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 to shoot dogs and cats in Utah if done humanely with one bullet to the head. City maintenance supervisor Stephen Beagley said, “I have never a time when it took more than one bullet.” The city denied any allegations that the animals suffered from their policy.
The owner of property adjacent to the sewage pond differs:
Tamra Hanks says her property touches the site, and that cats wounded from bullets have crossed through her property, only to die a slow and painful death. Hanks said, “It’s probably one of the worst things I’ve ever seen.” As to the dogs in the massive grave, “They had collars on them. They were people’s pets.”
Long shot: Any readers from Hinckley, UT who can add anything to this story?