Lost Pets in Michigan Lose State Protection

The distressingly bad and wealthy Michigan InHumane has been trying for years to get legislation changed to reduce and eliminate mandatory holding periods for lost pets in shelters.  (And when MHS hasn't gotten its way, it just blatantly ignores the law.)  Its current proposed bill is terrible. Unfortunately, the state department of agriculture recently caved on the … Continue reading Lost Pets in Michigan Lose State Protection

NJ Pound Kills Owned, Microchipped Cat Upon Impound

Warning:  There are images of a deceased cat at the links.  They are not graphic but still very sad. *** In 2013, an engaged couple adopted a kitten from a NJ shelter and named him Moe. They completed the adoption paperwork jointly.  After the couple separated, Moe remained with owner Stephanie Radlinger. Moe's microchip contact … Continue reading NJ Pound Kills Owned, Microchipped Cat Upon Impound

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

The Irresponsible Public Comes Through When Pound Manager Fails to Protect the Human-Animal Bond

Last year the Everett Animal Shelter in Washington "rescued" 110 cats and kittens from a 32 foot trailer and killed them all.  And the response to panleukopenia at the facility has been mass killing.  It's not a good place for cats. Lisa Shelly, an area resident, has been struggling to keep her family together.  Her … Continue reading The Irresponsible Public Comes Through When Pound Manager Fails to Protect the Human-Animal Bond

NC Dog Owner Files Lawsuit for Return of Her Pet Sold by County Pound

A lawsuit has been filed by a dog owner against Cumberland Co and the couple who bought her dog from the county pound, despite all parties knowing the dog had an owner who wanted him back.  The lawsuit provides a detailed timeline of events but I'll provide a summary. Bobo the golden retriever wandered away from … Continue reading NC Dog Owner Files Lawsuit for Return of Her Pet Sold by County Pound