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Lease negotiation a good move forward

May 15, 2015

The Gulf Coast Humane Society’s plans to build a shelter in Cape Coral moved a big step forward this week when City Council authorized staff to begin negotiations with the non-profit for lease of......

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jr4623

Jun-25-15 8:41 AM

just be upfront the shelter had and lost the county contract for animal control yrs ago and once the shelter is open are they going to bid for the city contract that needs to be known . and i was glad to hear they do not get funds from humane society of the us which unlike the aspca they support the radical animal rights groups not shelters

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grumpy19

May-16-15 6:03 PM

I didn't say we don't need the shelter. We do need an animal control department. When I stated feral animals. I was not talking about hogs, etc.. I was talking about the feral cats and dogs you find everywhere.

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Eileyn

May-16-15 12:32 PM

Perhaps one needs an education on teh difference between a Public Animal Control (Lee County Domestic Animal Services) and a Private Not for Profit like the Gulf Coast Humane Society. A shelter like LCDAS provides care for all animals, regardless if stray, owner released, or feral (domesticated) they do NOT handle wildlife (hogs, etc) A private shelter such as the Humane Society can be more selective in what critters they care for, and as such, can be more selective in what or they they take in. There is a need for both kinds in a community, and sadly we need, and have needed a shelter in Cape Coral. But I can tell you that holding 60 dogs and only 30 cats, that shelter will be full in less than 3 months. Until people are responsible, and spay/neuter and not need to "Rehome" because they moved etc, there will always be a need.

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grumpy19

May-15-15 6:10 PM

Council Member Erbrick needs to correct her statement about needing this shelter for years. We have needed and still need our own animal control. We pay Lee Cty. a lot of money for animal control, and get very little service. You can't get animal control on weekends, as there is nobody to take calls. I do appreciate the Humane Society for trying to bring a no kill shelter to the Cape, but they only accept animals brought to them that people can't keep for various reasons. This shelter will not be taking in feral animals.

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