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#405960 - 5th May 2010 10:31pm Birkenhead dog pound petition calls for support
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Birkenhead dog pound petition calls for support
May 5 2010 by Matt Hurst, Wirral News
A PETITION dedicated to campaigning for improvements at Birkenhead’s dog pound has collected more than 150 signatures – and wants your support.

Karen Mills, who lives in Wallasey, was so shocked by what she saw when she returned to the pound for the first time in 30 years, she decided to do all she can to make life a little better for the animals living their lives inside.

Karen, 54 said: “You just walk in there and all you hear is dogs crying and jumping up, and then you look in the cages and see their sad, pathetic faces.

“You go down this alleyway and it’s freezing.

“It was a warm day but it was so cold in there, it’s just heart-breaking.”

Karen first visited the pound in the 1980s, after a dog she lost was kept there for safe keeping.

She says she hadn’t been back until three weeks ago, when a friend found herself in a similar position.

She said: “When I went to have a look, it hadn’t changed at all.

“It’s still so dark and damp and vile.”
Although the cages are kept clean and fresh water is supplied to all the dogs, Karen says the building needs a lot of work to provide a decent environment for the animals.

The grandmother said: “It is clean.

“The staff do care about them and do clean the place.

“They do what they can with the resources they’ve got.”

Following the visit, Karen decided to return armed with a camera, to take photographs and bring the dogs’ plight to a wider audience.

She hopes to pressure Wirral Council into investing more in the Corporation Road facility, as well as create a framework that would allow volunteers to help out.

Karen added: “For some of these dogs, it’s the last place they will see before they die.”

A spokesperson for Wirral Council said: “We are aware of the limitations of the council kennels but there is no question that the welfare of the animals is compromised in any way.”

To join the petition, visit http://www.thepetitionsite.com/507/petition-to-help-improve-birkenhead-council-kennels




http://www.wirralnews.co.uk/wirral-news/...80491-26373857/
we now have 244 signatures
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#405962 - 5th May 2010 10:36pm Re: Birkenhead dog pound petition calls for support [Re: Tilly]
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This Karen Mills sounds like a nutter!! And I bet she's 55!! liar raftl

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#405963 - 5th May 2010 10:38pm Re: Birkenhead dog pound petition calls for support [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: PaulWirral
This Karen Mills sounds like a nutter!! And I bet she's 55!! liar raftl


thanks for the support clap

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#405967 - 5th May 2010 10:44pm Re: Birkenhead dog pound petition calls for support [Re: Tilly]
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This boy came from the pound!!!

Heres his before and after!!!

Go and sign the petition please !!!


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#405973 - 5th May 2010 10:55pm Re: Birkenhead dog pound petition calls for support [Re: angelina]
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Thanks Angelina
what a gorgeous boy he is too.
well done for adopting and taking him away from that awful place thumbsup what a difference Love and care can do happy

Yeh! like Angelina says, go sign the petition, pray please

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#405976 - 5th May 2010 11:26pm Re: Birkenhead dog pound petition calls for support [Re: Tilly]
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signed, this thread make me heart broken, how can mans best friend be neglected in such times

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#405978 - 5th May 2010 11:37pm Re: Birkenhead dog pound petition calls for support [Re: LukeORourke]
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Originally Posted By: LukeORourke
signed, this thread make me heart broken, how can mans best friend be neglected in such times


thanks Luke thumbsup it's awful isn't it frown
I think a lot of people don't realise dogs have feelings too no
and of course you always get the ones that just don't care frown

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#405987 - 6th May 2010 12:38am Re: Birkenhead dog pound petition calls for support [Re: Tilly]
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Originally Posted By: Tilly
Originally Posted By: PaulWirral
This Karen Mills sounds like a nutter!! And I bet she's 55!! liar raftl


thanks for the support clap


..that's ok...and you know I am pulling ya leg.

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#405990 - 6th May 2010 12:46am Re: Birkenhead dog pound petition calls for support [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: PaulWirral
Originally Posted By: Tilly
Originally Posted By: PaulWirral
This Karen Mills sounds like a nutter!! And I bet she's 55!! liar raftl


thanks for the support clap


..that's ok...and you know i'm cocking me leg.


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#405991 - 6th May 2010 1:10am Re: Birkenhead dog pound petition calls for support [Re: MrPhil]
PaulWirral
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Originally Posted By: MrPhil
Originally Posted By: PaulWirral
Originally Posted By: Tilly
Originally Posted By: PaulWirral
This Karen Mills sounds like a nutter!! And I bet she's 55!! liar raftl


thanks for the support clap


..that's ok...and you know i'm cocking me leg.


oshocked


raftl

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#405993 - 6th May 2010 1:37am Re: Birkenhead dog pound petition calls for support [Re: ]
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Don't know why I bother. I'm surrounded by idiots.

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#405996 - 6th May 2010 2:15am Re: Birkenhead dog pound petition calls for support [Re: Tilly]
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I'm no idiot Tilly, fully respect what your trying to do.
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#405998 - 6th May 2010 2:17am Re: Birkenhead dog pound petition calls for support [Re: MrPhil]
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Originally Posted By: MrPhil
I'm no idiot Tilly, fully respect what your trying to do.

thanks Phil thumbsup that's all I ask

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#405999 - 6th May 2010 2:20am Re: Birkenhead dog pound petition calls for support [Re: Tilly]
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Now as your famous i'd like your autograph....


lol smile
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#406000 - 6th May 2010 2:34am Re: Birkenhead dog pound petition calls for support [Re: Tilly]
PaulWirral
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Originally Posted By: Tilly
Don't know why I bother. I'm surrounded by idiots.


Tilly, wind ya neck in dearest! It's such a depressing world that laughing at it gets you through the day.

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