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Hampstead neighborhood doesn't want animal shelter

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HAMPSTEAD -- Residents in one Hampstead neighborhood are fighting to keep an animal shelter out of the area. Pender County commissioners will vote Monday on a zoning change along a stretch of Highway 210. It would allow the Topsail Humane Society to relocate there. More than 40 residents turned out Sunday to show their opposition to the move. They're concerned about the smell and noise from the shelter. Hampstead resident Nancy Parra-Ash said, "My main point of contention is that our property values will go down, and we want to appeal to the Pender County commissioners as tax payers, as voters, as constituents, you know, of Pender County to reconsider placing a 97-stall dog shelter in our neighborhood." Officials from the Humane Society say they need a larger area for the shelter. They say there will be a buffer zone between the shelter and nearby homes. The meeting is open to the public and will take place Monday night at seven o'clock in the public assembly room at 805 South Walker St. in Burgaw.

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Dog Pound

I live in the area they want to put the dog pound. I own a home a few yards away from were they want to put the Humane Society. Obviously all of you people who are saying the home owners are just whining dont really know about the situation. This is not just a small animal shelter. They are planning to put a hundred dog run right in the middle of a residential community. To comment on the person who said there are no expensive homes in the area is not familiar with the area. I have lived in Hampstead all my life and know that there ARE INFACT MILLION DOLLAR HOUSES DOWN 210! I am not against building a new animal shelter, although I am against building it in a residential community. If they would drive up US Hwy 17 im sure they could find some commercial land to build the animal shelter that would be more appropriate for this specific porpose. The meeting was tonight to confirm they are building the Humane Society anyway despite the home owners concerns.

Should have

Should have considered the old Army Base area up 17 near Lowes. There isn't a thing out there but pine trees. But where the money meets the road, Lowes would have bought off the council because the new development there would only help it's own bottom line.

People People People,

Yaw are so full of crap. I went to our animal shelter here in Wilmington this past weekend and it wouldn't bother me in the least if it were in my back yard. They keep that one nice and clean. As for the noise there wasn't much other than when you entered to check the dogs out. Then, they just calmed down after a few minutes. You aren't being asked to put up a jail in your back yard just a place for these creatures to live out what life they have left in peace and a nice place. Commissioners don't listen to their whines and crying ways, give it to the animals that need a new place. Who cares what these animal haters want.

I live in an upscale neighborhood with upscale neighbors....

...and I'd MUCH rather have an animal shelter as a neighbor than all these people. Let's admit it - dogs sound less annoying than Yankees, and are generally smarter than the native goobers.

What an ignorant statement..

What an ignorant statement.. I hope you get a high rise apartment complex with nothing but Yankees in it. Sure would be better than the trailer you most likely grew up in. And please do something about that looonnnggggg drawn out annoying accent you think sounds so good.

What a Comment!

You must not have ANY friends!! I suppose YOU must be better than everyone. I'm glad I'M not one of your friends. That being said, this is about the stoty, Build the animal shelter and stop worrying about your property values. I'm sure they will be just fine. Get your animals spayed or nuetered.

I don't recall offering my friendship...

...so don't be so presumptuous! Judging from your posts, you and I exist in two completely different worlds.....thank God!

Never said you did offer

They should build an animal shelter at the beach and stick you in it. But really, Your best friend is a computer and your world is the internet. Stay out of those naughty sites!

Thats too funny. lmao I

Thats too funny. lmao I think common's too old to go to the naughty sites, I mean what would be the point? get it?

Woof-woof!

It might not be a good idea to lock me up in that shelter. If I got hungry, I'd eat a Rottweiller....raw.

Whine!!!!!!!

Do they need some cheese to go with that whine??? All of the perfect people in their perfect homes in their perfect town and they do have a Walgreens to go to!!! Nobody wants anything in their town. "No dump here!", No halfway house here!", No recycling plant here!", "No jailhouse here!", "No slaughterhouse here!", "No sheriffs office here!", "No Walmart here!" "NOOOOOOOO!!! Not in MY backyard!!!" What in the hey did your "back yard" look like in NYC, or Boston, or Newark or Philly, all of the above and more? It's a simple little animal shelter for goodness sake, not a top security insane asylum or a pig crap lagoon. You whiners over such issues are pathetic!!!

DOG

WHOEVER SIAD ANYONE WAS A YANKEE? I DO NOT RECALL ANYONE SAYING THIS IN THE ORIGINAL REPORT. I HAVE SOME ADVICE FOR THOSE WHO DON'T LIKE YANKEES, GET AN EDUCATION.YOU ARE MAKING YOURSELF LOOK LIKE A FOOL FROM THE BACK WOODS WHO NEVER HAS BEEN OUT OF WILMINGTON. GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK, KEEP A LID ON YOUR DUMB REMARKS.

