SC Pound Policy: Take Newborn Kittens Away from Nursing Mothers and Kill Them

The Greenville Co pound in SC has implemented two new policies concerning cats: 1. Kittens born at the pound who weigh less than 100 grams will be taken from their mothers and killed immediately.  The reason, as stated in an e-mail written by Susan Bufano, the community relations coordinator for the Greenville Co pound, in response to … Continue reading SC Pound Policy: Take Newborn Kittens Away from Nursing Mothers and Kill Them

PETA Shames Medina Co for No Longer Killing Cats

PETA kills animals - mainly dogs and cats in need of love, temporary sheltering and new homes.  But the organization goes a step further by encouraging and rewarding (with vegan cookie gift baskets) municipalities that threaten to kill pets and shaming those that implement changes designed to eliminate needless killing. Such is the case with Medina County, Ohio, where officials … Continue reading PETA Shames Medina Co for No Longer Killing Cats

WV Animal Control Officer Violates Law in Dog Killing, Will Keep Job

A Fayette County dog bit a child on March 11, 2014 and stitches were required as a result of the injury. Fayette Co ACO Russell Parker seized the dog and was advised by the owner that the dog had not been vaccinated for rabies. The owner stated the dog had attacked another person in past and … Continue reading WV Animal Control Officer Violates Law in Dog Killing, Will Keep Job

Main Line Animal Rescue Refuses to Return Lost Pet to Owners

Many people looking to add a pet to the family are open to the idea of getting one from a rescue group.  It's got a built-in feel good that people enjoy.  And a satisfied customer is likely to refer friends and family in future.  In these ways, rescue groups have got a good thing going.  In fact, they … Continue reading Main Line Animal Rescue Refuses to Return Lost Pet to Owners

Summary of 2012 Undercover Police Report on Memphis Pound

The following is my summary of the animal cruelty observed by a Memphis police detective who worked undercover at the Memphis pound in late 2011 and early 2012.  Read the full report here.  Warning:  This material ranges from disturbing to fucking atrocious.  And I'm putting that as diplomatically as I can.  Proceed with caution. *** … Continue reading Summary of 2012 Undercover Police Report on Memphis Pound

Cruelty Allegations against Franklin Co Dog Pound

The Franklin Co dog pound in Ohio killed more than 40% of the dogs in its care in 2012.  Among the thousands killed by the pound each year are dogs who don't pass a behavioral test administered by the staff.  The pound's assistant director, Deborah Finelli, e-mailed a local reporter regarding the process: “To be selected for … Continue reading Cruelty Allegations against Franklin Co Dog Pound

Hillsborough Co Describes the Needless Suffering and Death of a Mama Dog and Her Pups as a “Distraction” from “Progress”

The troubled Hillsborough Co pound in FL has placed a veterinarian on administrative leave after she allegedly left a pregnant dog to suffer and her puppies to die. The pregnant mixed breed dog was impounded on Saturday and the ACO informed the vet tech upon intake that the dog appeared to be in labor and … Continue reading Hillsborough Co Describes the Needless Suffering and Death of a Mama Dog and Her Pups as a “Distraction” from “Progress”