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Complaint Review: SPCA - Animal Shelter and Rescue

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  • Submitted: Mon, July 05, 2010
  • Updated: Mon, July 05, 2010

  • Reported By: heather beck — Fresno California United States of America
SPCA - Animal Shelter and Rescue
103 South Hughes Avenue Fresno, California United States of America

SPCA - Animal Shelter and Rescue i am an animal lover and i found a baby blue jay in need of help, SPCA said they come, they didnt and the bird died this morning. Fresno California

*Consumer Comment: EDUCATION

*Consumer Comment: Advise

*Consumer Comment: I think you should cut them a little slack...

*Author of original report: SPCA Neglects to Rescue Injured Baby Blue Jay

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My Husband and i found a baby blue jay that had fallen from a high tree. i called a pet store to ask for help on what to do and they said i could feed it baby bird food, but the best thing would to be to call the SPCA animal rescue, especially if it was injured. we bought the food and called the SPCA emergency line. the dispatch said that they were very busy, but that she'd dispatch it right away. 6 hours later, i called again, and again said the baby blue jay is in need of medical treatment. i am not a vet, so all i could do was feed the poor thing. the left eye was injured and so was the right leg. under the beak on the neck was another injury. i told dispatch to please get someone out soon because it does have a chance for survival if given the right treatment. the dispatch said it is by who is most in need, but i feel that the bird was in desperate need and i told them so. he needed medical care and in their neglect of coming to rescue him, he died this morning. despite the fact that i kept him warm and fed what i could, he still died. he did have a chance to survive if he was given the chance, but he wasn't. i am an animal lover, i have rescued dogs and cats. this was my first bird and it was sad. i cried, even though i did do what i could. i feel that ALL animals should be treated with the same respect. the last time i called about an injured dog, (dogs hind leg was hanging literally off) they came within an hour and they were busy  then, but when i called about a baby blue jay , they neglect to come and give him the treatment needed. it seems that the world is going because people don't care about the little things, like a baby blue jay, which can make a difference in this world if he was given the chance. already our Bold Eagles are almost extinct. what if i had an injured one and they neglected to come, that would have been one less. the SPCA promised to come and they never did. because of medical neglect, the baby Blue jay died.

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#1 Consumer Comment

EDUCATION

AUTHOR: kismetjr - ()

What the responders to this post are not realizing that is in Fresno, CA the local CCSPCA does contract with local government to perform Animal Control and "pound" services.  So, please before you respond saying that it is not their duty to be a "birdy service" or provide Animal Control, do your research.  They do in fact receive government funds to the tune of over $3 million dollars per year by contract to perform Animal Control services for the City of Fresno. 

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Advise

AUTHOR: Stacey - (U.S.A.)

I too rescue animals - all mine but one are strays. I have taken in injured oppossums, baby squirrels, birds, etc etc - Always call Animal Control because that is their job not the SPCA - There are special people at Animal Control who deal with such issues
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#3 Consumer Comment

I think you should cut them a little slack...

AUTHOR: Ronny g - (USA)

If you go to the SPCA website, you will note that they are not government funded, and they are not a birdy ambulance service.

Now granted, you may feel this bird has a right to medical treatment as much as any other living creature.

But to be realistic, we have to consider the benefit of helping an actual domesticated pet, such as a dog or cat over a random wild bird that fell out of a tree.

In all honesty, this cute little injured blue jay would peck your eye out before showing any sign of appreciation that you care for it's well being. And I think you know this and are simply over reacting.

It is like those that think they are such environmentalists because they pay more for dolphin safe albacore tuna. Well who is to say a tunas life is less valuable then a dolphin? Perhaps the person that can only afford one dollar for a can of tuna as a source of protein to feed their children would have a slight different view?

Yes it may seem inhumane, but sometimes we as an intelligent species with the ability to reason, have to make decisions based on importance level and not just instinct.  And speaking of instinct..what do you think is the instinct of a blue jay vs a domesticated cat or dog?

I am sure the SPCA would have responded to the blue jay emergency if there was nothing else of more importance on their agenda.
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SPCA Neglects to Rescue Injured Baby Blue Jay

AUTHOR: heather beck - (United States of America)

My Husband and i found a
baby blue jay that had fallen from a high tree. i called a pet store to ask for help on what to do and they said i could feed it baby bird food, but the best thing would to be to call the SPCA animal rescue, especially if it was injured. we bought the food and called the SPCA emergency line . the dispatch said that they were very busy, but that she'd dispatch it right away . 6 hours later , i called again, and again said the baby blue jay is in need of medical treatment . i am not a vet, so all i could do was feed the poor thing. the left eye was injured and so was the right leg. under the beak on the neck was another injury. i told dispatch to please get someone out soon because it does have a chance for survival if given the right treatment. the dispatch said it is by who is most in need, but i feel that the bird was in desperate need and i told them so. he needed medical care and in their neglect of coming to rescue him, he died this morning. despite the fact that i kept him warm and fed what i could, he still died. he did have a chance to survive if he was given the chance, but he wasn't. i am an animal lover, i have rescued dogs and cats. this was my first bird and it was sad. i cried, even though i did do what i could. i feel that ALL animals should be treated with the same respec t. the last time i called about an injured dog, (dogs hind leg was hanging literally off) they came within an hour and they were busy  then, but when i called about a baby blue jay , they neglect to come and give him the treatment needed. it seems that the world is going because people don't care about the little things, like a baby blue jay, which can make a difference in this world if he was given the chance. already our Bold Eagles are almost extinct. what if i had an injured one and they neglected to come, that would have been one less. the SPCA promised to come and they never did. because of medical neglect, the baby Blue jay died.

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