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Yeshanu
12-19-2008, 08:16 AM
No comment (http://www.thestar.com/News/GTA/article/555274). Still crying.

Kitrianna
12-19-2008, 08:22 AM
The poor kitties! :cry:

Pat~
12-19-2008, 08:35 AM
((((Hug.))))

This is why I rarely read the news anymore. I can get the barebones headlines via Yahoo, and skip the sad details as needed.

Shadow_Ferret
12-19-2008, 09:22 AM
I don't watch any news any more.

Poor animals. :(

Jersey Chick
12-19-2008, 09:46 AM
Poor critters. As if their lives weren't rough enough... :(

alleycat
12-19-2008, 09:51 AM
I can make a guess . . . I don't think I even want to click the link.

Fraulein
12-19-2008, 10:02 AM
I might be the oddball out here, but I don't think it was too painful of a way to go (if there was any pain at all). It could have been a lot worse, like getting hit by a car or starving to death.
I'm not trying to turn this into a 'glass is half full' kind of thing, but I do think it could have been a lot worse. [smoke inhalation isn't that bad]

Angelinity
12-19-2008, 10:51 AM
i dare not click the link... :(

nevada
12-19-2008, 02:00 PM
I might be the oddball out here, but I don't think it was too painful of a way to go (if there was any pain at all). It could have been a lot worse, like getting hit by a car or starving to death.
I'm not trying to turn this into a 'glass is half full' kind of thing, but I do think it could have been a lot worse.

I can't think of a more awful way to die than burning to death. Sure some of them would have succumbed from the smoke but not all of them. and imagine the absolute terror they must have felt beforehand. No, to me, dying in a fire is the worst way to go. for anyone, animal or human.

regdog
12-19-2008, 04:58 PM
I can make a guess . . . I don't think I even want to click the link.


Me either

KTC
12-19-2008, 05:00 PM
No comment (http://www.thestar.com/News/GTA/article/555274). Still crying.

It's in my city. We're working on getting funds together to rebuild it. It's a terribly sad story and the city and the rest of the animal loving world is coming together to rebuild.

scarletpeaches
12-19-2008, 05:01 PM
I might be the oddball out here, but I don't think it was too painful of a way to go (if there was any pain at all). It could have been a lot worse, like getting hit by a car or starving to death.
I'm not trying to turn this into a 'glass is half full' kind of thing, but I do think it could have been a lot worse. [smoke inhalation isn't that bad]

I think drowning would be worse. But then, I can't swim so I have a horror of getting in a body of water I can't get out of.

Here is a photo of a lovely animal to try to cheer people up:(:
http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii53/doriangrayspictures/Badgercub.gif

KTC
12-19-2008, 05:02 PM
For those not clicking the link...the humane society burned down and most of the animals died in the fire. It's really sad news. If you are interested in donating to the rebuild...I can find the link. They are accepting funds through Paypal too...to make it easier for those not in our city.

Elwolf
12-19-2008, 05:04 PM
Poor animals. Good thing the workers have a grief councilor.

KTC
12-19-2008, 05:04 PM
LINK: http://www.humanedurham.com/membership.html

Donation Information

Global Spectrum Facility Management is collecting donations and items for the Humane Society at the GM Centre. Individuals can drop-off their items at Gate 1, at the General Motors Centre; 99 Athol Street East, Oshawa Ontario, from 10:00AM - 6:00PM Monday to Friday, and from 10:00AM - 4:00PM on Saturdays.

To make a Donation, please contact the Human Society directly at 905-436-5632 or contact the City of Oshawa's call centre, SERVICE OSHAWA, at 905-436-3311

You can also donate on-line through PayPal. Go to the www.humanedurham.com website and access the info there.

A trust fund has been set up as well

Scotiabank, Oshawa Main Branch, 75 King St West, Oshawa Ontario L1H 8W7

Account # 80762 002 01000 13

KTC
12-19-2008, 05:20 PM
UPDATE: They just posted this to their site...

http://www.humanedurham.com/humanesocietyfire.html


The IAMS SuperDogs show, one of North America’s most popular family events, will bring their stunning, riveting, exhilarating canine spectacle to the General Motors Centre on Tuesday, December 30 at 2 p.m.

Global Spectrum will donate a portion of the proceeds from tickets sold for this event to the Humane Society of Durham Region. IAMS Company will also contribute a portion to this donation as well.

In addition, Global Spectrum Facility Management is collecting donations and items for the Humane Society at the GM Centre. Individuals can drop-off their items at Gate 1, at the General Motors Centre; 99 Athol Street East, Oshawa Ontario, from 10:00AM - 6:00PM Monday to Friday, and from 10:00AM - 4:00PM on Saturdays.

Shadow_Ferret
12-19-2008, 05:21 PM
I think drowning would be worse. But then, I can't swim so I have a horror of getting in a body of water I can't get out of.


Not that I'd know, but I always thought drowning was relatively painless. I could be wrong.

But I think burning in a fire would be just awful.

Mythical Tiger
12-19-2008, 05:27 PM
That is sad. I'm a cat lover and now I'm crying=[ thats a terrible way to go..... To think of how they felt......*CRY*

KTC
12-19-2008, 05:29 PM
Not that I'd know, but I always thought drowning was relatively painless. I could be wrong.

But I think burning in a fire would be just awful.

Smoke inhalation was the major cause of death here.

Shadow_Ferret
12-19-2008, 05:33 PM
Which is probably less painful then burning.

CaroGirl
12-19-2008, 05:35 PM
Poor animals. What a shame. :(

I hope they can rebuild and begin again. This service is essential to any community.

CaroGirl
12-19-2008, 05:39 PM
I read an even sadder news story in the paper yesterday. Some dude out in Alberta or somewhere starved a bunch of horses. Among them, 27 died of starvation, 100 were recovered from his farm but were on their way to dying. He got convicted of the crime and was sentenced but, really, all those poor horses. Who could be so cruel? At least this fire was accidental.

KTC
12-19-2008, 05:44 PM
There was another one out in western Canada yesterday. A guy was charged with tying his blind dog to the back of his car and dragging her. Tragic tragic case.

KTC
12-19-2008, 05:59 PM
On their donation page, there is a link to their paypal page. There, you will find buttons for different denominations. The lowest one is $10. If ten is too much during the holidays...you can go directly to your account and donate $5...every bit counts.


Sorry to turn the thread into a charity drive. I'll stop now. (-:

Shadow_Ferret
12-19-2008, 06:07 PM
OK, I can't read any more. This thread is too sad. People dragging blind dogs?

*shakes his head*

Yeshanu
12-20-2008, 04:42 AM
I think part of the tragedy here is that the Durham Humane Society no longer has a building. In the months to come, where will the animals go who need shelter?

I can't donate right now, but I'm sure I think of other ways I might be able to help.

And yeah, some people are sick about the way they treat animals. That's why we (unfortunately) need Humane Societies.

Chumplet
12-20-2008, 05:14 AM
Latest reports on the cause of the fire was mice chewing through wiring in the ceiling.

KTC
12-20-2008, 07:31 PM
Link to story with video footage. (http://newsdurhamregion.com/news/oshawa/article/115796)


(Upsetting)