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Pet Pantry loses out on buying building

October 19, 2013

When Julie McFarland found out her non-profit organization may have to relocate from its 16 E. Howard St. location in Dunkirk, she was shocked. Now, the possibility has become reality....

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Oct-20-13 11:31 AM

1st off, if you are asking for assistance because you can feed your pet.....U need to make that hard choice to remove the pet( find it a different home). Killing it is not the only option available. You call me stupid? You lost the argument.....I wish we all could live in your world of green fields, tulips, unicorns & waterfalls. Your way is either the human starves or the animal......I choose to feed me every time. Yes I have compassion & I've owned many pets past & present. Cars, cable tv, electricity etc...are not rights, they are choices. Sometimes we have to give up things we love to survive, it's called life. Call me what you will.....deep down, you know you can't Govern or run a house/business on compassion, someone has to make the hard choices. Look at the mess our country is in...neither dumbocrat or rediculan are making those choices

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Oct-19-13 7:47 PM

With tongue in cheek I ask why the building on Main and Fith streets were demolished to make room for additional parkig for Brooks Memorial. Does this reporter live in Dunkirk or just a transient in from Albany????? If you've never owned a pet of any sort you know what they mean to your family in the good times and bad. Stupid comment s by commentator and veteran.

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Oct-19-13 4:33 PM

Veteran and commentator, do you have a single ounce of compassion in your body? Why are you automatically assume these are people on welfare? For that matter, why are you so hateful to people on welfare. Many people fall on hard times. You both have obviously never owned a pet, because pet owners love their pets. Should they just kill them if they fall on hard times or get laid off? Most assume this is temporary. And pets provide so much love for those struggling people. Julie, thanks so much for all you do.

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Oct-19-13 3:36 PM

There are many elderly that have pets as a companion since their spouse has passed or other reason. I doubt the vast majority of the welfare community has homes full of pets, and if they did have one, eh, at least it's not going towards booze or smokes. Not to mention people in between jobs (hint: there will unfortunately be 460 of those coming up soon). Try volunteering at an animal shelter sometime. As was mentioned ealrlier, shelters can use all the help they can get.

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Oct-19-13 3:34 PM

If you can't afford an animal don't get one. Come on people! Get off welfare and get a job. Think ahead and better yourself. Don't get what you can't afford.

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Oct-19-13 9:49 AM

I am very glad a program out there is helping families who need help. If you've ever owned a pet and ran into a tough time why would giving up your pet even be an option? Shelters are full to capacity with hundreds more waiting to be surrendered. You don't give up your children in tough times, do you? Thank you Pet Pantry for helping those who do not have a voice to speak for themselves. Who knows, without that help they could end up roaming the streets or starving.

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Oct-19-13 9:20 AM

Not just you. Think of all those on welfare that have pets. Taxpayers pay for that too. Owing a pet today costs as much as having a child if you give them proper care.

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Oct-19-13 8:00 AM

Sorry, is just me? Or is anyone else wondering why on earth would someone living below the poverty level would CHOOSE to own a pet when they have trouble feeding themselves? That should prove welfare is a lifestyle now. I only feel bad for the animals......but not enough to donate so this behavior continues. My Sympathy well has run dry.

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