A Look at an Animal Shelter from the Other Side

June 8, 2009

The reaction to my new job as manager of animal services for Washington County is very different. The phrase I hear most often: “I could never do your job.” Apparently, working at an animal shelter is too depressing for most people to contemplate. The reality is that modern shelters, like the Bonnie L. Hays Small Animal Shelter where I work, are joyful places to be.

SC Seizure-Alert Dog Euthanized — No ID

June 5, 2009

Recently, a South Carolina seizure-alert dog was euthanized at the Beaufort County Animal Control and Shelter just minutes before the owner called in. She had been picked up around the corner from her own home on the day she got out by animal control responding to a call about a loose dog.

Dog Euthanized Within an Hour of Arrival at Jasper Shelter

June 3, 2009

Boost was let down by everyone involved. All he did was get out like mischievous pups do on occasion. This should not have been a death sentence.