Reader Daniela contacted Maddie's Fund in January to inquire as to why a specific cat was on the NYC ACC kill list and included the details from the cat's records as they appeared on Facebook. Shelly Work from Maddie's Fund replied on January 20: Hi Daniela, I'm going to have to refer your question to … Continue reading Maddie’s Fund Not Familiar with NYC ACC Records (or Irony)
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Shame on the ASPCA, the Mayor's Alliance, Animal Law Coalition and everyone else attempting to block legislation which would give pets in the NYC shelter system a fighting chance to escape the kill room. No healthy/treatable pet should be sent to the landfill. [photo] Thank you Karen for sharing this photo link with me.
You can see news pieces from the press event here and here. James Rogers, the new interim director "says he plans to have his goals at the animal shelter met within 60 to 90 days." I like this. A lot. It says action. And action is needed. While the specific goals haven't been shared with … Continue reading New Interim Director at MAS Officially Introduced, Changes Promised
A visitor to the Memphis pound sent me some photos of the dogs in the "healthy hold" area on Saturday. This is one of the areas where the public is allowed to see the dogs. (No one but MAS staff have been able to see the dogs kept behind closed doors since the city turned … Continue reading Snapshots from MAS
Reader Susan sent me this post from a contact of hers in the Kansas City area. Posted with permission: A cute medium-sized black dog showed up at my brother and sister-in-laws house a few weeks ago. She had been dumped. She loved people and desperately wanted attention from anyone who would give it to her … Continue reading Discussion: When rescues and no kill shelters are full
Strap in - it's going to be a bumpy ride. Last July, Odessa AC in TX visited the home of Some Dumbass who was keeping a mountain lion as a pet. The ACO advised the owner the cage the animal was living in was too small and the gaps between the bars were too wide. … Continue reading Rescuers Banned from TX Shelter After Pet Puma Mauls Kid
Polk Co Animal Control in GA doesn't post its statistics online but in 2007, the facility reportedly killed 83% of the pets in its care. Unless there has been a radical shift in practices at the Polk Co pound in the last few years, I'm assuming they still kill almost every pet that comes through … Continue reading GA Pound Oops-Kills Family Dog
I have received a few things to share regarding Carol Lynch, the Memphis ACO who is apparently the target of retaliatory charges by the city for her actions as a whistleblower. First, a note received via e-mail from a Memphis resident: Who is one animal control officer at Memphis Animal Services who we can count on … Continue reading In Support of the Memphis ACO Who Took Action
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) issued a press release last week announcing its top ten "emergency placement partners" for 2011. Topping the list is the Guilford Co pound in NC, operated by United Animal Coalition: “Guilford County Animal Shelter has consistently gone above and beyond the call of duty to come to … Continue reading HSUS Top Ten List Not So Funny