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"Former Wyoming County SPCA Volunteer Speaks Out"
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02/15/2012 8:03PM
Former Wyoming County SPCA Volunteer Speaks Out
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02/16/2012 8:42AM
OK SEEN THIS Senario Before
I have been a volunteer for different organizations over the years, and no matter how well you feel you are doing things, there is ALWAYS one unhappy camper. If Chris really had a dedication for helping the animals, she REALLY SHOULD HAVE started ANOTHER shelter. That would have truly been a great help for EVERYONE!!! But she felt slighted and so everyone must listen to her and those who didn't listen to her must be punished. I have seen many like Chris, they feel it is their job to show these people how wrong they are. Too bad that the real victims will be the cats who had a chance but most likely will have to be thinned out. Chris probably does not have half the determination to run such an operation, and sadly never will. Everyone looses, especially the animals.
02/16/2012 11:00AM
animal lover/owner/volunteer Wyoming County SPCA
I wonder just how many cats this Chris has at her home!!!! If she is soooo concerned with the over crowding at the shelter in Attica I suggest she adopt 10 or so cats and take them home. What would these people have Sue (shelter manager ) do with the cats when people dump them at the door? Kill them? Let them lose? She takes them in. Pets, ferals, sick.She tames ferals, tries to help the sick ones. She finds home for ALOT of the cats ( at Eastern Hills ADOPTION CENTER) I doubt this woman Chris and her friends are willing or ready to work 24/7 as Sue (Manager) does. Has this Chris and her friends done anything since last Oct. (2011) to open/start another shelter run by them? NO!!!!!!What would this Chris and her buddy do if they were "in charge" and day after day people left cats they didn't want anymore? KILL THEM? LET THEM LOSE? NOT ACCEPT THEM?(as the Erie County SPCA did in the summer of 2010) and have people then dump them in parks etc. where no one feeds them or takes care of them at all and they end end dieing a slow horrible death. This Chris seems to be all mouth but she doesn't seem to have any answers execpt to complain about it.SO- now NO cats are being adopted and 6 were put down. Way to go Chris and your friends. Hope you feel really good about this. If animals weren't being taken to a vet why didn't this Chris take them and pay for it if she was so concerned?Why didn't her buddy donated the money for the vet? ALL these shelters are tryong to do the best they can with little money. That is the reality!To this Chris- Use your mouth to get donations so there is money for the vet and a bigger SPCA and staff etc. Be the solution! DO NOT BE PART OF THE PROBLEM!
02/16/2012 11:42AM
The MOUTH THAT ROARED
Cats smell! When there alot of them the room smells no matter what. A litter box can be clean one minute- dirty the next! This is reality. This woman with the big mouth didn't leave Wyoming County SPCA and start her own shelter did she? Did she donate money so cats could be taken to the vet? How many days/hours a week did she spend at either shelter? As many as the Manager Sue? NO! She now claims that by contacting authorities that the cats are safe and in good hands. RIGHT! 6 were put down! AND NOW no cats are getting adopted! You call that safe and in good h ands? Erie County SPCA kills feral cats! Erie County SPCA will NOT keep a cat alive if it has an illness that they feel makes it unadoptable (but that the cat could -if allowed-and cared for ,live with for years and years, such as kidney failure, personality "quirks".) Sue Davilla gives cats such as this a chance. She gives them a life. She gives them years and love and care when NO ONE ELSE will. NO! NOW the cats ARE NOY SAFE. They ARE NOT well cared for. 6 are desd now that had been alive yesterday. Others are gone from the home they knew. Maybe the only place they ever had that anyone took care of them. Fed them. Held them.I do NOT call that reason for this woman Chris to be happy (for the cats). She might be happy because she got on the news and everyone heard her. She got attention! She wants to "take over" the Wyoming County SPCA? What makes her feel she is quilified? What makes her feel she could do a better job? What "plan" does she have? NONE!!!!!!! I believe she is just one of these people that like to be heard. If she REALLY was so concerned she should donate lots and lots and lots of time and money to the shelter and help get these cats to a vet and help get the cats adopted. OR--------seeing as she feels sheknows exactly how to run a shelter and that she feels she knows how to finance a shelter so there is ample moneys for all things-----OPEN YOUR OWN SHELTER> Believe me there are enough cats no one wants out there that are in need of another place to go to be fed and cared for (rather then being the person that caused 2 shelters to be shut down and 6 cats to be "put down") PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS!
