A friend of Cheatham Co ACO Darrell Hooper reportedly tried to adopt a stray Doberman at the pound but was turned away. The potential adopter was told the dog was being held for a rescue group. A Doberman rescue in Knoxville is said to have pulled the dog from the pound for free and sold her … Continue reading ACO Accuses TN Shelter of Acting as “A Puppy Mill for Rescue Groups”
Month: June 2015
Bringing Up from the Comments
Regarding the issue of animal shelters requiring proof of ownership in order to surrender/redeem pets, a reader commented: If they ‘found’ a dog yesterday, got it vac for rabies today, and ‘surrendered’ to a shelter Tomorrow – presenting valid Rabies Vac as proof of ownership — will that make the dog theirs? should there be … Continue reading Bringing Up from the Comments
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Name That Animal
This is just for fun and the only rule is: no researching. Post your guesses in the comments. Reading other people's answers before posting your own is interpretive jiggery-pokery optional. Answer will be posted in the comments tonight.
AL Shelter Under Investigation by Police
In February, the Lawrence Co Commission in Alabama awarded an $80,000 annual AC contract to Bobbie Taylor, whom the county had previously been paying $15 per animal for sheltering services. The controversial decision included an agreement that Ms. Taylor purchase and operate a new shelter within 6 months. She is currently using private property to house … Continue reading AL Shelter Under Investigation by Police
Columbus Co Pound Fined by State for Illegal Pet Killing
In NC, a pet owner filed a lawsuit alleging that the Columbus Co pound killed one of his two impounded dogs before the state mandated 72 hour holding period had expired. He also filed a complaint with the NC Department of Agriculture, responsible for overseeing animal shelters in the state. County Manager Bill Clark defended … Continue reading Columbus Co Pound Fined by State for Illegal Pet Killing
Texas ACO Leaves Cats to Suffer and Die in Truck
Michael Arista, an ACO in Big Spring, Texas, reportedly picked up "numerous" cats at some unknown time last week and put them in the metal boxes on his ACO vehicle which he left in a police station parking lot in 95 degree heat. A police officer noticed the vehicle on Saturday morning and contacted the on-call ACO. When that … Continue reading Texas ACO Leaves Cats to Suffer and Die in Truck
Complaints Prompt State to Inspect VA Shelter and Enablers to Circle the Wagons
In Accomack Co, Virginia, another sad case where pets who were reportedly living in unacceptable conditions in a resident's yard are now allegedly suffering at the pound after being "rescued": An Exmore man who tipped off Accomack County Animal Control officers about poor living conditions of 15 dogs at a rural Onancock residence now is … Continue reading Complaints Prompt State to Inspect VA Shelter and Enablers to Circle the Wagons