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Humane Society hoping to raise funds

Monday, November 2, 2009

A Northview High School Senior is working hard to provide for man's best four-legged friend.

Hannah Yeiser is hoping to raise money for the Clay County Humane Society to put a fence around the compound.

"Currently, all of the dogs have to be on leashes," she said. "Having a fenced-in area where they can run and play would be beneficial."

As member of the Interact Club, Yeiser and other students have named their community service group Students and Pets Outdoors Together (S.P.O.T.S.), in which they volunteer at the Humane Society.

"We usually try to have people go in groups with friends," she said. "It is also encouraged that everyone go once a week."

The organization is geared toward community service, which is why so many seniors are involved.

"This gives students the opportunity to spend time doing something worthwhile," she said. "It accumulates volunteer hours that are really important to National Honor Society, colleges and scholarship committees."

However, Yeiser said all students are welcomed and she encourages everyone to volunteer.

"They always need help," she said.

Students interact with the shelter's animals by giving them baths and making sure they get exercise.

Currently, puppies and kittens are being showcased on NTV as a way to promote adoption as well as donations. Yeiser is also discussing the possibility of a penny war among the classes.

"We brought puppies from the shelter into the school to help with grief counseling after Halie (Hite) died," she said. "It didn't make the situation easier, but it helped some people to smile."

Yeiser is hoping area businesses will join the students with building the fence.

"I'm hoping to be able to possibly place 2-liter bottles in business around town, so people will be able to donate spare change," she said. "This is really a chance of all the animal lovers in the community to help."

For more information on the project, contact Yeiser at moonpath7420@yahoo.com

For more information on volunteering at the humane society, call 446-5126.

In need of ...

The Clay County Humane Society is always looking for donations. Some of their needed items include:

* Cat litter (clay only),

* Bleach,

* Lysol Spray Cans,

* Lysol four-in-one cleaner,

* Laundry Soap,

* Paper Towels,

* Dishwashing Soap,

* Five-Gallon Plastic Water Buckets,

* Blankets,

* Wash Cloths/Wash Towels,

* Window Cleaner,

* Newspapers,

* Dog and Cat Toys,

* Pet Treats, and

* Aluminum Cans

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I won't give a dime to them, they don't take dogs or cats from Brazil. Why should we support them? If they don't want to help us why help them? Whenever they decide to help us I might decide to help them but until then they are on their own. If you don't live in clay county then go for it, but if they are going to be in our town they should except our towns pets.

-- Posted by NorthviewGirl on Mon, Nov 2, 2009, at 6:47 PM

They aren't allowed to pick up/take in animals in Brazil!That went out the window when Clay County Animal Rescue got the contract so don't blame the Shelter!

-- Posted by th1953 on Mon, Nov 2, 2009, at 8:19 PM

You can't put your feelings aside for the management to help out the animals? I am sorry but I find that really sad. They don't have any say in the decision making and are the ones mainly affected. What these students are doing is very admirable, too bad you can't do the same.

-- Posted by jmh46123 on Mon, Nov 2, 2009, at 8:22 PM

The animals at the clinic are innocent in this situation. They still need our support. The contract was lost because the city wanted the same services provided but was only willing to pay half as much for them as before. NorthviewGirl, its time to be a big girl and think before you say things. I have donated items to the shelter in the past and will continue to do so.

-- Posted by ClayCountyGuy on Tue, Nov 3, 2009, at 7:04 AM

this is a great cause! I'm very proud of those students that are stepping up to help the situation. Animals depend on us to care for them. They have no voice-we must be their voice. The problem is negligent owners who don't get their cats and dogs spayed or neutered. Animals will do what comes naturally to them-procreate. It is OUR responsibility to help them. Owners: Spay or neuter your pets! Unless you plan on breeding them do what is right and humane. The pet overpopulation is OUR problem created by us. We must help do something about it. I'm tired of having stray dogs/cats dropped off on my road because I live in the country.

-- Posted by millertime on Tue, Nov 3, 2009, at 8:10 AM

The way I understand it, the Humane Society refused the money the city had available to offer. The animal resuce took the contract for the good of the animals after the Humane Society refused it.........

-- Posted by KTEAPayne on Tue, Nov 3, 2009, at 8:25 AM

th1953: The Humane Shelter refused the $12,500 offered to them by the city. See http://www.thebraziltimes.com/story/1499...

-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Tue, Nov 3, 2009, at 10:29 AM

Really? Is everyone going to focus on the fact that the shelter isn't taking the right animals? Does that mean that they are any less deserving? Because they aren't taking the animals you want them to, does that mean you aren't going to give money? Because if those are your thoughts on the situation I find that you are pathetic and self-serving.

-- Posted by Sheldon on Tue, Nov 3, 2009, at 1:33 PM

Not sure of all the comments , I think when someone is putting on a fund raiser , the people should research before starting it. and if they agree with it then, Go for it! I am glad the Northview High School Seniors are doing something positive instead of nothing. while everyone else is complaining the seniors are doing.GREAT JOB SENIORS! hope you stay involved in our community.

