Sorry, You Are Out of Refills on Your HeinousStinkingCruelty Prescription

Rebecca Coleman, the shelter vet at the Memphis pound on whose watch numerous dogs have starved to death, including a puppy who was forced to eat his own littermate to survive, and who scrubbed a degloved cat’s wounds without providing pain medication then left him to suffer in a cage for 5 days, and who neglected a puppy … Continue reading Sorry, You Are Out of Refills on Your HeinousStinkingCruelty Prescription

IL Veterinarian Accused of Brutal Acts Against Shelter Pets

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has issued a 17 page complaint against Andrew Kaiser, the contracted veterinarian for the Quincy Animal Shelter who also runs a private practice. The document alleges numerous incidents where Kaiser failed to exercise "skill and care" in treating animals. Two of the alleged incidents occurred at the shelter. … Continue reading IL Veterinarian Accused of Brutal Acts Against Shelter Pets

Update on the Fort Worth Veterinary Cruelty Case

There have been developments in the case I posted about yesterday regarding Lou Tierce, the Fort Worth vet who was charged with animal cruelty.  While all of the following will be difficult to read, some of it is truly nauseating and disturbing.  Use your discretion: The Texas vet board has temporarily suspended Dr. Tierce's license … Continue reading Update on the Fort Worth Veterinary Cruelty Case

Humane Society of Fremont Co Under Investigation by State of CO

Canon City contracts the Humane Society of Fremont County in Colorado for animal control.  In 2012, the Humane Society of Fremont Co had a roughly 56% live release rate for dogs and cats.  The state report includes a category called "Other" to list animals described as "missing, stolen, etc." and the facility listed 464 dogs … Continue reading Humane Society of Fremont Co Under Investigation by State of CO

What Does the Law Say about Vets Handling Pets Whose Owners are Unknown to Them?

This story has been gnawing at my heart all day.  A 17 year old Corgi mix named Basie was in her VA yard on November 1st.  The owner, Allen Holmes, was home and in fact, had snapped a photo of Basie getting a drink of water in the yard at 12:06pm.  When he went out … Continue reading What Does the Law Say about Vets Handling Pets Whose Owners are Unknown to Them?