The ASPCA is helping with the "Halloween adoption event" at Safe Haven on Shingle Point Road today.
An employee has told a member of our group they were fired and if they didn't leave the property they would be arrested. Remember, this is what we have been told so NO we do not know it for a fact as none of us were "employed" by Safe Haven.
We are CONCERNED for the dogs. If you have been looking for a dog PLEASE consider going to Safe Haven and adopt a dog. If the ASPCA is telling the truth they will transfer the dogs to shelters that have a MUCH better adoption rate than Safe Haven.
IF YOU KNOW SIERRA'S PREVIOUS OWNERS PLEASE CONTACT THEM IMMEDIATELY!!!! HER FUTURE IS QUESTIONABLE , to say the least.
AND AS WE HAVE ASKED MANY TIMES, PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT SAFE HAVEN'S MISMANAGEMENT, ANIMAL CRUELTY AND SECRET BOARD OPERATIONS.
ANOTHER FACT we have been providing for the past 2 years that many people have not listened to is the fact that Diane Meier of No Kill Delaware has proven time and time again that she is NOT TO BE TRUSTED. PLEASE DO NOT BELIEVE her VOCIFEROUS FEAR MONGERING WAYS. PLEASE go find out for yourself what is going on when she posts something on fb.
Residents of Delaware please know this is of UTMOST importance if you care at all about the animals of Delaware and the future of Animal Welfare in Delaware. WE posted "Cruelty Disguised as Compassion" almost 2 years ago and the VERY same atrocities are STILL happening at Safe Haven under the direction of the Safe Haven Board of Directors. We keep asking ourselves "WHY?" How can our state agencies allow this to happen? WHY?
This is what Anne Gryczon left for others in Kentucky to deal with. And now here in Delaware she left hundreds of dogs and almost 100 cats for the citizens of Delaware to deal with.
Governor Markell, WHY are you letting this happen?
This picture is from the shelter in Kentucky when Anne Gryczon was Director. This is a maintenance garage where trucks were to be parked. She was hiding these dogs just like she did here in Sussex County and later in Kent County Delaware. Please share our photo above where/when ever you can but please link back to our site so people can see what the officials in Delaware are allowing to happen.
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Please keep in mind, this is a Safe Haven board member talking in the voice over.
Please scroll down to the bottom of this page for pictures of Maggie2. Thank you.
Former Employee Tells Her Story!!! Click Here For Full Report!!
Sweet Gentle Maggie
Her name was Maggie Mae and the last chapter of her life began on March 25, 2011.
Maggie was a fourteen year old lab/chow mix surrendered to KCSPCA by her owner. She presented with severe hearing loss, partial blindness, difficultly walking and severe pain. Rather than provide her with euthanasia (def: the bringing about of a gentle and easy death in the case of incurable and/or painful disease) Anne Gryczon of Safe Haven decided to ‘save’ her. On April 7, 2011 Maggie was transferred to Safe Haven and dumped into a kennel instead of a foster home. Approximately a week later, Maggie was transported to Healing Hands where she was seen by a doctor who recommended euthanasia. Anne refused and Maggie spent several days in the hospital on IV fluids, antibiotics and pain medication and was diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection, chronic arthritis, chronic pain, suspected muscle loss and dental disease. Still, Anne refused to allow euthanasia instead asking a volunteer to foster Maggie so she wouldn’t have to return to a kennel. Enter Maggie’s angel.
The volunteer agreed and went to the clinic to pick up Maggie. Upon arriving, the volunteer was informed that Maggie was in severe pain and would most likely bite when the volunteer picked her up. Maggie was released into the care of the volunteer with the following discharge instructions: restricted activity, monitor vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, anorexia, worsening of her limping, coughing, sneezing and nasal discharge. Maggie was discharged on the following medications: Novox, a generic form of rimadyl which is an anti inflammatory used to ease arthritis pain. Tramadol, a drug similar to morphine which is used to ease chronic pain by blocking the brain’s reception of pain - this means the pain doesn’t go away, the brain is lulled in it’s ability to recognize it. Tramadol can cause seizures and is fatal if overdosed. Amoxicillin, an antibiotic used to treat upper respiratory infections. Metronidazole, an anti biotic/anti protozoal used to treat IBD, diarrhea and periodontal disease.
For the next five weeks, the foster followed the doctors orders and watched Maggie deteriorate to the point of needing to be hand fed, carried around the house, lying in a comatose state and eliminating in situ. During this time, neither Anne Gryczon nor Diane Meier visited Maggie, they cared not that she was in pain and suffering. Concerns for Maggie’s quality of life were ignored by Anne Gryczon and requests for euthanasia denied. At one point, Maggie began bleeding, when informed Anne Gryczon laughed saying she was probably just in heat. The bleeding turned out to be rectal bleeding and still Anne and Diane did not care, still the need for euthanasia was ignored. The foster mother, being a kind and compassionate person, could no longer allow Maggie to suffer in this manner so she called a veterinarian to her home, by the time the doctor arrived Maggie was in a state of exsanguination evidenced by the pools of blood on the floor. This profuse bleeding caused the doctor to believe that, in addition to everything else, Maggie was most likely full of cancer and the only possible course of action was immediate euthanasia. The doctor called Anne Gryczon to report Maggie’s condition and inform her of the imminent euthanasia but Anne couldn’t be bothered to answer or return a veterinarian’s emergency call. The doctor, a person of compassion and professional integrity and amid a flood of tears, completed the euthanasia and on Sunday May22, 2011 the last chapter of Maggie Mae’s life came to a close and the seemingly endless suffering was over, thanks only to the sympathy and compassion of both her foster mother and the doctor, for if the sadistic, cruel and ruthless representatives of Safe Haven had their way, Maggie would have continued to suffer until her body took it’s last natural breath.
We will never know what the preceding chapters of Maggie’s life entailed but we do know what encompassed the last. The only positive thing Maggie experienced during her last tragic time here was the utter and unconditional love of her foster mother who did everything she possibly could to care for Maggie. Maggie’s life on this earth is over but for the rest of us her story is just beginning for it will become the catalyst for enlightenment and positive change.
This is not the idea of no kill, this is sadistic cruelty and if the current people in charge at Safe Haven continue to remain, they will create this no kill extreme and every dog and cat can look forward to this same type of immoral and life long medical neglect.
Anne Gryczon was quoted in the Cape Gazette as saying “Our mission is to save animals and that is what we are doing”. Does this story sound as if they are saving dogs? BOD chairman Hal Dukes was quoted saying “ We don’t want to over medicate the animals”. Read the list of medications Maggie was on and then decide whether or not she was over medicated.
This is Maggie’s story. I can’t rewrite the end of her life but together we can rewrite the intended idea and ideal of Safe Haven giving the animals a chance for a happy ending.
Although Maggie's foster mom knows she's in a much better place and no longer in terrible pain, she is still grieving for Maggie.
Photograph of Maggie2 not too long after her arrival at a kennel Safe Haven uses to board their dogs.
And recent photographs....
They did have a video of Maggie on You Tube but removed it when it was evident of her decline in health.