The Animal Control department controls the stray population of Floyd County by code enforcement, capture of strays, and education of citizens. We also strive to provide comfortable temporary shelter for those animals while continuously using resources to place unwanted animals by adoption or rescue.
This is animal #0777 at Floyd Co AC, as shown on the Adoptapet website:
This pup appears to have a skin condition which is likely making her extremely uncomfortable. Floyd Co AC has her on a rusted metal grate inside a dirty concrete block kennel. “Comfortable temporary shelter” fail.
This is animal #0763 at Floyd Co AC, as shown on the Adoptapet website:
There is a video of this dog urinating while being walked on a rusted chain.
As I’ve said many times, I’m not asking for professional photographer quality shots of shelter pets – although I know some pounds have been offered free pet photography services and refuse them, which is a shame. But every shelter pet deserves a photo which at minimum reflects the value the shelter staff sees in the animal as a loving companion and family member. If the photo shows that the shelter staff sees no value in the pet, how is a potential adopter supposed to see it?