Regular readers may remember when a Maricopa Co pound worker taunted animal advocates trying to save a dog named Mickey who had severely bitten a child. The taunting was defended by the pound director as free speech. And also mocking dog killing is absolutely a trait we want in our public pound employees so shut all the way up.
As it turns out, an agreement was reached with the court that Mickey would be allowed to live (aw, pet killers have a sad) if his teeth were ground down and he was locked up by the county for life. Mickey is literally being kept in a jail cell with a webcam on him 24/7.
From the webcam page:
That’s when Sheriff Joe Arpaio stepped into the fray. He went to court on behalf of the dog and offered the judge a way to save Mickey ….the Sheriff’s Office would give Mickey a ‘life sentence’ inside Arpaio’s MASH jail (Maricopa County Sheriff’s Animal Safe House). The pit bull would be offered no parole, and no probation in exchange for taking the death sentence off the table.
Right now, the cell appears to be unsanitary, to put it mildly. Take a look.
What are your thoughts on what has happened to Mickey?
(Thanks Arlene and Clarice for the links.)