OH Shelter Clings to Its Terrible Behavioral Assessments and Its Fatal Plus

That asinine plastic hand is waving more shelter dogs into the kill room - this time at the Franklin Co Dog Shelter in Ohio.  Just how many dogs are being killed because they don't wag their tails and exclaim, "Thank you sir, may I have another?" when someone jabs them in the face with a … Continue reading OH Shelter Clings to Its Terrible Behavioral Assessments and Its Fatal Plus

Orange Co Shelter Director Intent on Killing Service Dog

An Orange County Superior Court judge ruled this month that a service dog named Karma must be killed at the Orange Co shelter in CA before October 20. The ruling was based upon the recommendation of the shelter's director/veterinarian: OC Animal Care Director and Chief Veterinarian Jennifer Hawkins has deemed the husky mix too dangerous … Continue reading Orange Co Shelter Director Intent on Killing Service Dog

Sangamon Co Suspends Volunteer Who Changed Cage Card

When a 16 year old volunteer took an exuberant dog out of his cage at the Sangamon Co shelter in Illinois last week, the dog was very excited.  The dog, called Alpha, hadn't been walked in more than a day.  In expressing his enthusiasm, Alpha scratched the girl.  She reported the scratch to the staff who … Continue reading Sangamon Co Suspends Volunteer Who Changed Cage Card

San Diego Police Officer at Wrong House Pets Friendly Dog, Watches Partner Shoot Him Seconds Later

Two San Diego police officers responding to a domestic disturbance call at 5am Sunday reportedly knocked on the door of the wrong house.  Resident Ian Anderson was awakened by the knocking as was his 6 year old service dog who began barking.  The dog, called Burberry, can be seen on surveillance video approaching the first … Continue reading San Diego Police Officer at Wrong House Pets Friendly Dog, Watches Partner Shoot Him Seconds Later

New Hanover Co Wants to Kill “Dangerous” Dog Who Has Never Bitten Anyone

New Hanover Co in NC killed roughly half of its dogs and cats in 2013.  And the pound wants to kill yet another dog, an owned pet named Honey who has never bitten anyone, because she allegedly sneaks and snarls: [New Hanover Co] deemed Honey as a potentially dangerous dog in June after five separate civil and state … Continue reading New Hanover Co Wants to Kill “Dangerous” Dog Who Has Never Bitten Anyone