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(Atlanta Journal Constitution)   Former head of Atlanta animal shelter does magic. Made 83 cats disappear   (ajc.com) divider line 61
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2008-11-14 09:47:49 PM
:(
 
2008-11-14 10:19:56 PM
Weird. I saw the FOX5 report that skewered her. I didn't know she retired right after though.

woah surprise. As I'm typing this they just showed this on the news. lol

The chick was hot but it sounds like she was off her rocker. I wonder if she fed the cats to the pit bulls she has illegally chained up on her property.
 
2008-11-14 10:26:59 PM
ack. This is so awkward to watch. One of the former employees copied a bunch of stuff and they keep ambushing her with the paperwork and she's like 'uh...I'm gonna have to investigate this...'
 
2008-11-14 11:26:53 PM
After watching the news story, it sounds like the released them to keep their kill count down, and didn't bother getting them spayed and neutered. Sheesh.
 
2008-11-14 11:30:04 PM
Roook: After watching the news story, it sounds like the released them to keep their kill count down, and didn't bother getting them spayed and neutered. Sheesh.

If they were ferals in a TNR program (trap neuter return) they would have been released anyway. The only way that makes sense is if they didn't have the money to neuter them.

I really hope she didn't take them somewhere and kill them.
 
2008-11-15 02:29:53 AM
Chariset: Roook: After watching the news story, it sounds like the released them to keep their kill count down, and didn't bother getting them spayed and neutered. Sheesh.

If they were ferals in a TNR program (trap neuter return) they would have been released anyway. The only way that makes sense is if they didn't have the money to neuter them.

I really hope she didn't take them somewhere and kill them.


If she did, she's still waaaaaaaaaaaaaay below PETA levels of dead cats.

/Have I said "Go fark yourself, PETA" today? Just to be sure...
 
2008-11-15 02:31:49 AM
And they were DELICIOUS :)
 
2008-11-15 02:34:26 AM
So that's what the special was about at Chan's Chinese...
 
2008-11-15 02:40:48 AM
In other news, there's a two-for-one special on Kung-Pao Chicken at the local Thai restaurant.
 
2008-11-15 02:41:48 AM
this better not be the caturday thread.
 
2008-11-15 02:42:42 AM
Did someone say magic?

i260.photobucket.com
 
2008-11-15 02:46:49 AM
Sarah Jessica Farker: this better not be the caturday thread.

AGREED
 
2008-11-15 02:49:32 AM
From TFA: Swain said he was bitten by a dog. He also said five dogs were killed in fights with pit bulls. One, a Sheltie mix, was killed after being housed overnight with a pit bull.

"It was so bad we could not tell it was a dog anymore - it was a glob," he said.


Eeeww!
 
2008-11-15 02:51:16 AM
Just did some research on her and the situation. She is one awful person. I know I am starting a controversial topic, but I personally think that some fighting breeds, like pit bulls, should not be encouraged nor adopted. Centuries of breeding an animal for aggression and fighting can't be dismissed, and proponents of the breed seem invariably tied to pro-dogfighting sites and organizations.

I am not suggesting that all pit bulls are evil and must be destroyed. But just like some monkeys survive, even thrive as pets, the species as a whole is simply incompatible with humans in our society as it exists today.

Wow,, was that a rant or what? Sorry. This person seemed to be a total whackjob, and I am amazed that the state would hire someone to be the chief of the animal shelter with such shady qualifications.

Ok, tear me to shreds :)
 
2008-11-15 02:52:29 AM
Sarah Jessica Farker this better not be the caturday thread.

B-b-but I thought FARK loved irony?
 
2008-11-15 02:53:17 AM
Barakku:
If she did, she's still waaaaaaaaaaaaaay below PETA levels of dead cats.


Just came in to make sure this had been covered. Yeah, 83 cats 'disappearing' for a shelter is a lot of hypocrisy, but it can't come anywhere close to the number of animals PETA makes 'disappear' because they just love the animals SOOOO much!

/"and I will kiss him and hug him and pet him and call him George."
 
2008-11-15 02:53:45 AM
THE WORST CATURDAY EVER!!
www.ukresistance.co.uk
Och, I KNEW that special was too good...
 
2008-11-15 02:54:23 AM
I came for Free Cat picture and left disappointed.
 
2008-11-15 02:57:40 AM
Steed Lankershim: And they were DELICIOUS :)

porchtalk.com
 
2008-11-15 02:59:33 AM
Found em...

