Extreme animal abuse: Petition to audit Coffee County Animal Control

MANCHESTER, TN February 16, 2013 ― The town of Manchester is home to the most horrible. Things that are happening to the most defenseless amongst us. Things that tax payer dollars are supporting.

While many of us are enjoying our cup of designer coffee in a warm recliner, there are others shivering on concrete runs, exposed to the elements, and only trying their best to stay alive until someone… anyone might choose them to go to their new forever home.

They furiously wag their tiny numbed tails as potential future family members pass by their cage, desperately trying to make eye contact — to make a connection.

They know the clock is ticking.

Some are nursing cigarette burns, some still limping from a  kick from one they thought they could trust, yet their little tails still wag. It’s not their fault they’re here, and they don’t really understand why. They tried their best to fit in. Each has a story, but not many will listen. So very sad.

Now imagine this; At this same facility, man’s best friend, pets and strays alike are being shot, tortured, brutalized, and killed. Then tossed into a dumpster as mere trash. Donations of blankets refused, cells hosed down in freezing temperatures without removing the dogs, a live puppy was literally frozen to the concrete. 

Denied the basics of human compassion, these puppies continue to suffer.  Local news channels have reported these facts, the mayor turns a blind eye, local news channels report the facts again.

County officials continue to ignore the suffering, while the survivors still wag their little tails and hope. 

It’s all they have left.

Please take thirty seconds to sign this petition to the Governor of Tennessee. This one would make a difference.

The petition AUDIT THE POUND was created in January 2013, after a peaceful protest, reported by Forrest Sanders of WSMV Channel 4 News, and was organized in hopes of encouraging a high kill shelter in Manchester, TN into a safer haven for lost or unwanted animals.

Rescuers were banned from this facility after their repeated complaints, one of which was when a puppy was literally frozen to the concrete after cages were hosed down in freezing temperatures without even displaying the human compassion of removing the animals first.

More disturbing, an elderly blind black lab, a family member of a local citizen, was shot to death at this facility, and unceremoniously tossed into a dumpster as if only trash, documented and reported on by WTVF News Channel 5.

Don’t believe me….


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