Several irate people, especially Sammy, have, over time, asked me to write about our local dog pound and how hard it is to adopt a pet from there. I stayed away from this subject until now that a tally sheet from the pound was delivered to me, which shows the grand total for the year 2010 of animals and their fates. The tally is as follows:
Adult dogs adopted—17; transferred—61; died in captivity—13; sent to the gas—1601; reclaimed by owners—125; escaped—0.
Puppies adopted—34; transferred—20; died in captivity—28; put to death—1802; reclaimed—19; escaped—1. I can assure you that cats and kittens fared no better.