Adoptable Fat-Headed Dogs in Memphis: Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

Memphis Animal Services got a new director this summer. Dogs labeled as pitbulls at the facility would not notice. MAS continues its long tradition of discrimination against any dog labeled pitbull or pitbull mix by staff - regardless of how inaccurate the labels might be.  And it's not because of any terrible law on the … Continue reading Adoptable Fat-Headed Dogs in Memphis: Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

Starving Dogs Cannibalize Dead Kennel Mate in OK Pound

(Warning:  graphic images and descriptions at links.) When a potential adopter, Abe Thomas, visited the Idabel pound in Oklahoma on Tuesday, he found a cage containing three dogs - one was dead and being eaten by the other two, who appeared to be starving.  He says the dogs had no food or water and "were … Continue reading Starving Dogs Cannibalize Dead Kennel Mate in OK Pound

Nashville’s Faux Rescue of 38 Dogs Represents Years of Failure

Bad:  Earlier this month, Metro police in Nashville arrested six people in connection with a drug trafficking investigation.  While raiding the home of Michael A. Davis, one of the six charged, police discovered dozens of chained pitbull type dogs in the yard.  Some of the dogs were emaciated and others had open wounds (photos of … Continue reading Nashville’s Faux Rescue of 38 Dogs Represents Years of Failure

Town of Hempstead Kills Owned Pets, Owners File Lawsuit

Last month, 2 mixed breed dogs called Cici and Yankee escaped their yard and went for a run around the neighborhood in Long Island, NY.  Both were known by neighbors to be friendly and playful.  But apparently any loose animal that looks like a Pitbull type dog in Nassau Co warrants the summoning of the National … Continue reading Town of Hempstead Kills Owned Pets, Owners File Lawsuit

“Human Error” Blamed for Oops-Killing in Prince George’s Co

Prince George's County in MD has had a body shape based ban on dogs since 1997.  Like every other similar ban, it tears families apart and offers no benefit of any kind.  But Prince George's Co continues to uphold the ban.  Because AHHH Pitbulls! When a bully breed type dog was surrendered at the Prince … Continue reading “Human Error” Blamed for Oops-Killing in Prince George’s Co

Prospect of Killing Fewer Pitbulls Gives Nashville AC the Shakes

Metro Animal Control in Nashville has been killing every Pitbull they touch for 15 years.  Pet advocates have been pushing for reform of this nonsensical excuse for killing and indeed have achieved something.  Kind of a lousy, stinking something but um, yay I guess. Here's the deal:  Metro AC has decided to end the policy … Continue reading Prospect of Killing Fewer Pitbulls Gives Nashville AC the Shakes