When the public won't stop clamoring for their public animal shelter to do the job they're paying them for, the only reasonable thing to do is punish the public. That's the approach the long-troubled Dallas pound is taking in a briefing posted this week to the city's website. Among the proposed punishments: Slap pet owners … Continue reading Dallas Pound Tries Out a “You Think You Hate Us Now? Just Wait!” Stance
I received this letter yesterday from no kill advocate Brie Kavanaugh in Alabama regarding a Kuranda bed drive offered to Huntsville Animal Services. I edited the letter for space and clarity: The shelter dogs are on concrete floors with some towels and blankets. The public is asked to help with laundry, leading to what must … Continue reading Animal Advocates Say Their Offer of Free Beds to Huntsville Shelter is Refused
As we so often hear from killing apologists, people who take jobs at the pound do it out of a love for pets and of course, they don't want to kill animals. And other fairy tales. Some yahoo from Jackson AC in MS is riding around in the back of a pickup truck, armed with a shotgun, shooting … Continue reading Nobody WANTS to Kill Animals: Jackson, MS Edition
In the face of feline disease outbreak in a shelter, when is it appropriate to kill every exposed cat in the place? How about never? Does never work for you? It works for me. The Caldwell Co pound in NC had several cats die. Preliminary testing on two of them indicated Calicivirus. Then the story … Continue reading Caldwell Co: Fail, Six Ways from Sunday
This recent article in L.A. Weekly starts off with a terrible title and goes downhill from there: Bad Dogs Die in L.A.'s Pound Are they really so "bad" that they must be killed? According to whom? What about the "good" dogs - what happens to them? Regarding manager Brenda Barnette who has reportedly driven some … Continue reading Congratulations on Getting Everything Wrong
Official Statement From Lennox's Family: We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all again for your messages of support. We are sorry to say at the present time Belfast city council seem to be intent on killing our boy. Despite previous assurances otherwise, we have been denied the opportunity to say goodbye. … Continue reading After 2 Years of Wrongful Imprisonment, Belfast Pet to Die Alone
Distracting the public from the way things are by focusing on the way things look doesn't seem to be working.
I know you are probably thinking, "Shouldn't that be JANE, you ignorant slut?" But here's the thing, Jeanne Chancellor, head of the "Friends of MAS" volunteer group, has used so many aliases while commenting on this blog, I can't be sure if "Jane" was one of them. A little background: Yesterday someone commenting under the … Continue reading Jeanne, You Ignorant Slut!
...and into the Fire of Stupid. I recently blogged about the pound in Jackson Co Oregon where they sometimes kill microchipped pets. One of those pets was a cat named Max, whom the shelter deemed aggressive while in the trap, and killed. This was an easily preventable tragedy and can be prevented from ever happening … Continue reading Jackson Co: Out of the Frying Pan
All this time, I've been typing away, trying to steer advocates toward step-by-step guides about reforming your local pound. I've sent you here and there in hopes of motivating you to take on the challenging work of bringing change to your community. Of course I know it's a daunting prospect and all of you have … Continue reading I Want My Puppet Regime!