On April 24, a 6 year old plott hound called Captain got into a tangle with a raccoon in the woods at his NC home. The raccoon tested positive for rabies. Captain's owner took him to the vet for a booster shot on his rabies, even though he was already current. One month later, Captain exchanged … Continue reading Char-Meck Animal Control Seizes Family Dog Over Rabies Vaccine Issue
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg pound in NC is a pet killing facility under the police department with a sordid history of, shall we say, questionable judgment. It comes as little surprise that Char-Meck would partner with this crock-o-501c3 called the Shelter Pet Enrichment Fund which asks people to donate on its homepage: Your support allows us to … Continue reading Charlotte Charity Collects Money for “Shelter Pet Enrichment”, Buys Soda for Pet Killers
Some of you have likely seen news of the killing of a young man named Jonathan Ferrell in Charlotte, NC on Saturday. Mr. Ferrell was reportedly involved in a bad accident in which his car went down an embankment in the woods. He was able to free himself from the wreck by climbing out the … Continue reading Charlotte Police Officer Who Killed Unarmed Man is a Former ACO
American Humane Association brings the drama: The numbers are sobering: Every year, some 7-8 million animals end up in our nation’s shelters, which struggle valiantly to provide life-saving services to them. Nearly 4 million are euthanized. Now, new research published by American Humane Association indicates that hundreds of thousands of animals who manage to get … Continue reading “Staggering Statistics” Actually Just Felt a Bit Woozy for a Moment, Now Right as Rain
January 2012, Texas: Authorities on Jan. 3 seized 200 cats from Whiskerville Animal Sanctuary Inc. in Texas City after finding them in squalid living conditions. Caring for the surviving 170 cats, including those that were sick, soaked in urine and covered in feces, overwhelmed the county’s animal resource center, which sought help from three other … Continue reading Cats: Thanks for the Rescue. Oh Hey, What’s That Blue Needle?
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg pound, the place that brought you such classics as The Drugged Kitty Photo-Fest and Oops - We Killed A(nother) Pet, brings you this posting on Facebook. Read it and weep. Yup. It's a promo for a stray horse they named MEATY. They are auctioning him. Aren't these folks just fall down funny?
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care & Control in NC hasn't updated its statistics since the end of February 2012. That month, the pound killed 67% of the cats in its care. Here are some of the cats currently shown on Char-Meck's PetHarbor pages.
Regarding the Char-Meck pound failing to notify adopters of a confirmed case of parvo and then inviting the public to come to the facility for free rabies vaccines, a commenter stated: missjanenc Says: April 16, 2012 at 10:03 pm FYI, the shelter holds free rabies and s/n clinics every second saturday of the month. Those … Continue reading Bringing Up from the Comments
Earlier this month, Char-Meck ACC in NC held an offsite adoption event at SouthPark Mall. One of the dogs who was adopted, Ginger, broke with parvo shortly after the new owners brought her home. The owners wisely contacted the pound to advise them of the deadly disease. The pound's vet Dr. Mary Blinn says Char-Meck … Continue reading Charlotte Pound Has Confirmed Parvo Case, Chooses Not to Share Info
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg ACC pound in NC took in 18,203 animals last year, killing 11,625 of them. That's a kill rate of 64%. The Char-Meck pound also likes to pose drugged cats for photos, torture cats with chokepoles and kill pets assembly line style, forcing living pets to watch others being killed and tossed into a … Continue reading Action Alert: Protesters Needed Thursday in Charlotte