It must be in the Pet Killing Facility Manual because so many of them seem to do it. Instead of owning their actions and taking responsibility for the work they are paid to do, too many shelter directors rely on secrecy to keep the abuse and killing from prying public eyes.
In Detroit, currently in the news for filing bankruptcy, all but one of the Animal Control trucks are reportedly parked behind the shelter collecting dust. The company contracted to pick up the pets killed at the facility hasn’t been paid in so long, it ceased services to the city. There are reportedly hundreds of dead pets piled up inside Detroit AC, hidden from public view. And:
It’s unclear if there are enough workers to properly determine what dogs might be suited to turn over to the Michigan Humane Society for adoption.
Detroit AC has zero pets listed on its Petfinder page. As far as dogs possibly not being sent to Michigan Humane, that is not a bad thing in and of itself since MHS is just another pet killing facility that implements every secrecy protocol in the
book manual. The city’s mayor hearts the idea:
A spokesman for Detroit Mayor Dave Bing said Animal Control workers are under strict order not to talk to reporters.
Although the local ABC affiliate received some anonymous tips from insiders, the threat against workers not to speak out publicly and tell the truth about what’s happening at Detroit AC is apparently working, for now. The fact that the pound falls under the police department probably emboldens those making the threat.
When pressed for a response by the local news regarding AC, the police department issued a vague there-was-a-meeting-and-a-report-so-everything-is-fine statement. You know what the top two signs are that everything is not fine at your animal shelter? Placing a gag order on your employees and hiding the mountain of bodies.
(Thank you Arlene for the link.)