Originally Posted by Breal76
we were talking about this at work today. I sympathize with the person/persons who had to put them all down.
Really though I hope an investigation is being done. I personally don't know how a situation got this bad.
From what we can tell this is the problem with this shelter that is an open door, which I can only assume due to public pressure went to low-kill. You can't do both. This is the outcome of it.
However I don't know how anyone misses signs of Parvo.(warning graphic details)
A dog blowing blood out of it's butt is pretty hard to miss. Don't you think?
I really hope they do an extensive investigation on the matter.
Oh no kidding! And the SMELL!! Once you smell Parvo you never forget that smell. That place must have smelled godawful! I can't imagine having to euthanize THAT many animals. I am planning on getting my euthanisia license soon, well before I graduate in October, but man, I couldn't imagine having to euthanize that many at once!
It is awful though, a parvo/distemper/panleuk outbreak in a shelter is the absolute worst thing! In most cases euthanisia is probably best. I still don't think there was any reason for it to get that out of hand. But once the disease is in the air, shelters are usually too contained and not ventilate well enough and the disease just lingers. Unless you have completely seperate buildings, every animal is going to end up getting sick.