Memphis Takes Dog Away from Home to Pet Killing Facility

On January 10, Memphis Animal Services responded to a police department request for assistance with a loose dog.  The ACO knew who the owner was and apparently spoke with him/her.  The owner advised that the residence had no phone.  MAS issued a citation to the owner and impounded the dog. MAS listed the dog as … Continue reading Memphis Takes Dog Away from Home to Pet Killing Facility

NJ SPCA Finally Takes Action to Help Animals at Troubled Hunterdon Co Shelter

The Hunterdon Humane Shelter contracts with several NJ municipalities to perform animal control services.  There have been public allegations of wrongdoing against the shelter for more than a decade.  During this time, the shelter's bank account has continued to expand.   Hunterdon Humane is now a very wealthy organization but appears to have spent only … Continue reading NJ SPCA Finally Takes Action to Help Animals at Troubled Hunterdon Co Shelter

WA Shelter Director Threatens People Who Use Shelter Services with Prosecution

KEPR in Washington reports that 3 seriously injured dogs were surrendered to the Tri-Cities Animal Shelter within the past week when their owners could not afford to pay for the necessary veterinary care.  When I hear about these types of stories, I am sad for the families who are forced to give up their pets … Continue reading WA Shelter Director Threatens People Who Use Shelter Services with Prosecution

TN State Board Disciplines Campbell Co Pound

In April 2013, Campbell Co pound employee Brenda Watkins provided sworn testimony to alleged abuse she witnessed.  Among the allegations: Pets were killed in their kennels in full view of other animals. Animals were chokepoled and then jabbed in random areas of their body with syringes containing improper dosages of Fatal Plus. Some animals took … Continue reading TN State Board Disciplines Campbell Co Pound