Was it in writing? Why yes, it was.
February 19, 2013
Companion Animal Alliance in Baton Rouge, LA has a troubled history. Although the pound’s director resigned in December, it doesn’t look like there have been any significant changes at CAA, at least not as far as pet killing and cover-up are concerned.
Meet Kodak, a male cat at CAA who had rescue and back-up rescue ready and waiting to save him. Here is a screencap from Facebook, taken yesterday:
Note in the comments next to the photo that on Saturday, February 16, CAA posted that Kodak was going to Don’t Be Cruel Sanctuary. But word got out on Monday, February 18 that CAA had killed Kodak because he was aggressive. Isn’t a sanctuary the perfect place for an aggressive cat to go? Why kill him?
CAA quickly launched into cover-up mode by deleting their own comment about Kodak going to rescue and having staff members run interference on a thread about him on another FB page. One of the many comments by CAA staffers on that thread included this gem:
What HOLD was placed upon him? Was it writing? Where is this documentation? Is there verifiable proof that this HOLD was disregarded?
The obvious implication being that CAA knew nothing of any attempt to rescue Kodak and as such, killed him innocently. There are 2 problems with that. First, there is no such thing as a pound being blameless when it kills healthy/treatable pets. And second, CAA knew full well Kodak was going to rescue. They even put it in writing.
And they would have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for that meddling internet.
(Thank you Christine for alerting me to this story.)