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Animal rescue

Postby keith1612 » Sep 14th, 2012, 7:36 pm

its nice to see a story with a caring good ending.
http://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/80 ... ect-rescue

here in spallumcheen i found a 7 week old kitten and called animal control at the regional office and was told just toss outside.
They were kind enough to say let nature and the coyotes do the job we dont want to,
Thankfully the Vernon animal care society came and picked it up.
as i have 2 dogs and 3 cats i wasnt taking in another.
its a shame when people are paid by taxpayers to do animal control and then say feed strays to the wildlife.
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Re: animal rescue

Postby superbee » Sep 15th, 2012, 2:08 am

This story should be on the front page of the Vernon paper so that scum is outed. Totally disgusting. And to think hard-earned tax dollars are paying the wages of that loser. The zero who answered the phone and gave that reply should have been fired on the spot.

And tossed outside for the coyotes to have a snack, seeing they think it is the thing to do....
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Re: animal rescue

Postby keith1612 » Sep 15th, 2012, 7:16 am

yes animal control asked me to put something in the paper when i told them, this should raise awareness on here as well.

sorry i ment to say animal care society asked me to put in the paper, not animal control.
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Re: animal rescue

Postby superbee » Sep 16th, 2012, 1:47 am

Thank you for helping this poor kitten. And for contacting the Animal Care Society. I know all their members, and another Vernon person, Hazel T, work tirelessly, and at big cost, to help the cats and kittens of Vernon and area. A big thank you, Keith, and to all the kind hearts who help cats and kittens!! And all animals!
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Re: animal rescue

Postby Ingevan22 » Sep 18th, 2012, 8:50 am

keith1612, I'd like to know exactly who you called, and how they answered the phone.

There is no such thing as Animal Control in the North Okanagan. There is only Dog Control.

You can download Spallumcheen's Dog Control bylaw from the Township's website via this link:
https://spallumcheen.civicweb.net/Docum ... px?ID=1427

This bylaw gives Spallumcheen the authority to control and license dogs (i.e. canines) with your hard-earned tax dollars. This bylaw does NOT give Spall the authority (nor your tax dollars) to deal with kittens, cats or other animals.

Superbee, we should be directing our anger to the person who abandoned the 7-month old kitten in the first place!

In addition, we should be all asking ourselves why is there is such a need for an Animal Care Society (bless bless bless you for all the work you do!) when there is an SPCA in town.
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Re: animal rescue

Postby keith1612 » Sep 21st, 2012, 3:57 pm

Ingevan22 wrote:keith1612, I'd like to know exactly who you called, and how they answered the phone.

There is no such thing as Animal Control in the North Okanagan. There is only Dog Control.

You can download Spallumcheen's Dog Control bylaw from the Township's website via this link:
https://spallumcheen.civicweb.net/Docum ... px?ID=1427

This bylaw gives Spallumcheen the authority to control and license dogs (i.e. canines) with your hard-earned tax dollars. This bylaw does NOT give Spall the authority (nor your tax dollars) to deal with kittens, cats or other animals.

Superbee, we should be directing our anger to the person who abandoned the 7-month old kitten in the first place!

In addition, we should be all asking ourselves why is there is such a need for an Animal Care Society (bless bless bless you for all the work you do!) when there is an SPCA in town.


i called the spallumcheen regional office on pleasant valley road and asked how to contact dog control.
they said he is here at this time and put him on.
he then said "toss the kitten outside and let nature take its course"
i then called the animal care society in vernon and they came and picked up.
i didnt know whos responsability it was to deal with lost or abandoned strays but im just saying its pretty lame to say let the wildlife have it.
as a bylaw/animal control/dog control officer whatever perhaps he should have given me a couple of places to talk to for a safe option.
i would say as no dog licenses are required in spallumcheen why waste our money on a dog control officer, this is farm area and we should have a officer trained in all animals.
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Re: Animal rescue

Postby Silverstarqueen » Sep 25th, 2012, 11:48 am

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Re: Animal rescue

Postby Ingevan22 » Sep 25th, 2012, 1:06 pm

Keith is correct that dog licensing is "voluntary" in Spallumcheen. Spall also has a Large Animal Pound (i.e. for farm animals) but no funding to deal with cat-related issues.

I agree that it is insensitive/lame for anyone at a local government office to suggest that wildlife should deal with stray cats, especially when other viable options are only a phone call away. Thanks Keith for making that call!

The ringworm infection at the Vernon SPCA was a recent occurrence. A number of non-SPCA cat rescue societies have been operating for several years, which still begs my original question of why there is such a need when there is an SPCA here.

If we're willing to fund animal rescue, which I certainly am, I would prefer to see collaboration instead of multiple agencies/societies competing for our donations, volunteer time, and potentially, our tax dollars. Not sure who owns the SPCA building here in Vernon and how it is all funded, but I'm confident that the cat rescuers who are currently operating out of their own homes, vet clinics, etc would also love to have a dedicated facility (and some funding!) to help take care of strays, etc.
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Re: Animal rescue

Postby Silverstarqueen » Oct 5th, 2012, 6:54 am

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Re: Animal rescue

Postby superbee » Oct 5th, 2012, 10:21 pm

Yes, when they suggest to just throw a kitten out a window to let predators 'take care of it', I also think there is a problem.
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