02/16/2012 1:46PM
not a saint as she wants people to believe
This woman is a bitter liar. She has turned her personal anger toward the staff and board into a circus. She used her connections to cook up nonsense and destroy a place that was trying to do it's best with very limited resources. She has her own secrets she doesn't want revealed. If she really cared for these animals, she would do some good instead of dragging the SPCA through the mud. Everything she says is lies. A bitter old woman with nothing better to do. Sad for the cats.
02/16/2012 3:46PM
ALL SHELTERS have problems with upper respiratory
There is no way a shelter with numerous animals will not see medical problems People that complain about it do not realize how hard it is to control If Sue was such a hoarder then why did she get the location at Eastern Hills mall It sounds like she wanted them place to me It looked clean to me on TV What is REALLY Chris Wiehe's problem sounds personal to me Wyoming county is a poor area and what was Chris suppose to do Turn animals away ? Why didn't volunteers come and help her clean ? Why didn't they get cat litter donated?
02/16/2012 8:05PM
people who live in glass houses ....
Ms. Wiehe, you are trying to paint yourself as the person who did a good deed? This is clearly not. Just as the posters here said, you should have been a part of the solution, not part of the problem. Hundreds of abandoned cats..or 1 abandonded cat..are not just one person's responsibility. This shelter did what they could with what they had. It could have been done better I'm sure, but who makes Ms. Wiehe an expert? Let us see her credentials. Let us get to the bottom of her obvious revenge tactics toward this place. If anyone should know about hoarding, it would be Mrs. Wiehe, she hoards enough of her husband's money away secretly. Donate some of that money to help these poor animals.
02/18/2012 2:34PM
Chris's full time job since Oct 2011
Chris's full time job for the last 5 months was to make hundreds of phone calls to find out how to report the conditions at the WCSPCA. This was very time consuming because she kept being pointed into another direction or given the name of someone else to call. If you do watch all the newsreports, you will see she was accurate in all aspects. There are no oversite organizations for inspecting SPCA's or any of the other multiple shelters that are out there. Why open even another shelter when everyone is asking for monetary donations to support their shelter? Whenever a seizure of this magnitude occurs, every cat rescue organiztion comes to the rescue. Give them your help. They need it. The investigation is still continuing and everything Chris has said will be proven true. When you have Board of Director members and a shelter manager who are going out and trapping feral cats, stray cats and owned cats outside for a stroll, there is a problem. Feral cats can be tamed, but not 200 of them at the same time. The Attica shelter can not keep volunteers because you get too depressed working there. There are very few adoptions from the main shelter. There were over a thousand cats adopted from the mall in 2011.
02/18/2012 7:06PM
What is wrong with these people?
Are all you people insane? Opening yet another animal shelter is not the answer, that's why western New York has so many under-funded shelters in the first place! The Attica shelter (which i have seen for myself) was absolutely disgusting. It is physically impossible it was cleaned on a regular basis. When I volunteered at the WC SPCA in eastern hills, one cat was so badly sick he was clearly suffering (not eating, drinking, extremely lethargic), and he was 15 years old. You're telling me keeping this cat alive and suffering is the most "humane" thing to do? I'm happy the authorities were contacted. Now those poor 400 cats aren't living in their own urine and feces. I went to Lollypop farm in Rochester today to visit the 32 cats that were taken there. They all seemed happier, cleaner, and healthier! If you all think Sue is such a saint, try living in a room full of your own fecal matter.
