In Clayton County GA, the police department runs the AC unit. On their webpage, they give information about their adoption program: Adult stray animals that remain unclaimed by their owners for three days become Clayton County property and are placed up for adoption. All puppies younger than three months old have to spend five days … Continue reading How Does Clayton Co Animal Control Care for Abandoned Dogs?
Tom-Tom, submitted by reader Valerie. Meriwether County Animal Shelter Greenville, GA 706-672-2966 SANFREDLEE@AOL.COM This shelter's 2007 kill rate was 29%. P.S. I had a red point Siamese named Alice who was the best cat I've ever known. He talked and was very affectionate. I still miss him.
In Ohio, the Clark County Board of Health declared a shelter called One More Chance Rescue & Adoption run by Jeff Burgess a public health nuisance. 367 live dogs and 15 cats were removed from the property. There are 69 photos of the raid but none of them contain clear images of the dogs or … Continue reading Treats on the Internets
You might remember the 2009 story of the Long Island mother who forced her children to participate in torturing pets to death. We're not talking a couple of unfortunate family pets here - we're talking dozens of dogs and cats, probably stolen from area residents. Since she never made bail from her December 2009 arrest, … Continue reading NY Mother Pleads Guilty in Pet Torture Case
The Walter Crowe Animal Shelter in SC has a Facebook page which they could use to market their pets but - they don't. They have a blog but it too is withering on the vine. They do have a page on Petfinder but when you click "Our Pet List", it gives you an error message. … Continue reading Shelter Pet of the Day
At Christmas, I received a new copy of the book Food Pets Die For by Ann Martin. Since I already have this book, I wanted to raffle it off to (hopefully) raise a few bucks to help cover costs on blog related expenses such as open records requests. If you are interested in purchasing a … Continue reading Book Raffle
In Roanoke, VA, the Regional Center for Animal Control and Protection evaluates pets to determine adoptability, according to their website: In accordance with Virginia law, stray animals are held for a minimum of ten (10) days if the animal has any form of identification and five (5) days if the animal has no identification. There … Continue reading Municipal Shelter in VA: Your tax dollars at work. Question mark.
Nathan Winograd has a post detailing why "pet overpopulation" is a myth: How many dogs and cats enter shelters annually? 8 million. (Some put it as low as 6 million, but I am going to use a “worst case” scenario.) Of those how many are savable? 90 percent or just over 7 million. Of those … Continue reading Can We Really Save Every Healthy/Treatable Shelter Pet in America?
On the Bossier City Animal Control website, it says: Euthanasia: Doing what is best for animals they love and the community they serve forces animal control personnel to make some hard decisions. The problem: Animal shelters can usually offer only temporary shelter for the millions of unwanted animals. The cost to taxpayers for the housing … Continue reading Louisiana AC Unit: Doing What’s Best
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