Comments for Shannon Hill Tue, 09 Jun 2015 22:18:32 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on The Future of MCAS by Sunny Tue, 09 Jun 2015 22:18:32 +0000 Beautifully written and so informative! Should be required reading for every MoCo resident who loves animals and/or has even a passing interest in what goes on at the shelter.
All boils down to this: “[T]he changes since the arrival of the new regime have been catastrophic.” So true!

Comment on The Town Hall Meeting by Sunny Tue, 09 Jun 2015 22:06:59 +0000 I was there. Your description and assessment are spot on. Aubrey Ross presents himself as poorly in front of a group as he does one-one-one, which is to say not at all. Dr. Blue came across as defensive from the very start, though he presents himself much better and seems more intelligent. Neither seems to possess the management skills necessary to manage a lemonade stand, much less a large shelter.
The number of law enforcement personnel present was insulting.
Jim Clark is an unimpressive as the veterinarians, and it was abundantly clear he has zero interest in any aspect of the shelter save keeping it off his desk. He also made it all too clear he was uninterested in hearing what any of us had to say, as evidenced by that ridiculous, insulting “lottery” intended to limit questions and comments. He seems NOT AS intelligent as the veterinarians (uh oh) and a dreadful communicator. How absurd he didn’t even introduce himself until someone in the back asked that everyone introduce themselves. Did he assume we knew who he was? I and many others didn’t, and are no better for knowing. It sickens me to realize the running of Montgomery County is in the hands of this person and his ilk.

Comment on Is No Kill The Answer? by shannon Thu, 14 May 2015 22:23:43 +0000 I completely agree that CC is exploiting OPA, and I suspect that OPA will not find the partnership advantageous when they realize what a tremendous financial drain vetting hundreds of shelter animals can be. OPA, as a rescue group that can control intake, can certainly achieve a no kill philosophy within their own organization. Please note that I’m not criticizing OPA. In fact, the only reason they’re mentioned is that CC mentions them in their quote about moving toward No Kill. I am, however, specifically questioning CC’s ability to move toward a righteous No Kill situation. Given the numbers and what we know about their business practices, I believe that claiming that they will move toward No Kill is – as you say – strictly a PR move designed to appease the community.

Comment on Is No Kill The Answer? by FullHouse Thu, 14 May 2015 05:34:39 +0000 OPA was already partnering up with shelter as the rescue that did transports. This is not new. The new partnering non-profit, OPA, is not responsible for how Care continues to run the daily operations at the shelter. OPA is not taking over the foster program. OPA is not taking over the TNR program or implementing a pet retention program for the shelter, not even the shelter’s behavior modification nor the adoption programs. Those programs will continue to remain separated.

Care is simply USING OPA:
1) for financial purposes to cover extra, outside vetting expenses and spay/neuter program (similar to the previous non-profit);
2) for encouraging and bringing about more community involvement (just as the previous other non-profit did);
3) for their non-profit status to accept any and all donations in order to cut their own financial responsibilities and line their pockets (just as the previous other non-profit did);
4) and most importantly for their no-kill goal to gain popularity and save face.

OPA will not be bringing anything new besides their GOAL of creating a no-kill community. They cannot and do not claim they are no-kill.

Comment on Vet Care: More Than Vaccinations (What Makes a Good Shelter, Part 4 of Many) by riverrunner13 Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:45:10 +0000 Great blog article as usual! I am thinking that as far as CBC and a basic chem analyzer goes, there very well could be places that are upgrading that would donate equipment like that to a non-profit. Years ago (Dr Ryan days), someone was offering to donate a big machine (do not remember if it was imaging or lab) but it was not taken advantage of. Long time ago and I do not remember details so no grumbling about that water under the bridge.  

That might be an option for the future…just a thought to keep in filed away…donated equipment. The reagents and maintenance might be able to be donated too if it is under a non-profit. I do not think it is an option with current management due to their practices of late – will not even do a fecal float that requires very little equipment ( a scope, float tube, cover slip and solution – about 1.00 a test) – just knowledge.

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Comment on DirecTV: Another Stupid Commercial by Carrie5904 Tue, 28 Feb 2012 03:36:26 +0000 Here is the response I got:
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Comment on DirecTV: Another Stupid Commercial by shannon Mon, 27 Feb 2012 14:22:19 +0000 Amazing! I got a reply! (In which they got my gender wrong, but still…)

Response Via Email(Raymond D. – 100186556) – 02/27/2012 03:37 AM
Dear Mr. Hill,

Thanks for writing.

I understand how you feel with regard to the most recent DIRECTV advertisement you
saw. I know that this has been a frustrating experience for you, and we’d like to
provide assistance as soon as possible.

We certainly didn’t mean to offend you or anyone else with our commercials, and I do
appreciate your feedback in this matter. For this reason, I forwarded your comments
to DIRECTV Management. We often make changes to our service based on customer
requests, and we conduct customer surveys on a regular basis to get feedback and new

Thanks again for writing, Mr. Hill. We will continue to strive to provide the best
service experience to you.


Raymond D.- 100186556
DIRECTV Customer Service

Comment on Another Rescue Radar Moment by shannon Thu, 01 Dec 2011 16:56:55 +0000 UPDATE: The baby dustbunny will go to her new foster home on Saturday. She will shortly thereafter be available for adoption through Smart Rescue ( Thank you to Smart Rescue for offering her a place to go!