Hempstead Shelter Kills Lost Pet While Under Audit for Needless Killing

In February, Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos announced his department would conduct an audit of the long troubled Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter in NY. The audit was prompted by a number of complaints from local residents and animal advocates: Among the complaints to be investigated are animal neglect and abuse, unnecessary deaths, unsanitary conditions … Continue reading Hempstead Shelter Kills Lost Pet While Under Audit for Needless Killing

NJ Pound Kills Owned, Microchipped Cat Upon Impound

Warning:  There are images of a deceased cat at the links.  They are not graphic but still very sad. *** In 2013, an engaged couple adopted a kitten from a NJ shelter and named him Moe. They completed the adoption paperwork jointly.  After the couple separated, Moe remained with owner Stephanie Radlinger. Moe's microchip contact … Continue reading NJ Pound Kills Owned, Microchipped Cat Upon Impound

Columbus Co Pound Fined by State for Illegal Pet Killing

In NC, a pet owner filed a lawsuit alleging that the Columbus Co pound killed one of his two impounded dogs before the state mandated 72 hour holding period had expired.  He also filed a complaint with the NC Department of Agriculture, responsible for overseeing animal shelters in the state.  County Manager Bill Clark defended … Continue reading Columbus Co Pound Fined by State for Illegal Pet Killing

Case Update: WV ACO Who Hunted Down Dog Cleared Of Wrongdoing

In April, Greenbrier Co ACO Robert McClung reportedly shot a loose dog 5 times then followed him to his porch, dragged him down, and told the dog off before putting a 6th bullet into the pet, killing him.  The county has investigated and cleared itself in the killing, finding that the ACO's actions were both … Continue reading Case Update: WV ACO Who Hunted Down Dog Cleared Of Wrongdoing

Dog Runs Home After Being Shot by ACO 5 Times, ACO Hunts Him Down

West Virginia - On April 21, Tamara Curry's dogs Max and Tyson accidentally escaped the family's fenced yard and were roaming the neighborhood.  Someone called Greenbrier Co ACO Robert McClung about the dogs.  ACO McClung loaded Tyson into his vehicle but says Max was growling, showing his teeth and coming towards him so he shot … Continue reading Dog Runs Home After Being Shot by ACO 5 Times, ACO Hunts Him Down

Yellowstone Co AC in Need of Reform by Way of Gasoline and a Match

The Yellowstone Co Sheriff's Office in Montana supervises the animal control division for the county - which is not something I'd disclose on a resume or while being waterboarded, even.  Yellowstone Co's AC is a putrid pile of slack-ass fraud designed to kill animals while putting forth the least possible amount of effort - all on the taxpayer's dime. … Continue reading Yellowstone Co AC in Need of Reform by Way of Gasoline and a Match

21 Year Old Cat Illegally Impounded and Killed by Animal Control in CT

Wallingford, CT - Scott and Kim Palmer got their cat Zima from a neighbor 2 years ago when Zima was 19 years old. They converted an insulated shed in their yard for Zima, putting in several beds, a heater, and installing a window so Zima could enjoy the sunshine. The cat house was accessible via … Continue reading 21 Year Old Cat Illegally Impounded and Killed by Animal Control in CT

Nobody WANTS to Kill Animals – Monongalia County Edition

Although there are currently only 11 pets, all dogs, listed on the Petfinder page for the Monongalia County Canine Adoption Center in Morgantown, WV, it does state that the facility adopts out both cats and dogs.  In fact, there is an alert that the pound is overflowing with cats: While it's hard to reconcile the idea … Continue reading Nobody WANTS to Kill Animals – Monongalia County Edition