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

KY Study Exposes Troubling Failures at Municipal Shelters

Warning:  Toward the end of this post, there are some graphic photos which may be disturbing to some readers. In 2004, the state of Kentucky went from an Anything Goes type of attitude toward animal control facilities to a Well, Not Literally Anything Goes view with the enactment of the KY Humane Shelter Act.  Counties … Continue reading KY Study Exposes Troubling Failures at Municipal Shelters

Case Update: Klein Animal Shelter Director Guilty of Cruelty

Many readers likely recall the horrors documented by the state of Texas at the Klein Animal Shelter in Jacksonville.  For those who don't, click through using caution because the images are very disturbing.  In a nutshell, the untrained staff was physically abusing animals, leaving injured animals to suffer in filth without treatment, cruelly killing animals … Continue reading Case Update: Klein Animal Shelter Director Guilty of Cruelty

Eyewitnesses Report Seeing Maricopa Co Pound Worker Abuse Dogs

Arizona - Two sisters who went to Maricopa County's West Valley Animal Care Center looking for pets to adopt say they heard a pound employee yelling at a pair of dogs he was trying to put into a kennel. They say they saw the worker repeatedly and violently kick the dogs, although one got most of the … Continue reading Eyewitnesses Report Seeing Maricopa Co Pound Worker Abuse Dogs