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Animal control options presented

Humane society offers reduced cost for reduced services

May 17, 2013

PARKERSBURG — The Humane Society of Parkersburg is offering the Wood County Commission a new option: Reduced animal control at a slightly reduced cost....

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tabledoc

May-17-13 12:20 AM

I think Commission should just build their own shelter so they don't have to go through this every year.

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Geezer

May-17-13 1:44 AM

It's time to move on and sever all ties with the HSOP. The County Commission wastes too much time dealing with the petulant HSOP board and its constant threats and ultimatums. The citizens of this county deserve better service in exchange for their tax dollars. Whether we start our own operation or hire a different provider, we need to get moving. It may even cost more than what we are currently paying, but it would be worth it for a consistent, reliable, and professional manner in which to address the animal overpopulation problem in our county.

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ubfair

May-17-13 6:43 AM

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ubfair

May-17-13 7:00 AM

Its true. It looks like a (on again off again) bad break up. It seems to happen all of the time! We also need round the clock coverage. This can be done....time to move on. The HSOP is good with the animals but has issues with public relations.

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BelpreBoy

May-17-13 8:55 AM

It's true, move away from these old services. On again off again, threats and promises. Washington County has a sheriff deptuy doing animal control and from what I can tell it is excellent. She is also a trained officer so she catches on about other issues quickly when visiting homes regarding animal problems. She knows when to call Children's Services, how to look for criminal activity and all the local services to refer people to when in need.

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jane45

May-17-13 8:58 AM

HSOP is offering very limited service it is time to build a shelter

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MrSmith

May-17-13 10:42 AM

You people really don't have a clue. "Move on", "sever all ties" and comments like that. Move on to what, exactly? I have new for you; the county still has to provide the service, and the service costs money. "start our own operation"? "hire a different provider"? Do you think that will happen for FREE? Sorry, it won't. Your ideas will cost the county MORE than they would pay to the HSOP for the same service.

Everybody is always crying to "move on" "move on", but nobody can come up with a better idea that costs LESS money. That's why it's easy to sit behind a computer and whine, I suppose.

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MrSmith

May-17-13 10:43 AM

Sorry - I mean "news for you".

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BelpreBoy

May-17-13 10:56 AM

@Mr. Smith: Pot calling the kettle black as you sit at the computer and whine about everyone commenting. Oh well if it makes your day a little more sunny I guess it is ok :)

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BelpreBoy

May-17-13 10:58 AM

Why does it have to be for "less" money? Take the money they have been paying the Humane Society and apply it elsewhere for a dog warden.

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BelpreBoy

May-17-13 3:38 PM

LOL! I love when 4thebetter tries to get me going (beepbeep). It makes my day. Thanks for chiming in (he said with a big, wide grin) The day just keeps getting better an better. Everyone have a great weekend, mine just got a little sweeter!

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Privatized

May-17-13 11:12 PM

How do you reduce something to less than nothing?

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Privatized

May-17-13 11:17 PM

4TB- Vehicles are bought and sold every day, HSOP isn't the only entity that can own a vehicle or turn a building into a shelter.

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Privatized

May-17-13 11:18 PM

Let me re-phrase that first comment: How do you reduce nothing to less than nothing?

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