Houston Police Officer and Tow Truck Driver Abandon Elderly Dog in Traffic

In Houston, the owner of a 14 year old Chihuahua named Guero gave a friend a lift on July 13, taking the pet along for the car ride.  A Houston police officer stopped the vehicle for failing to signal a turn.  And because Houston apparently takes turn signals terrible-awful seriously, the officer decided to search the SUV. … Continue reading Houston Police Officer and Tow Truck Driver Abandon Elderly Dog in Traffic

NJ Department of Health Investigating Linden Shelter

The city of Linden, NJ operates a shelter where they impound animals from several area cities.  The shelter failed its last inspection.  Animal control falls under the city health department.  Now the state health department is investigating the facility: "The department is investigating numerous complaints received about the holding of animals at Linden Animal Shelter … Continue reading NJ Department of Health Investigating Linden Shelter

Memphis Pound Kills Puppy Despite Waiting List of Adopters

"Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent." - Isaac Asimov Puppy #269057 was impounded by the Memphis pound on July 18 as a stray.  He was housed in the "healthy hold" area during the mandatory holding period and photographed by Memphis Pets Alive. Animal lovers networking this pup on social media report that there … Continue reading Memphis Pound Kills Puppy Despite Waiting List of Adopters

Hawaiian Island on Path to Exterminate 20,000 Cats

The county of Kauai, one of the Hawaiian islands, assembled a nine member Feral Cat Task Force to make recommendations regarding the management of the community cat population.  The county paid $30,000 for the report, issued in March 2014.  The task force excluded the president of Kauai Ferals and was primarily comprised of individuals wishing to exterminate … Continue reading Hawaiian Island on Path to Exterminate 20,000 Cats

Lawsuit Alleges Animal Abuse at Fresno Shelter

Fresno County, CA contracts with Liberty Animal Control Services to provide its AC services.  In a lawsuit filed this month, both are being sued by two former employees for wrongful termination and whistle blower retaliation.  The suit alleges: Liberty AC was contracted in September 2012 without the county verifying credentials of the three main operatives … Continue reading Lawsuit Alleges Animal Abuse at Fresno Shelter