Shelter Employee Who Made Allegations of Wrongful Euthanizations Fired

Several shelter volunteers at the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter complained or expressed concerns about how it was run. One of those persons was an employee, Delana Funderburk. She, amongst others, made allegations that the shelter management were manipulating euthanasia rates … please continue reading

Missouri Is One of Four States with Operational Gas Chambers in Animal Shelters

Missouri Is One of Four States with Operational Gas Chambers in Animal Shelters

I don’t know what the other states are, I am sorry to say. However, it is sad to read that there are still four states with operational gas chambers in which they kill shelter animals. I had thought, naïvely, that … please continue reading

What it is really like to have to euthanize shelter animals

Shelter worker Shannon

A cattery coordinator, Shannon Phillips (see above – the photo is by her), tells us what it is like for her to euthanize and make decisions about euthanizing cats and dogs on a daily basis. She admits that she has … please continue reading

Taiwanese veterinarian overwhelmed with concern for stray animals euthanized herself

Vet and dog

Her name is Chien Chih-cheng. She was a very bright woman who graduated from Taiwan’s top university. She had the highest mark in the civil service exam. She could have worked anywhere but chose an animal shelter where she showed … please continue reading

Almost Any Excuse Will Do to Kill a Cat at These San Diego Shelters

It’s all about commitment. Without commitment senior managers at some cat shelters will find almost any excuse to kill a cat because in their eyes they have good reason to. They often lack sufficient space and sometimes they lack sufficient … please continue reading