A family who took in a stray dog in Glynn Co, GA had her spayed and vaccinated but ultimately surrendered her to the county pound due to destructive behavior. As sometimes happens, the family changed their minds after surrendering the pet and returned the next day to retrieve her. Pound staff had already killed the dog for being “timid”. After a citizen’s complaint was filed, the county terminated the director, who had been on the job less than 2 weeks. But the county has 1001 excuses for killing animals so I wouldn’t hold out too much hope for whoever is hired next.
Amarillo, TX – Four ACOs working in the field lack current certifications and haven’t had them in years. (Thank you Clarice for the link.)
In Las Vegas, AC impounded a puppy with a severely mangled leg in need of amputation. The surgery was delayed for 72 hours with the shelter citing the stray holding period as the reason. The puppy has since been rescued, had her surgery and been adopted. (Thanks Clarice.)
Feline audiogenic reflex seizures aka “The Tom and Jerry Syndrome” connects sound sensitivity to seizures in senior cats.
Fifteen bison who escaped from a NY farm were shot to death by “hired guns” under supervision of county deputies and with permission from the owner. Determined to be a public safety risk, one animal was left “flailing in the creek” after being shot. (Thanks Susan.)
The state of MN has ended a $1.7 million moose research project which involved fitting both newborn calves and adults with GPS collars. More than a dozen of the collared calves were abandoned by their mothers and five of the collared adults died. (Thanks Clarice.)