Animal treatment shameful

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Again, irresponsible humanity has failed to take responsibility for the care of their dogs, cats and horses that serve people’s benefit and desires.

People in the CSRA, especially Richmond County, ought to be ashamed to permit the abandonment of such a large number of pets. They have been bred, raised and trained to serve their owners, who in turn are obliged to assure their well-being and humane treatment.

The Augusta Chronicle on Aug. 24 again pointed out the failed proper care and management of Augusta Animal Services, in view of the fact that tireless adoption agencies are trying to alleviate the misery for so many.

The Animal Services manager has shown disregard and blocked many efforts by animal rescuers, and it is unbelievable that the mayor and commissioners have not seen fit to replace Sharon Broady with a more cooperative and kind-spirited person.

S.G. von Schweinitz

Appling

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corgimom
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corgimom 08/28/14 - 10:34 pm
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Richmond County should be far

Richmond County should be far more ashamed that 23% of its residents live in poverty, and people are more concerned about stray mutts than they are people.

Sharon Broady has a thankless job and a very tough job, and she is doing the best she can under very difficult circumstances.

Why doesn't this LTE writer talk about how this poor woman is trying to run an animal shelter with no vet, and how irresponsible owners flood the shelter on a daily basis, with their unwanted pets?

Ms. Broady never asked for people to irresponsibly breed their pets, and it's not her fault that they do.

deestafford
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deestafford 08/28/14 - 10:45 pm
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Contrary to what some say...

Contrary to what some say, a caring person could have prevent animals reaching the deplorable condition as the poodle shown in the paper last week. It cost no money to was a dog.

The woman running the place has no training in dealing with four-legged animals and should be replaced. If she were running a facility for humans and let them get into the human-equivalent shape she has let the dogs get, she would be arrested.

Why have no volunteers come to her aid if she is so competent?

hoptoad
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hoptoad 08/28/14 - 11:57 pm
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Don't know the woman, but it

Don't know the woman, but it would seem she could recruit some volunteers if she knew how to work with the public.

There was no excuse in the world for that dog to get into that shape when it was brought in looking like a well-cared for pet.

I realize when you are overwhelmed with pets some will have to be euthanized. The very old and sick ones should be evaluated and dealt with first. The healthy ones should be kept clean and healthy so families will want to adopt them.

It sounds like this woman really needs to be put out to pasture herself.

hoptoad
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hoptoad 08/29/14 - 08:31 am
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It's not her fault that

It's not her fault that people are irresponsibly allowing their pets breed.

No, it's not. But it is her job to run the shelter properly. I'd like to see you get away with telling your boss that because someone didn't act in a suitable way you should be allowed to shirk your duties and create an unpleasant, untenable situation.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 08/29/14 - 10:37 am
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"Richmond County should be

"Richmond County should be far more ashamed that 23% of its residents live in poverty, and people are more concerned about stray mutts than they are people."

Horse pucky. The animals do not have the option of getting off of their big butts and getting a job. A 23% poverty rate equates to about a 20% "job....no thanks.....I'll sit at home and draw welfare, food stamps, and Section 8" rate. Yes, I feel much more sympathy for the dogs.

A 23% poverty rate is the Democrat economy of choice.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 08/29/14 - 11:08 am
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They got their HUGE tax

They got their HUGE tax increase. Now take a smidgeon of it and hire someone qualified to run Animal Control. Broady certainly IS NOT the person. She should have stayed in the prison system. She is more suited to work on death row. The place has been in a downward spiral since she took over.

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flipa1 08/29/14 - 02:26 pm
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This is an example of how

This is an example of how people will be treated in the future as government destroys our economy and quality of life through rampant cronyism. Has ANYONE seen a tax user picketing their fellow tax users like this??? NO! They stick together against us and all of creation. Our creator may not be very happy with tax users starving, mistreating then having to destroy the evidence by killing the animals. Don't stand too close to these tax users in a lightning storm you may get singed.

jimmymac
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jimmymac 08/29/14 - 04:34 pm
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HACK
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This women is just a government hack who probably was incompetent working in the prison system and she got the job shuffle to keep getting a check. Throw her out but my guess is she's politically connected.

corgimom
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corgimom 08/29/14 - 06:57 pm
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Many dogs, when taken to the

Many dogs, when taken to the shelter, become extremely depressed and stop eating. They don't understand why their owner, who they loved, dumped them.

