What excuse will they come up with next?
First, Columbus Animal Control claimed that they wouldn’t be using the *donated* Kuranda beds during the winter months because the cement floor has geothermal heating. Well ain’t that a hot load of dog crap – when I went inside one of the kennels and placed my hand on the ground… it was not surprisingly COLD. As cold as Drale Short’s heart.
Then they said that the dogs urinate and defecate on the beds. The dogs urinate and defecate on the cement floor that ACC is forcing them to lay on. At least with the beds, which many do NOT urinate and defecate on, they have another surface to lay on when the floor is covered in pee and poop. According to the Kuranda website, these beds are “Easy to clean and deodorize”
They said that the dogs chew on the beds. Really. One of the Kuranda beds features is their “Patented, chewproof design”. Kuranda also sells replacement parts for those pieces that the dogs manage to damage.
Then today, this was sent to the volunteer that set-up the Kuranda bed donation account.
From the Kuranda company,
“Some bad news… Drale from the shelter called and insisted we close this donation account since the city/shelter didn’t technically open it (urghhh) and the runs are too small for beds ( 2′x4′). I tried to suggest smaller size beds and/or fleeces which she/they may consider, but for now I’ve inactivated this account at her request. Thanks for trying to help the animals, you are a person after my own heart (I’m a foster mom in NJ with many Georgia babies passing thru here).
Now they won’t use the beds because they’re too big for the runs! Who do they think they’re fooling, honestly? The photo below was taken at Columbus Animal Care & Control… Tell me, Does THIS look too big to you?
FACT: The doors to these kennels open both IN & OUT. If the bed is too big to open the door IN to the kennel, could they not simply swing the door OUT?