Two County Employees Charged After 14 Shelter Cats Found Dead in SC

Marion County Code Enforcement Officer Marion Richardson was fired earlier this month after 14 cats he had taken from the county pound were found dead. Richardson has since been charged with misconduct in office and a violation of the state's animal euthanasia law. Hank Rogers, the county building code and inspections supervisor, has been charged as well. The … Continue reading Two County Employees Charged After 14 Shelter Cats Found Dead in SC

Update on Greenville Co “No Rescue/No Adopt” Dog

The dog at the Greenville Co pound who was labeled "No Rescue/No Adopt" by the vet was released last week.  A representative from SNARR pulled her.  I contacted SNARR for an update yesterday and received this response: Millie (Beanie) is doing well! Other than being really arthritic and having a heart murmur and being blind and … Continue reading Update on Greenville Co “No Rescue/No Adopt” Dog

Anderson Co ACOs “Rescue” Dogs from Rescue

In 2014, authorities seized 92 dogs and 28 cats from Golden S Rescue in Anderson Co, SC.  Charges brought against the rescue's owner were dropped in exchange for surrendering the animals and an agreement to allow random inspections on the property in future.  Last month, Anderson Co ACOs were conducting such an inspection when they … Continue reading Anderson Co ACOs “Rescue” Dogs from Rescue

SC Pound Director Suspended After Cat Suffers Botched Surgery

After seeing a story on the news about overcrowding at the Lee Co pound in SC, 12 year old Luke Giddings began volunteering at the facility.  In the course of caring for a cat named Sylvester, the pair became best friends: “Really, we bonded when I was giving him his medicine,” Luke said. “He was mad … Continue reading SC Pound Director Suspended After Cat Suffers Botched Surgery

Greenville Co Illegally Kills Lost Dog Whose Owner Wanted Him Back

Kalel was a five year old Siberian Husky whom owner Mandi Nalley describes as "my heart, my son". Kalel was temporarily living with a trainer in the Greenville Co, SC area in July 2014 when he became lost. On July 30, the trainer notified Ms. Nalley that Kalel was missing. She immediately filled out a … Continue reading Greenville Co Illegally Kills Lost Dog Whose Owner Wanted Him Back

Discussion: Letter from Greenville Pound Vet Responsible for Kitten Killing Policy

In the past week, since I posted about the Greenville Co pound's horrific policy on kitten killing, readers have been sending me e-mail exchanges they've had with the pound's veterinarian, Teri Worl.  Dr. Worl is the person reportedly responsible for the decision to take newborn kittens of certain weights away from their mothers to kill … Continue reading Discussion: Letter from Greenville Pound Vet Responsible for Kitten Killing Policy

SC Pound Policy: Take Newborn Kittens Away from Nursing Mothers and Kill Them

The Greenville Co pound in SC has implemented two new policies concerning cats: 1. Kittens born at the pound who weigh less than 100 grams will be taken from their mothers and killed immediately.  The reason, as stated in an e-mail written by Susan Bufano, the community relations coordinator for the Greenville Co pound, in response to … Continue reading SC Pound Policy: Take Newborn Kittens Away from Nursing Mothers and Kill Them