Shelter staff bragged about taking surrender fee and killing dogs

Stressed and anxious shelter dog

This is about the attitude of shelter staff and therefore, going one step back, it is about how shelter managers select and hire shelter staff which in turn depends on the quality of the manager. The “voice of America’s displaced pets and the conscience of …

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Senior animal services staffer said he can manage small dogs because he can hit them

Dogs at the Chesterfield Square Animal Services Centre in Los Angeles. The photograph is by Wally Skalij of the Los Angeles Times.

NEWS AND COMMENT-LOS ANGELES, USA: This story is interesting for two reasons. Firstly, the Los Angeles Times reports that a senior Animal Services staffer whose job it is to oversee the city’s dog walking program said that he was frightened of large dogs but not …

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Study shows shelter dogs with “black” or “Hispanic” names are less likely to be adopted

Naming a dog affects shelter adoption

Nathan Winograd, described by The Bark as “The voice of America’s displaced pets and the conscience of the animal sheltering industry”, tells me in a newsletter via email that a couple of professors of race and gender identity claim that a study they conducted demonstrates …

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