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A Thing Called Redemption
Image: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station California- When the adorable little yapper pictured above got lost last week, he ended up at the local animal shelter. His owner tried to reclaim him but apparently was unable to pay the required fee. Heartbroken and upset, she refused to leave without her pet, even after the shelter … Continue reading A Thing Called Redemption
What is Memphis Hiding?
Stock photo via Pexels From January through August 2021, one hundred animals have died in their cages at the Memphis animal shelter (MAS). Let's be clear, despite best efforts and quality medical care, every open admission shelter is going to have an animal die on rare occasions. Animals come in sick, malnourished and/or orphaned. Not … Continue reading What is Memphis Hiding?
Glynn County Burglary
Around midnight on May 19, 2021, a man was caught on a security camera removing a puppy from the Glynn County Animal Control facility in Georgia. Shelter manager Tiffani Hill told the Brunswick News that she believes the man is the puppy's owner: The Catahoula pup, another dog and three cats were found after firefighters … Continue reading Glynn County Burglary
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
Nobody Wants These Animals: NYC Edition
What would you be willing to do in order to avoid killing a shelter pet? And let me be clear - in this hypothetical, you are getting paid to do whatever it is your answer is going to be. So set aside all those obstacles that sometimes hinder us in life when we are trying … Continue reading Nobody Wants These Animals: NYC Edition
Magnificence on Display in Horry Co
The Horry Co pound in SC reportedly killed roughly 33,000 of the nearly 49,000 pets in its care from 2011 - 2015. When contacted by the local paper for comment on the staggering number of killings, Horry County Animal Care operations manager Kelly Bonome had this excellent response: “It should be obvious that no one … Continue reading Magnificence on Display in Horry Co
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