“Compromised Feline Welfare” at Hillsborough Co Pound

It sucks being a cat at the Hillsborough Co pound in Florida.  Way. Although the pound's TNR program was officially sanctioned by local politicians on May 1, not one action has been taken to implement the program: “I'm not [a] patient person,” said Sherry Silk, director of the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. “Come on; … Continue reading “Compromised Feline Welfare” at Hillsborough Co Pound

Charlotte Charity Collects Money for “Shelter Pet Enrichment”, Buys Soda for Pet Killers

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg pound in NC is a pet killing facility under the police department with a sordid history of, shall we say, questionable judgment.  It comes as little surprise that Char-Meck would partner with this crock-o-501c3 called the Shelter Pet Enrichment Fund which asks people to donate on its homepage: Your support allows us to … Continue reading Charlotte Charity Collects Money for “Shelter Pet Enrichment”, Buys Soda for Pet Killers

Shelter Reform Advocacy in Medina Co, OH: Success!

Regular readers know that I have been posting about shelter pet advocate Casey Post's efforts to reform her local shelter in Medina Co, OH.  This week, Ms. Post again addressed her county commissioners but was forced to improvise a speech due to last minute developments on the reform front.  I asked her to talk about … Continue reading Shelter Reform Advocacy in Medina Co, OH: Success!

How Would Your Pet Fare If Impounded by Putnam County Animal Services?

The sheriff's office runs the pound in Putnam Co, Florida. The website states "the shelter is on N Highway 17, at the landfill." I reached out to the sheriff's office for comment after seeing this photo posted on Facebook: I haven't yet received a response from the sheriff's office but if I do, I will … Continue reading How Would Your Pet Fare If Impounded by Putnam County Animal Services?

The Rest of the Country Disdains the South Because of Places Like Union Co, NC

Wanda Sue Larson, a Union Co Department of Social Services child-protection investigations supervisor, and Dorian Lee Harper, an emergency room nurse, had 4 adopted children and a foster child living at their North Carolina home: [Union Co] Sheriff Cathey said all five children in the home slept on the floor in a single bedroom, where … Continue reading The Rest of the Country Disdains the South Because of Places Like Union Co, NC