Dog ID #1683976 pictured on the County of San Diego Animal Services website.
More than a dozen current and former volunteers with the County of San Diego Animal Services recently shared some concerns with The San Diego Union-Tribune. Among the volunteers’ complaints are needless killings, poor conditions, and retaliation against volunteers who speak out. The allegations mirror some of those made in lawsuits filed by former vets at the facility.
Former pound volunteer Bonnie Kutch quit after years of service and now volunteers with a different shelter. She says of the county pound:
“They were euthanizing perfectly good dogs to make space for other dogs coming in, and not devoting enough effort to getting the existing dogs adopted,” she said.
Additional problems noted by the group of vols:
Not only are officials too quick to put down pets, volunteers say, they resist practices that could lead to more…
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