DeAnna Douglas used to be the vet for Chatham AC in GA. She pulled her DEA license from the facility and quit in September 2012, apparently because the staff was allowing pregnant mama dogs to whelp their litters instead of killing them, she couldn’t get anyone on board with her Kill All The Pitbulls plan of shelter management and various other concerns. She removed from the pound all the controlled substances which had been purchased under her DEA license. In addition, she took away the drugs used in the ACOs’ tranquilizer guns so they currently lack the ability to tranquilize a potentially dangerous animal in the field.
I am guessing that it takes a fair amount of time for the pound to get a new vet and get that vet’s DEA license registered with the state. I say this because the pets at Chatham AC are currently being killed under circumstances dictated by Dr. Douglas, according to the chief of police. Specifically, the director, staff members and ACOs “are forced to label, load in a pickup truck” and drive pets over to the vet clinic operated by Dr. Douglas. The tranquilized animals are then laid out on the lawn in front of the clinic in full view of the public, killed and bagged. These are Dr. Douglas’ requirements for the pound’s use of the Fatal Plus purchased under her DEA number.
It’s good to know Dr. Douglas is carrying the “It’s my ball and I’m going home!” banner for the veterinary profession. I was afraid there was no one over the age of 9 still championing this noble cause.
For local pet owners looking for a vet, why not try Dr. Douglas? Maybe after you get done explaining to your kid in the car how her precious Fluffy is only going for a vaccination and will be fine, you can tackle the, “Mommy, why are all those sleeping dogs on the grass being tied up in garbage bags?” issue. And don’t forget: Nobody wants to kill animals or be a psycho control freak ordering the killing of homeless pets as a public spectacle.
A couple of vets are putting together some written protocols for the pound based on the Association of Shelter Veterinarians’ published guidelines. God but I hope Dr. Douglas isn’t one of the two.