Animal advocates in KY are suing some county shelters for failing to comply with the state's humane care law for shelters. Over the past 2 years, they have photographed numerous atrocities at county pounds around KY. (Warning: There are suffering and dead animals in this slideshow of horrifying images.) Investigative reporter John Boel from WAVE … Continue reading Animal Neglect and Suffering Exposed in KY Pounds
Month: October 2014
Charleston City Council Considers Bill Allowing the City to Steal Owned Cats
In West Virginia, Charleston city council’s ordinance and rules committee passed a draconian cat bill this week and sent it to the full city council for consideration. How extreme is it, you ask? Assistant city attorney Mandi Carter said the ordinance is different from the city’s already-on-the-books animal nuisance ordinances in that it gives the … Continue reading Charleston City Council Considers Bill Allowing the City to Steal Owned Cats
Lapeer Co Pound Sells Family’s Purebred Dog “to the Highest Bidder”
Too many animal shelters seem to be engaged in a war against pet owners - insistent upon breaking families apart while demanding to be called "compassionate" and "humane" by critics. Like many pet owners, Steve and Kathy Foster of Lapeer Co, MI consider their dogs family. They have pictures of their dogs on the family … Continue reading Lapeer Co Pound Sells Family’s Purebred Dog “to the Highest Bidder”
Commerce Mayor to Public Meeting Attendees Supporting No Kill: Shut Up and Get Out
A public meeting of the Commerce city council in Texas was held last week. Dozens of people showed up in support of no kill, some planning to address the council during the public speaking portion of the meeting. They intended to speak about the needless killings at the Commerce pound. But they were denied that opportunity … Continue reading Commerce Mayor to Public Meeting Attendees Supporting No Kill: Shut Up and Get Out
Mass Cat Killing Threatened in Indianapolis Pound
Vaccination is the name of the game when it comes to preventing and minimizing outbreaks of panleukopenia in shelter cats. Some takeaways from the Koret Shelter Medicine Program info sheet on panleukopenia: Kittens are at highest risk for this disease, and adult cats with current vaccinations are at very low risk. [...] Vaccination for panleukopenia … Continue reading Mass Cat Killing Threatened in Indianapolis Pound
Wendy can not get enough of playing with Jade lately. I don't know if it's the change in the weather or what. They will play like this all afternoon if left to their own devices. Oh yeah, I got both these dogs for free. And now I'm fighting them.
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Shelter Pet Abuse and Cowards In Taos County, NM
In New Mexico, the city of Taos as well as the county of Taos pay a group called Stray Hearts more than $230,000 a year to perform animal control duties. Stray Hearts hired veterinarian Eugene Aversa to work at the facility in November 2013, providing medical care to the animals. He resigned last month, after … Continue reading Shelter Pet Abuse and Cowards In Taos County, NM
Name That Animal
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Arkansas Pound Employee Fired After Dog Found Starving
The city of Brinkley, Arkansas has fired its sole employee who was paid to work at the pound after a dog was found starving in the facility. The German shepherd dog called Lucy had been in the pound since June and was taken by a rescuer last week. A vet determined she was 30 pounds … Continue reading Arkansas Pound Employee Fired After Dog Found Starving