The judge’s rulings in yesterday’s hearing:
- The restraining order which prevents the Robeson Co Animal Shelter from killing pets who have a rescue hold on them will remain in place until the case goes to trial. Rescue holds must be faxed in (so there’s a paper trail) and pets must be picked up within 24 hours of the county’s mandatory hold period expiring.
- The shelter is not following a law regarding fostering pets but that law is not mandatory (There are laws that aren’t mandatory? I don’t know, I’m not a lawyer.) therefore the shelter isn’t in violation.
- The shelter kills pets for space, even when they have space. That is, they only keep the shelter at half-capacity so workers can use the other half to rotate shelter pets during cleaning. That is not a violation of state law either so the judge ruled against that item.
I wonder why the complainant brought items to the judge that were not in violation of state laws?