NC Shelter Accused Of Dumping Live Animals At Landfill

A Robeson County animal shelter that faced a lawsuit and state charges of inadequate veterinary care and overcrowded cat cages is facing new allegations.

The Fayetteville Observer reported Wednesday that officials are denying allegations that the shelter's staff has sent living dogs and cats to be dumped at a landfill.

Animal rights advocate Susan Barrett of Winston-Salem sued the shelter over its treatment of animals, but dropped the case after it made reforms. Barrett says live animals were found several times among the dead dumped at the landfill. She plans to present evidence supporting her claims at the next county commissioners meeting on Monday.

County Health Director Bill Smith said the dumping happened once and isn't a pattern.

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  • by Anonymous on Dec 30, 2010 at 12:43 PM
    And when you spay or neuter them all, and the shelter animals are gone; what do you do then???
  • by cindy Location: california on Dec 30, 2010 at 11:34 AM
    Again, what kind of people are running these facilities? People who do not value the poor animals and their well being. They should be dumped in a land fill themselves. Why are they even working in these places if they don't care? They must be inbred. They have no common sense. They make me sick. What goes around comes around.
  • by Hmm on Dec 29, 2010 at 08:36 PM
    The HSUS has done plenty of good, more the Humane Watch has but thats beside the point. Visit to found out who those scumbags truly are. They have zero interest in animal welfare and only care about corporate welfare. But aside from that, I agree, please people spay and neuter your pets. It's important and saves lives!
  • by Spay and neuter, be responsible Location: Greenville on Dec 29, 2010 at 08:33 PM
    Well, the problem is Melissa, that people don't spay and neuter or they buy from puppy mills, like the ones Humane Watch supports. This wouldn't happen if people would spay and neuter and adopt a shelter pet instead of buying from a breeder or puppy mill. There's no excuse for not spaying and neutering unless it is a detriment to the pet's health and the people are not allowing it to breed. There are sooo many low cost spay and neuter clinics out there so the cost isn't that bad. Spay and neuter, it saves lives!!!
  • by Neo Location: Reality on Dec 29, 2010 at 08:10 PM
    There is a simple solution to this problem, increase the amount of gas in the chamber and extend the time the chamber is used. The employees at this shelter obviously are taking shortcuts in the performance of their duties. They should do their job right or be replaced with someone who will.
  • by Animama on Dec 29, 2010 at 05:45 PM
    If I only had the money, there would be no homeless animals. I love them more than people!
  • by m bland Location: williamston n.c. on Dec 29, 2010 at 03:50 PM
    i understand fully, these people need to be punished to the fullest. out shelter here has had issues also, of not feeding animals, leaving animals inside cages for weeks untill they have enough to put in the kill box. they arent fed or watered, i have seen this with my own eyes & have tryed to get help about the cituation but my crys fall on deaf ears, i will keep pursuing this until these animals are safe & fed. they did nothing wrong & animal control treats them like criminals, they have just as many right to live on this earth as people do, monique bland saving country kritters
  • by Anonymous on Dec 29, 2010 at 02:37 PM
    Reminds me of the things I saw at the Fayetville VA hospital in 1996, where my late father spent his last week. Would not put a dog in there unless it has changed.
  • by kathryn Location: gatesville on Dec 29, 2010 at 01:45 PM
    This is so heartbreaking. I agree with Amanda - what is wrong with people? Someone needs to be punished for this. Animals are helpless and all they give is love.
  • by Melissa Location: Greenville on Dec 29, 2010 at 12:11 PM
    If the HSUS would give more of their $101.6 Million in annual funds to Shelters, things like this wouldn't happen. The truth is they only give less than 1%, which is only $400,000 (dived nationwide).The Humane Society of the United States is more conserned about their pensions, and profit, not cats and dogs.
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