An ACO in TX picked up a dog who had gotten out of his fenced yard during an afternoon storm and left him at the Williamson Co Regional Animal Shelter noting the dog appeared healthy. When the owner came the next morning to reclaim her pet, she was told the dog had been found dead in his cage and no one knows what happened. The shelter posted a picture of the dead dog on its website and apparently no one knows how that happened either. A necropsy will be performed to try and determine what caused the dog’s death. (Thank you Clarice for the link.)
A NC pet owner has filed a lawsuit against Columbus Co alleging that the pound killed his pitbull before the 72 hour state mandated holding period had expired. The county claims the dog was aggressive and the killing was legal. (Thanks Clarice.)
Just before proposing a mandatory spay-neuter ordinance specifically targeting pitbulls and pitbull mixes to the Beaufort Co Council in SC, Tallulah Trice, director of the county pound, went ironic:
It’s not the breed we’re going after.
Trice said 90% of the animals killed at the pound are pitbulls and added:
People just can’t adopt them.
Well I guess not. Since you’re killing them like it’s going out of style.
NJ is considering a bill that would require people accused of animal abuse to either pay whatever amount the local shelter demands for care or forfeit their animals before they ever get a chance at trial.
A blind woman’s guide dog hurled himself between her and an oncoming bus. Both were injured but will be ok. The dog and his person were upset when they had to be separated because dogs are not allowed in ambulances. They ought to change that rule.
Just an octopus walking around with coconut shells to use as a portable hideout. (Thanks Valerie.)