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September 8, 2009
The CAHS has posted a notice on their website to
correct some points that have been conveyed by the news media over the past
week. We have reviewed this statement, as well as reviewed the original
news stories, and Maggie's Fund stands by its decision to cease supporting the
CAHS. We feel the statement posted, while it did address many of the
concerns, was more of a publicity statement and was written with a very
"corporate spin" feel to it. We also feel that the CAHS is still not
fulfilling its own mission statement, which is posted right on their homepage.
Maggie's Fund feels that its support can be best used by other organizations
that are truly dedicated to the cause of helping animals, all animals, in need.
September 6, 2009
It is with regret that Maggie's Fund announces that we are no longer able to support the Capital Area Humane Society, located in Franklin County, Ohio. The CAHS has made some changes to its operations that we feel are contrary to the mission for which they were founded, and contrary to the goals of any animal welfare organization. We feel their actions will lead to more animals being dumped rather than turned over to a shelter that could give the animal a second chance. Maggie's Fund could not in good conscious support such an organization and will divert funds to other groups that we feel meet the needs of the community.
June 28, 2008
Maggie got a brother today! We took Maggie to a
local shelter so that she could pick out her new sibling. After several
attempts, Maggie seemed to tolerate a small, pathetic looking beagle. They
spent a few minutes getting acquainted, and we decided he was the one. The
poor little guy was so scared that he wouldn't even walk inside the building,
and hardly walked outside. We got him loaded up into a carrier and headed
home. It took him about 30 minutes to move 10 feet once we got him inside,
but after that he quickly went to task exploring the house.
June 22, 2008
Because we knew nothing about Maggie when we got her, we had no
idea what breed or breeds she may be. Mainly out of sheer curiosity, we
decided to find out what kind of dog she may be. Genetic research has come
a long way, and a dogs breed can now be determine relatively cheaply with just a
cheek swab or simple blood draw. These tests are not accurate enough to
determine maternity/paternity, but look for certain markers signifying a