Remember the pound in Marlboro Co, SC? This photo was posted on Facebook (I assume by a volunteer) asking for immediate foster/rescue of this bitch and her litter from the Marlboro Co pound. A later posting indicated someone had offered to take her. I have no other information but hopefully that info is accurate and the family is (or will soon be) safely out of the pound.
The posting indicated the family had been found under a barn and had been at the pound for 8 days. I don’t know if the person in charge of the Marlboro Co pound refuses to allow anyone to put an old comforter (or blanket or bedsheet or towel or rag) with a mama dog and her newborn pups. I wouldn’t think that’s the case because that would be cruel and unusual. If there isn’t someone there enforcing some kind of sick rule about allowing no warmth or comfort for newborn pups then I am at a complete loss for how this poor bitch and her litter have been allowed to suffer like this. It’s been 40 degrees in SC at night this week. Surely this little family was better off under the barn.
The page had a couple of other postings which were slightly less horrifying. Slightly.
Again, is there some rule that says no one can provide any material comfort to these dogs while they are at the pound? I do not understand this. They are not saying there is a lack of resources and that they wish they could provide a dog bed, they are simply saying the dogs are left on cold concrete with nothing. As if somehow that is in any way acceptable.
HOW is this allowed to happen? The posting for these dogs talks about how they were betrayed by the owner. It sounds to me like the owner left them in good condition and the pound turned one of the dogs into a shivering, suffering wreck. The owner isn’t going to redeem the dogs. That sucks. But it happens. That’s why we have shelters. That’s why the Marlboro Co pound is there. Remind me again who I’m supposed to be angry with here?