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Animal Meeting 16 July

A Waste of Tax Money

16 July 2009

They are having some fruitless meetings, I asked for the minutes and got a summery. I took pages of notes and will use them. I am not sure if the city is deceptive or they do not understand what a public record is.

Jean Bryant of local spay neuter NPO  (not HHFHC) called county residents “rednecks” she is a stumbling block. I just could not believe the way she flapped her arms around giving the entire meeting an adversarial tone. How crude to refer to the good citizens as rednecks . She also made statements about Terry M. Noble , D.V.M. and he was not there to defend himself. This was a very unjust tactic. Jean Bryant is also demanding mandatory sterilization of your pets . The Mayor balked at that. Who wants the  government telling responsible pet owners to sterilize their pets? Especially legitimate breeders.


The Mayor and County executive had done some homework and I would have liked to heard what others had to say. Constantly Ms Bryant took over the conversation in a manic manner almost babbling incoherently. Jean Bryant never directly answered anything. The city gave her organization $2500. The county executive stood his ground and good for him . The police representative Coy Swanger kept emphasizing registration . He was the brightest and best. This registration is the first step to take.  Not a blurb in the local paper on pet responsibility and how to handle a vicious dog.

I am going to be sick if another child gets mauled because of her tactics .
I was called away after an hour but doubt it got any better.  So now they have an unworkable plan , with animal registration 3rd on the list when that must be first . You can’t enforce anything until you know who owns which dog or dogs .

Expect nothing to come of this, with the exception of Jean Bryant getting some cash from the taxpayers deep pockets.

Honestly watching Jean Bryant reminded me of the old film clips of Hitler.

Call the Mayor and ask him if Jean Bryant called county residents rednecks also ask the County Executive. I doubt they will lie for her. She sure does accept rednecks money so we must not be so bad .

I am asking that she be removed and that as long as she is running that NPO, no taxpayers monies be given to it. The term redneck is a bigoted stereotype. I do not mind being called a redneck but my children and relatives are county citizens also.

Jean Bryant is from the

THE ANIMAL WELFARE NETWORK OF EAST TENNESSEE

Not Helping Hands for Heaven’s Creatures who has done great things without taxpayers money.

I am not finished with the story but because I can not obtain the actual minutes I have to publish this from my notes.

The Next meeting will be Thursday august 20th at 6:00 pm.


21 Responses to Animal Meeting 16 July

  • For pete’s sakes, Why am I not surprised??? This is insanity at its worst. This woman alienated me years ago from helping. No one can do anything right from where she sits. I have found her treatment of people insulting and down right rude. Not a smart way to be when you are asking for help. When you go into a meeting, the last thing you do is mouth off, point fingers, and call names. That is very unprofessional as well as childlike to say the least. Someone, please tell me who to call, where to go to try and salvage this mess. Who exactly is the go-to person in all this?

  • Call the Mayor and the County Mayor. This is a travesty. We will spend thousands when registration first could help pay for this. I will register my dog first. She did not point fingers so much as dictate. She did flap her arms around a lot reminded me of a bird. Manic is the best way to describe it. I am unsure but I believe the Mayor can dismiss her. I think the committee just does not know how to handle her. I do, dismiss her. Please do call it will be our last hope of forward movement for any kind of vicious dogs or leash law enforcement. Thank you for being a Viewer.

  • Tax payers money should not be paid to her.

  • I hope she plans on producing the receipts for the money she was given. The last thing this town needs is a hysterical woman doing the chicken dance in front of the mayor in the name if helping animals.

  • In defense of Jean Bryant,I know that she cares deeply about animals,its people who will not spay/neuter their animals that ticks her off. As far as needing to take money for herself,that is not right to say. Fern Lockhart is a wonderful treasurer,I wish I had her to keep up with my books.They are setup so well that they can present to the city where every dime goes. I have recently been accused of something simalar, it hurts. I could not sit down and eat my dinner if I thouht I took something from a starving animal. Jean can be tough but she is not dishonest. We need all the help with these strays we can get.May God put his arm around her shoulder and his hand over her mouth.I pray for this everyday for myself.Sometimes as a rescuer things are hard to take.

  • “May God put his arm around her shoulder and his hand over her mouth.”~HHFHC

    Well put . Still someone that becomes a stumbling block on an official committee and refers to county citizens as “rednecks” in an official capacity needs to be removed from the committee. It is not “her” it is the bigoted remarks . She is not the dog Czar . Jean Bryant needs to be replaced . Sooner the better.

