Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on May 30, 1976 · Page 50
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 50

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, May 30, 1976
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ItB -Mav 30, 1976 Sunday G9*ett*M*U L Ctwtttfen. VM»t Vifjinl* ' Dr. Lynn Banowsky Urology Dr. Charles Eckert Moderator Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr. ;."' General Surgery Dr. Victor Fazio Colon and Rectal Dr. Floyd Loop Cardiovascular Dr. Ezra Steiger General Surgery §0hio Doctors to Lead i v Surgery Conference -'· Five doctors from the Cleveland Clinic Twill be on the faculty of a third annual sur- Cgery conference June 5 at Charleston rArea Medical Center. % The conference is sponsored by the . tCharleston, division of the West Virginia i'-University Medical Center and by the Charleston Area Medical Center. Dr. Bert T-Bradford, director of the department of ^surgery for.the Charleston division of the ; WVU medical center, is conference chair:"* ,--man. il The moderator will be Dr. Charles Eck- ?;ert, professor of surgery at Albany (N.Y.) ^'Medical College. OTHER MEMBERS of the faculity are from Cleveland Clinic. They are: Dr. Lynn Banowsky, department of urology; Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., department of general surgery; Dr. Victor Fazio, department of colon and rectal surgery; Dr.. Floyd Loop, department of cardiovascular surgery and Dr. Ezra Steiger, department ' of general surgery. Bradford said the faculty for the conference was outstanding. One of the attractions, he added/was a Whitewater trip on the New River. The physicians will participate in a 15-mile water ride from Prince to Thurmond on June 4. Participants are eligible to receive four hours of credit toward the AMA's physicians's recognition award. Complaints Growing lAgainstASPCAinN.Y. (C) Nets York Timer Sen-ice I NEW YORK - One day a few weeks .ago, a woman named Marlene Kennedy found a mixed German shepherd who had · .been hit by a car or. the Upper East Side of ; Manhattan. The American Society for the Preven- . tion of Cruelty to Animals was called and ;. came to collect him. When Mrs. Kennedy · went there the next day, however, she was ; told that the dog's crushed legs had not ;; been treated and that the animal would get ; no medical attention - not even a pain' killer, unless she paid for it. " Not long ago, a youth named Fritz Brin'- disi brought his Samoyed to the ASPCA hospital clinic, which gave the dog a quick ·'·' examination and diagnosed his problem as '. worms. The dog got worse and some .weeks later died of a bacterial infection. · These examples are taken from a grow!- ing list of complaints, ranging from al- I'leged cruelty to alleged incompetence, · that are being registered against the ASP- 1 CA these days. The society is no stranger ; to criticism. For the last several years it ; has been under attack from several quart- · ers. the most vocal of which is a group of '. ASPCA members who are sueing the so- ;· ciety for allegedly using its funds impro- ;· perly and neglecting the animals it is supposed to protect. ·". "There have been some problems in the "past with proper management." concedes _Dr. Marvin Schiller, president of the ASP~CA, "bat we have remedied a lot of · them. J "The real problem is that we simply do f not get enough funds from the city to take ^ of itifestimated 150.000 stihs." he A T added. "Unfortunately, our main function is putting them to sleep." * » « THE SOCIETY, which is the official New York City dog pound as well as a nonprofit humane organization that operates rescue teams and educational projects, kills about 2,000 stray dogs and cats a week in its four shelters in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Staten Island. "Most of them are beautiful, healthy, well-adjusted pets," said Encil E. Rains, the society's executive vice president and general director. "They just go down the drain." According to Schiller, it would take $500,000 a year to save them. That, he says, would allow the society to step up its adoption programs, transport the dogs elsewhere, and significantly reduce the casualties. "Of course, it is not us but the people of New York who are responsible for the need to kill them." said Schiller. "It's the irresponsible owners who don't spay their pets, who throw them out to breed in the streets when they get tired of them." The Manhattan shelter of the ASPCA looks as worn out as some of the strays it brings in. The rooms holding the strays are filled with small cages stacked on lop of one another, and some of the larger dogs have to curl up to He down. Some cats, the healthy as well as the sick, make beds out of their litter boxes, and the stench in some of the rooms is overpowering. A Each of these advertised ileus is retired to be readily available for sale at or beta the advertised price ii each UP Store, except as specifically loted ii this ad. ALL STORES OPEN MEMORIAL OK 9 A.M. TO 6 P.M. Strong 9" White Paper Plates Count Package Thirst Quenching Parade Frozen Lemonade 6-oz. cans Prices Effective Thru Tuesday, June 1st At Charleston UP Stores 4 1

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