-- Posted by Sand mann on Tue, Nov 3, 2009, at 3:25 PM


The humane society did not accept the contract offered to make them responsible for the unwanted pets the local government had to deal with. It is their prerogative. Just like it's your choice whether or not to donate to them. It's about the animals however. Donate to another rescue if you like. There are plenty of them in this state. Just pick a species and there's a rescue for it. Just don't bad mouth the people who are trying to help the animals at this one. we have plenty of news about what people do wrong in this county and then when we get students who volunteer their time they get smeared. A few weeks ago it was my daughter for volunteering at tortoise center and being involved with a project that is linked with evolution and now it's another student who is donating her time to an organization you think should have agreed to do a job they didn't think they could do for the money offered. Would it have been better to say yes and then not be able to do the job?

Service and stewardship are some of the primary goals of a Christian; actually of just about every monotheistic religion. The interact Club seems to be doing just that as well as teaching the young adult how to give back. Kudos to all of them. I'm going to empty my change box for their project.

To anyone who thinks they want a pet, don't take one unless you are prepared to care for it, including neutering it so we don't get any more unwanted ones and be ready to commit to its care for its lifetime. Puppies and kittens aren't disposable toys to return once they grow into adults. They will need to count on you for at least ten years. If you can't do this, get a pet rock.

...and for those who get tired of them and dump them in the country...They are not prepared to go back into the wild once domesticated. They will make a pain of themselves and will be LUCKY if those who find them can catch them and turn them back in to a shelter. Many will be shot. Others will come upon a pack of coyotes and be killed. Pretty severe punishment to suffer for the lack of responsibility of their owners.

Jennifer S Moore,Registered Veterinary Technician

-- Posted by Jenny Moore on Tue, Nov 3, 2009, at 4:31 PM

I cannot say enough good things about this young woman and her friends. To take the initiative to create a volunteer organization of their own is a project that few adults would ever make the effort to do. I know that several of these seniors are a part of the state champion marching band and honor roll students to boot. Kudos to you all for working hard in all of these areas of your school career - I see really great things in store for you all - great job!

-- Posted by uglyfish on Tue, Nov 3, 2009, at 4:35 PM

In response to "NorthviewGirl":

First, while I am certain that you have your reason(s) to to take exception with your local Humane Society's policies, the idea that you would even whisper the idea of promoting the suffering of any additional animals is as juvenile as any thing I have heard in a long time.

Secondly, Miss Yeiser is our Grand Niece and we have known no one more loving, caring, and genuine than our Dear Hannah. Our family is so proud to have her as a shining example to which we may all aspire to emulate. This world would a much better place if there were even one more more of her, let alone a few hundred thousand.

Hannah, my dear, you keep on, keeping on and the rest of us will keep on trying to be more like you.

Your Mimi and Grandad would be (and are) so proud of you. We love you - always have and always will.

Uncle Steven and Aunt Kimberly

-- Posted by sorr5 on Tue, Nov 3, 2009, at 9:01 PM

I offered them $100 to take a kitten with a bag of food and cat litter and they still refused it. I just wanted to get the kitten a loving home, but nobody would take it. Thats selfish, and thats why its pointless to donate. They should have just took the kitten, and they told me no because I live in Brazil. I have nothing against the girl thats her choice. Sorr 5 didn't mean to offend you but I do have my reasons.

-- Posted by NorthviewGirl on Tue, Nov 3, 2009, at 9:37 PM

Again, they have rules and if they break them once, they will be expected to break them a thousand more times. Besides, you were in there. Did you not see how crowded it is? How there are twenty cats to a room, three dogs in the same 3*5 pen and countless more animals in cages in the back? It is unfortunate that they couldn’t take your cat but incredibly selfish on your part to expect them to make you an exception to a rule that they are required to uphold.

I really hope that more people will volunteer with this program and that it continues when Miss Yeiser graduates. It is about time that someone started a program like this.

-- Posted by Sheldon on Tue, Nov 3, 2009, at 10:36 PM

I understand that the shelter refused the contract and I can, in some ways, understand why.

On another note, I have never had any trouble with them taking an animal & I live in the city. I REFUSE to take or call the the Animal Rescue that supposedly works for the city. I've seen the place and heard the horror stories. From what I saw, I wouldn't take a rattlesnake there, but that's just my opinion.

-- Posted by th1953 on Tue, Nov 3, 2009, at 11:23 PM

sorr5 ,

just a thought , that comment was very nice. but shouldn't that been said in person and not in the comment section on fund raising? just a thought. no need to respond.

-- Posted by Sand mann on Wed, Nov 4, 2009, at 8:49 AM

The Clay County Rescue took the contract with the City NorthviewGirl, it would violate the contract that the city has with the rescue for the shelter to take city animals. If you do it for one person, you have to do it for everyone..where do you draw the line?? I donate to the shelter for the animals not for the people who run it, it's not their fault. If you deny the shelter funding then the animals suffer nobody else. With the money that the Rescue took I don't see how they're doing it unless they're euthanizing every animal that comes through its doors. Once again- who's suffering now?

-- Posted by townisamazing on Wed, Nov 4, 2009, at 9:39 AM

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