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Stop Abuse At Devore Pound!

10,712 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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  • jennifer weldon
    jennifer weldon United States, Jacksons Gap
    May 28, 2017
    May 28, 2017
    It's simple. Devore shelter needs to be shut down. The animals that are brought in are mistreated and pretty much given a death sentence after their 5 day hold period. They kill adoptable cats and dogs on a daily basis. This is not necessary! There are many who are willing to help find homes for these, lost, trapped, surrendered pets if given more time. The focus of the shelter should be prevention instead of euthanizing! Unfortunately our government pays $$$ to have them killed instead of low cost spay and neuter programs.
  • P J Katherine Jennings
    P J Katherine Jennings United States, Winchester
    May 13, 2017
    May 13, 2017
    This place should be closed and animal abusers brought to justice.
  • Luciana Astolfi
    Luciana Astolfi Australia
    May 13, 2017
    May 13, 2017
    I share these innocent fur babies from another country & over the years have come to realise that this kill facility is underhanded & does not have the animal's welfare at heart! It is obviously about profit not innocent lives!! They are inhumane on every level!!
  • Patricia Wasson
    Patricia Wasson United States, Riverside
    May 12, 2017
    May 12, 2017
    Justice for these babies!
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