A foster parent is needed for these little gems in Rowan County.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. In case you missed it:
First the Good:
- Rowan County, NC, is a member of the 90% Club, an important milestone on the road to No Kill. The shelter reported a 97% placement rate for dogs, 96% for cats, and 95% for rabbits and other animals.
- Lee County is the newest North Carolina member of the 90% Club. The shelter reported a 95% placement rate for dogs and 93% for cats.
- Haywood County, NC, reported a 93% placement rate for dogs, 95% for cats, and 95% for rabbits and other animals.
- Columbus County, NC, reported a 98% placement rate for dogs and 94% for cats.
- And finally, Lake County, FL, reported that adoptions increased by 1,000 during the last year, resulting in a placement rate of 95%. “And that isn’t just for cats and dogs. That includes any animal that comes into the shelter, whether it be a domesticated animal or a wild animal…”
Then the Bad:
- A Detroit police officer shoots a dog in front of a 9 year old boy who asked the officer for help getting his dog.
- Similarly, the Detroit pound allows a dog to languish in pain that the dog ending up eating his own flesh to try to relieve himself of that pain.
- A little dog is dead because her formerly and now deceased selfish person demanded in her Will that the dog be killed and buried with her, even though the shelter wanted to adopt her out.
- It is not often that a community in the 90% Club falls out of it. It is also not often that a community placing between 80% and 89% of the animals does either. Communities in the 80% Club usually move up to the 90s, not down. But San Antonio, TX, managed to fall. In 2018, the percentage of cats leaving the pound alive fell for cats, making the pound a far more dangerous place.
- A Baton Rouge pound sold live dogs and cat heads for experiments at a Vet College, instead of finding those animals homes.
And, finally, the Ugly:
Leaked video shows “the moment a dog at the [New York C]ity’s pound was dragged to [his] death. The video shows NYCACC pound workers “using two leashes to drag a whimpering dog to the euthanasia room. The New York Post says the “pit bull pup [is] being dragged on the floor before getting up and stumbling into the shelter’s kill room, while other dogs in the background loudly howl and bark…”
It is not the pound’s only scandal. “The center has come under fire in the past over its animal kill list — which gives condemned pets just 18 hours to get adopted before they are put down…
“The center is also being investigated by the New York State Attorney General, which is probing it for euthanizing dozens of dogs and cats mere days after having them undergo painful neutering.” These are the faces of NYCACC’s “Spay Neuter Kill” victims.
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