Comments
1 - 20 of 28 Comments Last updated Nov 18, 2011
First Prev
of 2
Next Last
animal lover

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#1
Jul 20, 2008
 
has anyone been reading the blogs about the abuse at the Lindsay shelter? Porterville tax dollars pay for animal control services- this is our shelter, for our animals - shouldn't we be taking a closer look at what goes on?
wanderer

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#2
Jul 25, 2008
 
You are going to have to find a lot of young single people to investigate. With energy and time on their hands. Perhaps retirees also. Most people care, but are so busy that they can't devote time to all good causes and unfortunately when it comes to animals; although people love them, they probably never give a second thought to their situation.

Good luck.
Adopter

Visalia, CA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#3
Jul 28, 2008
 
I just got a puppy there in March and it had a lot of things wrong with her. She was not looked after at all. You could tell she had never seen the vet. She was there for over a week and they told us they were going to take her the next day if she was not adopted. She had fleas, ticks, 2 different types of worms, kennel cough and the worse was mites. They were so infected on her belly that we could not give her a bath for a month. You could tell she was in a lot of pain. But she is very healthy now! It is just sad that they do not get the help they need.
catluvsdog

Porterville, CA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#4
Aug 6, 2008
 

Judged:

1

Ok so you blame a shelter for all the things wrong with a dog when you adopt it. Yet has anyone ever thought about where the dog came from? Who didn't care that they just "lost" or abandoned that dog? That maybe a puppy is born with worms because usually they are if their mom has them first? I have been to the shelter and for only a few people working there it seems pretty darn clean considering how many dogs they have there. And dogs that play with each other. and step in poop and then jump on each other. Seems to me that it would it would be pretty easy to see why a dog or a puppy coming from a shelter would smell bad. I dont know. Maybe just a few things to think about?
wanderer

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#5
Aug 10, 2008
 
Hello Catlusdog, I recently adopted from the Tulare County animal shelter and not only was I sold pretty healthy animals, they also referred me to an organization that would offer a healthy animal check up for free. I am not on the band wagon for bashing Lindsay, but there are a couple of things they can do regarding health.
animal lover

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#6
Aug 11, 2008
 
Excellent point 'Wanderer'. Actually Lindsay is the only shelter or rescue in the area that does NOT provide free wellness exams for their adopted animals.
porterville girl

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#7
Aug 11, 2008
 
I hear the reason they can't offer wellness checks is that most of the vets in the area don't want anything to do with them!
catluvsdog

Porterville, CA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#8
Aug 11, 2008
 
Well maybe if the vets around here actually offered cheaper services then maybe people in this valley would actually get their animals spayed or neutered. A lot of vets just dont offer services like that. County might have a contract with a vet who does that. Most vets dont want to lose money so they wont have anything like that that places can offer out. Most of the animals around here that are running lose are unhealthy to begin with. How is that the fault of a shelter. Do you want it to shut down? If so well then that will really give animals a chance. The county shelter would get 3 times as full and then animals would have even slimer chances of getting out. Your right, that does sound better..
dog lover

Lancaster, CA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#9
Aug 12, 2008
 
catluvsdog wrote:
Ok so you blame a shelter for all the things wrong with a dog when you adopt it. Yet has anyone ever thought about where the dog came from? Who didn't care that they just "lost" or abandoned that dog? That maybe a puppy is born with worms because usually they are if their mom has them first? I have been to the shelter and for only a few people working there it seems pretty darn clean considering how many dogs they have there. And dogs that play with each other. and step in poop and then jump on each other. Seems to me that it would it would be pretty easy to see why a dog or a puppy coming from a shelter would smell bad. I dont know. Maybe just a few things to think about?
catluvsdog, you sure get around and always with such a lack of knowledge. However you are right about two things you have said, one on the Lindsay blog. Remember when you said "It should be about the dogs and cats. Not the people"? Shelters in all cities and in very bad areas of ciites take in sick dogs but the good shelters, and there are many, do treat the dogs for the illnesses they have when they arrive. There is not a city or county shelter in Los Angeles that does not microchip and they all have a free vet check up given with the adoption. Many big shelters have multiple dogs in a run, but they are kept clean and disease is very well controlled. Which brings us to the other statement of yours that was correct. It was a pleasant surprise to see you publicly state and put in writing "I don't know". Maybe there is hope after all. Open your eyes, girl. Forget that stupid blind loyalty and for once, think of the dogs at LAC. How can a slaughter rate of 95-98% be justified and supported when a dedicated group of caring, knowledgeable, and volunteer "board old women", as you so nastily referred to them, start a rescue program that reduces the slaughter rate to under 40% only to see their efforts booted out of the shelter? And you have the gaul to attack these efforts and people and harp and rant on and on with an obvious bias. Let's hope that saner people who really do care for the lives of the LAC dogs can be heard honestly and objectively dealing with the facts, the biggest being that dramatic reduction in the numbers being killed. Ask the dogs on death row whose side they would like to see you on. Wake up.
ladiduh