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2008-11-15 03:08:04 AM
Chow Mein? No, Meow Mein.

/Actually I love cats, especially kittens, the veal of pets.
 
2008-11-15 03:08:30 AM
So she's a master of the pencil trick?
 
2008-11-15 03:14:51 AM
Boy, they buried the pit bull stuff down low in the story. Prolly don't want people to jump too quickly to the obvious conclusion (dogfight enthusiasts use cats and small dogs to get pit bulls used to killing).

I doubt she was releasing them, unless "selling the remains to the local Pho joint" counts as "releasing."
 
2008-11-15 03:18:47 AM
Much more filling that that cat pizza I had last night.
 
2008-11-15 03:25:06 AM
That woman has no business being anywhere near a shelter.
 
2008-11-15 03:27:16 AM
Barakku:
If she did, she's still waaaaaaaaaaaaaay below PETA levels of dead cats.

Came here to late to say that.....

/Back to the local asian deli to check on new menu items!
 
2008-11-15 03:31:33 AM
Caturday!
 
2008-11-15 03:42:31 AM
There once was a woman called Jere
in charge of mammals quite hairy.
Pit bulls and cats
became slippers and hats.
Holiday shoppers be wary!

/There's a cat in the kettle at the Peking Moon
 
2008-11-15 03:55:44 AM
jkinatl2
Just did some research on her and the situation. She is one awful person. I know I am starting a controversial topic, but I personally think that some fighting breeds, like pit bulls, should not be encouraged nor adopted. Centuries of breeding an animal for aggression and fighting can't be dismissed, and proponents of the breed seem invariably tied to pro-dogfighting sites and organizations.

I am not suggesting that all pit bulls are evil and must be destroyed. But just like some monkeys survive, even thrive as pets, the species
as a whole is simply incompatible with humans in our society as it exists today.

Wow,, was that a rant or what? Sorry. This person seemed to be a total whackjob, and I am amazed that the state would hire someone to be the chief of the animal shelter with such shady qualifications.


Ok,
tear me to shreds :)


How's that? :)

Pits aren't for everyone, but then again, the same could be said of many breeds. Growing up, we had a pack of pit-bulls (4-6)for hunting. On more than one occasion I was spared injury because of their strength and tenacity. My "hero" was an old female that, of the six separate times she was "hit" by them, on two different occasions, took rattlesnake bites that would've hit me, stood between me and several VERY angry hogs and once held a 250 pounder down while I made a hasty retreat to a tree. This is the same dog that came with a warning to EVERYONE... that once she laid down, you DO NOT bother her.

For the same reasons you don't buy a Dalmation because Disney made a movie about them; buy a Chihuahua because Paris Hilton carried one... DON't buy a pit because you think it and/or you are bad ass muther-f___ers.

Ultimately it's the owners responsibility to choose a breed wisely and ensure that others aren't haphazardly at risk of injury.
 
2008-11-15 04:00:01 AM
jkinatl2: Just did some research on her and the situation. She is one awful person. I know I am starting a controversial topic, but I personally think that some fighting breeds, like pit bulls, should not be encouraged nor adopted. Centuries of breeding an animal for aggression and fighting can't be dismissed, and proponents of the breed seem invariably tied to pro-dogfighting sites and organizations.

I am not suggesting that all pit bulls are evil and must be destroyed. But just like some monkeys survive, even thrive as pets, the species as a whole is simply incompatible with humans in our society as it exists today.

Wow,, was that a rant or what? Sorry. This person seemed to be a total whackjob, and I am amazed that the state would hire someone to be the chief of the animal shelter with such shady qualifications.

Ok, tear me to shreds :)


I have to agree with you about breeding animals just for their aggressiveness should not be encouraged nor adopted, especially into families with children and other pets. I would not want one around my family or pets. I know lots of people are going to say how sweet pit bulls are, and some can be, I've even met one or two and they were wonderful, good looking healthy animals with nice dispositions. But I also have seen some pretty nasty animals, along with their owners, running around this city. Nothing like being intimidated by some dude with his pants down to his knees egging on his dogs, with no leashes attached. I actually saw a pit bull take off after a cat. The stupid beast slammed into the tree trunk and knocked it self out. The cat was lol way up in the tree.

I have never seen police or military police use pit bulls. Do they? If not, I wonder why. To unstable? Not trainable for police work? Are the nasty ones good for anything other than dog fighting and guarding junk yards?

