Humane society sends message about surrendering animals

Humane society sends message about surrendering animals


EXPERIENCE FOR ONE LOCAL ORGANIZATION. SHERI: WVTM13’S LARISSA SCOTT ON THEIR MESSAGE TO THE COMMUNITY.>>IT IS VERY UNUSUAL. REPORTER: UNUSUAL FOR GREATER BIRMINGHAM HUMANE SOCIETY STAFF TO FIND A DOG TIED TO THE SIDE OF THEIR BUILDING.>>SHE’S TRAUMATIZED, THERE’S NO QUESTION ABOUT IT. AND SAD, AND CONFUSED. REPORTER: THE DOG, NAMED LYDIA, ABANDONED BY HER OWNER IN A WAY THE STAFF SAY THEY’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE.>>WHILE ADOPTERS WERE HERE, WHILE THE STAFF WAS HERE. LOTS OF PEOPLE SAW IT AND SAW REPORTER: CEO ALLISON BLACK CORNELIUS SAYS WHAT’S MOST FRUSTRATING IS THE HUMANE SOCIETY HAS A SURRENDER PROGRAM FOR THINGS JUST LIKE THIS.>>IF WE’RE GOING TO TAKER ANIMALS IN JUDGEMENT FREE IN THE SURRENDER AREA, WE EXPECT OWNERS TO WALK IN, GIVE US SOME HISTORY ON THE ANIMAL, SAY THE $15 SURRENDER FEE OR EXPLAIN THOROUGHLY WHY THY CANNOT. REPORTER: BLACK SAYS SHE HOPES THIS EXAMPLE SPARKS A CONVERSATION ON ANIMAL CRUELTY.>>THE LAST PHOTO WHERE YOU CAN SEE THE DOG LOOKING AT THE OWNER AS IF TO SORT OF SAY, WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE? REPORTER: SOMETHING THE HUMANE SOCIETY SAYS IT WON’T TOLERATE.>>IF YOU’RE GOING TO DRIVE YOUR CAR UP RIGHT THERE IN THE FRONT OF THE SHELTER AND PULL YOUR DOG OUT AND TAKE A ROPE AND TIE IT TO THE DOOR, THEN WE’RE PROBABLY GOING TO CALL YOU UP. WE’RE PROBABLY GOING TO SAY WHAT’S UP WITH THAT REPORTER: ALTHOUGH SHAKEN AND CONFUSED, HUMANE SOCIETY STAFF

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