In Tate County, Mississippi, animal advocates and area residents want answers why nine healthy puppies were killed at the Senatobia Tate Animal Shelter last week for no apparent reason.
According to Fox News, local rescue organizations had been prepared to take in the puppies that had been picked up on Thursday and were all dead by Friday afternoon. The two litters of puppies, estimated to have been about three-months-old appeared healthy.
Photos of the pups were never shared on social media which has been a successful method to attract adopters and rescue organizations able to save the lives of the abandoned and unwanted pets. A volunteer with the shelter had reached out for help, received several offers and when they went to the shelter to pick up the puppies, all had been euthanized.
A Change.org petition has been created asking for changes; more than 6,000 people have signed.
“The Director of the Senatobia-Tate County Animal Shelter recently euthanized healthy puppies. There is no reason for this callus treatment of animals. Shelters need to hire people that are caring and love animals, not people who are there just because it’s a job. Was she trained in euthanasia? The animals are living and loving beings. The community wants to see compassion given to the animals and solutions found to the root of the overpopulation. Rescues were interested in the puppies and they were killed before they could be rescued. We hope you can make changes to the policy at the animal shelter.”
There has not been any response from the shelter.
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