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!

Friday, March 11, 2011

"Free to Good Home"

This man is precisely why you should never give you your pet to a total stranger unless you have checked references, did a home check, and did a little searching on them. And never, ever place an ad for your pet on the internet, and do not think that by using the words "free to good home," you are getting a "good home."
Nally used classified ads to locate and obtain the animals, often finding people to willingly drop off their pets thinking they had found a good home, police said. Police reported that he had been given many of the animals for free and had paid a small amount for the others.
"Mutilated, skinned, anything you can imagine,” said Chief Deputy Todd Murray of the animals. “[Nally used] everything from a crossbow, to a drill, saws to hammers. There were several means he used to [mutilate and kill the dogs].”  Police believe Nally began killing the animals in January.

They found 29 dead dogs on the property and a woman held as a hostage.  Never doubt the connection between animal abuse and people abuse. This behavior exists on a continuum, with one leading to the other, and in some cases, like this one, both happening at once.

Another article on this same maniac.