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

Failures at Columbus County Animal Control Forces Retirement of Director

Anima shelter fined

Following a fine (see details below) by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Veterinary Services (“the Services”) the director of Columbus County Animal Control, Rossie Hayes (a man, incidentally) will retire in September 2015. Hayes’s tenure as director … please continue reading

Mystery and Problems Following Death of “Feral” Cat at NC Shelter

There’s a mystery surrounding the death of a one-year-old cat named Penny who was identified as afraid, who was recently euthanized at a North Carolina shelter. According to “Harnett Hawk” (see comment on this page), two volunteers petted her without … please continue reading