Surry Co pound in NC bans volunteer for sharing photos she took of pets deemed “unadoptable” by the pound.
A pair of ACOs in Blountville, TN were charged with animal abuse this spring and the pound has made changes, including privatization, in order to win back the public’s trust. Here’s the money quote:
Marcia Horne runs the Bristol, Va., animal rescue organization Siberian Husky Assist. She has seen some positive changes at the shelter since SBK [the non-profit] took control of the facility.
“I think they are doing a good job,” Horne said. “It’s certainly not any worse than it was.”
Jefferson Parish pounds in LA threatening to kill pets due to having 15 more dogs than the 85 the shelters are designed to hold.
“Excitable” dogs at the Albuquerque pound were being drugged with an “herbal compound” to alter their behavior. (Thank you Clarice for the link.)
Two Memphis police officers are being investigated in connection with the disappearance of a Pitbull. They were allegedly seen with the dog in the owner’s yard immediately before the pet went missing. (Thank you again Clarice.)
Ancestors of our pet dogs were “hypercarnivores”, consuming more than 70% meat, according to a recent scientific analysis.