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Ohhhhemmmmmgeeeeee!! All the freaking negativity!! It was a FREE firework show!! If you had a crappy view you should have gotten closer! We were in the grass by the mall parking lot and had a spectacular view AND there was plenty of space around us so obviously you didn't look very hard for a better spot!! If you didn't like it, how about you spend your own damn money on fireworks next year and keep your grouchy butt at home! Thanks Victoria for the beautiful show!! Everyone I could see enjoyed it very much - especially all of the kids!!
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If the students can listen to a political speech in school with a permission slip, I believe they should be able to pray or say the "pledge of allegiance" with a permission slip. It is the parents choice, right? Or are we worried about offending someone?
I thought it was a fantastic show! Yes, there was traffic but when you weigh the good and bad, I didn't mind a little traffic to be able to enjoy a FREE firework show. I also contained my children in the back of my truck for safety. I did note alot of children running amock without parents and it was dangerous for them but it would have been just as dangerous anywhere! Hello, parents, watch your children and make them sit down instead of running in traffic! It was a very awesome display, Victoria! I loved the location because there were so many options of where to park to be able to see it!
That is hilarious!! I wouldn't think that being dumped from a vehicle would be an indication of foul play! Well written Vic Ad.
This is not a stray issue. These animals are family pets that are disappearing.
There actually were a couple of stray dogs that used to run around out here from house to house but they have disappeared....guess we know what happened to them! But, then again, I guess it's the animals faults that they were dumped off without food or water. I guess it was really their fault that they went into other people's yards to try to find something to eat. I guess they actually deserve to be poised or trapped and stabbed to death.
That makes absolutely no sense at all! There is no excuse for their behavior!
Something needs to be done about this kind of behavior. If someone is crazy enough to kill animals, what else are they capable of doing?
Animal control needs to be forced to hand over any "records" proving that they pick up stray animals from this location. I, personally, have lived out here for over 4 years and can count on one hand how many times I've seen animal control out here.
born2Bme - My cats are spayed & neutered but this house is less than 100 yards from my house. My cats do occasionally go into their yard and I don't believe that cats should be caged. They roam free and hunt snakes and mice. I bet that all the people around here that do not have a mice and snake problem don't actually realize why. They are innocent cats that do not harm others or cause problems. These people in question are evidentally just heartless souls that do not care about animals or other people. I do not think I should have to lock my cats in a cage to ensure their safety. I think people should have the common sense to not harm other people's animals.
First of all, I do live very close to the supposed "animal killers" in Quail Creek. I, myself, have multiple cats and two dogs. The dogs are in a fenced in backyard and are never running loose. The cats, on the other hand, are cats. They are outside cats that are well fed and well taken care of. If any of you out there have ever owned at outside cat, you know that it is virtually impossible to teach a cat boundaries of where there yard ends and the next begins. Also, unfortunately, there is no way to "fence" a cat either.
So, according to the statement - "Ultimately, the culprits in these incidents are the owners of the animals: These owners are negligent in the worst way. If the pets were taken care of properly - housed, fenced, exercised and fed regularly, none of this disturbing news would be happening," you are implying that it is the ower's fault that there animals are getting trapped. How would a cat know that these supposed "cat killers" live there and to not go into their yard? If anyone out there knows how to train a cat to not leave the yard, please let me know!
Also, according to the article, the simple way that this should all be handled is if "The trapper family should call the owner of the offensive animal before trapping or phoning animal control." Unfortunately, the family is question actually has restraining orders on many of their neighbors. They do not communicate with anyone else in the neighborhood nor do they even do so much as wave or nod when a neighber waves at them. They do not associate with anyone else in the neighborhood to my knowledge. So, Victoria Advocate, please give us another solution to this problem.
So, here we are, still a problem and no solutions. We have a woman that is supposedly trapping animals and poisoning them. We have a woman that supposedly stabbed a cat with rebar in front of a child and killed the cat. We have a woman that will not actually talk to any of her neighbors and try to come to a solution. We have a woman that will call the Sherrif at any given time if she is aggravated. We have a woman that says she is calling animal control to pick up these "trapped animals" but no word from animal control to even back it up. We have a woman with two children that are being exposed to this kind of behavior as well as a whole neighborhood of children that are losing pets.
So, let me just try to understand. This is "ultimately the pet owner's responsibilty?" Explain to me, Victoria Advocate, how all of this craziness falls back on the pet owners??
Instead of posting outrageous articles laying blame, let's try to find a solution to this problem. Let's do something about this before another child loses their animal or, even worse, has to watch as someone KILLS their animal in front of their very eyes.
Stray dogs? That has become a part of life in my neighborhood. I live in Quail Creek (the mobile home part) and we have stray dogs EVERYWHERE.
You cannot walk down the street or go to your vehicle without a stray dog barking at or chasing you. They chew up the trash, chase my cats, annoy my FENCED dogs, and poo in my yard. They eat the at food, shred garbage around the neighborhood, chase kids, chase cars, and basically do whatever they want to do. There are weinie dogs, rat dogs, bull dogs, pit bulls, and numerous mutts that run the street looking for trouble.
Surprisingly enough, no one seems to claim these dogs or get in trouble for them running loose and causing trouble in the neighborhood.....
I get a nasty letter in the mail because my grass is taller than 9 inches or the ditches are weed-eated. I get a letter in the mail if my porch is "cluttered" or there is trash in the yard. TRASH THAT THE DOGS CHEWED UP! Why is it more important that my grass be less than 9 inches tall if I can't let my 4 year old go play because of all the stray dogs running around with no telling what. I can't even let her play in the front yard without fearing that a dog will bite her and give her a disease and a life long fear of dogs.
Also, while I'm on the subject of Quail Creek, let me point out one more thing. Next time you drive through our neighborhood that lets dogs run stray but threatens to sue you for grass over 9 inches tall, look at the "public areas" in the neighborhood. Not only is the fire department in need of a good weed-eating, the "park" is well over 9 inches tall and all of the vacant lots throughout the neighborhood are an excellent place to find snakes or rodents in the 3 foot tall grass!
Get it together Quail Creek and get your priorities straight!
Love your pet and keep them safe. Do not let them run wild and cause problems!
I just thought I could put in my two cents in this situation. First of all, I work in a nursing home and to the person that posted something about "dumping their loved ones in a hole" that was very disturbing. Nursing homes are not a "hole" and you should not be ashamed if you cannot take care of your loved ones and need the assistance of someone else. Nursing homes provide 24 hour care including nurses and cnas. That is alot more than most people can provide at home. And I cannot count how many times we have had someone come in from "home" and they have stage 3 or 4 pressure ulcers because they were not being properly taken care of. So, please actaully open your eyes and try not to sound so darn stupid making comments like that. I love working with all of our residents at the nursing home and I would be horrified if someone built a fence like that to obstruct the view from our residents. Some of these people that are bed bound, have no other choice but to look out the window. Nursing HOMES are just that. They are safe places that people can go when they can't take care of themselves anymore. And I am sure that if this fence were put up around some ritzy person's HOME that it would be taken down in a heartbeat. Their homes should be respected just as you would want someone to respect yours.
I can totally relate to this story. Not only did I get a fine for my "unreturned" library books but it eventually turned into a WARRANT and I had to end up paying over $400 for about 3 or 4 books that I don't even remember checking out. And, never once, did I ever recieve any mail from the library telling me that I had overdue books. Surely the justice system can focus on more serious matters like drugs and violence. Libraries will soon be something of the past w/ the internet. I no longer visit the library and will go to a book store and purchase a book if I need one. It will sure be cheaper!