130 Dogs May Be Euthanized (updated)

130 Dogs May Be Euthanized

130 dogs were rescued from Rainbow’s End Animal Sanctuary in Apple Valley, CA two weeks ago, now they may be at risk of being euthanized.

On June 18, Devore Animal Shelter rescued the dogs from the animal sanctuary after reports of bad living conditions and treatment of the animals.  The dogs were not appropriately fed, medical needs were not attended to and they had very little communication with humans.

Unfortunately, a number of the dogs have already been euthanized because of medical reasons and the others were taken to Devore Animal Shelter.

The Devore is now saddled with paying the medical expenses for the dogs and making room for new dogs to enter the shelter.  If the shelter does not find sponsors for the dogs, they will have no other choice but to euthanize them.

Before Devore took on the abused animals, it was able to solicit help from other shelters and people to adopt the dogs that were at Devore to make room for the 130 from the sanctuary.

According to Devore, the puppies and dogs rescued from Rainbow End’s Animal Sanctuary are not suitable for pets because they need so much attention.  They will only release them to rescue groups with proper paperwork. Devore will only release one or two dogs at a time to other rescue shelters.

The rescued animals range from newborn pups to 11-years-old, both male and female are available.

Brian Cronin, chief of animal care and control said a criminal complaint has been filed against the animal sanctuary.

“It’s extremely concerning when a self-proclaimed animal sanctuary fails to fulfill its commitment to the homeless animals it has accepted,” Cronin said in a statement to Fox.

Devore is hoping to get assistance for the remaining 130 animals rescued from the sanctuary and not have to euthanize them.

Any rescue group looking to rescue the Apple Valley dogs can call 909-386-9820.

The Devore Animal Shelter is located at 19777 Shelter Way, San Bernardino, CA 92407.

The compelling photo is not of the actual animals but of what could have been had someone not stepped in and if more shelters do not come forward and assist with these poor animals.

By: Veverly Edwards

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121 Responses to "130 Dogs May Be Euthanized (updated)"

  1. honest   August 26, 2013 at 9:18 am

    i like to be update about this story and if all this dogs are been adopted and rescue. Stop buying animals and breed for business , adopted a love forever a dog is the best thing people can do.

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  2. Judy Rodrigues   July 15, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    We need a law preventing puppy mills around this country!!! They are a big reason as to why we are killing so many animals. Shame on the US for not putting that into place long time ago.

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  3. Nicole Schneider   July 14, 2013 at 9:01 am

    I am a volunteer with The Mutt Scouts. We are pulling as many of these kids as we can and rehabilitating them before their time runs out. We rescued three last week. Please visit us on facebook if you’d like to adopt, foster or donate. Time is of the essence!!
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Mutt-Scouts/219451398122959

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  4. margaret stephens (@itsmetoo2u2)   July 13, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    BTW: The picture of the dogs listed above is very interesting. What dogs would clump together to sleep? Most of these dogs are DEAD !!! Now this picture we need to look into. Did this picture come from the Dog shelter in DEVORE? Please I would like to hear your thoughts.

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  5. Margaret   July 13, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    I am appalled that this article is so much a fraud. The last lines says that this picture is NOT FROM THE ANIMAL RESCUE. The DA in Kern County recently showed some PITA pictures against a rescue. Stating that these were examples of what the rescue could look like.. Damn it!!!
    Thank God the Judge threw those pictures out immediately. He said those pictures are not of this case and not relevant.
    STOP this fraud, to collect money…. Some people want to just want to shut down competing rescues. They are all competing for the same dog bone, MONEY and Jealousy to collect money for themselves, under false pretenses. This is called the big squeeze.
    the name of this game is called the ADAM HENRY Game. Do not get pulled in. Look for yourself, and then decide about the rescue.
    IT IS ALL ABOUT THE DOGS !!! REMEMBER. If you do not have a solution or don’t want to help a rescue that is in need, shut up. You are now responsible, yes you !!! For allowing a rescue in need without you lifting a finger to be the solution. Adopt a rescue today… Be the solution !!
    Thank you Mary Emma Gibson from Canada, now she is a woman with a solution.

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  6. Emily   July 12, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    I’m currently fostering one of the dogs from this situation (who was rescued from Devore). She is one of the oldest dogs that they had–between 10 and 11 or so. She is the sweetest dog! Loves affection and thinks she’s a lap dog. She was pulled by an L.A-based rescue that I am fostering for.

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  7. alice corbin   July 12, 2013 at 9:04 am

    Call Best Friends in Utah—–they do it all!!!!

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  8. Sam   July 11, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    I hope they all find a new owner. Why take in all the animals if you are going to put them down? If I were rich I would donate until they all got owners. Rich people need to do more for the world.

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  9. saddened   July 10, 2013 at 9:02 am

    “will only release to rescue groups with paperwork” & “photo is not of actual animals.”
    Could you possibly make it more difficult to help? Why even post this, why not just say “we’ve found 130 dogs, & unless you pay the ransom, they will all die.”
    I could “rescue” a dog, one…dog. I have no paperwork. There are hundreds of people out there, just like me, but you have tied our hands.

