I wanted to follow up on a couple of cruelty cases I followed in recent months.Starting with the Arkansas Mayor who found his town's shelter dogs annoying and so ordered them "set free" in the National Forest:In June, he said he was faced with a dilemma as the city was trying to deal with a … Continue reading Where are They Now: Mayor Set-Them-Free and Murphy
UPDATE, July 19: The Arkansas Democrat Gazette is reporting that Mayor Misdemeanor has temporarily lost his license to practice law after the Supreme Court Committee on Professional Conduct reviewed his actions regarding a 1999 case unrelated to the animal cruelty charges he now faces. Apparently in the 1999 case, the Mayor took a $300 retainer … Continue reading Arkansas Mayor: Nanner-Nanner-Boo-Boo
“As far as this crime thing, there was no crime committed,” said Mayor Set-Them-Free of Arkansas to the City Council as they debated a resolution to support the Mayor, who now has a warrant out for his arrest on charges of animal cruelty.Right. Well sure it's not a "crime" in the sense of say, detaining … Continue reading Arkansas Mayor to Face Charges
As has become obvious, it's best when Mayor Set-Them-Free speaks for himself. Please read his detailed "apology" letter here. He's not sorry he abandoned the dogs in the forest, he's just sorry people complained. Hard to pick a favorite from the many gems he has given us, but this one - which I assume is … Continue reading Arkansas Mayor Redefines the Word "Apology"
Breaking News - No action has been taken on the complaint filed by someone from the humane society against Mayor Set-Them-Free of Arkansas. Well, maybe not so breaking. But inaction speaks. And people are listening.Mayor James Valley just endears himself more and more to animal lovers (and other people with brains) every time he opens … Continue reading Paws Down and Paws Up
God but I never get tired (yawn) of reading stories about how stupid Southerners breed their dogs, raise them badly then dump them irresponsibly at shelters so that smart Northerners, with no puppies in their own shelters because they are such upright citizens, must truck the unwanted problem dogs up North for adoption. But then … Continue reading More on Southern Shelters in the News
Macon.com reports on a public meeting held to discuss animal control issues in the Macon, Georgia animal shelter.Citing Macon Animal Control's 80% kill rate for 2007, the reporter notes that at the time she visited the facility, the tally of animals available for adoption was:Dogs: 4Cats: 0Approximately 20 other animals were on hold, awaiting medical … Continue reading You Give Love a Bad Name: Pets Continue to Suffer in Southern Shelters