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 the housing facilities. Most are of trash and debris. Mr. Burgess already faces cruelty charges in Piqua, with regard to another shelter he operated there. Authorities in Piqua seized 100 dogs from that facility. (Thanks Clarice and Kim for sending in links on this story.)
The Lynchburg Humane Society in VA talks about how they saved so many more pets last year by introducing new programs including fostering, counseling owners considering pet surrender, low cost spay-neuter and adoption specials. (Thanks Clarice.)
A new tethering ordinance goes into effect March 1 in Charlotte, NC. Check out the puppy hanging device AC & C recommends in the photo. (Thanks Samantha for the link.)
The MO Humane Society rescued 74 dogs, mostly Collies, from a breeder whose license was revoked after an inspection this month. The article notes:
The Stone County breeder lost its license under current Missouri standards, not the tighter regulations laid out in Proposition B.
(Thank you Laura for the link.)
Warning: This next one may be too disturbing for sensitive readers. Just scroll to the end of the post if you want to skip.
File under I Wish I Hadn’t Read That: A NM man allegedly beat his dog in his yard and then attempted to burn his balls off – like yeah, with fire – in order to avoid paying a neuter surgery fee to a vet. A good Samaritan paid for the dog, called Charlie, to receive treatment:
Charlie has now recovered and is living with a new owner. However, the veterinarian who examined him said the dog is blind and had wounds on his ears, head and genitals.
(Thank you Clarice for that link. I think.)
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