The director of the Rowan Co pound in NC says the facility can never become no kill. An enabler explains that Rowan Co is in the stupidsouth while in utopianorth, they have no problems because magical spay-neuter. (Thanks Lisa for the link.)
A veterinarian at the Cherryland HS in MI says the unlicensed employee who injected a kitten with Fatal Plus and put him in the freezer did everything right, despite the lack of license and the fact that another employee found the kitten alive inside a bag. The vet blames the state for not telling him he needed to have his kill techs licensed. (Thanks Clarice for the links.)
A complaint filed with the Oregon Department of Justice alleges that a pet charity has been fundraising for abused animals it doesn’t have, including in one case, a deceased puppy. The charity’s founder says the complaint was filed by someone who is just jealous because she created National Cat Day (Alert: There is a National Cat Day, apparently.) Also: stalking, smear campaign and stuff. (Thanks Jan.)
Some dumbass brought his dog to a skate park in Beaverton, Oregon and let him run loose. When the dog failed to respond to a voice command, the guy hurled the dog 15 feet onto the concrete pad, causing him to go lame. Police charged him with abuse and say he works at a doggie daycare, but they don’t know which one. I’m totally huh because I thought only animal lovers get jobs working with animals.
A carpenter at a San Francisco construction site took a raccoon who had been trapped by exterminators and set him free. The employer wanted the raccoon killed and fired the carpenter for stealing.
A special agent from the DEA testified to a Utah senate panel that if the state approves medicinal use of marijuana for patients meeting certain guidelines, bunnies will get baked. (Thanks Nathan.)