Knoxville, Tennessee – The Pet Pardons organization released an urgent bulletin Wednesday asking the public for their help in finding a home for Kasidy, a young pregnant female Labrador-Mix who will have her puppies removed by cesarian section and euthanized tomorrow at the Young-Williams Animal Shelter unless immediate action is taken to save her and her future newborns.
Kasidy’s unborn puppies are in critical danger of being put down after being forcibly delivered by cesarian section due to a bizarre and unnecessary policy that is being followed by staff at the Young-Williams Animal Shelter.
Even though rescues have stepped forward to take Kasidy into their care, the shelter will not allow her to be rescued and instead will engage in what could very easily be called a mass canine abortion of her puppies. Taken from Kasidy’s Pet Pardons profile, the following information has been collected.
This is sweet Kasidy, a pregnant Black Lab mix almost full term but if her pups are not born within 4 days of her being turned in to the shelter (Wednesday, the 7th is their last day) in Knoxville at YWAC they will be taken by C-section and euthanized on day 5 in spite of the fact that they are fully developed. Kasidy was found in Lake City/Clinton area by Connie Wray while wandering the streets, she took her to the shelter but was not told the fate of the puppies now she is told that policy will not allow anyone to help the pups. No individual, rescue or otherwise will be allowed to save the babies. Unknowing Kasidy greets everyone that passes her kennel begging for love and attention, if her babies are as sweet natured as their momma some very lucky people could have great additions to their families.
Members of the Pet Pardons community are given daily Facebook bulletins and updates, allowing them to share the stories of pets in need or even take direct action to adopt or donate money to save the life of the pet. The reasons for how these animals end up in shelters are as numerous as the reasons why there are so many dedicated volunteers working hard every day to save innocent lives.
The Pet Pardons Facebook application has been responsible for the successful adoption of over 10,000 pets since its launch in December of 2010 and has amassed over 370,000 followers on Facebook who are ready to help advocate for an animal in need at a moment’s notice.
Pet Pardons allows its members to help pets by clicking the “Advocate” button on each pet’s profile, which places the pet’s bulletin on the user’s wall, allowing others to see the pet and advocate for it. As the number of shares increases, so do the chances of the pet being viewed by someone who can help or adopt.
Kasidy needs your help in urging the staff at the Young-Williams Animal Shelter to change their needless kill policy and the practice of forced delivery abortions on full term and adoptable babies. Without a large public outcry, and a show of support for Kasidy and her babies this policy will not change and the unthinkable will happen. An email and phone call campaign has begun today and those pulling for Kasidy are asking that concerned individuals and advocates take action and use the following contact information:
Young-Williams Animal Center
3201 Division Street
Knoxville, TN 37919
Young-Williams Animal Village
6400 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
Pet Pardons educates the public about pet overpopulation, focusing on the importance of adoption and spay/neuter. By shining a light on the reality for shelter pets, people are becoming aware of the problem, and therefore, getting involved in the solution. As each amazing pet is featured, users are able to see their faces, connect with their stories, and advocate to save their lives.
Pet and animal advocacy can sometimes be a very emotional process. Volunteers place animals into the Pet Pardons application in hopes that they will be adopted into loving homes, not so that the shelters will be targeted and harassed. Please help the pets by not engaging in this type of behavior, as it hurts them far more than it helps them.
Kasidy currently has 1 advocate on the Pet Pardons application, and could use a lot more, especially those who would be willing to supply transportation to a new forever home if needed.
If you are interested in learning more about Kasidy or you would like to advocate for her, please click right here to go straight to her Pet Pardons profile.
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