Jody McIntier

Commerce Humane Association
11:20 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Audio: Appeal expected in SPCA ruling

222 animals were seized from the Frank Barchard Animal Shelter in Wolfe City on July 23.
Credit SPCA of Texas

KETR's Caitlin Barbee spoke with Caleb Slinkard, editor of the Greenville Herald Banner, who attended the Thursday hearing before Justice of the Peace Sheila Linden regarding the fate of more than 200 animals seized from the Frank Barchard Memorial Animal Shelter, operated by the Commerce Humane Association.

A transcript follows.

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Hunt County
1:37 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Texas SPCA wins custody of seized animals

222 animals were seized from the Frank Barchard Animal Shelter in Wolfe City on July 23.
Credit SPCA of Texas

Over 200 animals seized from an animal shelter in Wolfe City are now in the custody of the Texas SPCA.

In a custody hearing Thursday morning, Judge Sheila Linden awarded the custody of the animals, which were seized from Frank Barchard Animal Shelter on the morning of July 23, to the SPCA along with $61,876 in restitution for conducting an investigation, hiring expert witnesses, and for the care and housing of the animals.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Thu June 5, 2014

'Cat Coalition' targets male cats

Commerce Humane Association president Jody McIntier says the organization is working with the "Cat Coalition" to offer free neutering of all male cats.  The effort is aimed at reducing the number of unwanted kittens.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Pit bulls are 'love bugs,' but can be dangerous for small children

Credit Commerce Humane Association

Commerce  Humane Association president  Jody McIntier says pit bulls are loving and loyal dogs, but their powerful physiques and jaws make them more dangerous than other dogs.  She says they are good family pets, but cautions against pit bulls as pets for families with small children.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Tue April 8, 2014

No-kill shelters are challenging to operate

The report that the city of Commerce Animal Shelter will be operated as a no-kill shelter with help from a group of animal lovers is good news, says Commerce Humane Association president Jody McIntier, but she says there are large challenges in running a no-kill shelter.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Commerce Humane Assn. helps about 100 dogs per week find homes

Jody McIntier, the president of the Commerce Humane Association, says they currently have about 140 dogs in the Frank Barchard Animal Shelter in Wolfe City, but around 100 dogs per week are adopted from the shelter.  She says they still receive dogs who have been badly injured in staged dog fights.

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