This is Kimi. Her name was Maggie until my wife Joanne and I rescued her yesterday (on September 25, 2011) from Cobb County Animal Control (aka Auschwitz For Dogs). She is nearly dead from starvation.
This is how Maggie (now Kimi) looked at Cobb County Animal Control on August 14, 2011 – just 6 weeks ago.
See the difference?
That’s called animal abuse, and it’s being funded by the taxpayers of Cobb County.
And it’s common at Cobb County Animal Control.
There are other dogs at Cobb County Animal Control which are suffering animal abuse, but you’ll probably never see them. Why? Because Cobb County Animal Control will kill them to hide the evidence. They’ve done that before, and they’ll likely do it to the dogs still in their possession. No evidence, no problem – right? Trust me, they’ll get away with it.
So what are you going to do about it?
Unless you speak for the animals who have no voice of their own, they will suffer, and they will die. Kimi was one of the lucky ones. She made it out of Auschwitz alive; most others in her condition don’t, because they’re not easy to adopt out. They just sit and suffer until they’re killed – because they look like this picture from this morning (September 26, 2011).
I urge you to write to Cobb County’s Commissioners, and say something like:
Cobb County Animal Control is abusing animals in it’s care. Please read this blog post, which documents the starvation suffered by one dog named Kimi (aka Maggie) who was rescued from Cobb County Animal Control. Volunteers and other rescuers have also told us about many other dogs who come into the Cobb County Animal Control shelter at normal weight but who end up emaciated and starved under the cruel treatment of Cobb County Animal Control:
Look at the BEFORE and AFTER pictures of what happened to her during her 6 week stay in your “shelter”.
Please fire Animal Control Director Jeff Patellis and his entire leadership team. Replace them with people who are committed to caring for and saving the lives of animals – people who will never let this happen again.
Please give me your personal guarantee that no emaciated animals will be killed. Destroying evidence is illegal and will not be tolerated.
Please assure me that you will make sure that whoever implemented and carried out the policies that caused this horrendous suffering will be charged with animal cruelty.
This is happening on your watch, and as a leader, you are failing to do the right thing. What are you going to do about it?
Here is contact information for every member of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners:
District 1 Commissioner
District 2 Commissioner
District 3 Commissioner
District 4 Commissioner
Offices and shared fax:
100 Cherokee Street
Marietta, Georgia 30090-9679
fax: (770) 528-2606
Also, join the discussions on Facebook about the abuse Kimi (aka Maggie) received while in the “care” of Cobb County Animal Control:
Please cross-post and share with animal lovers everywhere.