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    • SCAM!!!   July 10, 2013 at 10:18 pm

      The reason why they don’t show the actual dogs is, If you read through the lines, they NEED MONEY TO HELP THESE DOGS!!!!This is a scam and I’ve made it my business to contact the telephone numbers and shelters they list as documentation of these types of stories and have yet to come across one that actually know about these stories. When you come across these stories about abused animals and wanting donations confirm that the agency is aware of this. If you want to help abused/neglected animals its best to donate to your local shelter.

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      • j martin   July 20, 2013 at 12:31 pm

        Not a scam. That is ridiculous. This is a situation that happened in San Bernadino County. The Devore Hoarding Dogs are real. These are largely feral dogs, and need great amounts of rehabbing. You can follow their travels for one, by going to The Mutt Scouts page on facebook..and seeing the nine of them that they took.
        https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Mutt-Scouts/219451398122959

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    • Joshua Howley (@jehowley)   July 12, 2013 at 12:05 am

      A lot of the reason you can’t directly adopt a dog from a situation like this is because they need a lot of work to become “pets” and that is why they require a rescue to pull the dogs so that there are experienced handlers with the dogs that now how to handle the situations that may arise.

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  10. Jane (rescuer in Australia)   July 10, 2013 at 5:57 am

    It’s misleading to show a picture that isn’t actually of the dogs involved. Why not publicise the actual dogs and try and attract breed rescues or rescues that take dogs of certain sizes/kinds???

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  11. Debra MN   July 9, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Dogs including PUPPIES can’t be adopted? I believe most could be rehabbed and make wonderful companions. Give them a chance.

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  12. Char Byrd   July 9, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    It sickens me to know that these so called rescued dogs are being put back in the same situation once again..I pray to God that someone or an organization comes forward and saves these animals who all the want in their short lives is “to love and be loved back”..my hearts breaks for these innocent babies..

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  13. Edith   July 9, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    People should be more responsible for their pets to neuter or spay them! I hope these poor creatures find a good home! May God be with them!

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  14. Mary Emma Gibson   July 9, 2013 at 9:00 am

    These dogs need to be worked with, not ‘put down’! Any dog can be rehabilitated. We have even seen crocodiles be trained to swim, roll-over and respond to human commands-so why on earth could a dog not unlearn and relearn a new way of living! These dogs just need the right handlers to give them what they need. DON”T GIVE UP ON THEM PLS! I am a dog behavioral trainer and live in Canada, I would gladly take on 1-2 dogs to work with.

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  15. Melissa   July 9, 2013 at 7:23 am

    and what will happen to the person that had these animals? a small fine,a slap on the wrist? states should really punish people for such acts against animals.and for you people that are complaining about the shelter,GET OFF YOU BUTTS AND DO SOMETHING!!! call other shelters to see if they can take a few in,offer to help transport them, take food and other items the dogs may need to the shelter.send in cash donations to help with the cost.DO SOMETHING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIFE OF A SHELTERED ANIMAL. YOU’RE COMPLAINING DOESN’T MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

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  16. tara nary   July 8, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    if they really want these dogs to be rescued they should adopt them out to families who will take care of them why do you have to be licensed to love a dog its stupid i would take one , if i could

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  17. kelli magnus   July 8, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    If Devore REALLY wants to save these dogs as they claim, they should be posting picture and ID numbers for ALL of these “rescued” animals. Where the hell are the pictures?? Again, all mouth and no action other than to round these poor dogs up only to kill them for space! Devore, start adding pics now so to this story so people can network and share them. The dogs deserve that.

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    • Marmar   July 9, 2013 at 1:58 am

      Yes, these are poor dogs & we have every reason to feel sorry for the poor things. HOWEVER, the blame is not with Devore. If they didn’t care, they wouldn’t have rescued them at all. Have you worked in animal shelters before? It takes a lot for dogs who potentially have disease and neglect to be considered safe enough to be given a family. Foster families who are willing to take dogs in these conditions are few and far between. Even worse, many would love too, but are not properly equipped with expertise on how to deal with neglected dogs. I’ve worked with dogs, and dogs rescued from similar situations quite a bit. A lot of the dogs I’ve encountered have wild tendencies and were so afraid of people that they’re reaction to many things was to bite. It’s better for a dog who is in such bad condition to be put down then to be made to live when it is suffering & there aren’t the resources to take care of them. That’s why Rainbow’s End has the problem it has, they don’t have the resources to take care of them. We just need to be honest about the whole situation.

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  18. Delphine S Pillar   July 8, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    How can they call that a rescue, when all they do is take them and kill them, what is the matter with these people. why can’t some people adopt them, not everyone has the same skill with animals and many retired vets and others have all day to spend with them. also there are programs at the prisons for dogs to be trained in special programs. Very few dogs are unsalvagable, people yes, but not dogs. I can think of many places where these dogs would be useful and happy. It just requires a little work and commitment. disgusting and they call themselves a shelter, they should be closed down. I don’t know what idiot is in charge in there.

