There is an interesting case in VA involving a dog owner charged and convicted of animal cruelty over his decision to euthanize his ailing dog. He is appealing the conviction. Please read the article and share your thoughts. Some questions to help generate discussion: Did the animal shelter staff adequately serve this member of their … Continue reading Discussion: Animal Cruelty or Shelter Failure?
Some of you may remember in spring of last year when it was reported that a Chicago ACC employee strangled a dog to death with a chokepole. The city refused to release the internal video of the killing and the press had to sue to get it. Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration fought against the video's release, … Continue reading Another Video Rahm Emanuel Never Wanted You to See
David Wills, who led Michigan InHumane in the 80s then worked as a vice-president for HSUS, was arrested and charged last month with crimes relating to the sexual abuse of a child in Texas. It's his third arrest this year. He is charged with two felonies, Continuous Trafficking of a Child and Continuous Sexual Abuse of … Continue reading Yes Virginia, There are Real Monsters
It sounds like at least some of the public employees in Oxford, CT don't like local resident Vickie Tkacz. Ms. Tkacz is a nurse who also breeds dogs and apparently has trouble keeping her dogs in her yard. In 2011, two of Tkacz's Newfoundlands got loose and one of them killed another dog. That same … Continue reading Another Pound in the Magical North Under Investigation by Police
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Celebrating the human-animal bond with photos and captions submitted by readers: Thank you to everyone who sent in these truly lovely photos for this post. And thank you to all my readers for sharing part of your day here all year long. I appreciate you and everything you do to help animals in need. Pets … Continue reading Merry Christmas!
Ownership of a dog adopted from the Athens-Clarke County Animal Shelter in GA is being disputed between the man who says he lost her and the woman who adopted her. He says: Dog got lost, he called shelter twice, they said they didn't have dog, then he saw his dog's picture on the shelter's website, … Continue reading Treats on the Internets
When the Gloucester Co pound in NJ killed Moe, an owned microchipped cat upon impound in September, county spokeswoman Debra Sellitto defended the killing, stating that it “wasn’t a random decision.” *ding ding ding* Correct! How not random was it? An October inspection of the pound conducted by the NJ Department of Health found that between … Continue reading Gloucester Co Pound: Vile and Not Random