Now more than ever, you are needed to donate your old blankets, towels, and sheets to your local animal shelter. With financial cut-backs, repairs on shelters are often put off, so if it's drafty, the animals suffer. I know my shelter uses rags to stuff under doors. No kidding! Empty out those closets... this is your chance to get rid of stuff and do something useful!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Euthanasia By Shooting In Head, And Its Legal? And What About The Six Unexplained Dog Deaths?

via Alaska Public Radio Network:

(This is an audio tape and you must listen to it. The quality is good, but the story is bad.)

Dillingham Police Investigating Dog Deaths

The tape is not that long, but it does state clearly that the method they use of euthanizing dogs is to shoot them in the head, at the landfill.  The whole thing is bad enough but must those dogs must be panicked at the end? This, on top of the shelter being investigated for the unexplained deaths of six dogs there -- the purpose of the audio tape on public radio to begin with. Necropsies are being conducted. I will report on more as I find it.

If you feel this needs to change, as I do, please make a few phone calls today. Always be courteous. The fact that people will begin calling from all over is enough of a shock; let's not add to it by being less-than-professional.

Here is where to make some polite noise:  (please be courteous)

The animal shelter:

The City Manager:
Janice Shilanski
P.O. Box 889
Dillingham, AK 99576
Phone 907- 842- 5211 ext. 208
Fax 907- 842- 2060

The Mayor:
Alice Ruby, Mayor
P.O. Box 889 Dillingham, AK 99576
Phone 907- 842- 5211 Fax 907- 842- 5691
City Council Members

Carol Shade - 907-842-2336

Keggie Tubbs - 907-842-3799

Bob Himschoot - 907-842-1384

Tim Sands - 907-842-4624

Sue Mulkeit - 907-842-5539

Steve Hunt - 907-842-5558


xoxo (We'll be watching, and posting it all over.)