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Dogs eaten after dying in Oklahoma shelter

 
Two dogs at a small town animal shelter in Oklahoma were partially eaten by other dogs being held there.

Town officials said two sick dogs were placed with healthy dogs in the shelter in Wewoka and  died before a veterinarian was able to visit. After they died, they were partially consumed by other dogs, KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City reported.

Mark Mosley, Wewoka City Manager said the dogs in the shelter are well cared for, but admits the city made a mistake when it mixed the sick and healthy dogs.

“We run the shelter like it’s supposed to be run and some of the moments that we might have a slip up is the ones that really kinda tend to bite us back,” he said. “We believe that we feed and water the dogs daily and treat them right.”

Mosley said the shelter will segregate sick dogs from now on, and also plans other improvements, including additional dog runs and an automatic watering system.

“We’d already planned on making changes before hand, but because of the stories and because of the negative light that it did put us in, we kind of rearranged some of our budget,” said Mosley.

The city is seeking grant money to help fund the shelter, which takes in 10 to 12 dogs per week.

Comments

Comment from sisko
Time March 29, 2011 at 10:20 am

There are far too many shelters like this with typical responses like this:

He says we run the shelter like it’s suppose to be? Clearly not!

Comment from smoketoomuch
Time March 29, 2011 at 10:27 am

I guess that’s what’s meant by a “Minimalist” shelter.
Pathetic.

Comment from smoketoomuch
Time March 29, 2011 at 12:07 pm

BTW, how do we know that the eating wasn’t done by some local varmint or other. Did anyone actually SEE the healthy dogs do it, or did they just jump to that conclusion? If the healthly dogs were as “well cared for” as they say, why would they need to scavenge the corpses of other dogs? Doesn’t seem to add up.

Comment from kathy mckinley
Time March 29, 2011 at 6:19 pm

Oklahome sure been in news lately Shawnee is gassing dogs holding only 2 days,now this story As an animal lover i am ashamed at oklahoma howwe are treating animals.Facebook is passing a petition around on stop the gassing and now this story.Are the dogs not being fed,to eat other dogs they must be starved.I think every small town shelters need investigations.I talk for those that dont.

Comment from practical one
Time March 30, 2011 at 11:47 pm

Boycot breeders everywhere. A good breeder is like a good pedophile; there is not such thing. Breeders displace other dogs and cats already born, directly contributing to suffering and death.

If caring people would adopt/spay/neuter and make every effort to prevent more breeding, the problems such as this would be greatly reduced, with immediate benefits to all.

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