SC Works Toward Helping and Banning Pit Bulls Simultaneously

From the Columbia Star:Chance, an eight-month male pit bull, and Carmella, a one- year female pit bull graduated from obedience school, the second phase of the rehabilitation in the Humane Society's program to get them ready for a new life with a permanent family. Chance and Carmella were put on the fast track of the … Continue reading SC Works Toward Helping and Banning Pit Bulls Simultaneously

Homeless Pets Languish Due to Lack of Animal Control in Rural South

We often hear about the high kill rates of animal shelters in the South. The Columbia Animal Shelter in South Carolina for example has an approximate 80% kill rate (the 20% save rate includes owner redemptions). State or locally funded shelters in North Carolina averaged an approximate 77% kill rate for the years 2001 - … Continue reading Homeless Pets Languish Due to Lack of Animal Control in Rural South

Whistleblowers on Cruelty at South Carolina Shelter

Two volunteers from the Cherokee County Animal Shelter told the County Council last month that animal control officers have been killing shelter pets using an illegal method - intracardial injections on animals which have not been sedated. SC state law outlines the accepted methods of euthanasia and injections into the heart of a fully conscious … Continue reading Whistleblowers on Cruelty at South Carolina Shelter