State of NC Finds Violations at Transylvania Co Shelter, Assesses Penalty

Last week, the NC Department of Agriculture issued a letter regarding its investigation of the Transylvania Co shelter.  The findings include: During the period from September 1, 2014 through July 21, 2015, 205 animals were killed by staff members who were not certified as euthanasia technicians. 81 stray animals who were neither seriously ill nor … Continue reading State of NC Finds Violations at Transylvania Co Shelter, Assesses Penalty

Complaints Prompt State to Inspect VA Shelter and Enablers to Circle the Wagons

In Accomack Co, Virginia, another sad case where pets who were reportedly living in unacceptable conditions in a resident's yard are now allegedly suffering at the pound after being "rescued": An Exmore man who tipped off Accomack County Animal Control officers about poor living conditions of 15 dogs at a rural Onancock residence now is … Continue reading Complaints Prompt State to Inspect VA Shelter and Enablers to Circle the Wagons

Caddo Parish Killing Thousands of Pets, Blaming the Public

The main "service" provided to animals by the staff at Caddo Parish Animal Services in Louisiana is killing: Caddo took in 8,744 dogs and cats last year and euthanized 6,805, according to data provided by the shelter. Based on these numbers, Caddo's kill rate for 2014 was 78%.  That is a staggering number of dead pets. … Continue reading Caddo Parish Killing Thousands of Pets, Blaming the Public

Case Update: Former Pound Director Charged with Felony Cruelty

Pete Brock, the recently fired director of the Martin Co pound in NC, has been arrested and charged with felony animal cruelty.  This is in addition to the charge he was already facing regarding alleged threats made to a former co-worker.  The new charge was filed as the result of an investigation stemming from a February … Continue reading Case Update: Former Pound Director Charged with Felony Cruelty

Thuggery

These things take various forms and get circulated online from time to time.  They're generally rants against the so-called irresponsible public.  This one is too, which is why I didn't bother posting the entire thing.  I'm sure all of you already know the myriad things you're doing wrong which "force" shelter workers to kill animals … Continue reading Thuggery