And some dogs get dumped because their owner finds out they are sick and can't or won't pay the vet bill- and then the shelter gets blamed.

corgimom
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corgimom 08/29/14 - 06:59 pm
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Dichotomy, do you realize

Dichotomy, do you realize that FORTY SEVEN THOUSAND people in RC live in poverty?

Do you know of thousands of jobs available in Augusta?

And that's just the ones in poverty. There are also several thousands of people in the CSRA that are collecting unemployment.

There are just too many people and too few jobs.

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Bizkit 08/29/14 - 07:23 pm
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One in three Georgia kids

One in three Georgia kids will go to bed hungry tonight-feed a kid before the dog. People need to get their priorities straight.

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TrulyWorried 08/29/14 - 10:57 pm
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S.G.'s letter deserves a big thank you!

to keep the dilemma with the animal "shelter" alive - is anything being done to help this situation? Has anyone made any attempt to find a competent person to run the shelter? What "directs" there now needs to GO - NOW, and I have said that before. Take her salary and add some of the money that is being stripped off the taxpayers and hire a veterinarian that can, with smart assistants, handle both - director AND vet!!! Come on commissioners - do something plausible for a change and don't use all the magic you possess to trick the tax payers into having their taxes raised no matter how many people were at your meetings to voice their objections. Put out some of that money for a good use - not some kind of idiotic "improvement" that then has to be undone. GET GOING -- use some of the money, before it disappears, and your expertise as commissioners, to help the animal shelter get squared away before time runs out. For you as commissioners and all the helpless pets at the "shelter". Thank you - will you listen and put it on your agenda???? It may pay off for you someday.

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michele wacker 09/02/14 - 10:12 pm
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TAKE OUR MONEY

I'm a volunteer with one of the best rescue groups in Florida. If I hear one more time about how hard Broady's job is or how poor Richmond County is, my head will explode. Broady's job is NOT hard. She just needs to do what every single other animal control in the United States has figured out years ago-- bring in the rescue groups to get the dogs out and get the money in! It's not rocket science. But it is common sense which Broady, the mayor and the commissioners lack. And if Richmond County is poor and the children go to bed hungry than blame Broady and the commissioners! They will NOT TAKE OUR MONEY! Rescue groups have been trying to give you our money for these abandoned dogs that sit there week after week. Broady says NO. If children are going to bed hungry that why won't she take our money to feed your children? We don't even want Richmond County to pay to sterilize these dogs. We want to do it ourselves and pay for it ourselves with our own veterinarians, which YOUR law allows and saves you even more money! We will send Broady the proof that every single dog gets sterilized. People who defend Broady don't give a hoot about your community and your beautiful children. Broady acts like Richmond County has too much money and doesn't need any more. The Sterilization Program, which is Georgia Law, allows rescue groups to pay for dogs, pay for the sterilization ourselves at our vets and send in proof of sterilization. But Broady who gets a nice fat paycheck every week thanks to you, says NO. Why? Broady and your commissioners are funding animal hoarding and suffering and YOU are paying for it. Your tax dollars are paying to care for these animals that are crammed into a building. Rescue groups stand outside the building begging you to take our money and give us these poor dogs. Meanwhile 1 in 3 Georgia kids goes to bed hungry. Animal control has a 9% adoption rate. That's almost as shameful as 1 in 3 Georgia kids going to bed hungry. Shame on Broady, shame on your commissioners, shame on your Mayor and shame on anyone that defends Broady. Get your priorities straight. If Richmond County needs money to feed the children, than TAKE IT ALREADY!

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