Rowan Co Pound Gets a Million Dollar Donation and Totally Blows It

In February 2016, the Rowan Co pound in NC unveiled a new cat wing.  The $1.1 million, 160 cage area of the facility was supposed to be an enormous upgrade for cats who were previously housed in groups inside dog runs. Anti-microbial floors, an isolation area and separate ventilation systems for each room were designed … Continue reading Rowan Co Pound Gets a Million Dollar Donation and Totally Blows It

Adoptable Fat-Headed Dogs in Memphis: Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

Memphis Animal Services got a new director this summer. Dogs labeled as pitbulls at the facility would not notice. MAS continues its long tradition of discrimination against any dog labeled pitbull or pitbull mix by staff - regardless of how inaccurate the labels might be.  And it's not because of any terrible law on the … Continue reading Adoptable Fat-Headed Dogs in Memphis: Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

New MAS Director Writes “I approve humane euthanasia for this pet” an Awful Lot

Below are some of the many pets killed at the Memphis pound on July 12, 2016.  The complete records, as provided by the city via FOIA request, can be found here (part 1) and here (part two). This is one of four kittens who lived at MAS for a week. Records indicate the kittens were … Continue reading New MAS Director Writes “I approve humane euthanasia for this pet” an Awful Lot