The city animal shelter in Mt. Juliet, TN falls under the police department's management. And police chief James Hambrick recently responded to local residents' concerns by making some changes. The good news: The shelter will now be open to the public for 4 hours a day, 3 days a week. It was previously an appointment-only … Continue reading War on Cats: Mt. Juliet, TN Edition
(Warning: This is disturbing material.) Somehow, SOMEHOW, the animal cruelty case against Mary Jo Frazier, the former head of Boulder City AC in Nevada from 1996 - 2015, is even grosser than previously reported. An ACO whistleblower had informed Frazier's boss, former Police Chief Bill Conger, of wrongdoing at the pound a full year before any … Continue reading Sadistic Ex-Director in Boulder City Now Comes with Extra Creepy
In October, Juan Gudino was worrying over his lost dog, Fox. The five year old German shepherd had been missing for two days and to Mr. Gudino, he was family. He was very relieved when he received a call from El Paso Animal Services letting him know Fox was at the shelter. He dropped what … Continue reading El Paso Shelter Oops-Kills Dogs and They Can’t They Won’t and They Don’t Stop
Just a little update on Newt. She had her first vet visit last week. She is in the 6 - 9 months old range. She got medicine for her snuffles and for ear mites. The vet decided to give her a rabies vaccine ("So she'll be a legal beagle." - vetlolz) but is waiting until … Continue reading Newt News
Note: Many readers will recognize Casey Post's photos from previous blog posts. She captures such wonderful expressions on shelter pets and I love using her pictures. I asked her to write about how she photographs and markets each animal as an individual. *** I take pictures of animals for the Medina County SPCA in Seville, … Continue reading Guest Post: Photographing Shelter Pets
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The American Veterinary Medical Association states that cats should be microchipped "by a licensed veterinarian or under supervision of a licensed veterinarian" via subcutaneous injection in the area between the shoulder blades. I don't know whether the terrible Rowan Co pound in NC follows the recommendations of the AVMA regarding microchipping but since the procedure is … Continue reading Rowan Co ACO on Paid Leave During State Investigation
ABC7 reports that the only dogs who get walked at the Chicago pound are the dozen or so deemed "adoptable" and housed in a special area. The rest are locked away from the public, left to get sick and suffer in filthy cages before they are killed for no reason. (Thanks Clarice for the link.) … Continue reading Treats on the Internets
Mary Jo Frazier was allegedly killing animals for personal enjoyment during her 18 years at Boulder City AC in Nevada. Co-workers report she killed animals before the mandatory holding period had expired to keep the shelter empty. And because: yay killing. She faced a judge this week on animal cruelty charges: An 8NewsNOW I-Team first … Continue reading Former Director Who Killed Shelter Pets “For Fun” Goes to Jail. Let’s Party.