The director of the Franklin Co pound in NC is under investigation after he admitted shooting a Basset Hound to death on shelter property. He reportedly examined the dog’s injured paw, determined immediate killing was required but did not call a vet or the pound’s certified kill techs. Instead, he shot the dog with a 22 caliber rifle. More at Fix NC.
Dozens of cats and a few dogs are in need of homes in the Visalia, CA area due to a home based shelter undergoing foreclosure. The shelter recently sent some dogs with Tulare County AC but fears the cats will be killed if AC takes them. Any cats not adopted at the time the owner is forced to move will be cared for outside until placement can be found. (Someone posted this link in the comments but I failed to note who or where. Thank you.)
The ASPCA is getting out of the law enforcement business in New York City.
The White House has issued an official position against BSL.
New blog from reader CyborgSuzy keeps an eye on conditions at the Humane Society of Eastern Oregon.
Circle of Life – 1, Satanic Cults – 0: Pony ‘killed by Satanists’ died of natural causes
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