Discussion: Animal Cruelty or Shelter Failure?

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?

Another Video Rahm Emanuel Never Wanted You to See

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

Gloucester Co Pound: Vile and Not Random

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