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  19. jme   July 8, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    i contacted dateline nbc again about the sickening policies at this shelter. i want to believe that the staff and board there are trying to do their best, but man, they really know how to get in the way of success. 2 animals per rescue? NO adoptions?? come on. that is nearly the equivalent of saying they WANT to euthanize them all!? plenty of puppy mills get busted, plenty of rescues are capable of judging for themselves how many they can save, the public IS capable of helping SOME. let the willing help already.

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  20. Veverly Edwards   July 8, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Updated article: http://guardianlv.com/?x=-728&y=-117&s=devore+animal

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  21. suzy pearson   July 8, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Totally Agree with you, KB, the animals are not dumb, that is a proven fact, military dogs, service dog, pets who obey commands, ARE NOT DUMB ANIMALS, the Dummies are the ones who think this. I don’t undertand either WHY these animals were all taken in by this shelter, gosh 130 dogs they thought they could get adopted in a timely matter, NO WAY, this should have been discussed among several shelters, NOW the dogs will pay for this…SO WRONG…Humans need to get their ACT together…these are living, breathing, heart pumping animals of GOD!!!

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    • So you feel that it’s better, or more humane to leave them in the desert, in sweltering heat, with inadequate food, shelter or water, fighting, sick and dying-and in the hands of a hoarder? Lets be realistic here. NO animal should be left in those kinds of conditions…and at least they DO have water, food, and aren’t out there broiling in the desert sun as they starve. Is it ideal? No, it is not, but what they were trying to survive in-is UTTERLY UNACCEPTABLE. That is WHY these animals were taken in by this shelter…if you want to be mad, be mad at the hoarder who created this mess in the first place…and the public who see shelters as a convenient dumping ground for the animals that their unaltered pets continue to clog the shelter system with!!

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  22. First, I am appalled that a photo was used that is NOT of the dogs impounded, very misleading, and unethical reporting…please remove it! That said, I often work with feral desert dogs. Unless you have extensive experience in this area of animal welfare, you can have no idea what it is like to try to deal with a truly feral dog. After “rescue” they suffer-a LOT. They are unapproachable, and often aggressive. They’re terrified of people…Many times they have been so removed from human contact, and having learned true pack behavior, they never come back to being the loving, cuddly dogs they once were…and for those born feral, they’re even worse. I see a lot of misplaced anger here. Who is TRULY to blame for this mess? THE HOARDER! While Animal Control knew about these dogs for at least a year…this hoarded continued to collect…and collect…allowed breeding, fights, did not get them medical care, socialize them, or provide them with basic food, water, or shelter. The shelter cannot take the risk of placing feral dogs with people who have little to no experience with the levels of behavior problems feral dogs display. Would you want your child exposed to a dog like this? I wouldn’t. So, instead of demonizing the shelter for at least feeding, watering, and providing shelter for these dogs-if you are truly experienced with ferals, then get out there and take a few that you think you can successfully rehabilitate. These dogs have more now than they did when impounded…at least they aren’t fighting, lying there diseased and dying in searing heat…at least they have food and water…and personally, I would much rather see a feral dog humanely euthanized—than out there suffering what amounts to torture—at the hands of a hoarder. If there is little room at the shelter, blame all of the idiots out there who refuse to spay and neuter their own pets, and use the shelter as a dumping ground for litter after litter after litter.

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  23. Kerry   July 8, 2013 at 7:10 am

    >>According to Devore, the puppies and dogs rescued from Rainbow End’s Animal Sanctuary are not suitable for pets because they need so much attention. They will only release them to rescue groups with proper paperwork. Devore will only release one or two dogs at a time to other rescue shelters.<<

    Seriously?
    Who is this shelter to determine who can give these dogs a home? If someone that isn't a rescue is willing to take the time to adopt one or two, and work with them and take them in, then why kill them?

    And they'll only give TWO dogs per rescue…? Meaning transport costs for us to get them to us would be so outrageous for just two dogs that no rescues will be able to likely step up.

    With "shelters" like tis those dogs are doomed to death.
    This is not a shelter. This is a gestapo group.

    Open the dogs to rescue and adoption and to as many as reputable rescues feel they can humanely help. These dogs do not have to die.

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    • Macie   July 8, 2013 at 9:56 pm

      It is a liability for the shelter to adopt these un socialized dogs to the general public.

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  24. kb   July 8, 2013 at 6:46 am

    I had to say one other thing after posting because i went back to read the past posts . I saw a post where someone called them “DUMB ANIMALS” It is not the animals that are dumb , they are intelligent creatures who know how to learn to speak to us , who read our eyes , our gestures. They strive to please us so that we care for them . It is the human being who it “A DUMB CREATURE” because although we are capable of so much we know and understand so very little in the big scheme of things. We are the species who kill for no reason most often. We are the species who take from the earth no matter what the out come will be. We are the species who so quickly call another “DUMB” because we are the ones who are foolishly blinded.

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  25. KB   July 8, 2013 at 6:36 am

    If there are people out there who are willing to help these dogs by taking one and trying to work with it then that is what should be done. They did not ask to be left without human interaction . There is hope for them if there are people who will give them a chance. If I were not in Ny I would gladly take one and work with it to save its life . If they would send it to me I would take one and help at my own risk . If you treat them with respect and give them time and patience they can be helped. To kill these beautiful animals is a tragedy.

