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Facebook Photos Lead to Call for Reform at North Carolina Animal Shelter

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, shelters )

- 3130 days ago -
One photo shows a cat wearing earbuds, with a cigarette in her mouth and a knife between her paws; another shows a cat being scruffed with a pen in his mouth. A third photo shows an employee holding up a ferret to show off missing fur along her back


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Carol H (229)
Monday November 22, 2010, 11:21 am
signed and noted, thanks Cher

Margaret B (88)
Monday November 22, 2010, 11:23 am

Terrie Williams (798)
Monday November 22, 2010, 11:32 am
#38 You signed this petition on 11/22/10

. (0)
Monday November 22, 2010, 12:09 pm
It is too bad we can't take all the abandoned home with us...

Past Member (0)
Monday November 22, 2010, 12:31 pm
Noted, signed, and tweeted. Thanks.

Alicia V (181)
Monday November 22, 2010, 12:36 pm
Signed and Noted. Thanks

Valerie W (52)
Monday November 22, 2010, 12:47 pm
Read, noted & signed, thanks Cher. Those inhuman "people" are SICK,SADISTIC, & should not be allowed around animals of any kind, anywhere, for ANY reason!!

Jennifer R (5)
Monday November 22, 2010, 1:05 pm
Signed. Just awful. People are so stupid....

Laverne Wallace (59)
Monday November 22, 2010, 1:10 pm

Krasimira B (175)
Monday November 22, 2010, 1:10 pm
Sadistic people... Done, thank you Cher.

Dianne D (490)
Monday November 22, 2010, 1:15 pm
Petition signed. These animals were betrayed once by their care givers and now by shelter workers? Disgraceful. Charge all those envolved with animal cruelty.

Dotti L (85)
Monday November 22, 2010, 1:25 pm
Noted and signed.

Quinie L (10)
Monday November 22, 2010, 1:27 pm
Signed and noted. These shelters are supposed to provide protection and care for animals until they can find new homes. Many of the animals who come to them have already been abused and neglected and mistreated, and then to go through that by people who should be trusted to give them proper care and attention? Absolutely sickening!! I hope they get prosecuted to the full extent of the law and that new management is assigned to facility!!

Past Member (0)
Monday November 22, 2010, 1:32 pm
UGH, it sickens me. Signed. ty

Justin R (0)
Monday November 22, 2010, 1:49 pm
Looks like the staff has too much time on their hand, worse brainless and no compassion. Hope life will give them what they deserve.

Nancy sands (448)
Monday November 22, 2010, 1:49 pm

Tina L (3)
Monday November 22, 2010, 2:24 pm
signed and shared.. I hope they fire everyone and hire people that have had proper animal training.

Monday November 22, 2010, 2:31 pm

Claudia O (73)
Monday November 22, 2010, 2:47 pm
Signed. Shelters should be SHELTERS and not torture chambers.

Janyce S (12)
Monday November 22, 2010, 2:53 pm
Thank you Cher
signed and noted

Jane B (30)
Monday November 22, 2010, 2:59 pm
Signed, thanks.
I hope steps are taken to protect the animals from these sadistic and uncaring individuals.

Anna Borsey (66)
Monday November 22, 2010, 3:03 pm
Brain dead morons.

I hope they get what they deserve "on the other side of life" as the Spiritualists call life after death.

Precious souls must not be abused, tortured, neglected or murdered. These wretched animals are sweet, precious souls who have a value.

I know we have animal abusers, hunters and animal experimenters here in Britain too, but I have never, ever heard of a shelter maltreating, abusing or mass-murdering companion animals here. Most of the UK shelters work very hard indeed to raise money to run the outfit and to find good new homes for the animals they take in. They also work on raising the public's awareness about animals and what their needs are and the importance of spaying/neutering.

Marti Williams (170)
Monday November 22, 2010, 3:32 pm
Oh how awful !!!

Irene Leggett (0)
Monday November 22, 2010, 4:26 pm
I thought that shelters were supposed to care for the abused and abandoned animals, not torment and abuse them even more. How were these employees picked for the jobs, they certainly weren't judged on their compassion and kindness. Shame on them and on the management. Lets hope they all get suitably punished.

