Few things raise the ire or The Shad than the abuse of animals. From time to time you hear about some heartless jackass abusing cats, dogs or other animals. While I’m not an animals-have-the-same-rights-as-people whacko, there is a line that should not be crossed with our four-legged, furry friends. Not only has the town of Derby crossed the line, it has blown right through it, backed up and blew through it again.
According to a report in New Haven Independent, 50% of the dogs taken to the pound in Derby are killed. That’s inexcusable, heartless and possibly criminal. Reporter Jodie Mozdzer writes, “In some cases, the dogs were perfectly healthy. Several were young. Others were desirable, easy-to-adopt breeds such as Labradors and terriers.”
The practice was a cost-saving measure, according to Derby Police Department administrators. Pathetic.