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  26. Tracy Ann Pellegrinetti   July 8, 2013 at 4:52 am

    So So So VERY sad! 🙁

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  27. Meghan Lodge   July 8, 2013 at 3:10 am

    If the dogs are not suitable for homes, they should be humanely euthanized. Yes, what they went through sucks, but why not let them go peacefully instead of forcing them to live forever in another cage; regardless of its comforts? So many healthy animals without issues will be euthanized in their stead. That’s a waste of resources.

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    • Renee' Pedersen   July 8, 2013 at 9:22 am

      And that is the extremely hard truth of it, Meghan. Bummer, but someone had to say it.

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  28. Aslan Behar   July 8, 2013 at 12:43 am

    If you are going to kill all these innocent animals then why you rescued them ??? I hate people wgo gives decision to kill these animals just in 1-2 seconds. Hope these people die in an unexpected why so that they can see how it looks like to kill another creature !

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  29. Renee' Pedersen   July 8, 2013 at 12:28 am

    So, the picture accompanying the article is not actually of the dogs in Apple Valley? If that is the case, I find it misleading and somewhat un-ethical. We are all animal lovers and will do what we can. Selecting the most disturbing pictures to club people into reacting is unworthy. That being said, I certainly understand your motivation, but please leave these emotionally manipulative tactics to PETA.

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  30. DrGloria Borde   July 7, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    People should wake up and find some homes for these dumb animals, who need nothing but a little love and affection and not worry about their breed!

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  31. Jodie Dominguez   July 7, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    where is this pic from? Why are there so many dogs dead? they wouldnt be taking pic for pleading to be rescue with this pic of dead dogs. was this dead dogs from the place they seize them? this picture is very grafty and want to know where this pic was taken and by who and where.

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    • Veverly Edwards   July 7, 2013 at 10:26 pm

      I was attempting to select a compelling pic to get action not to deceive. This is not of the actual animals but of what could have been, and what could happen if they do not get help

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  32. Lisa Ely   July 7, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    The reported that they were very timid…not aggressive..the photo above HAS to be from Romania or some other country. Most of the dogs are white sheps…very dirty…VERY SHY….and about 4 litters of puppies… 2 per rescue?? they have GOT to be kidding!!! Rescues are overwhelmed as it is and would take more dogs with more fosters…Devore will kill them…cause that’s what Devore does best!!

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  33. Marjorie Dunham Mullan   July 7, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Are The Dogs Feral?

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  34. kathy   July 7, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Im a animal lover, my heart goes out to all the animals,

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  35. Tammy N   July 7, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    I don’t understand why no adoptable dogs. Unless they are over six month they hold be able to be adopted. No time to give them so kill them. I don’t get this and I agree PETA will show up collect thousands in donations kill all the dogs as they were being humane which is a huge lad of crap.all the pups should be adoptable and my guess is at least 100 of them could be rehabbed to great adoptable pets.

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    • Dion Schwulst   July 8, 2013 at 7:46 am

      This is in San Bernardino, CA! Not Bernardo ~

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  36. jeffeyer   July 7, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    Please consider to create a new law to ban animal farms to produce more babies for dogs and cats.

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  37. Charulatha   July 7, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    There are lots of human beings too without proper food and shelter. Then y dogs alone must be killed? Is it because humans have six senses to kill animals n create rules against nature?

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  38. Dannielle   July 7, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    so they were taken from a location that couldn’t afford to feed ro care for them, to a new location that can’t feed or care for them.

    meanwhile, Los Angeles wants to BREED puppies to “generate revenue” and dozens of “rescues” in the area truck and fly in thousands of dogs a year for “adoption” (read: $$ SALE$$$) mostly from FOREIGN COUNTRIES (Romania, Puerto Rico, Mexico, the Bahamas, Thailand) yet NONE of them will step up to help these local dogs so desperately in need?

    no money in it, right Brenda Barnett?

    for God’s sake do NOT call in PETA or HSUS all they know how to do is grandstand in their t shirts, take pictures, beg for millions in donations and dump the dogs in some other kill shelter like they always do. heck, PETA shows up with kill vans of their own.

    GO DEMAND that these “dogs without Borders” groups start taking care of their own communities FIRST

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  39. Lisa B   July 7, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    “According to Devore, the puppies and dogs rescued from Rainbow End’s Animal Sanctuary are not suitable for pets because they need so much attention. They will only release them to rescue groups with proper paperwork”…..and yet it says they range in age from newborn to 11 years. So why can’t a young pup be adopted out as a pet???? Puppies need attention anyway…..in fact, dogs of ALL ages deserve attention and should get it from any adopting family. It seems to me that families might be able to provide more one-on-one attention than a rescue. Believe me, I’m NOT knocking rescues…..I’ve fostered many times for several rescues and know what they’re dealing with.

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  40. LUCIA MOREIRA   July 7, 2013 at 3:46 pm

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  41. Lisa Richmond   July 7, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    One of the biggest problems is a lack of available foster homes to house these dogs while looking for forever homes. Monetary donations are needed for the pull fees that Devore Shelter will charge. Then there is money needed for medical attention, spay/neuter, immunization, etc. Without foster homes you add to that daily boarding fees. The expense is tremendous and rescues are over run with the number of dogs that flood the shelters during the 4th of July weekend. Most are not claimed by their owners and require rescue. Anyone looking to help, please google german shepherd rescue southern CA or dog rescue souther CA or some other search. Send an email and ask if they are going to rescue any of the hoarder shepherds from Devore. If they are, send your donation. Also, please consider opening your home to foster one of these dog. I’ve seen the pictures. The puppies are adorable and need out. Some are old enough to be separated from mom. Please foster a puppy or dog. These dogs need you.

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  42. Di Ryan   July 7, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    They need to have a chance to know their living wasn’t in vain!! Don’t know what love is, feels like. To be nurture n taught… Give them a chance please, fair/ justice. Not murder!!
    So many!?!? So unfair!?!? What penalty for the stupid hoarder?!?!

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  43. Robin   July 7, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Please try PETA to. I have called them many times and received help.

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    • Lee Loome   July 7, 2013 at 3:21 pm

      Don’t you know that PETA will simply euthanize any animals they pick up?

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    • Erin B   July 7, 2013 at 7:32 pm

      Please DO NOT contact PETA, they will show up in their “vans” and kill them immediately!

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  44. E Mc   July 7, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    I have shared this on Facebook everytime it has been on my page, and the problem I am having is tons of rescues check facebook every day, yet none are stepping up to help these dogs? What is the problem out there in California? Has everyone that can help get these dogs to safety turned into having a stone cold heart? The shelter should not limit the rescues to only 2 dogs each….what would that mean for new puppies….that they would be separated from their mom? Come on, this is wrong. Devore do not put these dogs down, as you are compounding the problem of causing a lot of people to stop helping and adopting. Let the rescues take at least four of them and do not separate the moms and babies at all. Use the good common sense God gave a billy goat!! Give more time, as much as it takes and send any other dogs to other shelters or fosters as soon as a vet can check them.

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  45. Marion   July 7, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Where can we donate food, money, towels? Will donations help?

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    • suzanne   July 7, 2013 at 2:22 pm

      For anyone willing to donate, I would call the shelter to see if any rescue groups are helping. If they are, I am sure they can use monetary donations along with food, etc.

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    • Michelle Sullivan   July 7, 2013 at 3:32 pm

      This is a great question. I would be willing to donate food, beds, toys etc, if it buys a bit more time to find all 130 dogs a safe haven. it is imcomprehensible to me that this shelter will kill 130 dogs who have done nothing wrong, except to merely be born!!

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  46. David Poteet   July 7, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    That is horrible. What state is this happening in?

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  47. TANIA SMUTS   July 7, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    PLEASE LET US ALL PRAY FOR GOD HAVING MERCY ON HIS CREATIONS, THEY HAVE ALREADY SUFFERED SO MUCH….THANK YOU GOD FOR HEARING OUR PRAYERS IN CREATING A MIRACLE!!!AMEN…

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  48. Camille   July 7, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    It sounds funny to hear someone from Devore saying “it’s concerning that a sanctuary fails to fulfill it’s commitment to homeless animals it has accepted”. From what I’ve heard and seen about how AWFUL Devore is as a shelter, I think it’s the pot calling the kettle black!!!

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    • Kathy Thing-Lewis   July 7, 2013 at 6:52 pm

      Regardless of who is calling the kettle black, the POINT HERE is the animals. Yes you are obviously frustrated and rightly so, but your self righteousness is NOT helping these dogs… please, put your feelings and your opinions in your back pocket and spread the word to HELP not criticize… please. It’s about these dogs… and ONLY about these dogs.

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  49. Mary Garrett   July 7, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Please someone give these dogs a better chance. The problem is no their fault!!

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  50. Kim Lambert   July 7, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    At least they are trying…..bureaucracy shhesh x

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  51. Elvira   July 7, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Please give them a chance!

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  52. Ginger Wirt   July 7, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Please do not send me any more reply. My emails are over run. Please no longer notify me.

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  53. Andrea Blackmer   July 7, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    i understand why they are not releasing more than 2 dogs to each rescue, most well maintained and reputable rescues DO NOT have room for more. and by taking more that 2 unsocialized medically dependent dogs they run the risk of the rescues bankrupting themselves and /or these poor animals ending up in the same situation the just came from plus with them being unsocialized you run the risk of the dogs exhibiting pack behaviors, or they cling to one another and you are unable to properly train them. by not releasing them to the public they are insuring the safety of everybody. by not knowing the temperament of the animal they can’t guarantee that the animals will be matched with the correct forever home. plus this way they can make sure each animal receives proper medical care and when they are ready to be adopted by the public they are aware of the dogs needs instead of being blindsided and surprised when their dog needs $1000’s of dollars in medical care and then ending up back in the shelter because the new owner can’t afford it. it’s sad that these dogs were ever put in this person who probably started off with good intentions then got in way over their head. there needs to be more monitoring to make sure these “sanctuaries/rescues” are up to par.

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    • Connie   July 7, 2013 at 1:19 pm

      Andrea, I agree you! I do not understand why we don’t have more people monitoring sanctuaries and rescues.

