Danville Citizens calling for protest following Boyle Co. Humane Society Killing of Animals

Citizens of Boyle County are outraged after a recent event in Danville. According to a member of the community, two dogs were dropped off at the Danville establishment on Tuesday, May 10th. The owners, curious of their dog´s status, called the Humane Society the next day, only to find out their dogs were put down.  ´´They were KILLED..less than 12 hours later. (the) Dogs were not even evaluated or given a chance to find a forever home. It’s outrageous and something needs to be done about this.” Said Autumn Morgan, a close friend with the dog-owner. A peaceful protest is being held tomorrow, May 20th at 11 am outside of the humane society. No comment has been submitted by the humane society, but it is clear this community seeks justice and answers.

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28 thoughts on “Danville Citizens calling for protest following Boyle Co. Humane Society Killing of Animals

  1. Why didn’t the owners care more about the dogs than to drop them off in the first place? Find a place that accepts pets, crate train, etc. There is always a way to keep your animals. This is an example of a pot calling the kettle black!

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  2. Similar thing occurred in jessamine county animal shelter, our dog had a issue with getting out she was a very sweet animal never hurt a soul, the last time we went to retrieve her from the animal shelter they notified is that the time before this one our dog attacked and killed another animal, WE HAD NO NOTIFICATION OF THIS when we went to pick her up the day they said it happened. They said that the police had filed a report but they for some unknown reason couldn’t get it, plus they had no idea if the other dog was a stray owned or anything. And might I add the day we went and got her which has the day she had supposedly “killed” and dog she had no blood, marks of any kind on her and they NEVER mentioned anything of the kind. The threatened us and told us if we did not surrender her to him that next time she got loose they would charge us with harboring a viscous animal. ONCE again our dog had never hurt anyone or any animal in her whole 7 years of life. Being that we couldn’t afford charges we devastatingly agreed to surrender our dog to them on the pretenses that they were NOT going to euthanize her and would find a better place for her to live out her days. The next day when I went to file the papers they told me they couldn’t find her any homes and they were going to euthanize her THEY ONLY HAD HER OVERNIGHT AND ALREADY COULDNT FIND A PLACE FOR HER!??? And they only way we could have her properly buried at our home surrounded by ones we loved is if they could euthanize her the next day. Crying my eyes out I agreed for fear that I would be charged with harboring a viscous animal and my sweet dog being mistreated and alone she was euthanized it was the saddest day of my life and I feel that they lied to get my dog out of their hair. Her name was Dottie she was a beautiful, sweet, loving, highly trained American bulldog that was 7 years old and had Been in our family since she was born around other animals, infants, and young children WHICH SHE NEVER HURT ONCE. I miss her everyday and I feel like she was taken from me because the animal shelter is uncaring and just wanted her gone. I would love her story to get out for everyone to know no animal nor animal lover deserves to go threw this!

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    1. I am so sorry to hear about the pain you experienced as a result of how your beloved pet was treated. Some people just seem to love animals more than others, and they can justify being inhumane. Again, I know your pain because we experienced something similar. God bless.

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  3. Very sad, however, if the owners were truly concerned about the animals they should never have taken them to the Humane Society. Boyle County Humane Society is NOT a no kill shelter. They have limited space, when a stray is found they are required to hold it for a certain number of days to find an owner, if the owner themselves turn them in they are not required to hold them, and owners who turn in an animal sign a waiver giving up rights to their animals. If they don’t have open runs, due to already holding strays or dogs involved in court cases, there is nothing that they can do but euthanize the ones they know have nobody searching for them, they are under no obligation to find homes for pets that were turned in due to owners choosing to consider them disposable. No investigation needs to be done, and the only protest should be the stupid irresponsible people who don’t care about their pets! The Humane Society does the best they can under the circumstances to protect and care for animals. The protests should be against the owners that dumped their dogs off to be someone else’s problem!!!!

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      1. I’m not missing a thing. As I said they probably had to make a difficult choice to euthanize Thea dogs as opposed to another that was found as a stray that may have someone looking for it. These dogs had been turned in and the person that did it signed papers saying they were giving up their rights. The Boyle county humane society is run by many dedicated volunteers that have to make sad choices every day. As long as there are irresponsible people who think animals are disposable this will continue.
        Another thing missing from all of this is the humane societies side of the story which should have been included.

