NYC Animal Care & Control 2336 Linden Boulevard Brooklyn, NY 11208 Shelter Hours: 8AM – 8PM, 7 days a week Adoption Hours: Noon to 7PM, 7 days a week 212-788-4000 NYC ACC’s kill rate for January – April 2012 was 17%.
Read this story about an English family who adopted a shelter cat and how their 4 year old autistic boy's life changed. If you don't absolutely melt looking at the photos, hold a mirror close to your nose to check for signs of life.
The Surry Co pound in NC failed a state inspection on April 26, 2012. The inspector noted that some cats were left without water and/or litter boxes. Among the many items indicated as unacceptable was "veterinary care when needed". To wit: One coonhound male named 'Gunner' (#57398) was found appearing to be severely emaciated and … Continue reading The Excellent Care and Good People at the Surry Co Pound
The Brown Co HS operates the county animal shelter in Ohio. The group apparently calls itself a "no kill" facility although right now they are threatening to kill animals: In 48 hours, the Brown County Humane Society's Animal Shelter will have to start euthanizing dogs because it is at capacity. The "no-kill" facility said that … Continue reading Brown Co, OH Threatens to Kill Shelter Dogs
Teri Moore, an ACO in Camp Verde, AZ with 17 years on the job, retired on June 2. One of her duties during her employment had apparently been a Sunday visit to the local Wal Mart to pick up donated food for the pets at the pound. After her retirement, Ms. Moore allegedly continued to … Continue reading AZ: Retired ACO Steals from Shelter Pets
I have lamented for years that I wanted a dog that made me feel like she loved me - one that I had an extra special bond with. Having lived with so many Flatcoats over the years, I never had that. Don't get me wrong, my Flatcoats love me - but they also love Billy … Continue reading She’s The One
The failures leading up to Nola's killing at the Memphis pound were not oopses. Nonetheless, both the staffer who entered the wrong date on Nola's intake - and couldn't be bothered to correct it when notified - and the worker who failed "to appropriately record" the killing have received nothing but written reprimands. No terminations, … Continue reading Keeping Up Appearances
The group Urgent Death Row Dogs on Facebook has reported on the death of a dog called Hero at NYC ACC's Brooklyn pound. Read the complete sad story here. It starts with Hero, a healthy 10 month old puppy, being impounded by NYC ACC. After 10 days, he caught the URI that all pets there … Continue reading Watch him as he goes
Reader Karen has been commenting a lot recently and I haven't had the opportunity to respond to as many of her comments as I've wanted. I'm bringing this one up since it has a number of issues to be addressed and I think will be of interest to everyone. Karen wrote: What a shame to … Continue reading Bringing Up from the Comments
For as long as I can remember, I have been hearing variations on this theme from those who enable the killing of shelter pets about why shelters "have to" kill animals: Until we get more fosters... Until we get more donations... Until everyone neuters and vaccinates their pets... Until people stop buying pets instead of … Continue reading The Killings Will Continue Until Morale Improves