CT Pet Importers Charged for Violating State Law

The shelter manager and the executive director of the Little Guild of St. Francis animal shelter in CT were each charged with eight counts of failure to maintain examination records and eight counts of importing pets without health certificates. The women reportedly traveled regularly to out of state shelters to obtain animals. The charges stem … Continue reading CT Pet Importers Charged for Violating State Law

Workers at CA Shelter Allege Neglect Causing Animal Injury and Death

The non-profit Peninsula Humane Society is contracted by San Mateo Co in California for animal control.  Sixteen PHS employees held a press conference in the shelter's parking lot this week. The workers allege that sub-standard conditions, understaffing and neglect have led to the injury and death of several animals at the facility. ACO Dylin Skiles … Continue reading Workers at CA Shelter Allege Neglect Causing Animal Injury and Death

Mass Killing at Ohio Pound is Just One of Many Awful Responses to Crisis

The Franklin County dog pound in Ohio received test results positive for distemper on one dog on September 3.  The facility remained open and adopted out 67 dogs before finally closing on September 9. Franklin Co has since killed 84 dogs due to "distemper concerns" and 6 more dogs "for unrelated reasons".  Rescue groups who … Continue reading Mass Killing at Ohio Pound is Just One of Many Awful Responses to Crisis

Long Beach Shelter Kills Dog Who Was Wanted by an Adopter and a Rescue

A Belgian Malinois named Thor lived at Long Beach Animal Care Services for 6 weeks this summer. A family who had another Mal applied to adopt him on July 13 but was turned away when the staff decided on July 14 that Thor had suddenly become too big a threat to society to be released to … Continue reading Long Beach Shelter Kills Dog Who Was Wanted by an Adopter and a Rescue