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      2. Reporter 1240, thanks for doing a wonderful job of exposing this story. These two dogs had been adopted from Danville/Boyle Humane Society by a friend of Dr. Greene’s in 1015 and came with papers that showed no problems whatsoever. Dr. Green already had a dog and when these two dogs were abandoned to her it was just too much with her out-of-town work requirements. Now the one who did the actual “killing” of Minnie and Earl says both of them bit someone. What a joke, as it would have had to occurred between 4pm the evening they were surrendered and the following morning when they were euthanized. Poor hapless dogs killed then this fabrication about them biting people, how shameless can it get? It’s clearly a lie because none of the 2016 adoption papers register a problem. Question: Did anyone who was supposedly “bitten” by these dogs seek medical attention? Did you by chance get it on video? Or did some jerk just kill them then manufacture a big lie about them biting people? Shameful, unethical, and inhumane and we want people to know the facts. Thank you for helping get the facts out, regardless of how self-righteous and heroic they try to appear to be. Doubt the dude would take a lie detector test because he would fail, but he has to live with what he did, and with the fact that the word is spreading.

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    1. The person who dropped the dogs off was not the owner. She had tried to help an acquaintance with the dogs, and ended up getting “stuck” with them. She has her own dogs, and couldn’t take care of so many. She actually took care of these 2 dogs for over 9 months, hoping that the person who owned them would eventually be able to take them. She went to the Boyle County Humane Society many times to talk to them and to let them know that she had possession of these dogs and that she needed help in getting them adopted. She actually made a poster with pictures and descriptions of these dogs-with a heading that they were available for adoption. This is a true dog lover, and is not irresponsible.

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    2. I hope you will take the time to read the other comments below. You demonstrate an effort to understand what happened and I commend that. There is clearly room for improvements and looking deeper into the problem might lead to positive changes. Thanks.

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  4. Yes I am. I was not the person who had originally adopted them from the shelter, but was trying to help with them. Unfortunately, they were left with me. I took care of them for over 9 months. I went to the Humane Society many times to let them know that the owner had left them with me and that I had dogs of my own and could not take care of 2 additional dogs. I asked for help. Even put up a poster and pictures of them asking for help in their care. I was getting ready to travel out of town and I had called the HS 3 times in the week prior asking for help. I was told, “Yes, we have let this go on too long, let me see what I can do”. I never heard back, although I called twice after that. I had no idea they would put them down. There is no statement about euthenasia on their website. Most HS will keep a dog and evaluate it for adoptability before they kill it. Just don’t understand why it was done without them being evaluated for adoption, or given a chance to be adopted. They were put down within 12 hours of being brought there.

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    1. Literally the exact same thing happened when my mom dropped her cat and dog off. I found out an hour after she dropped them off… I called and told them I’m sorry my mom did that & that I’m on my way to pick them up! I asked how much did I have to pay for them and they informed me that had euthanized them not even an hour after they were dropped off

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  5. My name is Kathy Nelsen. I am the Executive Director of the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society. As with any issue there are two sides to the story. We are not in a position to “hold” dogs for people. If an animal is surrendered they sign a form saying that the dog is no longer their property. If an owner needs to leave town it is appropriate to board an animal at a proper boarding facility.
    The Advocate-Messenger correctly reported that it is Boyle County Animal Control that took responsibility for euthanizing the dogs. They make that decision based on temperament. These dogs are quite familiar to them and to us. The Danville-Boyle County Humane Society had nothing to do with euthanizing the animals. We are not legally allowed to euthanize animals. Every member of the Boyle County Animal Control Staff and the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society works tirelessly to save as many animals we can. We do not create the overpopulation problem, we try our best to clean it up. These dogs have bitten people. It is not fair to keep them when we have other dogs who have normal temperaments. Dr. Greene signed the dogs over to the county. At that point, they were the property of the county. There is no gray area here. The Humane Society was not involved. By protesting in front of our facility you are just encouraging people to pass by and let other dogs be missed who should be finding good homes. We have nothing to hide. Come and volunteer with our organization and see what we face daily. This is a labor of love, and it is heartbreaking work. Nobody wants any dogs to die. We have limited space, and it is up to Animal Control to ensure public safety. We are sorry that Dr. Greene and others have become so irate. We feel this pain every time an animal has to die. We support a low-cost spay/neuter clinic and adopt out thousands of animals each year. We adopt more animals out than all of the shelters surrounding Boyle County combined. We encourage those who are critical to come and help. Light candle, do not curse the darkness.

