posting here to try and correct misinformation. You have goaded me to respond. 5:32pm is almost, at the present time accurate.
5:31pm is inaccurate and false, a great number of your other posts relating to this matter are also inaccurate and false. It is unknown if your posts constitute libel, someone on retainer will have to give an opinion on that.
I will not respond to any more of your posts, however misinforming they maybe.
On Humane Society looks to double its city contract
The Town of Center has had a signed contract since the first of the year.
Which covers the pick up or drop off of stray dogs, and the drop off only of stray cats.
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