SUMMIT COUNTY

Akron Ohio

SUMMIT COUNTY
FREEZING ANIMALS ALIVE?

First week of November 2005, shelter director Anthony Moore administered only 2 ccs of sodium pentobarbital to each of 18 dogs. These dogs weighed as much as 100 lbs.

This is far less than the required dosage of 1 cc per 10 lb's of body weight that is needed to kill humanely.

Dr. Bob Rogers (a licensed veterinarian) is willing to sign a notarized statement declaring this an unacceptable amount of sodium pentobarbital and insufficient to cause death.

These dogs were undoubtedly placed into a freezer
while they were still alive!

It is more than likely that most of these dogs revived
and became conscious before freezing to death.

Furthermore,

53 dogs/puppies & cats/kittens were found dead in their cages at the Summit County Animal Shelter during the last 18 months!

 

The Summit County Animal Shelter underdosed 18 dogs of the drug to euthanize. Veterinary specialists have concurred that the dogs were put into the freezer ALIVE. These horrendous acts were done under the supervision of: Craig Stanley

According to Ohio revised code, only a Warden can authorize a dog to be euthanized prior to the three day hold. Which non-qualified Supervisor authorized dogs to be euthanized?
Craig Stanley

Dogs are fed only once per day because, per a statement from a pound worker, they are understaffed and do not have the employees to clean cages if animals are fed twice. Ohio Revised Code states that animals must go no longer than 13 hours between feedings. Dogs are being starved, under the Supervision of: Craig Stanley

Witnesses have seen dogs have no food or water in the cages, which is a direct violation of Ohio Revised Code. This is being done under the Supervision of: Craig Stanley

Witnesses have seen thick layers of mold in the cat bowls. This neglect was done under the Supervision of:
Craig Stanley

Sick and injured animals are repeatedly allowed to suffer and die of their illnesses and injuries without any type of diagnosis and treatment. This is being done under the Supervision of: Craig Stanley

At least 53 impounded animals have been found dead in their cages at the facility during the last 18 months. This has been under the Supervision of: Craig Stanley

On October 19th, 2005, a beagle puppy, which had been purchased from the facility, was returned after having been diagnosed with parvovirus. Shelter management refused to allow the puppy to be euthanized upon the request of a staff member and allowed the puppy to die horribly by hemorrhaging to death overnight. This was under the Supervision of: Craig Stanley

On at least one recent occasion, a dog that had clearly been abused and neglected by its owner was euthanized at the owner’s request with no repercussions or investigation into how the dog had developed a festering wound on its neck containing an ingrown collar. This was under the Supervision of: Craig Stanley

Nearly one-third of all cats and kittens impounded at the facility are killed during the first 24 hours. An additional 10% are killed before 3 days have passed. This is under the Supervision of: Craig Stanley

Newborn kittens impounded without mothers are repeatedly left to die in their cages. This is under the Supervision of: Craig Stanley


The area of the facility used to kill 5,000 animals each year has no euthanasia table. All animals are killed on a concrete floor. This is under the Supervision of:
Craig Stanley

Staff requests for needed equipment and requests to replace worn and dangerous items are ignored. Only one pair of bite gloves is present in the entire facility and all catchpoles are so worn as to create injury to animals with their sharp metal edges. This is under the Supervision of: Craig Stanley

Inhumane euthanization, inaccurate recordkeeping, lack of proper sanitation and repeated mass euthanizations, all under the Supervision of: A Summit County Animal Shelter employee, who recently resigned, now has lost his job with the City of Akron as a Warden. County Executive, James McCarthy, did not want him delivering animals to the SCAS (one must question, why not? Hiding something?). Who made this request? None other than: Craig Stanley

 

 

Please call AND send emails to the following 4 people,

who are all responsible for allowing this to happen/continue!

Craig Stanley: 330-926-2494 - cstanley@summitoh.net

James McCarthy: 330-643-2510 - jmccarthy@summitoh.net

Karen Doty: 330-643-8052 - kdoty@summitoh.net

Richard Farkas: 330-657-2817 - hsga@summithumane.org

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