Month: September 2011
Former Utah Animal Control Officer Charged with Animal Cruelty
The city of Smithfield appears to have a small animal control unit operating under the police department with no physical shelter. They do have what the Salt Lake Tribune describes as an "unshaded temporary holding kennel" outside where an ACO can place an impounded dog briefly before transporting the pet to an area shelter. On … Continue reading Former Utah Animal Control Officer Charged with Animal Cruelty
Treats on the Internets
Animal Ark looks at an ordinance in Minneapolis which allows the city to kill "dangerous" or "potentially dangerous" dogs If YOU don't adopt this pet, he will DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and other tales of woe by Christie Keith Toronto pet stores can now only sell shelter/rescue pets (Thank you Beverly for the link.) Never mind macho men … Continue reading Treats on the Internets
Dog #A232344 at MAS
This is the story of dog #A232344 who was impounded by Memphis Animal Services (MAS) after someone called in a report of a dog who had been hit by a car. The ACO's report indicates the dog had the appearance of injury to the hindquarters. Assuming no person found the dog lying in the road … Continue reading Dog #A232344 at MAS
Harper: Where There’s Life, There’s Hope
A man at a chain store parking lot was selling eight-week-old Pitbull puppies for $50 each. A woman approached him and asked about the moving garbage bag he was holding. He tried to blow her off but she pressed the issue and he eventually gave her the swimmer puppy that was in the bag. The … Continue reading Harper: Where There’s Life, There’s Hope
Tell what you knew and when you knew it about the phone hacking thing. Or say other stuff.
A Litany of Failures
Failure #1: Two county commissioners visited the Mercer Co Animal Shelter in WV last week after receiving complaints about overcrowding. They discovered the shelter was housing more than 350 pets and ordered that all pets who had been there more than 10 days be killed. They did not bring the matter to the county commissioners' … Continue reading A Litany of Failures
I know you’re out there.
What is happening in the effort to reform the Memphis pound? As far as I know, nothing. While I am hopeful that there is in fact meaningful work being done of which I am unaware, it pains me to know that may not be the case. That is not to say that there is no … Continue reading I know you’re out there.
Updated: More Photos from Marlboro Co Pound
Trish from the Scotland Co HS in NC sent me a number of photos she took at the Marlboro Co facility in SC this weekend. I am hoping to receive a response from the pound and will update this post when I do. Trish says the cats are kept in 3 enclosures (two appear to … Continue reading Updated: More Photos from Marlboro Co Pound
Marlboro County Animal Shelter in SC
This video purports to show footage of puppies being kept in a kennel which appears to be flooded with filthy water at the Marlboro Co Animal Shelter in SC. I have reached out to the shelter, as well as a couple of other groups for comment but none of my messages received immediate replies. I … Continue reading Marlboro County Animal Shelter in SC