After employees at the McCracken Co Humane Society in KY were found guilty of animal cruelty in 2012, the county severed ties with the organization and has been operating the pound on its own. On its website, McCracken Co promises to shelter animals in need "until such time as they are redeemed, adopted or humanely dealt … Continue reading KY Pound Leaves Five Dogs to Die in the Heat
The sweetest, prettiest pitbull in the world. Plus: eyelashes.
This is just for fun and the only rule is: no researching. Post your best guesses in the comments. Reading other people's answers before posting your own is optional. Answer will be posted in the comments tomorrow. (Thanks Melissa for sending me this animal.)
When Damon Hughes' 6 year old microchipped cat named Rahzz went missing, he visited the Lubbock, TX pound to look for her. He found her sitting in a cage last Friday. No one from the pound had scanned her for a chip and notified him she was there. Missed opportunity number one. It turns out, a … Continue reading Lubbock Pound Oops-Kills Microchipped Pet After Turning Owner Away Twice
Although many newspapers feel comfortable endorsing political candidates in the lead up to an election, most do not weigh in on the needless killing of dogs and cats at their local shelter. Of those that do, the editorials tend at best to nudge the shelter director with a kindly worded request for improvement and at worst blame … Continue reading F-Star-Star-Star Yeah Augusta Chronicle
Following the recent news that the city of Huntsville, AL is researching the No Kill Equation for possible implementation at the pound, the group No Kill Huntsville is engaging the community by putting up some digital billboards: Aubrie Kavanaugh of No Kill Huntsville writes: No Kill Huntsville continues to push local elected and appointed officials … Continue reading No Kill Advocacy via Media Outreach in Huntsville, AL
A recent investigation by the Mendocino Co grand jury into the county shelter in Ukiah, CA revealed some troubling findings: Owners attempting to surrender pets at the shelter are regularly turned away, in violation of CA law. The shelter is overcrowded and overflow animals are kept in crates. Some animals have lived at the shelter for … Continue reading Grand Jury Findings in Mendocino Co, CA Shelter Investigation
A tragic story about a cat in NJ who was severely injured after being tortured by a group of children, saved by other kids, then turned away by every public facility that could have helped him. The cat suffered for 2 days before finally being euthanized by a vet. (Thank you Karen for the link.) The … Continue reading Treats on the Internets
Lying around in one place, wherever someone lays you, is not everyone's cup of tea. Jade quickly graduated to dragging herself to where she'd like to be and this week moved on to hobbling. Next: world domination.
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