On May 12, someone left a pregnant dog and 2 puppies at the Humane Society Adoption Center in Monroe, LA. The facility appears to be a limited admission shelter. Since the center was full at the time, an ACO was called to pick up the 3 dogs.
When the ACO arrived, he allegedly slammed a chokepole against the kennel containing the dogs. The pregnant dog growled at him and the puppies tried to hide.
The ACO allegedly told a staffer that the dogs would be killed at the pound so he was going to go ahead and kill them on the spot. He then allegedly shot all 3 animals to death with a rifle. The unborn puppies would have suffered until their deaths inside the pregnant dog.
The shelter president filed a complaint and the Monroe police are conducting an internal investigation. I hope that if the facts are determined to be as represented here, the ACO is fired, charged with animal cruelty, and legally prevented from owning any animals in future.
Concerned citizens can e-mail police chief Quentin Holmes at email@example.com and ask that his department conduct a thorough investigation followed by prompt, appropriate action. Keep your letters respectful.
(Thanks Clarice for alerting me to this story.)