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  54. Debbie   July 7, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Here is a link to just one of the horrors at Devore. https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=173575882660618

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  55. Debbie   July 7, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Has anyone contacted Best Friends Animal Sanctuary or Animal Rescue Corp for advise?

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  56. Sit Jay   July 7, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Looks like Rainbow’s End is name of foul user of these 130 critters….yet I see negative comments about Devore who took over responsibility for this terribly tragic case. Seems Devore has made room for them and only allows legit rescues to take a couple each! They should be applauded for stepping in and taking initial brunt of trying to save them. Find a rescue who has taken some, nursed them to health, and once legitimacy concluded send your support dollars to them! If you want to adopt or foster, same applies. Funding is critical!

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  57. terri   July 7, 2013 at 10:36 am

    Why are they not allowing the public to adopt????

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    • Christmas Joy   July 7, 2013 at 11:06 am

      Because apparently they have not been socialized..around people. If they would foster the dogs out..they could become more social and used to peoples attention..which is what all dogs normally love.

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      • Linda Swanson   July 7, 2013 at 11:39 am

        How can very young puppies need so much socialization. Devore knew what they were getting into and should not use the ultimate abuse of killing them. Don’t let them get away with using the term euthanize. This is not a good death. It is killing plain and simple. California is acting more and more like a southern state. When are they going to bring back the gas chamber?

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        • Connie   July 7, 2013 at 1:03 pm

          Linda, most of us don’t want to see animals euthanized, yes even those of us in the south. In situations like this to euthanize is a million times better than the hells of a gas chamber or to die a slow, lonely death of starvation. Dogs that come from hoarding situations require months of rehabilitation. They are not social and when people come into adopt they over look the dogs that cower in the corner or bark wildly. Devore knew what they were getting into and thankfully they stepped-up! Our small community took in 35 dogs in January and 24 this month we knew we couldn’t support them so we asked for help, just as Devore is, but we removed the dogs from the sad situations. It’s all about doing something positive for the animals. Now would be a good time for you to complete a foster application for Devore and go to Causes to sign banning the gas chambers across America.

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  58. Renae   July 7, 2013 at 10:33 am

    If it between killing these animals and giving them to the public- give them to the public. It is our money paying the so called shelter’s bills. We should have a voice in what they do with it.

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    • Carol D   July 7, 2013 at 11:33 am

      Renae, it is NOT that simple. Undersocialized and spooky dogs may easily and lightning fast strike out with their quite capable teeth. Sorry, but the PUBLIC, in general, hasn’t a clue on taking on such a challenge that will keep both dog and humans safe. Far, far too many dogs are dumped at shelters because ‘he’s gotten aggressive’ or ‘she growled at my child’ or ‘the dog got too big’ and a personal favorite (sarcasm intended) ‘we’re having a baby’. So the dog has got to go. Some of these dogs may be resource guarders, many are probably afraid of people. Sure, adopt out a large unsocialized dog, are there kids in the house? What if the kid strays too close to the dogs dinner bowl? Snap! A child could be scarred for life…or worse. Then, that dog ends up dead or out back on a chain for the rest of its life. No, many concerns here.

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      • Connie   July 7, 2013 at 1:13 pm

        Carol, you are so right. People that haven’t dealt with dogs from hoarding situations don’t understand. I have one at my home, from a much smaller hoarding situation of 26 dogs. The dogs were well fed, but were kept locked in a house living on top of years of feces and urine. So far this dog only wishes to be left alone. I am able to pick it up and pet it…that is after it stops running. So far he has done well with my dogs, but has growled at feeding time. These dogs need to be evaluated and placed in appropriate foster homes.

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  59. Lori   July 7, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Explain how you adopt homeless pets.. house them together and do not spay and neuter so that more homeless pets are born? Aren’t there any rules for these facilities? They made a much, much bigger situation for these poor dogs than they were in the first place. If you take funds from the public, for your “work”, people should be allowed to check out the facility to make sure their funds are being used properly. I have shared with many so far and will keep up on the story. Thanks for the update.

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    • Penny Bradford   July 7, 2013 at 10:47 am

      I and I’m sure, a lot of others thought that too. We need to contact our legislators in each county and PUSH HARD for some type of official checking up on these groups to see they are doing good. There is no accountability. Ask your county humane society about your shelters in your area and how they are ran. We can all fight for this!

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  60. Christine M Purbaugh   July 7, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Why does a animal sanctuary take the dogs if they can’t take care of them? Why is it up to them not to try to find homes for these dogs? It sounds like they are just trying to raise money, who is to say they won’t kill them anyway. Before I would give them one penny, I would need to know the money is actually going to the dogs not into someones pocket!

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  61. Dawn Welch   July 7, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Are folks willing to donate to help these dogs out? I would suggest we find out what shelter are available to potentially take some of the dogs from Devore, and help them out with the cost. This will make it easier for those shelters to accommodate the dogs and their needs….

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  62. madeline hipley   July 7, 2013 at 9:30 am

    sharing to get help for these poor babies. send this everywhere!

