The title of this entry is exactly like one of those fake headlines that appear in any of the Simcity games.
@1 - hmmm. You're right. I notice we decreased our Prison/Jail funding to pay for it, too.
Will in Seattle makes a good point for once!
Yeah that's great. Now if we could just reduce the number of sanctimonious, self-entitled dog owners and their environment-polluting hounds, we'd have a partial solution to the problem.
Dog owners themselves perpetuate the shelter problem with the endless cycle of breed fads. The thousands of dogs in our area pollute every body of water in the area from Green Lake to Elliot Bay. (Not to mention Lake Sammamish near Marymoor Park. Ew!)
Plus, there is feces on nearly ever block in the downtown area, and probably also on the sidewalk where you are right now.
No, I'm not a "dog-hater". I love animals, and they usually like me too. However, I'm an ignorance hater, and dog owners are pretty much the most ignorant group of people in the Seattle area.
So sure, pour money into the shelters, but the real problem is the oblivious dog-owners and the public's willingness to overlook one of the biggest pollution problems in our region.
Animals don't ask to be put in shelters. They don't ask to be abandoned, abused or neglected. They want love, companionship and care, just like humans. At least they will have a chance if the shelters are intended for finding homes, and not just holding pens for animals to be put down.
@3: Will made a good point? What was it?
That you aren't a dog, @6, you're a muskrat.
I wonder if any other state will adopt California's mandatory spay/neuter law?
Only for muskrats.
Is he going to clean up that filthy kennel you call a home Erica?
At least pick up the turds before the dry out.
mike @4, you could say the same thing about cigarette smokers and their pollution/litter/cost to society. but there is arguably more good that comes from a dog in the world than a pack of evil cigs. i'm going to assume you don't smoke, so's i don't have to suggest hypocrisy. but if you do, then you are.
i meant "hypocritical" not "hypocrisy." i'm sleep deprived.
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