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  • Anonymous

    Just the facts, just the facts, sounds like a  “he said she said” type of case.

  • DonHorchKingofMen

    Everyone has fleas.Jehovah HATES fleas!!!!!
     

  • Anonymous

    Poor ol’ wolfie puppies. First they get a unfair rap for being vicious killers and now they get the fleas. I hope they get rid of the fleas soon and they feel better.

  • Anonymous

    a little off topic but if you have pets and need help with paying for the meds- http://www.rxcut.com/RXA00065. It works and  I have been using this for 3 months now. The savings are usually 10-20$ off one prescription but it could be more for you.  Good luck! let’s keep the puppies flea free.

  • Anonymous

    Get that flea shot, it worked for my pets! And it lasted all winter!

    • Anonymous

      that shot is toxic to the animal. 

  • Anonymous

    I never knew dogs, or wolf dogs for that matter, got tatoos.

    • Conley Raye

      Before micro chips we had tatoo’s, to ID with. I think you still have the choice.

    • dadoje

      Tattoos are put on dogs when they are spayed. 

  • Anonymous

    The animals in the picture above look pretty well cared for to me. 

  • Anonymous

    Not that I am some kind of expert but the dogs in these photos look pretty healthy and well off.  Perhaps he didn’t have food out for them because he feeds them at scheduled times and does not leave food out at all times for them  Sounds like a very short sighted report that was written and perhaps there is some personal motivation behind it.  Yes this doesn’t look like the cleanest, best kept area for these animals but it is far better than a lot of which you see in this state.  As for the “small, make-shift dog houses”, what is the guy supposed to have, an elaborate palace for each dog-wolf?  From my understanding these animals actually prefer a small home, and it is better in cold weather as it helps them keep warm.  Sounds like this report is a witch hunt and a bunch of b.s.  Hope this guy fights it and gets to keep his animals.  I understand the need to have some regulations and rules but it seems that everything has gotten way out of control lately and animals are held in the same regard as humans. 

    • Anonymous

      The pictures are over a year old.

  • Anonymous

    The state has us in permits, licensing etc. We just need to leave each other alone..  To much govt intervention.

  • Conley Raye

    Unexpected visits are great, they show what is really going on.  It should happen to everyone who needs something from the state or the feds. Any accident can be explained away but over all conditions, can not. We certainly need more of it as in the past it takes an act of God to get these departments to investigate, where animals are concerned.

    • Anonymous

      yeah, we need more rules/regs in this country.  animal laws are becoming stricter than laws dealing wtih humans. geez.

      • Anonymous

        That’s because animals, unlike humans, cannot speak for themselves!

      • Anonymous

        If people actually paid attention to what they were doing and gave a crap about consequences to anything other than themselves, we wouldn’t need regulations. But people are lazy and ignorant, and they don’t care about anything except watching the next episode of American Idol. So we need regulations and enforcement to keep them from screwing up as much as possible.

    • Anonymous

      You do realize there are now more laws on the books regarding the care of animals than there are laws regarding the care of the elderly in nursing homes? I’m all for the humane treatment of animals but the insanity of trying to hold someone over a barrel over something as arbitrary and ridiculous as an alleged flea infestation (what, wild canids don’t have fleas!?)  just makes me shake my head. For me this is more about foolish and wasteful government intrusion than anything else.

  • Anonymous

    I have seen many dogs in Maine living in much worse conditions than these without any official stepping up to address the issue.   It does appear that a little more cleaning needs to occur here but the dogs look healthy.

  • I don’t know the condition of the facility as I was not there. It does sound as though there was a longer story involving the owner and the ACO that is only hinted at here.

    But hey, I do know about fleas! We care for a feral cat colony as well as a house full of rescues of varied species. It is hard work, expensive and thankless but for the unconditional love of the animals you save. BTW, we try to find them all forever homes. So anyway, I know about fleas.

    A trip to the farm and garden store will usually find large buckets full of diotamaceous earth of food grade; quite affordable. Spread it liberally on the animals and their enclosures, it kills the fleas an prevents reinfestation. It is an ongoing process but one that is non-toxic. With food grade DE you can also feed a small amount to your animals every day to prevent intestinal parasites infection. It always amazes my vet when they check my dogs and find zero intestinal parasites.

    Good luck to this guy who seems to be trying to do the right thing. I hope the town high mucky mucks decide to work with him rather than against him. I do wish however that the animals had larger enclosures. Perhaps those of you complaining could volunteer to help or chip in some money for upkeep and licensing. Hmmmmm?

  • Guest

    Seems like the witch hunt is on.

    Jim loves those dogs, and takes good care of them.

    This is nothing more than some board anal-retentive fear-monger that has nothing more to do than target someone that is doing good.

    I truly question Witte’s judgment and bet that he would not be willing to bring in a impartial wolf professional….!

    And FYI, my puppy “isnt” a mix…!

  • Anonymous

    Leave the man alone. Wolf hybrids are no more dangerous than the dogs I see neglected or raised by “tough guys” around bangor. As for the fleas, outbreaks happen and can be tough to deal with.  This is an example of overregulation..hopefully he doesn’t end up like the Chicken Man of Roswell, Georgia (Google it!) because of some arrogant small town beaurocrat with a vendetta.

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