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Michelle
- 2067 days ago - change.org
Each week 10-100 animals are killed in the hands of prison inmates working at Floyd Co. Animal Control. The method used kills animals slowly & painfully. It's been banned in Georgia since 1990. Director Jason Broome allegedly sells the anesthesia. JUSTICE



   

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Michelle S (462)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 1:44 pm
Smiley the kitten, "rescued" from the horror of Floyd County Animal Control in Georgia, did not survive. His photo is above during what may be the most comfortable moments of his life. Most kittens and cats at this house of horror are sick, dying and in misery. WE NEED TO SHUT THIS HOUSE OF HORROR DOWN!

From Addicting Info, November 17th:

Floyd County Animal Control

Floyd County Animal Control was run primarily by prison inmates, part of the increasing trend in the South to use prisoners as unpaid laborers, and an uncomfortable throwback to the days of slavery. The two actual employees present mocked me and lied to me.

“You came here all the way from Chattanooga, thinkin’ we was fixin’ to put them to sleep?” the manager asked, and then mocked, “We don’t even do that. I mean, hardly ever.”

My daughter and I went to the room of adoptable cats, many of them covered in their own urine and excrement, but 13C-2106 and his family were nowhere to be seen. Neither were the dozens of other cats and kittens I had seen listed online as “urgent.” I sent a message to the administrator of the page where I’d originally seen them listed: “Can’t find the urgent cats at Floyd County Animal Control. They’re not here. Shelter manager said they don’t euthanize??”

I got a response within seconds: “They’re lying. They euthanize every week. Ask to see the back room.”

I turned to a prison inmate who was mopping the floor. “May I see the back room?”

“Lots of them in there are sick,” he said hesitantly.

“May I see them?” I repeated. He looked over his shoulder and showed me toward another room, where the stench of decay hit me as soon as I opened the door. There were many more animals in the “back room” than in any other room at the shelter, and it reeked of death and disease.

“There’s Smiley!” my daughter squeaked, and pointed to a shivering orange kitten, in a cage with two other kittens.

“Is this 2106?” I asked the inmate. “Where’s his mom?”

“She died this morning. Another from that litter, too.”

“Was she sick?”

“Yeah.”

“Did anyone take her to a vet?”

“No. Floyd County Animal Control doesn’t take animals to vets. If they get sick or if they don’t think they’ll adopt easy, they get put back here, then they do away with them once a week.”
Horrifying “Back Room” at Floyd County Animal Control.

I looked in horror at the other “back room cats.” A litter of fuzzy gray kittens had their eyes sealed shut by infections, which were draining foul-smelling mucus, blood, and pus. One cat lay dead in its cage, its eyes glassy and its body stiff. Another, who had been listed online with her seven kittens, lay alone with engorged nipples. Her kittens had all died.

Four healthy, frisky orange-and-white fluffballs and purred when I touched them.

A Maine coon kitten stuck his paw out at me, trying to “catch” me as I walked past. A six-week-old calico baby meowed desperately. A fuzzy black kitten and his fuzzy gray sibling huddled together, shivering. One cat made strange sounds, stumbled, and leaked foam from his mouth.

I found myself quickly pulling my daughter away from his cage, wondering if I was witnessing the effects of rabies for the first time in my life. Most of the others lay lethargic, panting, and in pain as they awaited the next morning’s euthanasia.
 

Michelle S (462)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 1:53 pm
From the petition author Juniper Russo:

Every single week, anywhere from ten to one hundred animals are killed in the hands of Floyd County Animal Control. The form of "euthanasia" they use, which kills the animal slowly and painfully, has been banned in Georgia since 1990, but it is still used on conscious animals every single week at Floyd County Animal Control.

According to a volunteer, director Jason Broome has been stealing ketamine (a powerful sedative) from these animals for many years. A former employee states that he has at least once shot a dog while she nursed her puppy and that he instructs people to stomp on animals' heads, necks and bodies to restrain them while they are euthanized because he steals and then sells their sedatives. The word euthanasia by-definition means a merciful or "good" death, and this is not what happens at Floyd County Animal Control.

