Allegations of Needless Killings and Bullying at the SPCA of Southwest Michigan

Stephanie Faulkner says she started working at the SPCA of Southwest Michigan in August 2011.  On the shelter's "About Us" page, it says the SPCA is "dedicated to rescuing homeless dogs, cats, puppies and kittens from Southwest Michigan pounds and adopting them into responsible homes."  The page emphasizes the shelter's commitment to rehabilitation and ends … Continue reading Allegations of Needless Killings and Bullying at the SPCA of Southwest Michigan

Open Thread

Lots of people off work today.  Use this post to share animal related links, updates, questions, stories and deep thoughts.  Shallow thoughts also accepted. Here's a link on the benefits of partial spays for dogs where the uterus is removed but the ovaries are left in place.  There is even an instructional video for vets.  … Continue reading Open Thread

In Memoriam, Because the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby Co Won’t

At least two of the dogs slated for killing by the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby Co were apparently killed there on Tuesday.  The HS has remained silent on the killings of Joy and Truffles and in fact has been posting adoption photos on the group's Facebook page, as if that's the most newsworthy … Continue reading In Memoriam, Because the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby Co Won’t

Allegations of Dog Killings and Fraud at the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby Co

After posting yesterday about Truffles, I heard from some additional animal advocates who are concerned about killings at the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby Co, a private shelter in TN.  Apparently the planned killing of Truffles is not an isolated incident. Toffee, a littermate to Truffles, is also reportedly slated for killing by the … Continue reading Allegations of Dog Killings and Fraud at the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby Co

Enabling Shelter Pet Suffering: A How-To Guide from Lawrence Co

This dog reportedly died in his cage, never receiving vet care or even having water in his bowl. Read how the "Friends" of the Lawrence Co pound attack the photographer and enable the neglect and suffering at the facility. It sounds like the pets at the Lawrence Co pound need some friends in their corner, … Continue reading Enabling Shelter Pet Suffering: A How-To Guide from Lawrence Co