  • I am sorry it ticks her off when people don’t spay and neuter but you need someone with people skills to help this situation and she has none. I also didn’t say or mean to imply anyone was dishonest. I merely said I hope she produces receipts. On the contrary, I really and honestly have no doubt that she already has gone out and bought tons of animal food and medication with it. Its ok to be passionate about a cause you believe so strongly about but not to the point where it is counter-productive and you have a representitive flying off the handle at an important meeting. This is not how you gain respect of your peers and bring them over to “your side” and also a good way of getting your plan dismissed. You Dear Lady (Curious) have very good skills with people and animals both and that is what is needed in dealing with the officials. Mrs. Lockhart by the way is the best.

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    MOUNTAINAIRE :

    I am sorry it ticks her off when people don’t spay and neuter but you need someone with people skills to help this situation and she has none. I also didn’t say or mean to imply anyone was dishonest. I merely said I hope she produces receipts. This is not how you gain respect of your peers and bring them over to “your side” and also a good way of getting your plan dismissed.

    You Dear Lady (Curious) have very good skills with people and animals both and that is what is needed in dealing with the officials.
    Mrs. Lockhart by the way is the best.

    Thank you for the clarification, sometimes on the net with text there are misunderstandings . Civil reasonable folks can straiten them out. Thank you all. :)

  • Thank you ,but I am only human and I say a lot of things that I shouldn’t. I have seen a gentle caring side of Jean that has earned my respect. She worked so hard to try to help me save a week old puppy and when it passed I seen the tears and saddness on her face. Sometimes we have to put up a wall to try to protect our hearts from the pain we see in these animals eyes everyday. Wanting to help them all and knowing to is no way. Until you are there at that point it’s hard to judge someone. We all need each other at times,I know I need all of you more often. You are good people and I know you have it in your heart to forgive. I have the hardest time forgiving myself.If I do something wrong I am sorry ahead of time.

  • Wondering if the webmaster can try a new skin for this comment area, the commnet text does not show up unless one holds the cursor over the text, and even then disappears again. Had to use IE to view content, that shouldn’t be nessessary. I use Maxthon browser exclusively for years, which uses IE as it’s engine. Also would be nice if the text in reply box was scrollable and was aligned better to prevent scrolling rigth to left. I would be happy to add to this discussion if it wasn’t a pain to do so. :)

  • OOp, sorry didn’t mean broken links meant broken icon I assume.

  • I’ll try IE 8 and see if they show up.. but hate that browser and don’t care for firefox at all. Maxthon is my baby.. lol

  • Ok in IE 8 now and they are still broken..

  • So now cell phones, firefox, ie, blackberries, xboxes,and Maxthon, :)

  • looks fine how’d you do that so fast.

  • I think users will lose their passwords and may need to re register but hope it is fixed. This website grew so fast and the Horse show stuff gets lots of hits. Still you do not have to register and this is a low speed, dialup website. We all do not have broadband. I hope it works and I am still trying to get the arrests and things to post. There is a logistical problem, I hate to use my attorney to get public records. So I will call this a logistical problem. Welcome to the new media where you all have a voice.

  • Well it works fine, though I still have broken icons before each user Where (Username says:) What the heck is that?

  • July 23, 2009 at 2:25 pm That link? I think it is for a rss feed. Is this format better? It is looking decent so far. Nothing is turned on yet it is versatile. Google helped design it.

  • I just looked at the code, It is a link to exactly where you are? That is funny. Thank you google! I am sure there must be an update soon. This is new software. That is funny! I do not type code on Thursdays. I noticed no quote button?

  • It’s the animals that need our help! They are domesticated by us. they have to have us to spay and neuter them. a neutered male dog is a better pet and much less aggressive. Let them help the animals and help the people to help the animals. It really sounds as though “some”residents need some education of proper pet care and what makes dogs aggresive like chaining, non-neutered males, dogfighting,etc.

  • Jean Bryant has been a great help so has HHFHC. Jean needs to not refer to people as “rednecks”, take a deep breath look around and see she is at an official meeting. If you are an NPO and you go all emo and insult people you take your NPO with you. I know lots of southerners that take care of their animals. My parents, have had a dog or two by their sides for 50 years. Registration is key to enforce any kind of pet ordinances or laws. Forced sterilization is just not right. It has been said “tact” needs to be used.

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