Inside a government-run animal control “shelter”

8 Nov

Just so you know …

No beds, no blankets, cold concrete floor, a little dry food, a constant cacophony of barking and howling.

If not rescued, death comes in the form of a sedative administered by injection, and then another shot containing the poison, often sodium pentobarbital or a derivative.

We found this sign on the door during a recent visit:

Pretty good argument for neutering your pet, don’t you think?

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2 Responses to “Inside a government-run animal control “shelter””

  1. Meg November 8, 2011 at 2:37 pm #

    It’s so true. It really is awful. I volunteer at ones in Chicago (and with rescue organizations) and it’s just horrible conditions in these places. Thousands of animals, all stressed and scared. Barking non-stop, nothing to comfort them, not enough volunteers to help walk them, so they are left to go to the bathrooms on themselves. We need more people to foster and adopt so we can get more animals out of these places. It kills me to know that so many animals are euthanized every day– and their last memories are from an awful shelter. Spay and neuter and foster and adopt! Bless this website.

  2. Alexandra November 8, 2011 at 3:15 pm #

    It’s so sad šŸ˜„

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