Logan Co: Closing the Barn Door after the Horse has Bolted

The Logan Co pound in WV has been closed for quarantine.  A local television station reports that three dogs have tested positive for distemper and volunteers at the pound suspect 17 other dogs have died from the disease recently.  Dozens of dogs remain inside the facility: "If they are not laying there dying they are … Continue reading Logan Co: Closing the Barn Door after the Horse has Bolted

CT ACO Charged with Animal Cruelty, Still on the Job

Karen Lombardi is an ACO for the town of Woodbridge, CT.   She was recently charged with animal cruelty in connection with a November 2012 incident in which she allegedly hurt a dog.  The incident was witnessed by two co-workers who reported it to police: [Kennel worker Karen] Myers told police she was at Woodbridge Animal … Continue reading CT ACO Charged with Animal Cruelty, Still on the Job

Kershaw Co: More Pet Killing, More Reporting Problems, More Excuses

These are the 2012 stats for the Kershaw Co pound in SC: Total Intake:  3851 Total Killed:  2858 Kill Rate:  74%  (not included on report) But a closer look reveals that once again, the math does not add up.  If you take a look at this portion of the report which tallies the animals killed, … Continue reading Kershaw Co: More Pet Killing, More Reporting Problems, More Excuses

Mailbag/Discussion

Snipped from a letter from a reader expressing concern about advocates who proclaim they unequivocally believe in no kill but when faced with challenging animals, consider killing a reasonable option.  These people often employ many of the same excuses they have previously condemned pet killing facilities for using themselves, in an attempt to justify the … Continue reading Mailbag/Discussion

Priority: Life

Should we put resources into saving the sick, the old and the aesthetically imperfect pets in shelters when there are so many perfectly healthy, young and adorable pets being killed every day in this country? Ask Wendy.

Responsibility on the Back of a Milk Carton at CA Pound

Remember when Kern Co pound director Jen Woodard noted in a report that one of the problems in the community is ignorance of “basic pet responsibility” which she attributed to the notion that “much of the community is uninterested in hearing this message”?  Now hear this:  Last week at the Kern Co pound, one dog … Continue reading Responsibility on the Back of a Milk Carton at CA Pound

Stokes Co: The Killings Will Continue Until Donations Improve

As I have written repeatedly on this blog, parvo is preventable and treatable and every animal shelter has an obligation to both prevent and treat this disease. Parvo in shelters is prevented through the practice of vaccination prior to or immediately upon intake, good housing practices and standard disease prevention cleaning protocols. Parvo is not … Continue reading Stokes Co: The Killings Will Continue Until Donations Improve

Orange Co Animal Services Wrongly Says State Law Requires the Killing of Biting Dogs

Rufus, a 1 one year old Beagle in Orange Co, FL was surrendered by his owner to AC after he bit a kid in the face.  The owner, Nicole West, was reportedly filling the dog's food bowl when her 4 year old son came up behind the dog and accidentally startled him.  Rufus bit the … Continue reading Orange Co Animal Services Wrongly Says State Law Requires the Killing of Biting Dogs

Name That Animal

This is just for fun and the only rule is:  no researching.  Post your best/worst guess.  Reading other people's answers before posting your own is optional.  Answer will be posted in the comments later today.