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    1. Thank you Kathy Nelson for trying to explain the situation to these people. Also thank you for all of the hard work you put in to help these homeless animals.

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      1. Enlighten yourself, talk to your boss about what really happened to Minnie and Earl. Our goal in protesting the painful experience we had with Danville/Boyle Humane Society to seek improvements.

        Why did the original adoption papers (2015) not say a word about these “alleged” biting(s)? Nothing is on the records we have from when the two dogs were adopted by a friend of Dr. Greene’s. How can you “allege” that these dogs bit people when the pound only had possession of them for roughly 12 hours, most of that overnight when employees were elsewhere? Please be honest. YOUR adoption documents reveal this is pure fabrication. We KNOW that these dogs had NOT bitten ANYONE. But, go ahead and blame the dogs. We want some light on a VERY SAD SITUATION. I personally donate at least $100. at a time to a more humane rescue in Madison County. These people would NEVER do what your staff in Boyle County did, take possession of two dogs that had clean records then kill them the very next morning. Lie and say the bit people. Deplorable. Callous. Yea, blame the dogs. We simply know better. THERE IS NO EXCUSE. Denying doing anything wrong only makes you look worse. Blaming the person who surrendered the dogs is weak because they were NOT her dogs. Trying to act innocent does not fool us, and we know how other Humane Societies have far superior standards in their humane treatment of animals. An admission of wrong would make me (us) admire your place more as it would show you know you have room to improve, but fabricating and denial demonstrates little hope for positive changes. Working hard does not justify what happened. Admit a better job could have been done and at least show a tiny particle of remorse. Self righteousness doesn’t acknowledge a need to seek adoption over euthanasia, and other Humane Societies seek that higher standard. I challenge your agency to be more honest and seek to be kinder to people and to animals, in other words to make improvement your goal. I don’t think you would want to be treated the way (we) and (our) pets were treated, and being myopic is not the answer.

        May God bless each of you as you continue your hard work in the care of the animals entrusted to you. It is a deep challenge to be worthy of that trust, and admitting a mistake would go a long way in restoring the faith we used to have in you. Do the right thing.

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    2. Why did the original adoption papers (2015) not say a word about these “alleged” biting(s)? Nothing is on the records we have from when the two dogs were adopted by a friend of Dr. Greene’s. How can you “allege” that these dogs bit people when the pound only had possession of them for roughly 12 hours, most of that overnight when employees were elsewhere? Please be honest. YOUR adoption documents reveal this is pure fabrication. We KNOW that these dogs had NOT bitten ANYONE. But, go ahead and blame the dogs. We want some light on a VERY SAD SITUATION. I personally donate at least $100. at a time to a more humane rescue in Madison County. These people would NEVER do what your staff in Boyle County did, take possession of two dogs that had clean records then kill them the very next morning. Lie and say the bit people. Deplorable. Callous. Yea, blame the dogs. We simply know better. THERE IS NO EXCUSE. Denying doing anything wrong only makes you look worse. Blaming the person who surrendered the dogs is weak because they were NOT her dogs. Trying to act innocent does not fool us, and we know how other Humane Societies have far superior standards in their humane treatment of animals. An admission of wrong would make me (us) admire your place more as it would show you know you have room to improve, but fabricating and denial demonstrates little hope for positive changes. Working hard does not justify what happened. Admit a better job could have been done and at least show a tiny particle of remorse. Self righteousness doesn’t acknowledge a need to seek adoption over euthanasia, and other Humane Societies seek that higher standard. I challenge your agency to be more honest and seek these improvements.

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