Hillsborough Co Shelter: News Roundup

Last month, the shelter director at Hillsborough Co reported an 89% live release rate to county commissioners.  Florida animal advocates are concerned that pets are being sold without appropriate screening and cite examples of dog flipping and a dog who cyclically got adopted then impounded as a stray again within weeks before ultimately being killed after … Continue reading Hillsborough Co Shelter: News Roundup

MO Shelter: Rescues Down, Adoptions Sluggish, Killings Up, Director “Happy”

The city of Chillicothe, MO contracts the Livingston Co Humane Society (LCHS) for animal control services.  LCHS manages the Forest O. Triplett Memorial Animal Shelter, aka the Chillicothe Animal Shelter, which is run by Lesley Patek. In 2014, the number of dogs and cats transferred from the Chillicothe shelter to rescue groups dropped markedly from … Continue reading MO Shelter: Rescues Down, Adoptions Sluggish, Killings Up, Director “Happy”

Main Line Animal Rescue Refuses to Return Lost Pet to Owners

Many people looking to add a pet to the family are open to the idea of getting one from a rescue group.  It's got a built-in feel good that people enjoy.  And a satisfied customer is likely to refer friends and family in future.  In these ways, rescue groups have got a good thing going.  In fact, they … Continue reading Main Line Animal Rescue Refuses to Return Lost Pet to Owners

Karma Rescue in CA Sells Lost Pet While Ignoring Owner’s Pleas

When a CA family's 8 month old puppy got lost last month, owner Rosa Torres began looking for her right away.  She visited her local shelter repeatedly but never saw her puppy, called Raffiki.In fact, Raffiki had been found running loose and was taken to a neighboring shelter - not the one the owner kept … Continue reading Karma Rescue in CA Sells Lost Pet While Ignoring Owner’s Pleas

Seven People Apply to Save “VERY FRIENDLY!” Pitbull from Memphis Pound

Dog #259497 was impounded as a stray by the Memphis pound on September 25, 2013. A note appears on his cage card: VERY FRIENDLY! MAS records for the dog, obtained via FOIA request, indicate a member of the public expressed an interest in adopting this dog on September 28 and gave his name and phone … Continue reading Seven People Apply to Save “VERY FRIENDLY!” Pitbull from Memphis Pound