Saturday, July 27, 2019

DOTHAN AL - TWO PIT BULLS THAT HAD BEEN FOUND ROAMING AND BROUGHT TO THE ANIMAL SHELTER WEDNESDAY BROKE OUT THAT NIGHT AND KILLED 29 SHELTER CATS !!!

UPDATE:  https://www.wtvy.com/content/news/Owner-of-dogs-that-mauled-over-30-cats-arrested-513436311.html?fbclid=IwAR0vFZuGiSCvXadTt-PfjUwyghZeSID1SjDqDJJcgZ62eu1ndNsm0q1v9Ug

https://www.wtvy.com/content/news/Dogs-bite-two-women-before-killing-cats-owner-claims-retaliation-513525141.html

Sheila Andreasen is feeling sad.
ing loose through the streets in Dothan AL Creekwood subdivision, they came into my carport and broke into his 'safe cage' where Ringgo loves to sit on the porch ...and killed him despite all I could do to get him away from them. They went on to kill our sweet bobtail we call "Fanny" who was asleep under a bush in the front yard. I cannot even process this.....I am broken and devastated.......and lucky no worse injuries to me in this attack.



 
Dothan, AL (WTVY)-- Workers at the Dothan Animal Shelter were startled when they reported to work Thursday. They found 29 dead cats, attacked by  PIT BULLS  also housed at the shelter.

“Those dogs forced their way out of a pen. Then, they pushed hard enough on galvanized bars to knock (the bars) out of their clamps,” said Shelter Director Bill Banks.
That allowed them to push back enough on the chain-link type fencing to get inside and maul the cats.
“These dogs were able to eat their way out, for lack of a better term, and attack these cats. That is horrible,” City Commissioner Beth Kenward reacted.
She blames the incident on an outdated shelter and believes the city should have done something about the facility long ago.
Mayor Mark Saliba agrees. “It's sad, and there is no doubt that (a new shelter) is overdue,” he said.
The mayor, Kenward, and other commissioners recently made a new animal shelter a capital improvement priority. Right now, it's an idea that needs boosting or, more to the point, funding.
The hope is to form a public-private partnership to pay for the multi-million dollar facility. Not only must financing be secured, land is also needed. Three to five acres would be ideal.
Kenward believes now is the time to get involved. “We need business owners, private entities, humane societies, animal rights groups, and others to partner with us on this.”
She and Saliba hope a board will be created to oversee the shelter, now operated by the Dothan Police Department. The mayor wants Houston County and others to share in the cost. The Foundation is also a major component in plans.
“This commitment is there and I think we all realize the time is now. Whatever we do, it is going to be a nice shelter,” Saliba said.
While he and Kenward are saddened about the mauling of those 29 cats, they hope that tragedy will inspire interest in a new animal shelter.
Banks said  the pit bulls had been brought to the shelter Wednesday after they were found roaming. 
A decision has not been made about what to do with those dogs, but Banks said he can't see them being put in a position where they can harm again.
He said staff and volunteers at the shelter, some possibly traumatized, will be offered counseling.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

OH, it's the outdated PEN that's at fault, not the freaking bred-to-kill-everything breed!

Good to know that.

Do these dead cats go into the shelter's "Kill" statistics, btw?