When I last wrote about the Saginaw Co pound in MI, it was to praise the local advocates who stood up for the animals being neglected at the pound, even after then-director Val McCullough instituted retaliatory policy changes in an attempt to stifle their efforts. That was in August 2012. Ms. McCullough quit in the … Continue reading Saginaw Co Faces State Hearing Regarding Mistreatment of Shelter Animals
An all too familiar story in the animal welfare world has ended in needless tragedy. In August 2013, a Good Samaritan found a sickly cat in a park in the Bronx and took him to Gentle Hands vet clinic. The clinic's owner, Dr. Shirley Koshi, took him in and nursed him back to health. Several … Continue reading One Less Vet in the World Willing to Take in a Homeless Cat and Treat Him for Free
The city of Houston, which kills most of its homeless pets, estimates there are between 600,000 and 1.2 million homeless dogs and cats on the streets there. The same article, appearing in the Houston Chronicle, says that there is a "shortage of adoptable animals" in CO. This will no doubt come as a shock to … Continue reading Treats on the Internets
The pound in Corpus Christi, TX is run by the police department. On February 9, Corpus Christi Animal Care Services impounded a dog named Bandit for quarantine after he reportedly bit a person. The owner, Mary Trevino, was given a 10 day quarantine form by the impounding ACO, which she signed and kept her copy. … Continue reading Corpus Christi Pound Oops-Kills Owned Dog During Quarantine
Praise Ponies, this is a nice thing to read: "When we talk about no-kill, we're not talking about a definition," says Aubrie Kavanaugh, a member of No Kill Huntsville. "We're talking about a culture." [...] "If they're healthy and treatable, let's not destroy those animals," Kavanaugh says. "We don't need to be spending our money … Continue reading Someone is Talking about Ending the Culture of Killing! In the South!
Year after year, the primary "service" performed at Memphis Animal Services is killing. City leaders in Memphis have never held anyone accountable for the ongoing failure of the staff to do their jobs - that is, to shelter animals. The system is designed to kill animals and that's what they do, even in the face of … Continue reading Memphis: Insanity Would Be an Improvement
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When shelters kill lost pets whose owners are trying to find them and it makes the news, shelter directors often attempt to blame the owner, stating that the pet should have been microchipped. The implication being that if the pet had been chipped, the shelter would have called the contact information associated with the chip … Continue reading Medina Co Kills Microchipped Dog
When a Lincoln Co, MO woman came across a dog tied to a sewer pipe in a vacant lot on December 27, she was concerned that the dog might freeze to death. She was unable to take the dog home herself so contacted the county sheriff for help. The sheriff's office told her the county … Continue reading Wentzville Municipal Court Sentences Woman Who Helped Lost Pet
Prince George's County in MD has had a body shape based ban on dogs since 1997. Like every other similar ban, it tears families apart and offers no benefit of any kind. But Prince George's Co continues to uphold the ban. Because AHHH Pitbulls! When a bully breed type dog was surrendered at the Prince … Continue reading “Human Error” Blamed for Oops-Killing in Prince George’s Co