The director of the Coffee Co pound in TN is one of those who refuses to give donated beds to dogs to get them up off the concrete in the indoor/outdoor runs. Even after a Chihuahua apparently froze to death there last winter, director Kevin Brown attributed the death to possible old age, also: mystery! The public was outraged and dozens of dog beds were donated to the pound – which the director won’t allow to be used. Because he is the ultimate wielder of dog bed power exclamation point, possibly several:
Brown said he doesn’t agree on using the beds in the summertime because the pavement is much cooler for the dogs.
Plus, he said the beds are nearly as big as the kennels themselves and leave little room for them to move around.
A pregnant dog named Elsa has been severely stressed while being held at the Coffee Co pound for a court case. And she’s been loving her room-to-move-around-uninhibited-by-awful-bed so much, her skin is falling off:
“The pads on her feet are coming off; it’s from constant wear on concrete and hot temperature,” said volunteer and founder of Love Linked Dogs, Andrea Ahlijah.
Even her backside is down to the flesh.
“The raw marks on her back, right here, the sores, that’s from the hot pavement,” she said.
dictator director wants the record to reflect that there is only one dog at the pound being flayed alive due to his refusal to use the free dog beds:
Director Kevin Brown points out that no other dogs at animal control have that problem.
Let’s pool together our dollars and get an Only One Dog Having Her Skin Stripped Off Due to My Willful Neglect award for this man.
Would Coffee Co allow a citizen to leave a pregnant dog to suffer in this way? Would cruelty charges be brought against such a citizen? Where are the cruelty charges for the director? No doubt the mayor is on standby with his trusty thermometer to defend the needless suffering at the pound.
Mercifully, the so-called irresponsible public stepped up and offered to foster Elsa and her litter of 10 newborn pups. I guess we should bring cupcakes to the director for allowing taxpayers to do the job he refuses – but still gets paid – to do.
(Thanks Clarice and Devry for the link.)