Dogs at Riberas Shelter need a home
Posted 24 May 2012 - 11:27 AM
looking for homes and hopefully this will happen. This is official - and the volunteers were given
permission to relay the information.
No further information on the status of the rest of the Shelter at this point. I'm only the messenger.
Posted 24 May 2012 - 12:04 PM
Posted 24 May 2012 - 12:16 PM
Posted 24 May 2012 - 12:39 PM
Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:04 PM
Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:16 PM
whom to contact.
Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:19 PM
If the Shelter was there first, then the homeowners/residents shouldn't have anything to complain about. Why buy or rent a house near a dog shelter, then complain about the noise? This doesn't make any sense.
Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:21 PM
This is a time when we all need to pull together. Maybe the carpenter guys could help Anita with some renovations. But, let's also not forget that she is now 70 and a day will come when she will no longer be able to do what she does. That too will need preparation.
Both shelters have websites and Paypal buttons. Now is the time to find $10 and help out. Or more if you have it. I know times are tough, but as a community I know we can pull together to help both shelters.
I really wish one of the shelters or Friends of the Animals would throw a casino night at the new casino as I'd love to got there, but am afraid to do so alone
Just a thought.
Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:22 PM
Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:40 PM
Here we have a situation where a LOT of money is being spent to spay and neuter, and care for, tossed-aside dogs and this is the thanks they get. I hope I never have to give up my Mom's doggie.
Posted 24 May 2012 - 04:23 PM
"Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain."
Posted 24 May 2012 - 05:07 PM
BTW, I don't know anyone in the area, so don't even think I am prejudiced about this.
Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:17 PM
Something to think about.
Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:37 PM
I know that Max has been adopted. A friend rescued him - he'd been running around the Ajijic malecon
and LCS and he was fostered until the Shelter had room for him. Someone left him - his ribs were showing and was severely dehydrated but
he'd been trained - knew to sit and follow other commands
and was a sweetheart.
Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:39 PM
Posted 24 May 2012 - 09:59 PM
Sorry to disagree, but (a) Mr. Kaye has the resources to solve his own problems and ( NOT all of us have to deal with large numbers of barking dogs day and night. I, for one, would be unable to handle that, as I am noise sensitive. With the current situation in the area re: narcos and a slow real estate market, the neighbors couldn't sell and move elsewhere. So, I am sympathetic to the neighbors. Granted, Mr. Kaye is no spring chicken, he has a lot on his plate, this is a difficult situation, and he may wish to curtail operations and support other efforts in the area. His call. I am sure he meant well when he expanded.
JayBearl, you and others may recall that the current spacious rental property Geoffrey Kaye chose to relocate the dogs from a former space just up the road a bit, was/is quite large. It seemed at the time to onlookers and the dog volunteers as ideal for some outdoor/indoor accommodations. However the indoor space, facing the carretera, was entirely renovated to accommodate an art gallery, a fashion boutique, and a large reception area. None of the rear indoor space was made over to house any of the dogs indoors at night, as some people hoped, thus cutting down on the noise of outdoor night barking. The dogs were nicely installed outdoors in the rear of this property that included work areas for the volunteers and runs for the dogs. But nevertheless it's an open area that faced and, of course, still faces a residential area. Complaints from neighbors about barking dogs was just about inevitable. The Dog Shelter got a reprieve some time back, you'll recall, when the municipality threatened to close its doors and the community that supported the Shelter just about raised hell. And the Shelter survived, with the agreement to scale back on the number of dogs (although still, unfortunately, housing them outside at night as usual). The rental space is expensive. The boutiques failed. The art gallery didn't work and never earned any significant money for the Shelter.
So unfortunately—for more reasons than I’ve outlined here, I’m sure--a top-notch Shelter where needy dogs got the best of care is closing. Not moving, closing. Really sad. There will be a report on the closing in the Reporter this weekend, I'm told. It's very likely that Geoffrey has plans to work with needy dogs in some way at some other location. We'll all be hoping.
Now let's all help the dog volunteers in whatever way we can to get the remaining dogs adopted ASAP. That would cheer up the dog volunteers a lot, I know.
Posted 24 May 2012 - 11:12 PM
Remember folks, that dog shelter has been in that same general area since way before I first came lakeside in the mid 90s.
Oh and I do not mean to forget the many hours many other volunteers donated to run that shelter during all of these years.
Posted 25 May 2012 - 07:44 AM
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