Hernando Co, FL has proposed an AC ordinance that criminalizes feeding stray animals, designates pet owners as “kennels” based upon number of dogs relative to acres of property, thereby subjecting them to at-will inspections, and prioritizes cat killing at the pound for “overcrowding”:
(1) Sick, diseased, or injured;
I could find no definitions for “sick” or “unadoptable”. There is quite a bit more to this proposed ordinance, just as troubling, and definitely worth your time to investigate if you live in Hernando Co. You may also wish to attend the Board of County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 at 9:00 a.m to make your voice heard regarding the ordinance.
A bit of insight into why dogs continue to starve at Memphis Animal Services, perhaps? In 2009, a Memphis police officer whose job was to respond to animal cruelty calls was charged with animal cruelty herself for starving her dogs. She was fired but later rehired and promoted by MPD.
The trial for former Memphis Animal Services veterinarian Angela Middleton is scheduled to begin today. She was one of three people charged in connection with the 2009 raid on the pound.
A shelter in NM has given away 15 Pitbulls to screened adopters this month. This prompted PETA to post an action alert because natch, PETA would prefer to see the dogs in its walk-in freezer, in a Piggly Wiggly dumpster, or being killed on live television (which this same shelter also does) rather than being given away for free.
Video of Canadian consumer protection group reporting on the chicken jerky treats associated with illness and death in Canada and the U.S.
The Kansas City Zoo was fined by the USDA for allowing a 13 year old chimpanzee to starve to death.