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

New MAS Director Writes “I approve humane euthanasia for this pet” an Awful Lot

Below are some of the many pets killed at the Memphis pound on July 12, 2016.  The complete records, as provided by the city via FOIA request, can be found here (part 1) and here (part two). This is one of four kittens who lived at MAS for a week. Records indicate the kittens were … Continue reading New MAS Director Writes “I approve humane euthanasia for this pet” an Awful Lot

Lying Idaho Shelter Kills, Lies, Blames and Lies

When Sheila Combs lost her family's six year old Chihuahua/Boston Terrier, Bunny, on January 31, she immediately began looking for her.  Unable to find her beloved pet, she went the next day to the West Valley Humane Society in Caldwell. Bunny was not there so Ms. Combs filed an official missing pet report including an … Continue reading Lying Idaho Shelter Kills, Lies, Blames and Lies

Victoria Co Pound Has a 6% Adoption Rate, Zero Tolerance for Rescues

The Victoria Co pound in Texas, where a dog who had an adopter waiting was recently oops-killed because not killing is hard, is back in the news: Since November 2014, 3,515 dogs and cats have entered the shelter, according to records. Of those, 238 were adopted. 238 adopted. *sound of balloon deflating* Glass half full: … Continue reading Victoria Co Pound Has a 6% Adoption Rate, Zero Tolerance for Rescues

Detroit Animal Control Being Sued by Everybody

Warning:  There are disturbing images at the links. *** ACO Brittany Roberts has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against Detroit Animal Control after she says she was fired in September for advocating for the animals in the facility.  Ms. Roberts says she saw seriously injured pets impounded and left to suffer without vet care until they … Continue reading Detroit Animal Control Being Sued by Everybody

Shelter Sold Owned, Microchipped Lost Dog to Strangers While Owner Searched

Jingle and Toby, a pair of Schnauzers owned by Anita Sloan in Bedford, Texas, wandered away when someone accidentally left a gate open at the family's home.  Ms. Sloan raised the pair from pups and considers them family.  She began searching for them immediately, hoping the microchip she had implanted in Jingle would help the … Continue reading Shelter Sold Owned, Microchipped Lost Dog to Strangers While Owner Searched