Stacy Lee, a volunteer at the 5 million dollar Galveston County Animal Resource Center in Texas City, took photos documenting overcrowded conditions and what she describes as neglect and abuse of pets by staff: “These dogs were walking around their own feces, their own urine, peeing in their water bowls, drinking their own urine,” Lee … Continue reading Galveston County Pound Under Investigation by Sheriff’s Office
For those who have been following the sordid case at the Campbell Co pound, the TN Bureau of Investigation presented its findings to a grand jury this month. The grand jury determined no criminal wrongdoing took place. The former director has quit and no one will be charged. (Thanks Clarice for the link.) A private … Continue reading Treats on the Internets
Canon City contracts the Humane Society of Fremont County in Colorado for animal control. In 2012, the Humane Society of Fremont Co had a roughly 56% live release rate for dogs and cats. The state report includes a category called "Other" to list animals described as "missing, stolen, etc." and the facility listed 464 dogs … Continue reading Humane Society of Fremont Co Under Investigation by State of CO
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Several of you have sent in links pertaining to the recent multi-state seizure of 367 dogs in connection with a dogfighting bust. And almost everyone who did also asked the question: What will happen to the dogs? Since the ASPCA and HSUS are involved, I will speculate based on past performance: Already overburdened rescue groups … Continue reading Hundreds of Dogs Seized in Multi-State Dogfighting Bust
The Wolcott police department in CT runs the local pound. After shelter workers and citizens complained that the animals were being mistreated by Joseph Ouimet, the town's ACO, the police chief advised Mr. Ouimet that a camera was being installed at the facility. This is the point when a smart animal abuser would have thought, … Continue reading CT Animal Control Officer Charged with Animal Cruelty
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The director of the Franklin Co pound in NC is under investigation after he admitted shooting a Basset Hound to death on shelter property. He reportedly examined the dog's injured paw, determined immediate killing was required but did not call a vet or the pound's certified kill techs. Instead, he shot the dog with a … Continue reading Treats on the Internets
Many people think of pets as intuitive in the sense that they know when they are in the hands of people who would hurt them. We often see pets housed in so-called shelters who appear fearful, depressed or extremely anxious and agitated - behaviors indicative of pets under stress. But some shelter pets don't seem … Continue reading Unshakable Faith
Kern County, CA has leased property from the city of Bakersfield for its pound since the 1970s but the relationship has been a contentious one, at least lately. Both the city and the county have complaints but as far as the animals are concerned, the Kern Co pound is killing more animals now than it … Continue reading What will happen to hundreds of animals at the Kern Co pound?