How would it be if Joe Smith took 100 dogs a day to his local vet for killing? I bet there would be questions, not the least of which would include the issue of why so many healthy/treatable pets should be killed. Maybe he would explain that people kept bringing him dogs and cats - … Continue reading How Did We Get Here?
South Carolina: York County's AC supervisor vacated his post in March. The AC unit has been without leadership ever since, although the county did indicate a desire to fill the position with a "people person" by the end of September. At the end of November, they finally hired a former textile plant manager for the … Continue reading Just a Thought
I was recently contacted by Ms. Beatriz "Betty" Gale, a current volunteer at the CMPD-ACC shelter in NC. Ms. Gale said she has volunteered there for about 2 and 1/2 years and has been nominated for Volunteer of the Year in addition to receiving other accolades from the shelter. I tried to reach shelter director … Continue reading Charlotte-Mecklenburg AC & C Volunteer of the Year Nominee
Well I certainly hope we are not going to become THAT HOUSE where people take unwanted pets (we don't get any funding from the county, yo) but someone on our street drove up with a little black puppy for us today because she was stray and they didn't want her to get hurt and weren't … Continue reading Black Friday
This 4 year old was out walking with her family in MA when a fox ran up to her and grabbed her by the pants leg. The family Basset Hound and Pitbull chased away the fox and, typical for their breeds, the hound stayed on the fox's trail while the Pitbull went back to check … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving
I have read numerous online statements from Charlotte-Mecklenburg AC & C employees and supporters denying there was any abuse indicated in the shameful photos posted on Facebook. "No animals were harmed" seems to be a common sentiment as well as "If this is abuse then everyone who dresses up their pets in Halloween costumes is … Continue reading NC Shelter Photos: Abuse or Just Poor Judgment?
Whistleblower Lisa Easton and local animal advocate Samantha Laine are both interviewed in this piece (video). Ms. Easton had to do a phone interview as she was unavailable for an on-camera interview due to her volunteer work. Dang volunteer types - always volunteerin'! Coverage in The Charlotte Observer. A piece in a Cleveland Co paper. … Continue reading More Media Coverage on Abuse at NC Shelter
Demand accountability and transparency from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care & Control in NC. Tell the community leaders that business-as-usual at the shelter is not acceptable. We want change. Thank you Stephanie Feldstein for helping spread awareness on the abuse at CMPD-ACC. Update, November 23: There has been some action on the abuse at the shelter. Mayor … Continue reading UPDATED: Sign Petition for Change at NC Shelter
The Muncie Animal Shelter in IN refuses to accept owner surrendered dogs, is open fewer hours than a bank, and kills more than half of the pets they do accept. Intake numbers have dropped dramatically this year since implementing the no-owner-surrenders policy: Numbers for this year (through October) compared to 2009 Incoming animals 2009 -- … Continue reading Not So Puzzling