If the woman ITFA was feeding cats to pit bulls or using the cats to rile up the dogs, I hope she DIAF, twice. No, wait! She should burn for all eternity and then some.
 
2008-11-15 04:06:28 AM
After RTFA, and knowing what I do about dog fighting circles and humane societies (I worked temporarily in a clinic connected to a humane society that regularly helped take in dogs that were found to be part of dog fighting rings, because the HS was close to Ypsilanti, MI), I think it's a pretty safe bet to say that the woman in this article was probably feeding those cats to the pit bulls. I could also make a safe assumption that any and all dogs she took from the shelter and did not return were ones that she used herself in dog fights. I would even go so far as to assume that her dissertation was a nice, handy cover for the fact that she was not only attending dog fights (which she admits to), but actively participating in them as well.

However, if she thinks she can just wave her dissertation around and say "it was for the pursuit of knowledge" and everything will magically get better, she has a reality check waiting for her in the shape of some handcuffs and a nice long jail sentence. Feeding cats (regardless if they are feral or not) to dogs is cruelty to animals; and it looks like she has 83 counts of that just for the felines. If she gets connected to actively participating in the dogfights instead of just being an observer, then that is additional animal cruelty and also participation in an illegal activity to be added to her sentence. In all honesty, I hope this woman gets the metaphorical book thrown at her (and her husband, if he's in on it, and it sounds like he is), and may they rot in a cage and have to deal with prison fights...just because I like the sound of the irony.

The veterinarian I worked for used to say "Hate the deed, not the breed", and for the most part, that is true; while working at her clinic, I met some very lovely pit bulls, german shepards, bull dogs, boxers, greyhounds and dobermans. Interestingly enough, the dogs we found to be the most likely to try and bite us were the small dogs, like chihuahuas, mini dachshunds or toy poodles, and even that was on a case by case basis.

/People who fight dogs for fun and/or profit make me sick
//People who pull the kind of shiat that is in TFA make me angry
///Abandoned and feral animals have a hard enough life; doing stuff like this to them is evil.
 
2008-11-15 04:08:23 AM
pit bulls are like trucks ... very few people are in a situation to need them, but ever stupid m*****f***** thinks they will be cool if they get one
 
2008-11-15 04:20:03 AM
They went to Matt Ryan, he's running an illegal Cat-fighting ring.

These Atlanta QB's i tells ya..
 
2008-11-15 04:20:43 AM
jkinatl2: Just did some research on her and the situation. She is one awful person.

...

Wow,, was that a rant or what? Sorry. This person seemed to be a total whackjob, and I am amazed that the state would hire someone to be the chief of the animal shelter with such shady qualifications.

Ok, tear me to shreds :)


Not going to tear you to shreds, but the state did not specifically hire her, personally, to be the chief of the shelter. Her company won the management contract because they underbid a local Humane Society.

FTA:

Alexander became director in March after Barking Hound Village Foundation was awarded a five-year contract to run the shelter. Barking Hound, an offshoot of a successful doggie day care chain, received the contract although the previous contractor, Southern Hope Humane Society, was picked by a selection committee as being more qualified.

Barking Hound, however, was the low bidder, offering to run the shelter for $2.1 million a year, $300,000 a year less than Southern Hope was receiving. But the new organization had to scramble to take over the shelter after Southern Hope gave 30 days' notice it was leaving.


Not such good press for a certain doggie day care chain... and puts into question whether "lowest bidder" should be the main criteria for awarding some kinds of government contracts.
 
2008-11-15 04:39:59 AM
artfiles.art.com

Taught 'im everything he knows.
 
2008-11-15 05:01:53 AM
I can haz ... Oh, never mind, this is just too depressing.
 
2008-11-15 05:07:34 AM
She probably fed those cats to her pit bulls.
 
2008-11-15 05:11:05 AM
Is my doggie a pit bull (pound puppy)? If so, you should go get one.
 
2008-11-15 05:17:33 AM
Damn!

i195.photobucket.com

Ok, HERE is my doggie! Good girl!
 
2008-11-15 05:23:04 AM
Sarah Jessica Farker: this better not be the caturday thread.

My very first thought as well.
 
2008-11-15 05:37:56 AM
I was checking to make sure my ex wasn't involved.

/She will be someday
//And how I will laugh
 
2008-11-15 06:27:08 AM
i38.tinypic.com
 
2008-11-15 06:33:24 AM
Hope Swain gets his job back. 27 years there and fired by that nutjob....
 
