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An update on the devastation of the Humane Society of Grand Bahama and the surviving pets
Posted September 6, 2019 More information has come in on the devastation of the Humane Society of Grand Bahama whose shelter was destroyed when a 20-foot storm surge put the shelter under five feet of water. #animalshelter #cats #dogs #survivors #hurricanedorian
Hurricane Dorian tragedy: 6 brave souls are trapped inside the Humane Society of Grand Bahama with dogs and cats
Posted September 2, 2019 With Hurricane Dorian barely moving today after it left devastation across Freeport, Grand Bahama as well as other areas, a group of animal shelter volunteers are reported trapped at a local shelter. #hurricanedorian #hurricane #bahama #humanesociety #trapped
Humane Society in North Carolina is using a beautiful ginger boy in need of a forever home to raise awareness about FIV
Posted June 30, 2019 Colonial Capital Humane Society (CCHS) in New Bern, North Carolina is using a beautiful ginger boy in need of a forever home to raise awareness about FIV. #FIV #NewBern #NC
Animal Shelter Photography: Prettify or Reality?
Posted October 2, 2013 Should animal shelter photography prettify the animals or show harsh reality? This is a continuation of an article Michael wrote a year or so back. Michael’s article basically explains how good shelter photos of cats and dogs can mean the difference between life and death.
Questions on whether shelters should do background checks on rescues arise after 2 banned from NC shelter
Posted January 17, 2016 Once again there’s turmoil in the cat advocacy world, this time coming out of North Carolina. The whole situation brings into question as to whether shelters should do background checks on the rescues who pull cats from them.
So…how successful was the Clear the Shelters event at YOUR local shelter?
Posted August 19, 2017 As of 8 p.m. EST I’ve only heard back from one shelter on the success of today’s Clear the Shelters event. Columbus County Animal Control in Whiteville, North Carolina shattered their record from 2016 by adopting out 18 dogs and nine cats. #cleartheshelters #adoptdontshop
Is it unethical for an animal shelter director to buy from a breeder or to breed pets?
Posted November 1, 2017 This is a discussion on whether it’s a conflict of interest for an animal shelter director to buy from or breed pets. Whether it’s a cat or a dog involved, do you believe it’s unethical for a shelter director to purchase from a breeder or to breed cats or dogs? #shelter #ethics #breeder #dogs #cats
Harnett County Animal Shelter improving policy after 59 cats were euthanized in June due to panleuk exposure
Posted November 5, 2017 The Harnett County Animal Shelter in North Carolina is improving policy and procedures after 59 cats were euthanized in June due to panleukopenia (AKA panleuk) exposure. PoC covered the tragic story here and here. #panleuk #nc #euthanasia
Town of Smithtown recently shut down their Facebook animal shelter page after ‘it had become a vehicle for lies and harassment’
Posted November 24, 2017 Battles between animal advocates, rescues (both good and bad) and haters have reached a level unseen in the past with everyone (again both good and bad) using social media as their sounding board.
Georgia Department of Agriculture closes case against Effingham County Animal Shelter
Posted December 15, 2017 The Georgia Department of Agriculture performed a surprise inspection December 11 at Effingham County Animal Shelter, located in Springfield, Georgia after receiving several complaints. The case is now closed after being labeled ‘unfounded.’
Tennessee: Shelter director and Humane Society to split $31,000 in slander libel lawsuit settlement
December 29, 2017 This article is why I’m extremely careful about who I “call out” and post that they’ve done wrong. Whether the news involves a person or rescue committing animal cruelty or diverted funds or policy violations, a writer or news media publication has to be very careful about what they say on social media.
Chester, SC: Volunteers threatened with arrest for trespassing when they showed up
Posted January 6, 2018 Concerned with dogs left out in the cold, volunteers showed up at the Chester County Animal Shelter on Monday to check on the dogs under the care of the shelter. Officers with the Chester County Sheriff’s Office showed up as well.
Killed too soon: Sampson County Animal Shelter fined $4,800 by state of NC for multiple violations
Posted March 24, 2018 According to a March 23 report on WRAL.com, Sampson County Animal Shelter faces a $4,800 fine issued by the state of North Carolina after 15 animals were killed too soon, including eight cats. The state required a 72-hour holding period.
Toby: A stray cat who walked 12 miles to get home and the fiasco that followed
Posted April 15, 2018 This is the story of a stray FIV+ cat named Toby who was taken to Wake County Animal Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. Thankfully, Toby is now in his forever home after being saved by the SPCA of Wake County, a no-kill limited intake shelter in Raleigh.
Toby the cat: What made the heartbreaking story of this NC shelter cat ‘go viral’?
Posted April 20, 2018 This is an update on Toby the cat. He’s probably one of the most famous cats around the globe after his story went viral last week on social media. PoC covered the story on April 15 (opens in new window).
Code Red: More than 300 cats seized as Hillsborough County case explodes
Posted May 7, 2018 UPDATE: I amended the title. Total count is now at 319 cats seized as of Sunday night! This is a Code Red and needs crossposting to every potential adopter and rescuer who can save shelter cats!
Facebook: California Wildfires Pets has rescue photos of 592 cats and 210 dogs
Posted January 5, 2019 The Facebook Community page California Wildfires Pets is doing an amazing job at keeping up with pets lost, found and reunited. They also have a small album for Rainbow Bridge pets who didn’t survive.
Louisiana shelter director suspended and chief animal control officer fired following investigation
Posted February 27, 2019 While this article goes into detail about the suspension and firing of an animal shelter director and a chief animal control officer in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, it’s a tragedy that’s occurring far too frequently in shelters across the U.S.
Investigation uncovers ‘no-kill’ doesn’t mean what you think it does if you live in Utah
Posted March 7, 2019 An investigation by Get Gephardt of KUTV2 News has uncovered the hard truth about no-kill facilities in Utah. The term doesn’t mean what you think it does. Up to ten percent of animals that enter may be killed without the shelter losing it’s ‘no-kill’ status. #utah #nokill #shelter #cats #dogs
Craven County Health Director terminates shelter director, despite adoptions up and euthanasia rates down
Posted March 20, 2019 Earlier this week the announcement came that Elma Greene was terminated last Friday from her probationary employment with the Craven-Pamlico Animal Shelter in North Carolina. Here’s what we know so far. #shelters #Craven #NC
Maryland court gives residents of Baltimore County the right to sue animal shelter for wasting taxpayer dollars
A ruling from the Maryland State Court of Appeals has given the residents of Baltimore County the right to sue the county for wasting taxpayer dollars in the alleged mismanagement of the animal shelter. The shelter stands accused of not providing proper care of the animals. Posted May 12, 2019 #baltimore #court #shelter
Gaston County shelter 9-1-1: Last night more than half the staff took home animals to avoid euthanizing them
The Gaston County, North Carolina shelter is full. They’re out of kennels which means cats and dogs may be killed for space. Posted May 16, 2019 #shelter #animalshelter #cats #dogs #gaston #NC