A city manager in Farmington, New Mexico is talking about spending an additional $50,ooo on animal services, citing things like a "much more humane process" and granting the animals a sense of dignity. Hey, this sounds promising. But no: On Tuesday evening, the city council will discuss whether to include a $50,000 crematory at the … Continue reading Dignity: You’re doing it wrong.
Wendy has a bladder infection and had to go to the vet to get checked out today. She was displeased with the visit and engaged in civil disobedience on the ride home.
An incoming police chief in NC was responding to a dangerous weapon call at a home when he encountered a dog and owner. The officer shot the owner in the leg while reportedly attempting to shoot the dog. He then left the victim while he made a call on his cell phone. The dog has … Continue reading Treats on the Internets
In 2011, I reported on the Halifax Humane Society (HHS) in Daytona Beach, FL when plans were announced to remove the overnight drop off cages from the facility. The executive director was tired of people who needed to surrender pets successfully dodging the staff's lectures and finger wagging that took place during normal business hours. … Continue reading Halifax Humane Society Oops Kills Rescuer’s Lost Dog
The cage card for dog #255016 indicates a 5 month old female Pitbull, owner surrendered to the Memphis pound on 6-1-13. The memos for the dog indicate a 1 year old female Lab mix, brought in as a stray by a Shelby Co ACO. I guess the pound is too busy killing animals to bother … Continue reading “Very Friendly and Wiggly” Dog Killed at Memphis Pound
Deborah Broughton, head of Petersburg Animal Care and Control in Virginia: "The biggest problem is that some people are holding the pound to a shelter standard." Commissioner Gene Buckner, head of the Mercer Co pound in West Virginia: "We’re not here to euthanize animals. These no-kill shelters are forcing us to do that.” (Thanks Clarice … Continue reading OMG! These two should totally be friends!
Kern Co is killing more shelter pets now than in the past 6 years, according to numbers reported in The Bakersfield Californian: [Kern County Animal Control Director Jen] Woodard reported that the county has had to put down 18,708 dogs and cats so far this fiscal year -- or 63.9 percent of the 29,278 dogs … Continue reading Kern Co Pound Increases Killing, Offers Dubious Feral Cat Plan
Natura Pet Products has recalled kibble and treats under the brand names Innova, EVO, California Natural, Healthwise, Karma and Mother Nature due to risk of Salmonella. The recalled products have expiration dates prior to June 10, 2014. Worth Co AC seized 30 dogs from a home in Georgia citing filthy conditions and dogs with mange … Continue reading Treats on the Internets
On the morning of June 4, a pet owner in Gwinnett Co left six cats at the Georgia SPCA with a note explaining she could no longer care for her pets as she was being evicted from her residence. Someone from the Georgia SPCA immediately brought the six pets to the Gwinnett Co pound. I … Continue reading Discussion: Six Cats Left at the Georgia SPCA Taken to Gwinnett Co Pound
Two more sad stories about police entering private property and shooting the dogs who live there.In El Monte, California, police entered a family's yard through a locked gate which contained a "Beware of Dog" sign. Two dogs approached and one of the officers went back outside the gate and re-locked it. The officer still inside … Continue reading Protecting and Serving and Shooting Dogs in Their Own Yards