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  63. texaswildbabe1   July 7, 2013 at 9:24 am

    IT IS COMPLETELY WRONG TO KILL THESE POOR BABIES. THERE SHOULD BE NO KILL SHELTERS ANYWHERE. IT IS SHAMEFUL AND UNSPEAKABLE TO MURDER HUNDREDS OF DOGS EVERY YEAR THE WAY THE KILL SHELTERS DO. NO ANIMAL SHOULD BE MURDERED JUST BECAUSE ORGANIZATIONS CAN’T SEEM TO HANDLE THE MANY ANIMALS THAT NEED HOMES AND LOVE. THERE ARE ALWAYS ALTERNATIVES.

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    • WhoaNellie   July 7, 2013 at 1:25 pm

      “THERE ARE ALWAYS ALTERNATIVES.”

      Are you going to offer those alternatives? Kill shelters must exist because there are always, always animals in need of homes and not enough QUALIFIED people to adopt them. These animals become expensive and, as people who are familiar with rescue organizations know, finding the funds to care for immediate medical expenses plus upkeep is insane. Unless you’re going to offer up the millions of dollars it costs to treat, feed, and train all the animals and find humans willing to do it, you’ve got to be realistic. There are simply not enough shelters to hold all of the stray/unadopted animals in America at any given moment.

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    • Connie   July 7, 2013 at 1:28 pm

      I agree with you that these dogs should receive another chance at life and there are no kills everywhere, but they can’t stay afloat without donations. Please contact the Devore Shelter to see how you can help! You may be able to foster a dog, but be prepared, most dogs from hoarding situations take months to rehabilitate for adoption. If you cannot foster then please sponsor a dog.

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  64. Lori Meinzer   July 7, 2013 at 9:14 am

    I’m from Ohio and just heard how AWFUL this place is!! Something needs to be done with the people running it! I would hope they DO NOT MURDER those dogs! Not their fault they are in this trouble! Go after the people that caused this!!!!

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    • Penny Bradford   July 7, 2013 at 10:53 am

      Now just check your own county! It looks like they are everywhere, and it doesn’t look like our counties are regulating/checking on these places. We need to help change the laws to where accountability happens!

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  65. Meg   July 7, 2013 at 9:10 am

    I agree with Mel, Devore and “rescue” do not belong together. I pulled one of my fur-babies from the horrendous conditions at this shelter! She was stained yellow from laying in her own pee and fecal matter (she is a white dog) it took me months to get all it out! She was there for a week, and still extremely malnourished, having rescued many dogs, I KNOW that in a week you can make some difference in a dogs yet she looked exactly the same if not worse then the fist day she arrived! (I followed her from day one). This “shelter” if you can call it that is a disgrace to the animal community, and one should not hesitate to think that it’s possible the dogs would have been better off not found and deposited there.

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  66. Jean Haynes   July 7, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Again….why do we continue to ALLOW this kind of thing to happen over and over?? Apparently, the word ‘humanity’ or ‘humane’ has nothing whatsoever to do with being human as demonstrated time and time again! I get so sick of people using or harming animals for their own selfish reasons or sadistic pleasure. Too bad abusers can’t be tattooed or identified somehow, with something like a scarlet letter …because if they are ever in need of help, I will step over them to get to creatures more deserving every time.

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  67. christine   July 7, 2013 at 9:01 am

    please tell me why they wont let the public adopt.there are people out there who are willing and able to care for them.please at least give them a chance.we need to speak up for those who can not speak for themselves.

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  68. Mel   July 7, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Having Devore and Rescue in the same sentence is ridiculous. They are very well known for the horrendous conditions the animals are made to suffer in before they are killed. I pray for these precious dogs and hope they get out soon. This shelter needs a major “house cleaning” from the bottom up in staff and city officials.

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  69. geraldine   July 7, 2013 at 8:23 am

    i hope they all get adopted it sad and heart breaking to look at them all they have as much a rite to life as we do i hopes they all get homed

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  70. sharon   July 7, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Maybe the nezt time, God will leave animals in charge. Sometimes I am sure they would do a better job.

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  71. Daisy   July 7, 2013 at 8:15 am

    WTF – they ought to let the public adopt. If someone wants to take on vet care that is up to them.

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  72. Christine   July 7, 2013 at 8:10 am

    It is unbelio to me that the human race is so cruel to not only these 130 dogs but to cats as well. They do not deserve to be treated like this. I only hope that people out there will see these comments and adopt or foster these poor creature that need and deserve love and attention. I lost my precious Pit Bull in April. I wish I could adopt and help!!

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  73. Marlo   July 7, 2013 at 8:01 am

    Devore won’t use your money for the dogs, if you want to help go down and adopt a dog or foster. For all of you that don’t know much about this Devore shelter do your research before you send money!

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  74. Uliana   July 7, 2013 at 8:00 am

    I dont get the idea: why they saved the dogs if they suggest to euthanize them a little later? It is not saving, it is killing! The dogs themselves would certainly prefer to be badly fed than killed! Shame on the shelter that took them only to kill them!

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  75. ruth   July 7, 2013 at 7:58 am

    This is the result of fraudulent rescue organizations that are actually hoarders getting caught and municipal shelters having dozens of dogs suddenly in their care. The Devore shelter is doing the right thing; hopefully they will screen rescues that take them so they do not go from one neglect case to another. Blaming an overcrowded shelter that is trying to find sponsors places the blame in the wrong place.