Penelope Ryan (178)
Monday November 22, 2010, 5:04 pm
This is hideous, just as it was here in Arizona when the shelter killed the hero dog. These creeps need to be gone!!!!!!!!

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janet f (29)
Monday November 22, 2010, 6:55 pm
How are people like this allowed near helpless animals? There is a great divide in this country as to how animals are treated depending what state they just happen to have the misfortune of being born in. Something like this could be dealt with severely or completely ignore (as in the above story). So sad and very frustrating that this is allowed to go on in this country. The director of this shelter should be unemployed.

Constance F (418)
Monday November 22, 2010, 8:17 pm
Signed. Thank you.

Past Member (0)
Monday November 22, 2010, 8:24 pm
Signed. Thank you for posting.

valda p (13)
Monday November 22, 2010, 8:28 pm
All people employed where there are animals ,should be screened to see if they have any record of being an animal abuser,as these low life ,like pedaphiles ,who get as close to where children are ,these creeps do the same ,go where they can hurt and tortue the animals ,farms ,zoo's ,the circus,animal shelters,cameras should be installed for protection,from these neathanderals.,and once caught ,never,ever be allowed to work any where there are animals.-again.

Ann L (15)
Monday November 22, 2010, 8:37 pm
Noted and signed.

Christine Stewart (134)
Monday November 22, 2010, 8:54 pm
More respect for the animals in their care, please!

Millisa Davis (46)
Monday November 22, 2010, 9:58 pm
They have fired the employees of the shelter who were responsible and are taking measures for better training. I heard on the news at 10pm yesterday!

Millisa Davis (46)
Monday November 22, 2010, 10:02 pm
I didn't it was that long ago I just heard about at 10 yesterday!!!! I hope that they are really doing something about it and I signed the petition!

jennifer t (41)
Monday November 22, 2010, 10:38 pm
Fire these vile abusive scumbags and charge with animal cruelty offences.Give me thier details and I will fix!!!!!!!!!! Screen the staff.Compassion for animals is required.

Geynell Eskite (68)
Monday November 22, 2010, 10:39 pm
Did they hire their staff from a hospital for the criminally insane? Why are assholes always so proud of their stupidity and lack of empathy that they post it on Facebook?

Daiane S (11)
Tuesday November 23, 2010, 4:40 am
Noted and signed. TY

Lisa Neste (202)
Tuesday November 23, 2010, 6:16 am
Signed the petition. I live in N.C. & have found they are very weak in protecting animal rights. It has been slowly changing since I moved here 6 yrs.ago. They recently passed Susie's Law which goes into effect Dec. 1st. It calls for stricter penalties for anyone who abuses an animal. In which I was proudly a part of. I hope the fools who are responsible for this will be punished!!!

April Thompson (2)
Tuesday November 23, 2010, 7:13 am
Signed and noted!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 23, 2010, 7:25 am
I don't even have the words to state how disgusting this is. Signed, and those the people that were involved should be punished in some way. Of course look at the examples of what happens to people that are cruel to animals, Micheal Vic?

tom Booth (84)
Tuesday November 23, 2010, 1:21 pm
idiots-- maybe those people should be shaved tortured and then their pictures put in the newspaper and on facebook as People who choose to hurt animals

Ana F (128)
Tuesday November 23, 2010, 2:01 pm

Pauline Cousins (26)
Tuesday November 23, 2010, 4:25 pm
Noted and signed thanks Cher. The people committed these acts of abuse are sick. and what a statement nothing about the animal abuse only concern about the bad press the shelter got, makes me sick!!!

James W (257)
Tuesday November 23, 2010, 4:46 pm
SICK @#@$%$#%^% SHOULD ALL BE LOCKED UP!!!!!!!

Genoveva M (328)
Wednesday November 24, 2010, 9:36 pm
Sick bastards from hell, evil miserables.

Irma Paulme (94)
Thursday November 25, 2010, 12:06 am
Noted and signed

Jennifer M (78)
Monday November 29, 2010, 11:34 am
Those assholes should be locked up forever!!! They don't deserve to breathe.
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