2008-11-15 07:01:18 AM
A lake of cat drool/mild cat poop solution awaits her as she's endlessly slashed/pricked while trying her best to make it up by kindly teasing and being cute to the zombies of the nice kitties she's killed.
 
2008-11-15 07:20:51 AM
Sarah Jessica Farker: this better not be the caturday thread.

This.

There has to be a much less 'stressful' story for Caturday than this one.
 
2008-11-15 07:32:55 AM
RadicalArcher: After RTFA, and knowing what I do about dog fighting circles and humane societies (I worked temporarily in a clinic connected to a humane society that regularly helped take in dogs that were found to be part of dog fighting rings, because the HS was close to Ypsilanti, MI), I think it's a pretty safe bet to say that the woman in this article was probably feeding those cats to the pit bulls. I could also make a safe assumption that any and all dogs she took from the shelter and did not return were ones that she used herself in dog fights. I would even go so far as to assume that her dissertation was a nice, handy cover for the fact that she was not only attending dog fights (which she admits to), but actively participating in them as well.

However, if she thinks she can just wave her dissertation around and say "it was for the pursuit of knowledge" and everything will magically get better, she has a reality check waiting for her in the shape of some handcuffs and a nice long jail sentence. Feeding cats (regardless if they are feral or not) to dogs is cruelty to animals; and it looks like she has 83 counts of that just for the felines. If she gets connected to actively participating in the dogfights instead of just being an observer, then that is additional animal cruelty and also participation in an illegal activity to be added to her sentence. In all honesty, I hope this woman gets the metaphorical book thrown at her (and her husband, if he's in on it, and it sounds like he is), and may they rot in a cage and have to deal with prison fights...just because I like the sound of the irony.

The veterinarian I worked for used to say "Hate the deed, not the breed", and for the most part, that is true; while working at her clinic, I met some very lovely pit bulls, german shepards, bull dogs, boxers, greyhounds and dobermans. Interestingly enough, the dogs we found to be the most likely to try and bite us were the small dogs, like chihuahuas, mini dachshunds or toy poodles, and even that was on a case by case basis.

/People who fight dogs for fun and/or profit make me sick
//People who pull the kind of shiat that is in TFA make me angry
///Abandoned and feral animals have a hard enough life; doing stuff like this to them is evil.



Hubby and I just got a dog last month. A really mellow beagle/lab/shephard mix. We saw ALOT of pit bulls up for adoption while we were searching for 'the right dog'. My overall impression of them was fairly intelligent and friendly. But the one overriding problem with them was that I didn't trust them to be with other dogs or cats. And I have an elderly cat, so any pit bull was out.

I suspect that a pit bull raised as a pet in a single animal home would be just fine. But this underlying culture of violence in the form of dog fighting and the 'macho'ness of being a pit bull owner really bothers me.

I know this is going to come off sounding racist.. but there really is nothing for it... most of the pit bulls I see around here are owned by young black men. Now I'm sure that some of them really are just looking for a pet. But I'm also sure that some of them are part of that same culture of violence that ruined Michael Vick's career.

I'm not part of the put them all down crowd as I think each dog has to be judged on it's merits. But I do think that far too many are being bred by irresponsible people. And this needs to be stopped.
 
2008-11-15 07:47:09 AM
has this article been posted yet??? it should be the caturday thread if not.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081112/ap_on_fe_st/odd_missing_cat_returns

(i can't html apparently...)

((the article for this thread makes my eyes water mysteriously...))
 
2008-11-15 08:14:11 AM
>80% of dog bites are committed by intact males.

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2008-11-15 08:40:35 AM
Tweeker: >80% of dog bites are committed by intact males.

LOOK OUT LITTLE GUY, HE'S GONNA EAT YOU, HE'S RIGHT BEHIND YOU!!!!

RUN!!!!!!
 
2008-11-15 08:59:41 AM
There is nothing inherently wrong with the American Staffordshire terrier aka the pitbull. They are very friendly, social dogs, and like all dogs protective of their territory and pack.

It just so happens they are also terriers, and terriers as subgroup are very intense. Watch any terrier on the hunt. They do not give up. Oh, and pits are very strong.

Now, add to all of that the dummies that want a bad ass dog, and you'll see why pits get a bad rap.

/You're more likely to be bitten by a spaniel anyway.
//Still, I'd rather be bitten by a spaniel.
 
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