Forgotten shelter dog appears to have frozen to death in outdoor kennel run/Anything Made of Paper, That’s All

**What IDIOT leaves an animal in freezing weather?!?  I find this TOTALLY unacceptable!!!

Forgotten shelter dog appears to have frozen to death in outdoor kennel run [!!!]

FEBRUARY 19, 2013

Batman, an elderly pit bull, is dead today, the apparent victim of a fatal oversight which seems to have led to his untimely demise.

According to Tuesday’s WVEC News, the ten-year-old dog was somehow left outside in a dog run area at the Virginia Beach Animal Control Shelter on Sunday.

On Sunday night, as the temperatures plunged down to the low 20s, the forgotten dog was alone in the outdoor run, subjected to the bitter cold.

Late Monday morning, a shelter volunteer discovered Batman’s unresponsive body. Though CPR was attempted, it was too late and Batman could not be brought back.

Now, an investigation is underway by the Virginia Beach Police Department to see exactly what went wrong. As part of the investigation, the facility’s policies and procedures will be reviewed to see if they were followed, and if anything needs to be changed.

A necropsy is being performed to determine the exact cause of Batman’s death.


The story doesn’t say why Batman was at this shelter, turned in, victim of a seizure, victim of dog fighting ring, etc. What this rather brief article does state is that Batman is a victim of mis-management and negligence at the very place that is suppose to be giving this dog shelter and I find this totally unacceptable.

Kind of like taking in animals as a “rescue” and then stacking plastic kennels in an un-insulated storage shed without heat outside in 17 degree weather…It’s called heartless, un-caring, a ‘fake rescue’ in the ‘name of rescue’ and reason for a huge animal cruelty case!!!-considering that the ‘playing field’ would be the same in this legal cat chasing the mouse game of wrongful animal seizure now isn’t it?!?-doubtful it will be prosecuted and if it is, would they find anyone guilty no matter how outrageous this is!?!

But oh…

“A necropsy is being performed to determine the exact cause of Batman’s death.”

…Please tell how the exact cause of Batman’s death will change the fact that this dog was left outside in a dog run in below freezing weather, would not still be considered a victim of neglect!?! Other places are seized where no one committed INTENTIONAL animal cruelty; they usually will lose the case against them, is any different than this, where no one intentionally neglected Batman…or did they?!?

If the dog had not died, it is likely he would be so close to death, they would likely have euthanized him anyway; putting him out of his misery and ‘sweeping this neglect under the carpet’ and hoping no one would ever find out. Frankly, I wonder if leaving animals out in the cold would lead to an excuse to euthanize them with their now elevated ‘suffering’ and done as a claim of “mercey killing”. Euthanisa should be considered a last resort; at that point, I imagine, it would have been. ~RIP Batman

“Disclaimer connected to this blog…Things said are of my opinion and the opinion of others…Stay tuned…There will be more…  Hear me Roar -B

~ by topcatsroar on February 21, 2013.

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