Charlotte resident Demetred Norman reportedly became financially overwhelmed in trying to provide proper care for his 13 Pitbulls. A neighbor put in a call to Charlotte-Mecklenburg AC & C and ACOs showed up at the home on Monday. Mr. Norman surrendered the dogs to AC & C which has a policy prohibiting the adoption of … Continue reading Overwhelmed? Here, Let Us Help…
Wankini. Just let me say it again: Wankini. How could someone not adopt this dog? Submitted by reader Tonya who says Wankini was "transferred from the city shelter in 2007. He loves people & other dogs. He has done great at adoption events at the park. He loves his back scratched. He does great at the groomers too. He is about … Continue reading Shelter Pet of the Day
This dog was chased by several ACOs on a freeway for two days before she was finally caught with a chokepole. She was taken to a high kill shelter in North Alabama and placed in a run from which she, like the other strays, was never removed. Forced to lie in her own waste on … Continue reading Look Me in the Eye and Tell Me
Submitted by Clarice, today's Shelter Pets are all the dogs in outdoor runs at the Pender Animal Shelter in NC. They've got 40 runs housing 65 - 70 dogs who all need to be adopted, rescued or fostered by January 31 in order for state mandated construction to take place. Here is their Petfinder list … Continue reading Shelter Pets of the Day
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Scooter, submitted by reader Samantha. Great Dane Rescue 10425 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Rd Huntersville, NC 28078 704-697-9706
In answer to some of the criticism expressed by those who are praying for my death after (not) reading my post on Lyons, I'd like to offer the following clarifications: I did not blindly believe every word the shelter staff told me. I don't blindly believe every word anyone I talk to for the blog … Continue reading A Post to Answer Those Who Didn’t Read the Previous Post on Lyons
Fathead is listed on Petfinder as an "extra large" kitteh. Carroll County Animal Shelter 251 Automation Drive Carrollton, GA Hours: Monday through Saturday 8:00 till 5:00; Sunday 1:00 till 4:00. Phone: 770-834-8150 This shelter's kill rate is 84%. Submitted by reader Valerie, who wrote this piece about the Carroll Co shelter.
Regular readers know I am not in the business of defending shelters who kill healthy/treatable pets. But when I read a story from rescuers about a shelter in Lyons, GA killing every dog in the pound - 90 total - I wanted to understand why this happened and how it could potentially be prevented in … Continue reading Mass Killing at GA Shelter: Tragedy, Opportunity
Georgia: When I first read about this Pitbull, pulled from a sewer this week by ACOs and firefighters in Fulton Co, the story seemed like another missed opportunity to promote a shelter pet who came with an engaging story: A dog survived a trip into Atlanta's sewers Wednesday morning thanks to some quick work by … Continue reading Finding a Home for Houdini – It’s Not Magic