Wherever there is charitable giving, there are charitable scams. Some people fake cancer, others are more subtle and might simply mislead donors into believing their donations will be used for one thing when the organization actually uses it for something else. Here's one that troubles me: a rescue group who issues online pleas for death … Continue reading Discussion: Rescue Scam
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This plea was forwarded to me this afternoon: From: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com> Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 10:06 AM Subject: Aussie/pit mix in great need - 248891 Dr. Coleman has asked for an emergency rescue for this dog. She is a Aussie/Pit mix with 8 pups and is about 2 yrs. old. She is extremely sweet … Continue reading Mama Dog with Dead Leg Denied Needed Vet Care by MAS
Harrison Co, WV recently hired a new AC director named Cheryl Shaw and a local paper ran a story about it: In 2011, the center euthanized 2,399 out of 3,184 animals, or nearly 75 percent. “To put that amount of animals down is crazy,” Shaw said. The paper also printed comments on pet killing from … Continue reading “I think we’re fighting a losing game.”
In an op-ed piece entitled "Last Resort", the Columbus Dispatch offers: Hands down, the worst job in any dog shelter doesn’t involve a scoop and a bag; it requires a needle, or a gas chamber. Killing shelter pets is a worse job than scooping poo. This is not a valid comparison and worse - it … Continue reading Op-Ed in OH Paper Misses the Mark
I always like to share examples of anyone who has been involved with a shelter, suspected wrongdoing, and documented her concerns. Tonya Barker and Barbara Koblinsky spring to mind as good examples. And here is the work of Robby Caban, a former intern at Fulton Co Animal Services in GA. She collected evidence of possible … Continue reading The Difference Between Being a Friend of the Pound and a Friend of the Pets
Bernalillo County Animal Control, headed by Matthew Pepper, has an agreement with the city of Albuquerque to house stray pets: The contract allows the County to drop off animals it collects at one of the two city shelters on any day of the week. Upon intake, the city photographs the pet, creates a record for … Continue reading Bernalillo Co Stray Pets Left in the Cold in Matthew Pepper’s Building
An ACO and 2 police officers responded to a loose dog complaint in Commerce City, CO on Saturday. The caller, Kenny Collins, did not report that the dog was aggressive, simply that she was running loose in the street: "He never came at me in an aggressive manner," Collins said. He said he never feared … Continue reading Police Shoot Dog Restrained on a Chokepole
U.S. The executive director of Spay Neuter Charlotte has a letter in the Charlotte Observer today advocating for a no kill community. (Thank you Lisa for the link.) On Thanksgiving night, firefighters were called to the scene of a brush fire in Cheatham Co, TN where they found 65 chained dogs without food or water … Continue reading Treats on the Internets