PETA Can Shove Its Fruit Basket Up Its Walk-In Dead Pet Freezer

When PETA got caught on surveillance camera trying - and failing - to lure an owned Chihuahua named Maya off her porch last year, ultimately stealing and killing the beloved pet, the group sent the cranks back to the scene of the crime.  They knocked on the door, told the family they had killed their dog and … Continue reading PETA Can Shove Its Fruit Basket Up Its Walk-In Dead Pet Freezer

Sumner County’s State of the Art Shelter Stands on Crappy Floors

Sumner Co AC in TN is a hot mess.  After the pound's vet was caught on hidden camera heartsticking fully conscious dogs in 2007, reform was promised and the pound was put under the control of the sheriff's department.  Taxpayers spent $1.3 million to build a new facility in 2011. The sheriff ended the volunteer … Continue reading Sumner County’s State of the Art Shelter Stands on Crappy Floors

Lawsuit Alleges Animal Abuse at Fresno Shelter

Fresno County, CA contracts with Liberty Animal Control Services to provide its AC services.  In a lawsuit filed this month, both are being sued by two former employees for wrongful termination and whistle blower retaliation.  The suit alleges: Liberty AC was contracted in September 2012 without the county verifying credentials of the three main operatives … Continue reading Lawsuit Alleges Animal Abuse at Fresno Shelter

Potential Good News for Whales (Giant Asterisk)

Warning: Second link contains an image of a dead whale. In 1986, the International Whaling Commission (IWC) banned commercial whaling but this did not prevent countries from hunting whales.  Indeed, a few countries dropped out of the IWC or simply "opted out" of the ban in order to continue killing whales for profit.  The 1986 ban … Continue reading Potential Good News for Whales (Giant Asterisk)

Town of Hempstead Kills Owned Pets, Owners File Lawsuit

Last month, 2 mixed breed dogs called Cici and Yankee escaped their yard and went for a run around the neighborhood in Long Island, NY.  Both were known by neighbors to be friendly and playful.  But apparently any loose animal that looks like a Pitbull type dog in Nassau Co warrants the summoning of the National … Continue reading Town of Hempstead Kills Owned Pets, Owners File Lawsuit

Stockton Pound Sued for Killing Animals Illegally

Last month, a couple whose dog had been impounded by the Stockton pound in CA spoke to the city council about their experience.  Their microchipped, neutered, vaccinated dog had escaped through a gate accidentally left open in their yard.  When the owners, both newly unemployed, tried to reclaim their pet, the Stockton pound demanded $180.  The … Continue reading Stockton Pound Sued for Killing Animals Illegally

Owner of Seized Dogs Files Civil Rights Lawsuit in Federal Court

A lawsuit filed by Mississippi pet owner Deborah K. Alverson alleges that on March 26, 2013, her two dogs were sunbathing in her yard.  The dogs were China, an 8 year old pug with some vision and hearing problems, and Black Betty, a 4 year old puggle with severe hip dysplasia.  Both dogs were receiving … Continue reading Owner of Seized Dogs Files Civil Rights Lawsuit in Federal Court

Scammy and Killy: Best Friends Forever

A federal lawsuit was filed in September by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Detroit and a Massachusetts based charity against a Texas company, American Textile Recycling Services (ATRS).  The lawsuit involves the clothing recycling bins that we have all seen in shopping center parking lots.  But apparently these bins represent a billion … Continue reading Scammy and Killy: Best Friends Forever

PA Rescue Group Prevails in Court after PSPCA Seizes Dogs

In April 2010, a Pennsylvania dog warden reportedly stopped a vehicle transporting 16 dogs from the south to a group called Sixth Angel Shepherd Rescue.  The Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals seized the dogs, releasing all but 3 of them to other parties. The final 3 dogs belonged to Sixth Angel … Continue reading PA Rescue Group Prevails in Court after PSPCA Seizes Dogs