A woman in NC has been trying to do the Rowan Co pound’s job for them since they are so terribly awful at it. Jennifer Frasier regularly pulls cats from the pound and gets them adopted to permanent homes. Pound staff say that Ms. Frasier has come in more than once and taken every single cat on the kill list. She also pulls for other rescues when they want to save cats from being killed but can’t physically get there before the buzzer sounds.
In November 2015, a group of cats was found abandoned in Iredell Co, which neighbors Rowan Co. Some of the cats were traced back via microchips to Ms. Frasier’s father (the article is a bit confusing on the details here and of course the county won’t provide any information). Ms. Frasier says she had pulled some of the cats from the Rowan Co pound for another rescue. She says she turned them over to that rescue the same day she pulled them and has documentation to verify her claim. The cats were picked up, sent back to Rowan Co then returned to Ms. Frasier’s father.
Last month, Iredell Co Animal Services had police arrest Ms. Frasier and her father on charges of animal abandonment. Subsequent to the arrest, Ms. Frasier has been attacked on social media and her rescue’s adoption center has been vandalized. The adoption center is now closed. Both Ms. Frasier and her father are due in Iredell Co court on February 1.
I will grant you the details of this case are clear as mud but what is known is that both the pounds in Rowan Co and Iredell Co are the suck. In 2014, Iredell Co killed roughly 3 out of 4 of its cats.
Anyone who walks into a pound and says, “Give me every cat on your kill list” is ok by me. I don’t know why Rowan Co didn’t intervene and tell Iredell Co to back off when this unfortunate situation arose but the whole thing sounds like a bunch of slackers got together with some cat haters and threw a party. I hope the county withdraws the charges before the court date. If they can take time out of their cat hating day I mean.
(Thanks Lisa for the link.)