From: Ilovtrav@aol.com Sent: Saturday, January 21, 2012 11:46 AM To: Subject: update on southside kennels
I just got off the phone with Liz Mackey, the head of the SPCA in Cooperstown. Here are the facts:
NONE of the dogs were left outside chained to barrels. They were all housed in kennels. This was a rumor that needs to be stopped.
There are 85 dogs of 4 different breeds in total. About 48 of them are vizslas. They have 26 dogs in their possession already. All will need vet care. The state troopers, SPCA and the vets will continue to go out to the site and gather the dogs within the parameters of the law.
The dogs will be housed until all the necessary legal work is done, then Liz will be in contact with me to start the placement process. We are hoping that Frank will not get his dogs back.
Please do not call the shelter. She and her staff must attend to the dogs already there.
We will be setting up a fund for monetary donations. Please keep an eye out for that email.
This email will also be going to all the clubs in the northeast, as well as V-talk and facebook pages. Please lets stop all the rumors and wait for the facts!
Stephanie Fischer Northeast Regional Rescue Coordinator VCA President & Rescue Chair Vizsla Club of Long Island www.vcli.net