Porterville, CA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#10
Sep 21, 2008
 
haha old women...
alberto saravia

Fresno, CA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#11
Jan 10, 2009
 
animal lover wrote:
has anyone been reading the blogs about the abuse at the Lindsay shelter? Porterville tax dollars pay for animal control services- this is our shelter, for our animals - shouldn't we be taking a closer look at what goes on?
they took away my dog cuz they said it bit someone and the two cops that came to take my dog away it my dog with extreme force just cuz it was barking at them. what should i do the dog is at lindsay animal shelter. no is pressing charges + the cops parked their car in our drive which is private property our driveway is about 200ft long can i sue them Contact me please this is happened 1/5/2008 saravia55@hotmail.com
ladiduh

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#12
Jan 17, 2009
 
Are you freaken kidding?? Sue the city for parking in your driveway and taking your dog, don't waste your time. Your dog is maybe dead by now!!
ginger

Manteca, CA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#13
Jan 19, 2009
 
If your dog was taken after Jan 1 lac does not have it unless you live in lindsay. porterville does their own animal control now. poor things live in dog runs at their city yard.
Lucinda

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#14
Feb 26, 2009
 
catluvsdog wrote:
Well maybe if the vets around here actually offered cheaper services then maybe people in this valley would actually get their animals spayed or neutered. A lot of vets just dont offer services like that. County might have a contract with a vet who does that. Most vets dont want to lose money so they wont have anything like that that places can offer out. Most of the animals around here that are running lose are unhealthy to begin with. How is that the fault of a shelter. Do you want it to shut down? If so well then that will really give animals a chance. The county shelter would get 3 times as full and then animals would have even slimer chances of getting out. Your right, that does sound better..
It IS the fault of the shelter for not taking care of the obvious problems when the animal comes into the shelter. Being as the dog in question was there for THREE weeks, it was the fault of the shelter. Would you have a dog for three weeks and do nothing about it's fleas or worms or ticks?? I think not. If you did and someone turned you in to the Humane Society, you can bet your animal cruelty charge that they would not go "Oh sorry, the animal came to you like that so it is okay that you left it that way"
Lucinda

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#15
Feb 26, 2009
 
Sorry, I said three weeks, was only one week. No matter. The dog still should have been treated the minute she came into the shelter, if for no other reason than to stop the contamination of the other animals and the people who work there.
Lucinda

San Francisco, CA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#16
Mar 22, 2009
 
animal lover wrote:
has anyone been reading the blogs about the abuse at the Lindsay shelter? Porterville tax dollars pay for animal control services- this is our shelter, for our animals - shouldn't we be taking a closer look at what goes on?
Yes we should be taking a closer look. I am trying to find out some more information about what is currently going on with this shelter so I can doe something. It will really help if any of you can contact me about this. I live 6 hours away so it is hard for me to go to the shelter to see what is going on.
Lucinda

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#17
Mar 25, 2009
 
animal lover wrote:
has anyone been reading the blogs about the abuse at the Lindsay shelter? Porterville tax dollars pay for animal control services- this is our shelter, for our animals - shouldn't we be taking a closer look at what goes on?
Trying to get someone to talk to me about this shelter because I am trying to start a campaigne to help the animals there
Lucinda

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#18
Mar 25, 2009
 
Adopter wrote:
I just got a puppy there in March and it had a lot of things wrong with her. She was not looked after at all. You could tell she had never seen the vet. She was there for over a week and they told us they were going to take her the next day if she was not adopted. She had fleas, ticks, 2 different types of worms, kennel cough and the worse was mites. They were so infected on her belly that we could not give her a bath for a month. You could tell she was in a lot of pain. But she is very healthy now! It is just sad that they do not get the help they need.
Replying to these posts hoping to get someone to answer me as I am trying to do something to help the animals there.
Adopter

Visalia, CA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#19
Mar 29, 2010
 
I was just looking up Lindsay to see if anything has changed. I haven't read this post until now or I would have responder sooner!

I found the paperwork on my dog after I posted this, she was there about 3 weeks. My main concern what that she had NO treatment at all. Her mites had completely infected her stomach. It looked like the worse rash I had ever seen. We adopted her on a Saturday because they were only open 2 hours during the weekdays (how are they supposed to get dogs adopted if they are never open). Our vet bill was over $500 for a Saturday "emergency".

She was found in an orange grove. She was listed as 3 months old but there was no way she was that old. I understand a lot of dogs come back with kennel cough and other things, but they should get treatment right away for fleas, ticks, worms and especially infections like the mites she had. It is hard to bond with a dog when she is like that, but I didn't care if it was contagious, she just wanted to be loved and given attention!

Today, she is very healthy and the happiest dog! I never regret getting her, I just wish she was taken better care of. I don't want anyone else to go through what my family did!

But, I'm pretty sure Porterville has taken over the animal shelter. So hopefully they do a better job!
Lucinda

El Cerrito, CA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#20
Mar 29, 2010
 
Yes, the Lindsay shelter has closed and the animals are all now with porterville. This happened after the SECOND Grand Jury checked them out.

There was a huge effort to get the animals out of there and as far as I know, it succeded.

Thank you so much for rescuing your baby from there.

Tell me when this thread is updated: (Registration is not required)

Add to my Tracker Send me an email

First Prev
of 2
Next Last
Type in your comments below
Name
(appears on your post)
Comments
Characters left: 4000
Type the numbers you see in the image on the right:

Please note by clicking on "Post Comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

•••
•••
•••
•••

Porterville Jobs

•••
Enter and win $5000
•••
•••

Porterville People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

•••

Porterville News, Events & Info

Click for news, events and info in Porterville
•••

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]
•••