The video is hard to ignore, even harder to refute. the fact that 14 dogs had to die, that almost 100 dogs were found between 2 people in 2 different houses… None of it is settling well with me.
There are things I know, people I know, & things I have learned. Margie is alone now to face this deluge by herself. Her husband died shortly after the raid. On the surface it seems as though it is a cut & dried case. If it was an investigation by King County Sheriffs or by King County Animal Control, in my mind it would be, but enter “Pasado’s Safe Haven” a group that that has many questionable endeavors under it’s belt. They slander people, interfere in criminal investigations & have had their own share of trouble in their own circle. The local newspapers have major misgivings about them as well. I always go to the Charity Navigator for info on a Charity & that is where you see things going south…
They seem to be needing to get a handle on their own affairs. There are many different articles about them as well in the Herald:
House built on Pasado's property entangled in divorce http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20090517/NEWS01/705179941 Pasado’s agrees to changes by state (Please make sure to check out the documents included in this article) http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20101029/NEWS01/710309957/-1/NEWS Pasado's Safe Haven: Charity is a force for animals, but critics question tactics, finances http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20090517/NEWS01/705179943
Pasado's vows fight, faces new questions Animal rescue charity says it's target of 'smear campaign' http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20090527/NEWS01/705279767 More to Pasado's story than dead 'puppies' http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20110411/BLOG48/704119864 Dog killer sentenced to 90 days http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20100709/NEWS01/707099848
MOST DISTURBING ARE THESE TWO STORIES, JUST BE WARNED THERE ARE GRAPHIC PICTURES OF THE DECEASED DOGS LEFT IN KENNELS FOR DAYS BY PASADO’S TO STARVE TO DEATH
PASADO CONTINUES TO LIE TO MAKE MONEY! IF YOU ARE AS DISGUSTED BY THESE PHOTOS AS WE ARE, NOW IS THE TIME TO PUT AN END TO "RESCUE" ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE IN IT FOR THE MONEY AND FAME!' http://www.animalliberationfront.com/News/2005_10/PasadoLies.htm Dog left to starve to death in it's cage after being DUMPED by Pasado's Animal Haven http://www.forpitssake.org/ednah.html
I am just sick, I seen the pictures of these poor dead dogs, dogs left to starve to death in their cages because of the carelessness of Pasado’s. These are the people who are accusing Margie Hamilton of abuse? WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THAT PICTURE???
You know something else? I have had too freakin many dogs & while we were doing transfers have grabbed kennels from outside with hair like that on teh cages because they sat face down outside & got rained on, it was only temporary & the kennels were thrown outside & it NOW occurs to me anyone could’ve snapped a picture of it or took a film at that minute & I would’ve been screwed! The only thing that would’ve saved me is we were doing the transfers with the help of animal control & were in a hurry & had a critical situation going on.
But… C.A.R.E.S., King Co AC & the King County Sheriff’s I trust them with all of my heart, I also respect them very much so until I hear from them that there was abuse going on I will reserve judgement. CARES would not have put those 14 dogs down if they weren’t suffering, they would’ve done anything to save them if there had been even 1/10 of a percent that they could’ve lived.
It should also be noted the house in Burien is where the dogs were put down from, the dogs in the Issaquah house were taken because of the condition at the house in Burien, the reports don’t say who the “man” at the house was so we don’t know if it was her husband or not, her husband who just recently passed away, her husband she is trying to bury right now, we also don’t know if his health is what caused the decline, or what he died from, we don’t know why he didn’t reach out for help, we don’t know who the “man” was. We know that all of the Issaquah dogs were healthy, so why the contrast? What is the connection to both of the houses? I will keep digging til we get to the bottom of this. If one or both of them is guilty of what is being reported I hope the book is thrown at her, but if she is not, then I hope that she is vindicated.
I have had too many dogs, up to 32 one time for almost a whole day. Another time 24 at once for a couple of days & that was the closest to insanity I have ever been in life. Seriously by the time the volunteers got there the next day I was a crying mess, we have ONE foster dog here, which is a medical needs dog so I won’t even think about another dog, between her & my bulldog it is a full time job. I generally own 3 to 5 dogs at a time, but as I slow down with age well there is NO WAY I am going to ever get more than 3 rescue dogs at a time. Why? Because I can’t handle that many dogs but now my great-grandfather.. He never had LESS than 12 hound dogs. As soon as one would die of old age he’d go to the local feed store & search the big metal trough that perpetually held assorted puppies for just the perfect one. I still remember the pungent smell of puppy breath & hay & sitting in the tub with puppies crawling all over me.
Honestly I don’t care who you are, you don’t need 38 dogs, & you most certainly don’t need 62 dogs. I think that is abuse in & of itself, no matter how much staff, room or volunteers you have. How can you pay attention & interact with that many dogs with any kind of quality or anything even close to meaningful? You can’t!!! It was however brought to my attention that there are other scenarios that play out & other things to consider. as noted in this article.
Dog ordinance 'number limits' in Animal Laws are not logical or valid – Will You Help Fight This Animal Control Tyranny? http://animalsclubfreedom.typepad.com/nationaldogpress/2011/12/dog-ordinance-number-limits-in-animal-laws-are-not-logical-or-valid-will-you-help-fight-this-animal-control-tyranny.html
That is exactly why I work with breeders. Reputable breeders, they will fix & vet the dogs & give them to me to adopt out most times, the animals aren’t unsocialized, but other breeders & showers like to talk so much crap & start so much trouble that at times they can get into trouble if they have no one to reach out to, animal rights groups bash the breeders, they are ostrasized by shelters & other rescues: So who can they turn to? NO ONE.
One thing I did see that makes me believe this whole story was the little Papillion looking dog who was spinning & barking, my experience with puppy mill dogs, chained dogs & crated for life dogs is that they spin sometimes for years afterwards. It was heartbreaking to watch & that is what prompted me to write about this, to look into it.
I figure until someone nails me to a cross & I can come back from the dead 3 days later, I’ll stay off that cross because I don’t belong there. Judge not lest ye be judged, I believe that is a DIRECT quote from the guy who was on the cross.
This woman is also trying to deal with the loss of her husband, her partner, her lover, her best friend, & deal with this mess. I can’t take any joy in kicking someone when they are down. If you can that says very little about you as a human being. I have confidence in the King County Authorities, but I did want to put it out there that Pasado’s intentions have not always been of the highest quality & standards & they should not being throwing too many stones from their little glass shack: I’m just saying!
I also absolutely dare, Pasado’s to try to threaten to sue me: I could bring up my own lawsuit that would keep them busy for years to come two words, Angel & Brewster…