Before it starved to death last May, the cat could be heard by shelter workers, crying and clawing, trying to escape the confines of the break room wall behind which it had become trapped at Dallas Animal Services. Cats do especially badly in animal shelters, naturally preferring dark, quite repose to loud, boisterous interaction. This cat, terrified, had jumped away from staffers who were trying to clean cages, going straight for a loose ceiling tile and... More >>>
Lieutenant Scott Walton, interim division manager at Dallas Animal Services, has
demonstrated his compassion charge to shelter workers by fostering shelter
kittens at home. He believes responsible pet ownership, including strict adherence to spay and neuter laws, will be the best
long-term solution for the shelter.