The Charlotte-Mecklenburg pound in NC is a pet killing facility under the police department with a sordid history of, shall we say, questionable judgment. It comes as little surprise that Char-Meck would partner with this crock-o-501c3 called the Shelter Pet Enrichment Fund which asks people to donate on its homepage:
Your support allows us to enrich the shelter environment at CMPD Animal Care & Control and create happy pets ready for their forever home.
And when they say “enrich the shelter environment”, they mean for the people who kill pets instead of doing their jobs. You didn’t think it was enriching the environment for the pets – the ones that are going into the wheelbarrow anyway – did you? Silly human. Shelter Pet Enrichment means something different in Charlotte, apparently.
The Char-Meck pound posted overnight on its Facebook page:
There were also several photos on Facebook displaying the Cracker Jacks, sodas and other junk food purchased for the staff.
Oh yeah and that “staff that will be working through the holidays”? The Char-Meck pound states on its website that it will be closed on Thursday and Friday this week. The original posting on the website read:
In recognition of Thanksgiving (Thursday, Nov 28) and Black Friday (Friday, Nov 29), Animal Care & Control will be CLOSED. We’ll reopen on Saturday, Nov 30 at 11am.
They later duh-changed it to remove the reference to Black Friday as a holiday. So while Char-Meck won’t be sending any pets out alive on Thursday or Friday, at least the people there doing the killing will be hopped up on sugar which will surely be a comfort to the animals. Consider your environment enriched, suckers.
(Thanks Lisa and April for sending me info for this post.)