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Stop Abuse At Devore Pound!

10,476 Signatures Goal: 10,000

EVERYONE WHO CARES ABOUT ANIMALS CAN SIGN We, the undersigned, are concerned about the welfare of animals. Furthermore, we are informed and thereon believe the following and advocate as follows: Devore Animal \'Shelter\' in Southern California is violating the Hayden Act and other laws of the State. SEE http://www.nokillnow.com/SB1785a.htm 1) The staff is killing impounded animals even when over HALF THE CAGES ARE EMPTY. They kill healthy adoptable animals on a daily basis regardless of whether there is room from them. Animals are killed when they could be adopted if they had more time. This is a violation of the Hayden Act, California\'s shelter law every municipal pound is bound by. 2) According to workers every day dogs were taken from their cages whereby they would wag their tails in glee until they are taken into a room with piles of dead dogs and then they go \'crazy\'. There they are killed and added to the pile. An animal attorney has stated this is a blatant violation of the law. 3)The staff refuses to give the public any deadline for dogs because they don\'t like to admit they kill there. In fact, sometimes they deny it! This keeps animals set to die from getting adopted for lack of a deadline and it misleads the public what occurs at Devore. 4) The staff allowed perhaps hundreds of animals to be stolen over a period of years without doing ANYTHING to protect the animals. This included weaning puppies and kittens who likely could not survive without their mother. While this was just recently addressed, officials had funds appropriated for security measures and yet procrastinated so that many animals suffered needlessly. They only took action after numerous complaints. 5) A uniformed dog catcher/animal controller who stands about 6\'5\" was reportedly seen by a pound worker beating a 17 pound dog in his cage until blood poured from his head and mouth and body and all over the cage in every direction. The worker said the uniformed employee kicked the dog repeatedly and swung his baton overhead and landed many blows on this dog while the dog was screaming and wailing. The dog cowered in the corner of his cage the entire time, screaming and wailing. This was reported to the Sheriff who did nothing. The witness has memorialized a statement on a tape recording. This uniformed controller is still working there and apparently has suffered NO consequence as a result of this beating. According to another worker, there was a cover-up of what happened among some working there. 6) The water for the dogs in several cages has for months been a bright lime-green color because the water dishes are apparently never or infrequently washed. A rat was seen for months sitting on a cage near the dogs. 7) Cats have been kept in cages in the killing room, forcing them to witness other animals being put to death. 8) Healthy adoptable animals are kept in the quarantine area regularly. Once there, they cannot be adopted because visitors can\'t view them, they are not always on the bulletin board at the facility and some never make it on the internet. This seals the fate of many of these dogs. 9) Employees with dubious judgment deem animals \'aggressive\' when they are not. 10) Workers stated on several occasions they saw animals that obviously needed vet care and they were told not to worry about it. These animals suffered needlessly and then were killed. Many of these conditions were minor such as eye infections or wounds. One reported that an \'owner\' brought in a dog that was in severe pain and they asked that the dog be euthanized. The dog was instead held at least four days, without medication and was in obvious agony the entire time. When asked \'why\', the supervisor said they had to hold the dog until the time was up. 11) A worker stated that she heard a female kennel keeper say she was interested in doing the killing (\'euthanizing\') and that she was told she could. The worker overheard the female saying she did the killing and that she apparently enjoyed the experience. 12) Workers reported they were upset when pigs were killed there. Instead of giving them more time or trying to find a home for them, they were killed in the yard and their bodies were left there for days. During that time perhaps they could have been adopted. This Petition is for the purpose of demanding a new administration take over the running of the Devore facility. In addition, we demand the staff stop all killing of animals while there are empty cages and room for them. Furthermore, we demand that this facility engage in modern practices including focusing on adopting instead of killing adoptable animals, that animals receive veterinary care when needed, that the facility be kept sanitary, that no animal should be killed in a room filled with piles of dead animals (or even one), that the date of death for an animal be posted for at least 24 hours before they are killed, that animals be protected while they are there from being stolen or harmed by others, that no animals be housed in \'the killing room\', that no animals be killed by unlicensed employees to satisfy their curiosity and that this facility work towards a NO-KILL goal. Accounts of these details at: http://www.nokillnow.com/devore4.htm AND http://www.nokillnow.com/devore.htm Please keep coming back to view the updates over the next 60 days.

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  • Susanne Eisenhart
    Susanne Eisenhart United States, Chino Hills
    Jan 24, 2016
    Jan 24, 2016
    This absolutely disgusting and horrible to hear is occurring just a few miles away from my home. This needs to be stopped NOW! What happened to these humans to think this behavior is acceptable?
  • Dejan weih
    Dejan weih Thailand, Pattaya
    Jan 24, 2016
    Jan 24, 2016
    If this shelter cant do proper work then shut it down!
  • Orabella Planos
    Orabella Planos United States, Boynton Beach
    Jan 23, 2016
    Jan 23, 2016
    This is disgraceful. This is murder!!!
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Jan 23, 2016
    Jan 23, 2016
    The manager should get fired - need someone who is compassionate. People who work there, they are all a bunch of scumbags. They are all murderers. Innocent animals should be protected from those evils.
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