Buffalo Seizes Four Dogs from City Employee, Loses One

In December 2013, Shanon Richardson was arrested and charged with felony and misdemeanor animal cruelty charges in connection with allegations of dogfighting.  Four pitbulls were seized from his home: Police accused Richardson of failure to provide proper shelter for two of the dogs. There was also evidence of training or breeding dogs to fight, including … Continue reading Buffalo Seizes Four Dogs from City Employee, Loses One

Three OH Dog Wardens Charged with Animal Cruelty

On February 14, the assistant warden at the Gallia Co pound in OH allegedly killed 11 dogs via heartstick without proper sedation.  Ohio code states that heartstick may only be used “on a sedated or unconscious animal”. The Gallia Co sheriff investigated the matter and the assistant dog warden was reassigned to a different county department … Continue reading Three OH Dog Wardens Charged with Animal Cruelty

Discussion: WA Wildlife Officials Feared Unborn Wolf Pups May Have Been Hybrids

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has placed collars equipped with GPS on some endangered gray wolves.  This gives wildlife officials the ability to track the location of the collared wolves.  They recently used this capability to locate a female wolf known to have been in the company of a male domesticated dog who … Continue reading Discussion: WA Wildlife Officials Feared Unborn Wolf Pups May Have Been Hybrids

Stockton Pound Sued for Killing Animals Illegally

Last month, a couple whose dog had been impounded by the Stockton pound in CA spoke to the city council about their experience.  Their microchipped, neutered, vaccinated dog had escaped through a gate accidentally left open in their yard.  When the owners, both newly unemployed, tried to reclaim their pet, the Stockton pound demanded $180.  The … Continue reading Stockton Pound Sued for Killing Animals Illegally

Oak Ridge Police Department Conducts Mass Killing in Response to Distemper Outbreak

TN - The Oak Ridge police department, which runs the pound, closed the facility one week ago after two dogs tested positive for distemper: As a precaution, all animals brought into the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter are being vaccinated on arrival. The shelter is separating dogs with any kind of cough or nasal discharge from … Continue reading Oak Ridge Police Department Conducts Mass Killing in Response to Distemper Outbreak

Vermilion Parish Director Kills Dogs Tagged for Rescue Because She Can

Vermilion Parish Rabies Control in LA does not adopt animals to the public.  It functions primarily as a pet killing facility while allowing rescue groups to save some animals - unless the director decides she feels like killing those animals too. Last week a group called Animal Aid of Vermilion Area had exchanged e-mails with Vermilion … Continue reading Vermilion Parish Director Kills Dogs Tagged for Rescue Because She Can