Not my usual
Folks, I need your help. Those of you who know me know that I’m an animal lover and the subject of this post just sickens me.
Most of you are probably unaware of the outrageous conduct of animal control officers at the Chesterfield, South Carolina Animal Shelter. At least 22 dogs from the shelter were taken to the Sheriff’s Department firing range, shot and hastily buried in a nearby landfill. There is also evidenced gathered by an undercover investigator of shelter animals being sold as fighting animals while other animals at the shelter, used as bait dogs, were mauled to death to impress prospective buyers of fighting dogs.
It has come to light that the shelter manager is a convicted felon who takes pride in telling prospective buyers that the fighting animals he sells trace their bloodlines to some of the dogs once owned by NFL player Michael Vick who did time in federal prison for dogfighting convictions.
The shelter falls under the purview of Chesterfield County Sheriff Sam Parker who initially tried to sweep the matter under the rug, blaming it on his predecessor.
My friend Jeanne Newton has established a blog Watch Dogging For Justice with background information as well as up to date information. Please take the time to stop by and, if you are as angry about this as Jeanne and I please make your voice heard via the email links to the State Police, State Solicitor and Governor.
This is not the only case of blatant mismanagement of animal shelters but this case is already in the public eye. If enough pressure is applied to bring about an official investigation and to see those responsible for these criminal acts brought to justice it may bring about change in other shelters.
Please help us speak out for those poor creatures who cannot speak for themselves.