The Humane Society of Yuma (HSOY) in Arizona holds animal control contracts with multiple municipalities. The pound promises on its website that every dog will get a toy, a bed and at least 45 minutes of outdoor time every day. And: In the event that an animal is suffering and at the end of its … Continue reading Humane Society of Yuma Turns Away Lost Dog’s Owner Then Oops-Kills Dog
Month: September 2012
Jacksonville Pound: Never Too Busy to Kill
Jacksonville Animal Care and Protective Services in FL was very busy on Friday after issuing a public appeal for help on Thursday due to the shelter being over capacity: The shelter, which has a capacity of 390 animals, had 466 animals Thursday morning. By closing time at 4 p.m. Friday, 186 animals had been adopted, … Continue reading Jacksonville Pound: Never Too Busy to Kill
Oops-Cruelty ACO Upgrades to Oops-Killing
Michael Steele, the Hernando Co oops-cruelty ACO who left an 8 week old kitten inside his hot truck when he went home for the weekend in June and received a day off as "punishment", apparently did not learn anything valuable from the incident. On September 7, Mr. Steele oops-killed a dog who had only been … Continue reading Oops-Cruelty ACO Upgrades to Oops-Killing
People Aren’t Beating Down the Doors to Rescue & Foster? Inconceivable!
We set up a FB page which we use to berate you worthless people while we threaten to kill pets so damn - why isn't everyone at the shelter right now for some in-person abuse adopting? Anyone care to asplain it to them? I was trying to find the number of dead pets not one … Continue reading People Aren’t Beating Down the Doors to Rescue & Foster? Inconceivable!
It's Graham's 13th birthday today. In celebration of such an important occasion, she got a bunch of animal crackers. Although we very cruelly made her pose for pictures while eating them.
Shelter Pet of the Day
Local advocate Jody Fisher has been trying to get information about this dog from the Memphis pound but most of her questions seem to be ignored. This is the limited info she has obtained: Dog ID #246219 was impounded with a large hole in him which the vet stitched up and placed drains in the … Continue reading Shelter Pet of the Day
Misleading Headline Award
An Albuquerque, NM news station aired a report following up on a massive adoption drive earlier this month where local shelters waived adoption fees on dogs. This is the headline they posted on the station's website: Free dogs being returned to Albuquerque animal shelter Only those who take the time to actually watch the video … Continue reading Misleading Headline Award
Lie of the Day: Carroll Co is “a great, safe place for all animals”
Someone using the name and photo of an ACO at the Humane Society of Carroll Co in MD (Ed Smith) posted a message on the pound's Facebook page yesterday. It's one long... thing so I will be breaking it up with my responses. The text from the FB posting is in italics below. A message … Continue reading Lie of the Day: Carroll Co is “a great, safe place for all animals”
Discussion: What are the pluses and minuses of having a private pet adoption facility?
The idea of opening a private adoption facility to combat a regressive pound resisting reform seems to be a popular one. I can understand the appeal. Pet advocates who become frustrated with the refusal of shelter directors and staff to stop the killing want to take control of something themselves. No compassionate person wants to … Continue reading Discussion: What are the pluses and minuses of having a private pet adoption facility?
Online Reports of Kitten Left to Suffer at Tipton Co Pound
A reader alerted me to this post on Facebook and the subsequent ChipIn set up to fund rescue of this kitten. Assuming the posted information is accurate, a mama cat was recently impounded with her litter of kittens at the Tipton Co pound in TN. It appears one of kittens had a leg partially chewed … Continue reading Online Reports of Kitten Left to Suffer at Tipton Co Pound