Readers may remember Nola, Victoria Henry's dog who was picked up by Memphis Animal Services and killed before the legally mandated holding period expired, even while Ms. Henry visited the pound looking for her. Tragically, MAS has done it again - this time the victim is a beloved dog named Oliver. Oliver and his buddy … Continue reading Another in the Seemingly Endless String of Tragedies in Memphis
Buffalo Humane in NY is running an adoption promotion for black cats this Halloween and explains why in a blog post. (Thanks Clara for the link.) Longtime readers might recall pet advocate Barbara Koblinksy's efforts to save pets from a cruel rabies policy in Putnam Co, WV. The fight cost Ms. Koblinsky her county job, … Continue reading Treats on the Internets
The Humane League of Lancaster County in PA will cancel its 8 municipal animal control contracts in the upcoming months and begin operating as a limited admission no kill shelter in February. Critics are concerned that municipalities aren't being given sufficient time to secure new AC services. Connie Kondravy, co-founder of the Organization for Responsible … Continue reading Lancaster Co Pet Killers Need to “Step Up to the Plate”
Lancaster Co AC in SC kills 80% of its dogs and 90% of its cats. The numbers alone are horrifying but recently shelter director Joel Hinson put up some roadblocks for rescuers who were previously saving some of the pets from the dumpster - for the protection of the animals, natch. Specifically he has disallowed … Continue reading SC Shelter Turns Away Rescuers and Their Cameras
When sheriff's deputies raided the Memphis Animal Shelter in 2009 and found dogs starved to death, the director, veterinarian and a supervisor were all charged with animal cruelty. The veterinarian, Angela Middleton, was the first to be tried. She had been charged with aggravated animal cruelty and last night, a jury acquitted her on all … Continue reading Jury Finds Former MAS Veterinarian Not Guilty of Animal Cruelty
The risk of possible animal abuse by a screened adoption applicant exists at all times, not just Halloween. There is no evidence showing the risk of possible animal abuse by a screened adoption applicant increases at Halloween. And yet some shelters and rescue groups "protect" black cats by refusing to place them with screened applicants … Continue reading The Real Danger to Black Cats at Halloween
On October 11, a dog owner in Memphis was charged with aggravated animal cruelty after an ACO responded to a complaint and found one dead dog and one emaciated dog without food or water. The emaciated dog, an adult German Shepherd Dog called Rosie, was impounded. She weighed just 39 pounds. The MAS vet completed … Continue reading Where there’s life, there’s hope. Where there’s MAS, there’s death.
On September 24, the Del Rio family's dog - a Pitbull called Scar - escaped the yard wearing his collar and ID tag. A Pitbull hating neighbor took the 11 month old puppy to the Central California SPCA and told them he'd been bitten by Scar. Owner Helen Del Rio went to the pound to … Continue reading Central CA SPCA Oops-Kills Family Dog
In 2011, the Humane Society of Carroll Co in MD killed 2457 of the 3053 cats who came through its doors. When Laura Shenk of the group Animal Advocates of Carroll Co MD noticed a cat adoption special on the pound's website this month, she and her group set about promoting the $30 fee. The … Continue reading Carroll Co Pound Cancels Cat Adoption Special, Refuses $700 Donation
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