Two TN Pound Directors Kill 379 Cats with Colds in One Month, Remind Public to Spay-Neuter

The Kingsport Animal Shelter reportedly killed 103 cats in response to an upper respiratory virus at the facility last month. At the neighboring Washington County - Johnson City Animal Shelter, 276 cats were killed. Killing cats for having colds is inexcusable. But the directors of both facilities seem to be rather non-chalant about all the … Continue reading Two TN Pound Directors Kill 379 Cats with Colds in One Month, Remind Public to Spay-Neuter

ID Shelter Conducting Mass Cat Killing Due to Upper Respiratory Infection

When some cats at the Pocatello Animal Shelter in Idaho got sick last month, the shelter tried treating them for one week, then conducted lab tests.  The results showed an upper respiratory infection caused by the feline herpes virus and a mycoplasma infection.  After consulting with local vets, shelter officials decided to kill the entire population of … Continue reading ID Shelter Conducting Mass Cat Killing Due to Upper Respiratory Infection

Aurora Animal Shelter Refuses Offer of Hospice Care for Cat

When animal advocate Joan Ogner saw a Petfinder photo of a senior female cat at the Aurora Animal Shelter in CO this week, she felt moved and wanted to help get the pet transferred to a rescue group.  While working on that, she learned the cat has some serious medical issues. Specifically, the cat is partially paralyzed, … Continue reading Aurora Animal Shelter Refuses Offer of Hospice Care for Cat

ASPCA Will Teach You How to Kill Viable Kittens “Off the Books” to Keep Your Live Release Rate Shiny

The ASPCA and the Mayor's Alliance are teaching more people how to gut pregnant cats whose kittens are so close to being born that they would survive the gutting.  Euphemistically referred to as "late term spay", this horrific practice inflicts violence on both the mother cat and her unborn babies.  Once cut out of the mama … Continue reading ASPCA Will Teach You How to Kill Viable Kittens “Off the Books” to Keep Your Live Release Rate Shiny

The Irresponsible Public Comes Through When Pound Manager Fails to Protect the Human-Animal Bond

Last year the Everett Animal Shelter in Washington "rescued" 110 cats and kittens from a 32 foot trailer and killed them all.  And the response to panleukopenia at the facility has been mass killing.  It's not a good place for cats. Lisa Shelly, an area resident, has been struggling to keep her family together.  Her … Continue reading The Irresponsible Public Comes Through When Pound Manager Fails to Protect the Human-Animal Bond