Arapahoe Co Just Backdoored BSL on You. Oh and While They’re Backdooring You…

A recent announcement appearing on the Arapahoe County, Colorado website reads, in part: Arapahoe County has partnered with the City of Aurora to provide sheltering and related services, such as veterinary care for sheltered animals, for lost, stray and impounded dogs through the Aurora Animal Shelter. County Animal Control Officers will have 24-hour access to … Continue reading Arapahoe Co Just Backdoored BSL on You. Oh and While They’re Backdooring You…

CA Rescuer Charged with Cruelty, Pound Manager Not Charged with Irony

In April 2015, Apple Valley Animal Services seized 13 starving dogs from rescuer Sherre Kay Buell.  One dog was dead in a trash can on the property, one died on the way to the vet, and two had to be euthanized due to their poor condition.  Buell has been charged with 12 counts of felony … Continue reading CA Rescuer Charged with Cruelty, Pound Manager Not Charged with Irony

45 Dogs Removed from Abandoned Property by Rescue Before Police Arrive

An odd story out of New Mexico: An Alamogordo animal rescue group says it saved dozens of dogs from an abandoned puppy mill. The group claims the local sheriff’s department wasn’t doing anything to help but the sheriff’s department says that’s just not true. The allegedly abandoned puppy mill appears to have housed bulldogs and … Continue reading 45 Dogs Removed from Abandoned Property by Rescue Before Police Arrive

Dallas Animal Services: Skanks Gonna Get Themselves Locked Up If They Don’t Step Off

You may remember Dallas Animal Services from such knee-slapping exploits as oops killing a bucket of kittens while a foster home was being arranged, secretly killing 4 dogs slated for rescue and leaving a cat trapped inside the pound wall to suffer and die.  Now, more hilarity as compassionate citizens who care for strays at … Continue reading Dallas Animal Services: Skanks Gonna Get Themselves Locked Up If They Don’t Step Off

Lost, Microchipped Pets – Emphasis on LOST

In theory, microchipping your pet is an excellent way to help get him back home should he ever get lost.  In reality, microchips are useless if the organization taking in lost pets doesn't scan for them or contact the registered owner (and the alternate contacts, if necessary).  There have been a spate of stories recently involving … Continue reading Lost, Microchipped Pets – Emphasis on LOST

ACO Accuses TN Shelter of Acting as “A Puppy Mill for Rescue Groups”

A friend of Cheatham Co ACO Darrell Hooper reportedly tried to adopt a stray Doberman at the pound but was turned away.  The potential adopter was told the dog was being held for a rescue group.  A Doberman rescue in Knoxville is said to have pulled the dog from the pound for free and sold her … Continue reading ACO Accuses TN Shelter of Acting as “A Puppy Mill for Rescue Groups”