DOG:

You obviously didn't listen to the clip. That was NOT a southern accent! It seems that she doesn't want the dogs disturbing her business that she runs out of her home. Pot calling the kettle what?

Re:Dog

Wow, nice person! But.. 2 things...First of all, it is quite obvious not have spent much time in the Hampstead area lately and appear unaware of the actual population demographics (this word is in the dictionary if you don't understand it). Second, when you learn to compose a sentence AND learn how to spell AND learn not to write in all caps, you may have the credentials to criticize someone elses education. In other words, proof of the FOOL is prevalant in your composition and grammar. Lastly, I must mention to you that I know quite a few locals in Hampstead that would never oppose an animal shelter. They know who is complaining, the dingbatters (that one is not in the dictionary, figure it out!).

whine

YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING. HOW RIDICULOUS TO BLAME, AS YOU SAY, YANKEES. YOU SOUND LIKE A REAL NARROWMINDED'NEVER BEEN ANYWHERE'HAYSEED. I AM A NATIVE WILMINGTONIAN, BUT I GET REALLY UPSET TO HEAR COMMENTS FROM SOUTHERNERS THAT ARE FOUNDED ON NONSENSE. RETHINK WHAT YOU SAID AND THEN LOOK AT SOME OF YOUR REBEL NEIGHBORS. NOW ISN'T THEIR OPINION OF YANKEES A BIT REDNECK???

I recommend another "War

I recommend another "War Betwix the States" and solve this "Yankee Go Home" thing once and for all...You'ins here in southeastern NC! But then again...if someone from the other side got a hold of a NUKE...Heaven help us! If everyone would just learn to say..."Pawk the Kaw in the Yawd Y'allzzss" or "Are Y'allzzss Movin' Down??" we would probably get along much better. People that have relocated here from the great Up North don't want what goes along with the influx of *movers in*...the people that were born and raised here don't want the Up Norther's here...so another "War Betwix the States" has got to be the solution!!! Guess the war vehicles will be Lincoln Town Cars versus Chevy pick-up trucks :-) Has anyone here researched what (local) locals say in their news papers comments sections in say...Fort Myers,Fla./The Villages in Orlando,Fla./Phoenix,Ar./Gulf Coast,Ala./San Diego,Ca/Myrtle Beach,SC.......etc about their newcomers???? What also comes to mind reading these comments from locals to non locals is...I wonder how many here are... White/Black/Hispanic/Asian/American Indian/Asian Indian/Bankers/Lawyers/Blue Collar/Garbage Collectors/Mafia/Rednecks.... Big world we live in isn't it???? And all over dogs! I've seen beautiful apartment buildings in major cities next to shabby looking ones...but the residents in the beautiful buildings bought into them knowing what was next door.

Animal Shelter

It's a sad day in America when people will turn their collective backs on a defensless animal. What if it happened to be an orphanage instead? That would be unacceptable for one reason or another,I'm sure. Is Hampsted all that special? I think not. It's just a little hole-in-the wall and it's citizens are about as intelligent as the Neandethrals that once inhabited this earth. Sooo, soooo sad. Touche,Guest461

Hampstead neighborhood

It's a sad day in America when people have more compassion for animals (or should I say people that hide behind cute furry little animals...to carry out their dubious deeds) than they do people. It's also sad that you obviously have never been to Hampstead but have gone ahead and left your stupid comment anyway. Before implying that the people of Hampstead are less intelligent than yourself, you should have done spell check...LOSER! Don't comment on things you have no idea about!

Pitiful

It is pitiful that these people can't understand that their real estate values will go UP when there aren't stray animals roaming the streets. Shame on them.

Animal Shelter on 210

The article doesn't say where along 210 the shelter is proposed. As a long time volunteer and supporter of animal shelters, I know there are various problems associated with their presence. I have also been to Topsail Humane Society and I can attest that it is desperately in need of more space and VOLUNTEERS! They keep the entire space as clean as possible and the noise level has been acceptable on each of my visits. With a new space, adaptations can be made to make the accomodations more sound proofed. And with extra space, sanitary conditions will be much easier to control. On 210 there would be easier access for people who are wanting to bring a pet into their lives and homes. But, where are they planning on putting it????

As far as I understand, it's

As far as I understand, it's not too far from the "main drag" in Hampstead where the Food Lion is. There isn't an expensive neighborhood (or even a decent one) near there. It's proposed to be set back on a 12 acre lot. What is the big deal?