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  76. Barbara Girasuolo   July 7, 2013 at 7:57 am

    Do your job and find homes for these poor dogs. They have suffered enough already. These dogs depend on you to protect them not KILL them, They deserve a forever home with people that love them and take care of them. Please give them that chance

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    • Karen Schaver   July 7, 2013 at 8:01 am

      It seems to me that the shelter is doing everything they can.

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  77. Ginger Wirt   July 7, 2013 at 7:46 am

    I am glad you will read my comment but you aren’t the people who need to read it. The people at Devore Animal Shelter need to read what all the comments have to say. It’s not a big deal to “shelter” animals until you get around to killing them. If you accept rescue dogs then for God’s sake let people adopt them. If they are willing to take dogs they know may have significant problems then investigate a little bit and see if they can handle it. Then let them go to those homes. Lots of people take dogs that have been abused and help them. Don’t call what you are running a shelter – call it a death camp for dogs YOU don’t feel should be saved!

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  78. flor   July 7, 2013 at 7:43 am

    Please give these animal a second chance. There are many ways to save them. Raising money and also getting vets
    to volunteer or maybe a Hollywood star could make a donation fo mdica treatment. After all they’re man’s best friend and they desserve our help and care.

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  79. tammy hartman   July 7, 2013 at 7:37 am

    i agree spading the pets should be done and the breeding needs to stop we need to get these dogs in a forever home not shelters just to be ethunized how horrible only if we had more caring people and people be open minded and allow renters to have dogs and just maybe we would have less in shelters you know what maybe we need to treat humans like thet treat their dogs put them in a kennel for long perods of time and just maybe they will actually get a taste of their own medicine of what these poor dogs rare going through please dont harm the dogs

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    • Patty   July 7, 2013 at 7:45 am

      LOL. Loved your idea about putting people in kennels but do you think the lesson learned would stick? I don’t know if it would or not. Maybe have to cage the jerks a couple of times for them to actually learn the lesson.

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  80. Patty   July 7, 2013 at 7:26 am

    It is very sad to me that people just throw away animals like they are nothing. Where did these dogs come from in the first place and why did this so-called “animal shelter” have them? Now because humans didn’t care for them in the first place they have to lose their lives. If dogs and cats were spade as they should be, we would remarkably cut down on the number of unwanted animals in pounds across the USA. If you know someone who just lets their animals indiscriminately breed and have puppy after puppy, report them. They need to be placed in a cell. There is NO excuse for mistreating an animal and allowing them to breed whenever is mistreatment. As far as I’m concerned, people are the pollutants of this world. Not the animals. We have the intelligence to protect and care for what God has given us in abundance but instead we turn a blind eye and DO NOTHING!

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  81. anka anka   July 7, 2013 at 7:21 am

    hoe kunnen we die honden dan helpen????

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  82. Patricia Wicker   July 7, 2013 at 7:19 am

    PLEASE DON’T THESE ANIMALS NEED A CHANCE. I would take some but I live in Texas.

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  83. Beth Bollig   July 7, 2013 at 7:18 am

    why can’t they be adopted out?! There are plenty of people that are home all the time, like myself that could provide much more one on one care than they are getting in the shelter!!

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  84. honest   July 7, 2013 at 7:15 am

    i hope someone help this poor dog ,is so sad to hear 130 dogs need be euthanized because nobody want help them! this is because people neglet animals and this is what happen when humans buying animals for children and then put them one side like a doll . I am sick of this people who buy dog for fashion and for child, i don t like any cruelty on animals and seeing this 130 dog in this conditions with no food and water is really disgusting. Anyway are other options for this animals, not need be euthanized.If someone use the brain ,can call vet and give medication and someone can fed this poor dog , is been lazy and cruel to leave this dog like this. Hope someone adopt or find a place for all this poor dogs and not euthanized them, please!

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  85. edurne   July 7, 2013 at 7:12 am

    Es indignarte que en el siglo que estamos, sigan sufriendo los animales

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  86. nealean   July 7, 2013 at 7:10 am

    this needs to stop please bring them to texas let them live out their lives pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee they will have plenty of room to run and lots of people to care for them

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  87. Argaitz (@ArgaitzAthletic)   July 7, 2013 at 7:10 am

    Dios mio! cuando se terminará todo esto y los animales tengan una vida digna

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  88. Michele   July 7, 2013 at 7:09 am

    yes, where do we send funds to help stop the killing?

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  89. marlyn ferguson   July 7, 2013 at 7:08 am

    Thankyou to all involved in helping these poor dogs from such horrific conditions. Please let us know how we can help with donations.

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  90. Ella   July 7, 2013 at 7:03 am

    NO, STOP

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  91. Jill Hagan   July 7, 2013 at 6:56 am

    How, or where do we send money to help and how do we know it will go to the right place? The animals?

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  92. Zak and Sugar Devine   July 7, 2013 at 4:07 am

    Oh my god!! Just all piled up on each other, trying to survive. Thanks so much to the person that made this animal cruelty known.

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