The struggle to obtain information from the SPCA

I just left my second message with the Media department of the SPCA in my town. I called them two weeks ago requesting documentation on dogs that were euthanized prior to The Richmond Animal Protection Society taking over for the SPCA in Richmond.

Now personally I find it very difficult to obtain any info from the SPCA in general, they will and have said before that they do not keep these kinds of records, only the total number of dogs euthanized in any given year, as I have said RAPS says they only euthanize maybe 1-2 dogs a year if that, and they are only the most extreme cases of aggression, in which placing those dogs would be impossible as they could not ensure the safety of other animals or people.

So when I called today they said I probably couldn’t get that information but they would put in through to the media department, now I did this dance two weeks ago and never heard back…, interesting!

We shall see if they return this call but if there is infact no such records than how can they accurately determine that pit bulls are a significant problem in general? If they don’t know the breeds of these dogs euthanized, than they have no data, which tells me the City can’t have the data either…., again, interesting!

I find anytime you try to get any breed specific info into aggression from these organizations, the fact of the matter is it is just not there, scary! I have a few more resources to tap here and I am certainly excited to share the info with you all.

My only hope is that win, lose, or draw, something can be learned from this journey, I am hoping that this will give others fighting the same battle insight into how this all works. Do not let this make you feel defeated if you too want to enact change, rather look at it as a test case, or trail run if you will!

to be continued………

-Apitome-

About apitome

I am a mother, a pit bull advocate, but mostly I am just like any of you, I am passionate about politics, the environment and dog advocacy. I want possitive changes within the judicial system as well. I want my children to grow up in a country where we are not told what breed of dog we can own. I want to see BSL put in the trash where it belongs! I want to see the constitution protected but not manipulated *see anything on the mosque near ground zero (USA) or changing Merry Christmas to Happy Holidays (Canada)* I am not racist in any way shape or form against any ethnic group, I do however have prejudices against bad behavior! If you abuse our laws, kids, the elderly, or animals, If you move to a new country and then demand that country to change everything about it's laws & way of life to suit your own agenda, If you blatantly break those laws with no regard and show no repect for them, if you engage in dog fighting or any other forms of animal abuse, torture or neglect, or if you are a pedophile, Than yes! You are on my radar for sure, and I will do EVERYTHING within my power to see you stopped and brought to justice! Furthering that goal, I have no qualms about publishing the names and faces of convicted abusers. I am not trying to change the world, I simply want to see things improve not backslide, Mostly for my children and these wonderful dogs futures! I may say things you agree with, and I may say things that you won't agree with, I may anger you, challenge you, or just plain piss you off, but in my book that's ok as long as long as it inspires some form of action on your part. This is not a popularity contest, If I have said anything about a group or person that you don't agree with please feel free to leave a comment or simply don't come back. If You have been mentioned in my blog it is for one of two reasons, you are either an advocate or you are an abuser loser, if you are the latter I could care less what you think! I value the opinions of trash about as much as I do that of a slug! Everything in print here is a matter of public record, or came from a trusted source, with that said, I am certainly willing to print both sides of any story, in an effort to be fair and always print the truth! View all posts by apitome

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