Sam was a 3 year old dog who had been living at the Appomattox Co shelter in Virginia since February. Volunteers who cared for Sam during his stay report that he was a healthy and "extremely gentle" dog. They found an adopter for Sam who had adopted a similar dog from the facility a few years … Continue reading Virginia Dog Warden Kills Dog Who Had Adopter Coming
Warning: This is some disturbing shit. In February 2016, the Vermont Department of Agriculture reportedly inspected a 16 year old cat shelter in Chester called Webster's House and approved the facility for re-licensing. In April, a local paper reported that Webster's House was being evicted by its landlord, forcing the shelter to find homes for … Continue reading Jacked Up Shelter Staff Charged with Cruelty in VT
So this happened. On February 27, 2016, Hillsborough Co deputies raided a cockfight in progress. A dozen men ran off, abandoning "numerous dead and live caged chickens", and no arrests were made. ACOs from the county pound were called in to kill the roosters. Yay, we're saved. *Four seconds later* Oh FML. Hillsborough Co pound … Continue reading Florida ACO Under Investigation After Details of Disturbing Bird Killings Emerge
Montgomery Co in Texas is investigating itself to determine how one of its off duty sheriff's deputies visited the county shelter to adopt a dog and ended up allegedly beating three dogs with a two-by-four in the back before having his adoption processed out front. (You probably want to go back and re-read that so … Continue reading One Dog Dead, Two Others Injured as Adopter Selects a Pet
California - Remember when Orange Co Animal Care Director and Chief Veterinarian Jennifer Hawkins was crusading for the right to kill a service dog named Karma because dogs are descended from wolves? Well she's got more wacky up her sleeve. Like reportedly killing an adolescent puppy for being "bratty". And in response to two scathing … Continue reading “Just the worst shit that you’ve ever seen in your life” at OC Pound
More than a dozen current and former volunteers with the County of San Diego Animal Services recently shared some concerns with The San Diego Union-Tribune. Among the volunteers' complaints are needless killings, poor conditions, and retaliation against volunteers who speak out. The allegations mirror some of those made in lawsuits filed by former vets at … Continue reading San Diego Co Pound Volunteers Go Public with Concerns
If you were looking at job listings on the HSUS magazine website, saw this one for a PETA policy director and got all excited to apply, you are going to have all the disappoint. First off, you won't be finding homes for 6 - 8 million animals each year. Possibly 6 or 8 animals, but I … Continue reading Wait.
The director of the Tri-Cities Animal Shelter in Pasco, Washington is saying things again. This time, pound director Angela Zilar blamesplains to KEPR why the facility typically sees an increase in stray dog intake at this time of year: “As soon as the weather starts to change, people that have all of these outdoor dogs that … Continue reading WA Shelter Director: Public Too Dumb to Get Weather, Too Irresponsible to Have Pets. Also: Why Doesn’t the Public Like Me?
The city of Chillicothe, MO contracts the Livingston Co Humane Society (LCHS) for animal control services. LCHS manages the Forest O. Triplett Memorial Animal Shelter, aka the Chillicothe Animal Shelter, which is run by Lesley Patek. In 2014, the number of dogs and cats transferred from the Chillicothe shelter to rescue groups dropped markedly from … Continue reading MO Shelter: Rescues Down, Adoptions Sluggish, Killings Up, Director “Happy”
In Leon Co, FL, animal control is run by Andrew Seltz. On AC's website, it states that more than 6000 animals are killed every year at the pound. And there is one of those threats that the killing will continue until magic happens: Unfortunately, until each citizen commits to preventing their pet from adding to … Continue reading MI Politician Smears the South as an Excuse for Hiring a Pet Killer