A man in Columbus Co, NC was reportedly keeping dogs in sub-standard conditions and authorities had received complaints from neighbors.  After the man died, ownership of the 13 dogs went to the Columbus Co animal shelter.  Shelter director Rossie Hayes decided to kill all 13 dogs immediately, without ever offering them for adoption or even posting them online.  The first excuse – lack of space – is straight out of Pound Killing 101 and, while unacceptable, isn’t exactly new.  The second excuse though is new to me:

According to Hayes, he had no choice but to euthanize the animals, since his shelter did not have any space and he did not want to violate state law.

“The dogs we had in the animal shelter are already on Facebook, and I’m sure the rescue groups are out there raising money to get them adopted, and vets to come pick them…

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