02/22/2012 1:26AM
I used to work there SUE IS BAD NEWS
When i was in my early 20's I was hired to care for the dogs. I worked so hard to bath them and brush them and make little pools out of the blue plastic things in the kennels in the hot summer. Sue never ever came down to bother with the dogs. I did see her give shots to the dogs that was the only time she did come down to the kennels. If i had time i would stay and help with the cats. There was a cat with its eyeball hanging out and I said to her "OMG isnt he going to go to the VET" she stated it was only an eye infection. The eye ball is out of the cats head. She also kept sick cats in one room at this time and would yell at people to wash their hands before they went in with the "well" cats. I asked her how diseases arent being spread when she and others are holding and comforting the cats on their clothes and then going to the "well" cat and hold them without changing their shirts. She became angry with that comment. I choose to quit after I gave a dog a bath tied him out in front and ran to use the bathroom. He had water and I just ran to bathroom when i was accused of abuse cause it was hot out. I stated I only went to use the bathroom! I did love the animals and did fundraiser which Sue gave me a card stating i was allowed to fundraise. I came after one 2 person fundraiser with a truck and car load of items. Sue rushed and carried stuff in like a animal and rummaged through everything and actually was giving us back things that she didnt want! Things like rawhides and cleaners (because it wasnt lemon scent). After that I was done. I should have left when Sue was commenting on dogs up for adoption ex: a pit bull saying if the person lived in Buffalo or had a city look or she didnt like the looks of them they were not getting the pit bull. Due to the fact that I knew how many cats were there and mind u this was 10 years ago i would suggest to friends to go there to get a cat. I have had WELL over a dozen people call me angry because she was so rude and acted as if she didnt want anyone to have the cats. One lady put it like this...."It was easier for me to adopt my 2 human sons then it was to to try and adopt a cat from that woman". I also sold hundreds of dollars in 50/50 ticks and tickets for items and never ever saw or read about who won the money or items. But that money was sure gathered up quick. I do not doubt that sue did care about the cats, she did clean, and she did spend every second of her life in that shelter but Im just going to say it....she was very weird, something wasnt right about her. She was scarey obsessed with those cats. I also know for a fact that litter...palets of litter was offered to be donated and because she didnt like the brand she denied the donation. This all facts. I dont care what anyone says, unless u worked there or tried to adopt or whatever u will not understand. There was something wrong ...i think she felt all the cats where her pets and didnt want them to go. Also, a friend i that i suggested to there to get a cat after her and her husband bought their first home, she was in tears with the way sue treated and after what felt like an FBI interrogation she got a kitten and the kitten was so sick with so many diseases that sue claimed was just a cold and would clear up. The kitten had to be put down and when my friend called her to tell her the Vet had to put the kitten down sue was so angry she wouldnt refund her money or let her get another cat. I would assume the Vet knows best.
02/22/2012 1:36AM
SUE IS CRAZY I USED TO WORK THERE AND ITS ABOUT TIME
I USED TO WORK THERE I WAS PAID TO CARE FOR THE DOGS. EVERYTHING THIS LADY IS SAYING IS TRUE! U HAVE NO IDEA THE THINGS THAT WENT ON THERE WITH THIS WOMAN UNLESS U SEEN IT FOR YOURSELF. I COULD GO ON AND ON ABOUT THE STUFF I SAW WITH SUE. IM TALKING ABOUT CATS WITH EYEBALLS HANGING OUT THAT SHE WOULDNT TAKE TO THE VET, NOT TAKING DONATED ITEMS CAUSE SHE HERSELF DIDNT LIKE PERSONALLY. U PEOPLE HAVE NO IDEA. AND TREATED POSSIABLE ADOPTERS LIKE DIRT ACTING LIKE NOBODY WAS GOOD ENOUGH TO ADOPT ONE OF HER CATS. SHE WOULDNT ADOPT CETAIN BREEDS OF DOGS TO PEOPLE THAT "LOOKED LIKE THEY LIVE IN THE CITY" WHAT THE HELL DOES THAT MEAN!!!!! I AM SO GLAD THIS HAPPENED!
02/22/2012 1:40AM
i will speak out on the the things i know and saw 10 years ago
i will be willing to speak out on the things sue did and said 10 years ago. and speak out on the treatment she delivered potention adopters.
02/22/2012 1:54PM
IF CHRIS WASNT WRONG THEN WHY DID THE POLICE AND SPCA DO ALL THIS
IF CHRIS WASNT WRONG ABOUT THE CONDITIONS AND THE WAY THINGS WERE RUN THEN DO U REALLY THINK THAT THE POLICE AND SPCA WOULD HAVE TOOK OVER??? THEY WOULD HAVE WALKED IN SAID "THINGS ARE GREAT" AND WALKED OUT. BUT ITS JUST THE OPPOSITE. YES SUE DID WORK HER 24/7. BUT THERE IS ALOT AND I MEAN ALOT OF THINGS PEOPLE DIDNT SEE GO ON BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. THERE IS SO MUCH THAT SUE DID THAT WAS WRONG THAT IT DOESNT MAKE UP FOR THE FACT THAT SHE SPENT HER ENTIRE LIFE CLEANING UP AFTER CATS AND HOLDING THEM AND KISSING THEM. IF I TOLD U HALF THE STUFF THAT I ONLY KNOW AS A FIRST HAND SEEN WITH MY OWN EYES FACT THEN MAYBE PEOPLE WOULD UNDERSTAND MORE.
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