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  • 23:06 now that congress passed their crappy version of health care reform, time to provide a real choice- public option for MT @brianschweitzer #

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  • 14:26 msla humane society needs to have a public relations session. telling people that they cannot visit the dogs is bad PR and bad policy. #fail #
  • 14:28 will be visiting dogs elsewhere who need a good home, since msla humane society feels the need to sequester their animals from humans #fail #
  • 14:40 sour mannered woman behind front desk of msla humane society says we can view the dogs online. we did. that’s why we wanted to visit. #idiot #
  • 14:53 @Duganz total failure for homeless dogs at MHS. we got our last two at msla animal shelter so i guess we’ll do that. wasted trip today. #
  • 14:57 @MikeWessler give some poor dog a home. jeez that is the most unpleasant woman and shelter i have ever had the bad luck to visit. keerist! #
  • 14:59 @MikeWessler maybe we’ll try helena instead. msla humane society sucks for public and for homeless dogs. #
  • 17:25 access denied! Missoula Humane Society Failure… problembear.wordpress.com/2010/03/20/access-denied/ #
  • 17:36 @jhwygirl i did – thanks j-girl. we will check her out too. #
  • 17:41 @Pabooblette thanks. sara & i used to visit and play with the dogs all the time. that was one rude person too. wish i had video’d her #
  • 18:30 the far right has it all wrong as usual. the american public is angry because #HCR is not going far enough. we want public option. #GOPFAIL #

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The S.O. and I risked our lives making a left hand turn on hwy 93 and thought we would pay a visit to the homeless dogs being housed at the Missoula  Humane Society shelter  today.  in the past, we used to  visit and play with the dogs that are waiting for new homes.  our third rescue dog died last year and we are now ready to adopt another dog for our family. when we entered the building a very sour person standing behind the reception desk told us that we could not go into the shelter and see the dogs. she said we needed to select a dog from their online site first and then someone would allow us to visit with the poor animal one at a time. we didn’t have all day. the S.O. works on saturday afternoon and i work weekdays so this is the only tiny window we have to check the dogs out.

she said that visitors and potential owners can no longer walk in and see the dogs first so that we can select potential companions. what kind of craziness is this?

first of all, i cannot tell how a dog behaves by viewing them online. i do not pick out dogs based on their looks. i pick out a dog who acts the way i want them to act: alert, playful, not too barky. friendly without too much aggression. how do you ascertain which dog is right for you or your family if you can’t see how they act when you walk in to the room where they are caged?

what is wrong with this outfit. not only is the policy hurtful to visitors and potential owners/rescuers  of these animals, i doubt if the dogs like it either. in years past i have always walked back in the kennels to visit with dogs and walk them just to give them some momentary companionship. even if the right dog is not there that day,  at least i felt good about giving some animals a little time outside their little cages.

i have yet to see a dog that does not like to see me. what is wrong with the missoula humane society? have they lost their minds. putting up impediments to those of us who want to  give abandoned dogs  a good home is assinine. the woman behind the counter was rude, condescending and did not even attempt to smile as she gave us her dictates. needless to say, we left and will not return until the people running this shelter get some common sense and allow people to visit with the dogs so that we can choose a companion for our families in person rather than picking one out  online.

i would strongly suggest that the board of directors of this shelter take a good look at this policy and discuss how the public feels when presented with it at the door.

failing that, the board or the executive director should at least get someone up front who smiles and acts polite and friendly while attempting to explain this ridiculous policy to incredulous potential rescuers instead of alienating us.

frankly i do not understand how anyone makes the argument that picking out dogs online is a sane policy when we are already there.  how the hell are we supposed to pick out a dog without seeing it in person. it is basic animal chemistry to touch and see and hear other animals. i can’t do that online.

problembear’s tweets

  • 13:12 America -Remember the camel’s back? Well, here comes the straw….gas prices rising again. #freemarket fail. #bankruptUS #
  • 13:16 Wealthy corporate interests (weasels) rip our flesh! #
  • 22:45 it is a shame to see hard working political activists with good intentions neutered and co opted by corrupt politicians and their staffs #
  • 22:52 no public option? then no mandate. not now. not never! #HCR 73% of people who support reform want Public Option. #
  • 22:55 demo cowards say Public Option is not viable? we’ll show you viable in your next election. you will be viably unemployed. #
  • 23:03 don’t allow corrupt politicians to shovel crap in your ears, it is easier to hear the deep ominous seismic rumblings from the middle class #
  • 23:47 why don’t we just invite the pope to come over here and run our government too? #HCR pelosi/stupak fail. john lennon was right. #womanslave #
  • 00:03 her kid died. for what? war. #6wordstory #

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  • 16:20 @missoulian that’s great! But he’ll never see stew again! #
  • 17:00 @brianschweitzer if federal efforts fail to rein in health insurance costs- let montana offer a public option to attract business and jobs #
  • 17:04 @brianschweitzer if MT offers decent public option health insurance businesses will beat a path to our door, and tax dollars will flow in! #
  • 17:06 @brianschweitzer the best way to increase employment in MT is to offer businesses a decent public option for health insurance. #
  • 17:13 instead of legislating payday lenders out of business why don’t non profits offer payday loans to the poor for less? it would bankrupt them. #
  • 17:17 for example: in MT is is legal to charge $25 on a $100 loan for two weeks. if a non-profit charged $5 it would help people and be profitable #
  • 17:18 and the best part is that it would put the payday lenders out of business. perhaps food banks and homeless shelters should look into it? #
  • 17:21 and non profits could use the funds they make to buy more food and shelter for people who need our assistance. $5 is still 130% per year! #
  • 17:25 most payday lenders charge more than 400% interest and say that they cannot make it on less. non profits should prove that 130% is plenty. #
  • 17:30 payday lenders! non profits will put you out of business by offering low rates the poor can afford- $5 per $100 choke on it #weasels #
  • 17:34 some payday lenders charge 650% interest in MT. non profits will offer micro loans at $5 per $100 per two weeks. lets bankrupt #weasels #
  • 20:35 where is my support? was not aware that there is any health care reform proposed as yet. wake me when there is something worth supporting. #
  • 23:38 HANK MOBLEY, This I Dig Of You: blip.fm/~n535i via @addthis #

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  • 16:29 @jhwygirl mostly into dumpsters and addicted to cinnamon rolls but very libertarian about adult humans making their own choices…. #
  • 16:39 hey #coffeeparty bears hate facebook but will happily follow you on twitter if you open a twitter account. #
  • 17:18 @Pabooblette hey thanks! will look for a chapter in missoula but doubt if they allow bears. #
  • 17:21 why is it every time i go on facebook my browser has all kinds of security warnings? think i will stay away from that worm farm from now on #
  • 18:53 @kecifeeds i have had the misfortune of seeing the kitchen in famous dave’s missoula and cannot believe the health dept lets them serve food #
  • 11:36 This Bears repeating! No insurance mandates without public option. No way. No how! #hcr #
  • 11:41 I pity the fool politician that forces us to use insurance parasites without a viable public option! #hcr #

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