On July 1, a PA family surrendered their two healthy Australian shepherds to the Chester Co SPCA because they had been unable to rehome them after moving from a house to an apartment. The 1 year old siblings, Scout and Josie, are described by owner Shana Goane as loving and friendly with no hint of any aggression issues. Ms. Goane paid $500 to the Chester Co SPCA and asked that Scout and Josie be kept together, if possible.
Two days later, Ms. Goane called the Chester Co SPCA with good news: she’d found a home for both pets. But after pocketing the $500, Chester Co had shipped the dogs off to the Lancaster Co SPCA. And the Lancaster Co SPCA killed Josie shortly after arrival for aggression. Specifically, there was an alleged growl:
Josie began exhibiting aggression soon after she arrived, according to LCSPCA director Sue Martin.
“One of these instances included a senior staff having to remove the dog in order to clean the cage whereas the dog growled at them showing teeth,” Martin said. “Another staff member had to enter the kennel and remove the dog so the senior staff could safely exit the kennel.”
Martin emphasized that euthanasia is always a last resort[.]
Weak tea. I think I’ve seen this movie before. And it sucks.
Ms. Goane drove to the Lancaster Co SPCA to pick up Josie’s body and save Scout from all that prevention of cruelty and such.
That’s some racket they are running up there. $500 to accept your friendly, young, healthy purebred dogs, only to ship them off to someplace else as soon as you leave the parking lot. Then that place freaks the frell out when a dog who’s been taken from her home and housed inside two different shelters within a matter of hours says boo instead of doing backflips on command and immediately finding herself an adopter with cash in hand.
Oh but killing is always a last resort. The first resort is the fabrication of crummy excuses to kill animals. Then they go to the last resort.
There ought to be a law.
(Thanks Clarice for the link.)