Staff at the Pender County pound are so dedicated to killing animals that they are doing it on holidays. According to information received by a local animal advocate as a result of a public records request, Pender pound staff went to work on July 4th to kill 29 cats and one dog.
Meanwhile, Pender County Health Department head Carolyn Moser, who is now overseeing shelter operations, has shut down the pound’s Facebook page, which was used to network animals to rescues and adopters, and fired the employee added earlier this year to maintain the page, photograph animals and post pictures. Moser said that volunteers should be used to manage the page. But new volunteer orientations have been placed on hold until a new shelter manager is hired, and longtime volunteers say they have received letters telling them their services are not required.
Meanwhile, the only way Pender pound animals get “seen” is via their Petfinder page, which looks a little like this:
One might be forgiven for assuming the Pender County
pound’s killing facility’s adoption program is designed to make sure that insanely adorable pets like this guy never make it out alive: