HELP BOULDER COUNTY’S OWN HOMELESS MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN!
By Max R. Weller
Read the story in the Daily Camera here. Excerpt follows:
From left: Kase, Zoe and Lily share a stick Wednesday afternoon at the dog park along St. Vrain Road in Longmont. Lily wears a sweater to fend off chilly temperatures. (Lewis Geyer / Staff Photographer)
As you zip up your puffy coat and put on your thickest pair of socks this weekend, don’t forget to pay as much attention to your animal’s cold-weather needs as you do your own.
The forecast calls for frigid temperatures in Boulder County starting Friday and continuing through Sunday night.
In Boulder, the high for Saturday is expected to be 6 with an overnight low around -2, according to the National Weather Service.
The forecast doesn’t look much different in Longmont, with a high Saturday near 6 and an overnight low around -7.
Though we all know intuitively that we should bring our pets indoors when the temperatures drop, Longmont police Sgt. Jesse Buchholtz, who supervises the department’s animal control division, said it’s easy to get distracted and accidentally leave a dog or a cat outside for long periods of time.
So, what about these poor animals whose owners are bums living outdoors? Many will never have shelter overnight, because their owners believe — correctly — that untrained, FAKE service animals will not be permitted in emergency shelters, with a few exceptions. This guy, a registered sex offender (see page 32 / 40 here) with an untrained and poorly-mannered pit bull he claims is a service dog, has been staying at Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, and he posted this appeal for $$$ on the Facebook page of Boulder Rights Watch:
HELP NEEDED TO REPAIR MY 94 HONDA ACCORD THAT MY SERVICE DOG AND I USE TO STAY WARM
THE COOLING SYSTEM DIED AND IS GOING TO COST 735$ (sic) AND EFAA JAS COVERED 297.70$ (sic) OF IT I STILL NEED 438$ (sic)
IF ANYONE CAN HELP PLEASE CONTACT ME AT
4373 Vineyard Ln
Boulder Co 80304
Your help is appreciated
Here’s his pic:
Leo Gerald Scott
What a clown! But this is the sort of lowlife character our local homeless shelter / services industry seeks to support; apparently, “Coloradohomeless” is an organization started by Mr. Scott himself. It’s my sincere wish that Boulder Animal Control take this pervert’s poor dog into custody immediately, so that the local Humane Society can find a good home for it!
BTW, I have no doubt whatsoever that living conditions at local animal shelters are far better than can be found at either BSH or Boulder Outreach for Homeless Overflow’s various sites — so the Homeless Philosopher will remain at his campsite for the duration. Your donations of kibble to me will be greatly appreciated, as it’s both nutritious and filling.