Nobody Wants to Kill Animals: Josephine Co Edition

A dog reportedly wandered into a family's yard in Grant's Pass, Oregon last month.  The family kept the dog for 3 weeks, calling her Riley, while area animal advocates networked her to find her possible owner.  Riley was reportedly a friendly dog who got along well with humans of all ages, canines and chickens. On January 10, … Continue reading Nobody Wants to Kill Animals: Josephine Co Edition

St Johns Co Kills Lost, Microchipped Service Dog Without Contacting Owners

In December 2014, St Johns Co Department of Animal Control in Florida reports on its website that the facility took in 322 animals, killing 225 of them. Here are a couple of screengrabs from the full report: One of those killed that month was a lost, microchipped pet named Baby Girl whose owners were looking for … Continue reading St Johns Co Kills Lost, Microchipped Service Dog Without Contacting Owners

New Hanover Co Wants to Kill “Dangerous” Dog Who Has Never Bitten Anyone

New Hanover Co in NC killed roughly half of its dogs and cats in 2013.  And the pound wants to kill yet another dog, an owned pet named Honey who has never bitten anyone, because she allegedly sneaks and snarls: [New Hanover Co] deemed Honey as a potentially dangerous dog in June after five separate civil and state … Continue reading New Hanover Co Wants to Kill “Dangerous” Dog Who Has Never Bitten Anyone

Helmetta Pound’s Former Director and Assistant Director Charged with Animal Cruelty

New Jersey - Late last year, both the Helmetta mayor and the then-director of the Helmetta pound dismissed complaints from animal advocates, despite the fact that multiple agencies had found serious faults with the facility including mixing sick animals in with healthy ones, animals living in filthy cages, and importing dogs from the south without health clearances. … Continue reading Helmetta Pound’s Former Director and Assistant Director Charged with Animal Cruelty