Treats on the Internets
September 30, 2010
NC: Gaston Co board votes unanimously to increase killing of shelter pets via lethal injection and decrease killing by gas chamber
Robeson Co Animal Shelter has hired a new director.
Statesville police, acting on a tip, found a dog fight in progress at a home with about 20 people in attendance. Only the resident of the home was arrested despite a law in NC which makes being a spectator at a dog fight a felony. The 2 dogs were seized.
WV: Brooke Co says their new shelter is full so some dogs have to be housed at the old shelter. Local animal advocates say the dogs are being kept in pitch dark, without food or water.
WA: After one dead kitten tested positive for panleukopenia, the Everett Animal Shelter decided to kill every cat in the place.
TX: A dog owner who put up two fences and a Beware of Dog sign had her pet seized by AC after a kid stuck his finger through a hole in the fence and was bitten by the dog. After the dog tested negative for Rabies, he was returned to the owner, who has now put up a second sign.
MN: Resident nursing home cat sits with patients as they exit life.
Canada: Brindi, a shepherd mix with a history of dog aggression whose case became famous when she was held for 2 years by authorities while the courts sorted things out, was returned to her owner a couple of months ago. She has reportedly been seized again, after allegedly attacking another dog.
Humane Watch compares similar patterns between HSUS and ONE