The state Attorney General and former employees of the CT Humane Society allege the shelter seriously mishandled its multi-million dollar budget and deprived treatable animals of care, killing them to save money. Among those killed were cats with upper respiratory infections, heartworm positive dogs, and dogs with minor behavior issues such as separation anxiety. The … Continue reading CT Humane Society Saves Money by Killing Pets
April 1st is No Kill Day :::clink::: Residents of Spartanburg Co, SC: The Spartanburg Humane Society will be spaying and neutering 2010 cats for $15 ($5 for low income owners who qualify). A Beagle with a litter of 9 pups was rescued by a NJ shelter from a shelter in VA which had the Beagle … Continue reading Treats on the Internets
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Big change for UT shelter pets: Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert has now signed H.B. 107 into law! H.B. 107 means pound seizure discretionary instead of mandatory for Utah public shelters. That means only two states, Minnesota and Oklahoma, still require pound seizure, the practice of requiring public shelters to sell or provide animals for research. The … Continue reading New Law Affecting Shelter Pets in Utah
The Globe and Mail, a Toronto newspaper, reports today that the Toronto Humane Society wants a do-over. The shelter is asking the court to allow it to empty its cages and clean house, closing its doors to the public: The closing, which was recommended by independent animal-care experts and approved recently by the charity’s board … Continue reading 200 Lives in the Balance at Toronto Humane Society
Garth Jerome, the Executive Director of the Toronto Humane Society (THS) has posted a letter on the shelter's website in response to the public outcry over the killing of 25 pets last week. It reads, in part: The process around assessing the health and well-being of these 6 dogs has been exhaustive. We understand that … Continue reading Toronto Humane Society Explains Shelter Pet Killings
Interesting paper on the issue of "animal suicide" NASCAR driver announces plans to build a no kill shelter, education center and low cost spay-neuter clinic in NC. In Alamance Co, NC a low cost spay-neuter clinic is opening this week (although in looking at the prices, I think it would be more accurately described as … Continue reading Treats on the Internets
Fox 5 in San Diego reports that a shelter in Hinckley, Utah holds pets for 72 hours then shoots them (or runs over the pets with trucks) and dumps the bodies in a sewage pit. A UT animal advocacy website adds: Mayor Donald Brown says the city's policy is efficient and cost-effective. It is legal … Continue reading Utah Shelter Shoots Pets after 72 Hour Hold?
The Toronto Humane Society (THS) has posted a statement on their website which reads, in part: In recent days, The Toronto Humane Society has euthanized 6 dogs and 19 cats that were chronically ill, displayed aggressive behaviour, or whose quality of life due to illness or injury was severely diminished and who had been at … Continue reading Toronto Humane Society Kills 25 Pets
The dog warden at the Webster Co pound in KY was charged with animal cruelty recently after video evidence surfaced showing a neglected dog in dire need of veterinary care at the pound. In response, you might reasonably assume that county officials are concerned with the situation at the pound and looking into the matter … Continue reading O shame, where is thy blush?