Open Thread

Use this thread to share animal related links, stories, questions, etc. I wanted to share a couple of links I posted on Facebook this morning that tie in with dog bite prevention week: This one is from doggonesafe and although it is aimed at kids, I think it's useful for adults too. This post dissects … Continue reading Open Thread

NC Shelter Fined by State for Multiple Violations of Animal Welfare Act

In January of this year, McDowell County commissioners approved a group called McDowell County Animal Outreach (MCAO) to run the county shelter.  State inspectors approved an old car dealership building for use as the shelter site.  The state inspected the site in March, April and May, noting violations of the state Animal Welfare Act.  MCAO's … Continue reading NC Shelter Fined by State for Multiple Violations of Animal Welfare Act

Retaliation: Volunteer Dog Walker at MAS Banned Due to My Post

Regular readers may remember Jody Fisher's story of how she was fired from volunteering at MAS last year because, per then director Matt Pepper, she wasn't "on the same page" as the pet killing facility.  After James Rogers took over as interim director, Ms. Fisher asked if she would be allowed to walk dogs at … Continue reading Retaliation: Volunteer Dog Walker at MAS Banned Due to My Post