Alabama Shelter Kills 30 Big Dogs After Adoption Event

In a newspaper interview, Montgomery Humane Society's executive director Steven Tears lamented the number of dogs being surrendered lately, especially the ones over 50 pounds: Only one name [on the adoption board] belongs to a bigger dog, one of more than two dozen medium-to-large dogs up for adoption at the Montgomery animal shelter’s main facility. And down … Continue reading Alabama Shelter Kills 30 Big Dogs After Adoption Event

Rowan Co Pound Gets a Million Dollar Donation and Totally Blows It

In February 2016, the Rowan Co pound in NC unveiled a new cat wing.  The $1.1 million, 160 cage area of the facility was supposed to be an enormous upgrade for cats who were previously housed in groups inside dog runs. Anti-microbial floors, an isolation area and separate ventilation systems for each room were designed … Continue reading Rowan Co Pound Gets a Million Dollar Donation and Totally Blows It

Forsyth Co Punishes Elderly, Suffering Dog for Reacting to His Pain, and Other Horror Stories

The terrible Forsyth Co pound in NC continues to be terrible.  The NC Department of Agriculture failed the facility on its March inspection and this month, fined the county $5200 for numerous violations of state laws.  Among the violations outlined by the state: Animals whose records contained no indication of serious illness or injury were … Continue reading Forsyth Co Punishes Elderly, Suffering Dog for Reacting to His Pain, and Other Horror Stories

Lincoln Co Animal Advocates Say the Pound is Far From No Kill

On March 21, The Lincoln Times-News in NC ran a lengthy piece on the troubled Lincoln Co pound which included comments from more than a dozen volunteers, rescuers, fosters and former employees.  Some requested their real names not be published in the paper due to fear of reprisal.  It's been 2 1/2 years since Lincoln … Continue reading Lincoln Co Animal Advocates Say the Pound is Far From No Kill