Cats Castrated in High School Agriculture Class

In early November, the teacher of an agriculture class at Stephens Co High School in Georgia brought 2 cats into class and castrated them without anesthetic, having students hold the pets down.  One student was bitten. So that happened. The teacher, Daniel Hebert, is not a licensed veterinarian and I was unable to find any information as … Continue reading Cats Castrated in High School Agriculture Class

SC Pound Director Suspended After Cat Suffers Botched Surgery

After seeing a story on the news about overcrowding at the Lee Co pound in SC, 12 year old Luke Giddings began volunteering at the facility.  In the course of caring for a cat named Sylvester, the pair became best friends: “Really, we bonded when I was giving him his medicine,” Luke said. “He was mad … Continue reading SC Pound Director Suspended After Cat Suffers Botched Surgery

Indianapolis Pound May Be Unlawfully Neglecting Animals

A damning report on Indianpolis Animal Care and Control commissioned by the Department of Public Safety was released last month.  Among the findings: Conditions at the pound may violate the city's animal cruelty ordinances. The city does not budget for food for the animals at the pound. The position of veterinarian has been vacant since March … Continue reading Indianapolis Pound May Be Unlawfully Neglecting Animals

Allegations of Neglect and Needless Death at IL Pound

The town of Cicero, IL has a pound mired in what appears to be political corruption.  Fox 32 News lays it out: [T]he shelter's previous director, Sharon Starczyk, [...] was fired in 2009 after she accused town president Dominick of sexual harassment. The town, though, said she was fired for poor management. Cicero paid Starczyk … Continue reading Allegations of Neglect and Needless Death at IL Pound