Monday, December 8, 2008
Atlanta, GA - Animal lovers have not forgotten about the 84 feral cats that vanished under former shelter director Jere Alexander's watch. We imagine they have not forgotten about the missing dog named Beast either. On Sunday, protesters gathered outside the facility and banged 84 signs into the ground. When initially questioned, Alexander told officials the cats had been "released" though she could not provide spay/neuter records. Now management says the cats were given to a priest.
"Protesters gathered outside the Fulton County Animal Shelter Sunday to bring attention to cats that have gone missing from the facility. Protesters pounded signs into the grounds outside the shelter and each sign represented one of the 84 feral cats they say are unaccounted from the facility. When asked what became of the cats, shelter management said they were given to a priest in north Georgia to control a rodent problem. "I think your legal department has the information on that, so we should leave it at that," said David York of Fulton County Animal Services when asked what became of the cats."Special request: DogsBite.org asks that you leave comments at Randy Travis's blog about this story. His team has done an excellent job in reporting this story. Your insightful comments will greatly add to these efforts.
10/31/08: Coverage of the Fulton County Animal Shelter - DogsBite.org
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| 12/08/2008 6:29 PM |
84 unneutered cats to control a rodent problem?! hmmmm...
Certainly someone can easily verify the existence of this Priest.
This reminds me of a U2 song:
"Where the Priests have no names!"
| 12/08/2008 7:22 PM |
How the frig do you "lose" 84 cats? Why isn't it made public what happened to them? Is it because they became bait for fighting dogs?
Under the Freedom of Information act, could Dogsbite demand the records? Can the HSUS file animal abuse charges againts them? Or does no one care because these were "only cats", and humane advocates are more interested in protecting pit bulls and THEIR advocates?
| 12/08/2008 9:32 PM |
See how the department of agriculture in Georgia has been behaving?
There's one of the big problems. They are rotten to the core. These breeders and dogfighters have buddies in that department.
| 12/08/2008 10:34 PM |
Randy's blog has been disabled for comments, I couldn't post this there. Does Randy read Dogsbite? Jere Alexander's website was taken down, but pages are cached on a Google search. She ran a site dedicated to dogfighting and gamebred pit bulls. Here are some examples...
There more, but you get the idea...she was glorifying the dogmen and the fighting dogs. She also had a link to Flametree kennels, a breeder of OFRN dogs, whose website has a lengthy article written by dogfighter Richard Stratton about the OFRN, and whose kennel is listed proudly with the AADR...which we know was run by Malon Patrick, (who was arrested for fighting dogs) and which the HSUS describes as a registry for dogfighters.
So, the question remains..how was someone involved in dogfighting hired to run an animal shelter, and what, really, happened to those cats?
| 12/08/2008 10:49 PM |
Randy's comments no more? There's a lot of the pitarchive links here. Dogsbite has been following the story pretty close. You'll have to go back to some of the earlier posts.
| 12/08/2008 11:51 PM |
Funny how Jere Alexander's website shows only kids with pit bulls across the top when the ENTIRE site is dedicated to fighting dogs and the vile dogmen that she worships.
What is the point she is trying to make? Are we supposed believe these are fighting dogs?
| 12/09/2008 1:51 AM |
64 year old Atlant man mauled why putting up Xmas decorations:
Wonder if this dog had received previously receved favorable treatment from the FCAS Dogmen?
DBO: Please add putting up Christmas decorations to the attack trigger list.
| 12/12/2008 2:39 AM |
These cover stories dont even make sense!
Even if these cats went to the Priest with no name..How is this even legal? 84 unfixed feral cats become thousands within a couple of years, then decimate bird populations.
I'll be lighting a candle for Beast over the Holdays.