Inmates, volunteers and staff members state animals and Floyd County Animal Control receive NO veterinary care and as many as 30% of animals registered on intake die from illness. There have also been multiple eyewitness reports of Jason Broome and prisoner "employees" slamming kittens' heads in doors, intentionally starving animals, allowing dogs and cats to die of dehydration, failing to test for rabies or other serious zoonotic diseases in symptomatic animals, and burying animals alive. The conditions at the shelter are extremely unhygeinic and animals in the "back room" are in cages full of blood, pus, feces, and urine. Some animals' dead bodies are left in cages for hours.

This is only a tiny sample of the horror that occurs daily at Floyd County Animal Control in the hands of Jason Broome. Dozens of people have given eyewitness reports of this cruelty to the Georgia Department of Agriculture, which, despite reeiving these reports for years, has failed to step in.

PLEASE petition to Georiga Department of Agriculture to investigate Jason Broome and the Floyd County Animal Control shelter. Not one more animal deserves to die in the mericiless hands of the people who run this facility. Jason Broom needs to be held legally responsible for the hundreds of cases of animal cruelty that he has deliberately and unnecessarily taken part in.
 

Ljiljana Milic (115)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 2:06 pm
Signed
with 8,094 supporters
1,906 NEEDED
& Thank you Michelle
 

Emma S (239)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 2:18 pm
Done! Thanks, Michelle.
 

Pat B (354)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 3:17 pm
Thanks Michelle, signed.
 

Animae C (508)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 3:35 pm
You have already signed the petition
"Georgia Department of Agriculture: Investigate and Prosecute Jason Broom and Floyd County Animal Control for animal abuse, animal neglect, theft, drug sales, and misappropriation of funds."
with 8,102 supporters
1,897 NEEDED
 

S J (124)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 4:23 pm
Thank you for signing the petition "Georgia Department of Agriculture: Investigate and Prosecute Jason Broom and Floyd County Animal Control for animal abuse, animal neglect, theft, drug sales, and misappropriation of funds."
 

fly bird (26)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 4:44 pm
signed
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 5:26 pm
S+S-thx Michelle
 

Jason B (142)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 5:44 pm
Signed, Thanks
 

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Monday November 18, 2013, 2:33 am
Noted, Signed & Shared. Thanks Michelle.
 

Autumn S (151)
Monday November 18, 2013, 5:12 am
Signed
with 8,160 supporters
1,840 NEEDED
THANKS, MICHELLE!
 

Past Member (0)
Monday November 18, 2013, 5:46 am
Thank you for signing the petition "Georgia Department of Agriculture: Investigate and Prosecute Jason Broom and Floyd County Animal Control for animal abuse, animal neglect, theft, drug sales, and misappropriation of funds."
 

Oleg Kobets (87)
Monday November 18, 2013, 7:04 am
Signed
 

Sandi C (90)
Monday November 18, 2013, 7:24 am
signed of course.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday November 18, 2013, 7:27 am
S+N
 

Frances Darcy (92)
Monday November 18, 2013, 8:04 am
signed of course
 

. (0)
Monday November 18, 2013, 8:38 am
Already signed previously. Thanks for sharing, Michelle.
 

Shelli S (374)
Monday November 18, 2013, 9:18 am
Give me a dam shovel, will use 2 shovel up their brains from the floor..Whoops! Signed & noted
 

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Monday November 18, 2013, 9:20 am
Noted and signed. TY Michelle
 

. (0)
Monday November 18, 2013, 9:23 am
𝖓+𝖘. 𝖙𝖍𝖆𝖓𝖐𝖘 𝖒𝖎𝖈𝖍𝖊𝖑𝖑𝖊!
 

Ondine J (134)
Monday November 18, 2013, 10:21 am
Signed and noted,thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Monday November 18, 2013, 11:03 am
NOTED! I'VE ALWAYS SAID THAT THE PRISONERS SHOULD BE PUT TO DEATH BY THESE MEANS AND SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY INHUMANELY KILL ANIMALS!!!
 

kate K (481)
Monday November 18, 2013, 11:55 am
Noted. Previously signed
 

Vicky P (476)
Monday November 18, 2013, 2:57 pm
noted, signed
 

Danuta Watola (1251)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 2:05 am
noted
 
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