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Q: If your shelter is in the top 10, you should read this

April 9, 2009 | By Mary Lee B. | 11 answers | Expired: 2063 days ago

Mary Lee B.

I'm just sick. We'd been so excited because our shelter made the top 10 for the makeover this year. Then, a friend sent me an article written by the Associated Press describing how the Missouri shelter that won last year hasn't seen a penny of the 1 million dollars. Google to find the story. The site won't let me post the URL. What do you make of this????

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Carol U.
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Apr 12, 2009

While it is very disturbing to hear this news, I wonder why the guy in STL broke this news the very day this year's top ten were chosen. Doesn't seem professional to me. I read Topcat's journal entry about his and I am not so worried. Central Missouri Humane Society will be forging on during the voting phase and will do the very best we can. Never before has our community been so supportive and informed ab out what is going on in the shelter! And that is good news!

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Leslie S.
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Apr 11, 2009

I agree, we should all just focus on this years contest, and let last year's winner and Zootoo battle that out between them. I am so excited my hometown SPCA made the top 10 this year, I will be voting every day. Best of luck to all shelters!

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EBalka
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Apr 10, 2009

I'm just focusing on voting, when our shelter wins then we'll cross that bridge :)

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karla w.
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Apr 10, 2009

I dont think that will happen, the people would have that all over the news.

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Robyn
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Apr 10, 2009

There are two sides to every story. I did read the journal from Richard T. from Zootoo dated April 7th. It opened my eyes to the Zootoo side also. I will just wait and see what happens. I hope for the best for everyone. We (the Zootoo family) logged alot of hours on Zootoo for a cause we believe in. With the contest shelters had much more needed exposer to the public that otherwise might not have heard about them. I hope all the shelters now have more valunteers helping then before the contest started. Many more people droped off goods to help the pets and more pets found homes. No matter what the money outcome is all the shelters have won something during this contest. I will be glad when this contest is over and hope there is a good outcome after all is said and done concerning the money.

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Terry M.
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Apr 10, 2009

All news is good news. This will get some attention now and more people will take notice that previously were not interested. The Humane Society in Brooksville plans on winning this out right, we have our blinders on and are focused on the goal ahead and cant see any obstacles in our way.

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Dennis S.
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Apr 10, 2009

I think we don't rush to judgement. Zootoo has been very forthright as to what they will do and what we can expect. I will continue to push forward and find it regretable that the timing was at the time of the announcement of this years finalists and that has put a damper on your enthusiasm...................Dennis

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Amber J.
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Apr 10, 2009

Well I don't think it's good that they did that if it is true but it is nice to see people come together because people love the animals and that's important too.

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daryl b.
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Apr 10, 2009

there has been a whole lot of buzz allday. i think we should concentrate on the voting and hope it is not anything to worry about. do your voting and i hope they all get what they are suposed to

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Sharon
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Apr 10, 2009

I also had heard about this info that zootoo
didn't fulfill their agreement but learned from
a friend of mine that the shelter overextended
their side of the bargain and were way above their million dollar makeover which they wanted zootoo to cover.

Don't know at this point who is right or wrong. Would love
to hear others opinions.

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