The Robeson Co pound kills animals while half the dog cages sit empty. Supporters defend the practice, saying it reduces the spread of disease. This has not been the case at Robeson, where 700 dogs have been killed in the last 2 months. There are proven methods to reduce the spread of disease in shelters. … Continue reading Robeson Co Pound in NC on a Killing Spree
Robeson Co Animal Shelter has significantly lowered its kill rate due mainly to aggressive marketing of its pets on Facebook. This is good. But it's not sustainable. Robeson Co rejects the no kill philosophy and instead keeps rescuers in crisis mode. The reason Robeson Co is killing fewer animals is because they are continually pummeling … Continue reading Robeson Co Animal Shelter: Still Failing
In 2010, Surry Co Animal Control in NC took in 3933 pets and killed 3548 of them. That's a kill rate of 90%. The cost to taxpayers per animal handled was $119. Surry Co charges $100 for dogs and $90 for cats (vaccines and neuter surgery included). The median household income in Surry Co in … Continue reading National Animal Shelter Reform Week: Why NC Needs CAPA
You don't have to say anything. I already know all of it. I can not personally save every pet on every kill list in every pet slaughterhouse in the country. I am focused on the big picture - systemic change, so that one day there will be no need to scramble every night, making desperate … Continue reading You don’t have to say anything.
The Good: North Carolina's Robeson Animal Shelter, which has been closed most of this month for quarantine due to distemper, re-opened for adoptions this week. The Bad: Vaccination upon intake is still not standard protocol at Robeson and I haven't heard whether they implemented any of the recommended changes from the HSUS evaluation in November … Continue reading I Survived Quarantine but Will I Survive Robeson?
Robeson County Animal Shelter 255 Landfill Rd St. Pauls, NC 28384 910-865-2200 For those who don't follow Robeson County Animal Shelter's postings on Facebook, I wanted to share that they are planning to kill these dogs at 8am tomorrow. These are healthy dogs - not medically hopeless and suffering - and none have any serious … Continue reading Shelter Pets of the Day
Since the Robeson Co Animal Shelter in NC doesn't have a shelter vet, they pay private veterinarian Curt Locklear to kill pets at the shelter. Recently, allegations have emerged that Dr. Locklear is improperly euthanizing some pets at the shelter - that is, failing to confirm death before tossing them in a truck with dead … Continue reading Robeson Co Animal Shelter: Bring Out Your Undead
The problem with Robeson Co is not that the animal shelter allows pets in their care to suffer. And it's not that the shelter needlessly kills the community's pets via heartstick. And it's not that the bureaucrats in charge defend the shelter's cruel practices and shoddy leadership, even as the shelter fails inspection after inspection … Continue reading The Problem with Robeson Co
Of all the reports of abuse, killing and mismanagement at Robeson Co Animal Shelter in NC, this one frustrates me the most. And it's not even directly about a pet suffering or being killed. A new policy enacted last month bars members of the public from taking pictures or recording video inside the shelter. Of … Continue reading Is Robeson Co Trying to Hide Poor Shelter Pet Care?
Robeson Co Animal Shelter in NC recently failed two state inspections due to multiple issues including failing to maintain the shelter in accordance with standard disease control practices and failure to provide veterinary care for sick pets. The shelter manager explained the inspection failures as being due to overcrowding. She further described the arbitrary killing … Continue reading Robeson Co Animal Shelter: “Mostly Positive”