August 01, 2002
Problems at the pound

From today's Chron, some really disturbing allegations about what goes on at the city pound. In the interest of not upsetting those with more delicate constitutions, I'm going to put the quote behind the "More..." link.

Days like this, you just wonder about some people.

Testifying in a whistle-blowing suit by a Houston veterinarian Wednesday, city pound workers admitted some puppies had been accidentally washed down drains as cages were hosed down and that other dogs suffocated after a city truck overheated while it was filled with animals.

They denied, however, other accusations by Dr. Sam Levingston, a vet who worked eight years with the city before being fired. He testified that he heard about employees throwing puppies around like baseballs, cats in a burlap bag run over by a city truck and attempted drownings of animals held down by choke sticks in flea dip.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on August 01, 2002 to Elsewhere in Houston

Oh, dear god, I wish I hadn't let my curiosity get the better of me by clicking "more". I think I'm going to be sick...

How can people treat animals that way? I think I'll go home and hug my cats. And any other cat or dog I pass on the way there.

Posted by: Amy on August 1, 2002 11:56 AM