The state of NC has released its annual shelter report but its value is clearly limited since, as Fix NC points out, some facilities don’t bother reporting, others fabricate numbers and no one verifies anything.
More bad news for pets in the NYC pound system: ACC refusing to release some animals whose holds have expired to rescue groups willing to save them.
Three dogs seized in connection with the high profile criminal case involving a Cleveland kidnapper/rapist are being cared for by fosters until the three women held captive in the home decide if they want to claim the dogs.
A puppymill in Walthall Co, Mississippi was raided by authorities this week where live Bostons, Yorkies and Chihuahuas were living in cages with dead dogs. The owner is a pastor who was selling the dogs out of his church in Louisiana. A customer tipped off police after witnessing the awful conditions. (Thanks Karen for the link.)
In TN, Hamblen Co officials investigated the cash records at the Morristown-Hamblen Humane Society and determined an employee had stolen more than $50 grand from the shelter. The employee has been fired and the investigators’ findings have been forwarded to the local DA. (Thanks Clarice for the link.)
Two would be turtle killers in TX have not been charged in connection with an incident where one of the young men was seriously injured after the homemade bomb he built, purportedly for blowing up turtles, exploded in his pocket.