We’re speaking out against Animal Control of Worcester County, Md. after news reports that the agency had trapped and killed pet cats without keeping the cats for the required 10-day holding period or determining whether the cats had owners.

This heartbreaking situation is a prime example of a shelter system that is truly broken and not accountable to its constituents. Being killed in an animal pound or shelter is the leading documented cause of death for cats in the United States—7 out of every 10 cats taken to shelters are killed there. No cat is safe—stray, feral or pet.

We join the neighborhood in their outrage and we are investigating this situation and calling for changes in the shelter’s practices and management.

Read the Press Release.