Odessa Pound Kills Owned Pets upon Impound, Two Days in a Row

Three years ago, Marie Luera and her family adopted littermate male kittens from the long troubled Odessa pound in Texas.  She named them Binx and Mojo.  They joined a third kitten at home called Prince.  All three cats were neutered and vaccinated and lived as indoor/outdoor pets.  At night, they slept in bed with the … Continue reading Odessa Pound Kills Owned Pets upon Impound, Two Days in a Row

Augusta Pet Killing Facility Director Blames Public for Her Failures, Public Responds

I often skip the comments section of articles I read online (not the comments that readers post here of course, because you guys are strong, good looking and above average).  But after reading this depressing article on the consistent 70% kill rate at the Augusta pet killing facility in GA and the director's blame-the-public excuses, I was … Continue reading Augusta Pet Killing Facility Director Blames Public for Her Failures, Public Responds

Cats Beaten to Death, Displayed in Tree in NYC Suburb

Violence against animals has long been recognized as a trademark among criminals who commit serious violence against people.  That's why it's imperative that police find the person or persons responsible for bashing in the heads of dozens of cats then bagging their bodies and displaying them like ornaments in a tree in a NYC suburb. The bagged remains … Continue reading Cats Beaten to Death, Displayed in Tree in NYC Suburb

Nashville’s Faux Rescue of 38 Dogs Represents Years of Failure

Bad:  Earlier this month, Metro police in Nashville arrested six people in connection with a drug trafficking investigation.  While raiding the home of Michael A. Davis, one of the six charged, police discovered dozens of chained pitbull type dogs in the yard.  Some of the dogs were emaciated and others had open wounds (photos of … Continue reading Nashville’s Faux Rescue of 38 Dogs Represents Years of Failure

Discussion: Letter from Greenville Pound Vet Responsible for Kitten Killing Policy

In the past week, since I posted about the Greenville Co pound's horrific policy on kitten killing, readers have been sending me e-mail exchanges they've had with the pound's veterinarian, Teri Worl.  Dr. Worl is the person reportedly responsible for the decision to take newborn kittens of certain weights away from their mothers to kill … Continue reading Discussion: Letter from Greenville Pound Vet Responsible for Kitten Killing Policy

Amarillo Pound Under Investigation, Video Depicting Abuse Surfaces

The director and assistant director at the long troubled Amarillo pound in Texas have been on paid administrative leave for the past 2 weeks while local police investigate allegations of improper pet killings.  Texas law (Sec. 821.052.) dictates shelter staff follow the current American Veterinary Medical Association's Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals.  The AVMA's 2013 publication states … Continue reading Amarillo Pound Under Investigation, Video Depicting Abuse Surfaces

CA Police Officer Attempts to Shoot Dog in His Own Fenced Yard, Shoots Self Instead

On this blog, we have long lamented police officers whose sole tool in the toolbox when encountering a dog is GUN.  We've seen dogs shot while restrained on chokepoles, while locked inside animal shelter cages, while chained in their own yards, and while fearfully cowering in the bushes after fleeing police.  The shootings are typically explained away … Continue reading CA Police Officer Attempts to Shoot Dog in His Own Fenced Yard, Shoots Self Instead