To see all current updates and links to all news stories as well as the protest, and much more, please visit our main page dedicated to the cause, http://www.pbatn.org/?page_id=1008
Our protest is scheduled for July 28th at 12pm at the Lewisburg City Square. Please see above link for more info on the protest.
All Media Inquiries Can Be Directed To :
Ronnie Van Zant
President/Founder of Pit Bull Awareness of Tennessee
Over the last year, Lewisburg Animal Shelter has had many faults in its daily functions. They have refused to allow volunteers to assist them in the facility, refused to install much needed equipment, refused to repair the failing structure which has left animals within the facility open to the elements, and much more.
The most recent atrocity to occur, which has happened multiple times, they have put down every sponsored dog in their facility. They refuse to release why they continue this practice to this day. The dogs put down on July 18 2012 all had commits to be saved from the shelter. This makes no sense, because someone was rescuing all the dogs in the shelters care, paying the adoption fee, and relinquishing any responsibility from the shelter. Instead, they used tax payer money to put down every single dog!
This is an abuse of power and abuse of tax payers money. We are demanding an investigation into the practices of Lewisburg Animal Shelter and the city council who is making these decisions.
This is animal abuse by the ones we pay taxes to and charge with caring for animals in their facility.
Please let them know we demand explanations as to why they kill dogs.
We understand they are a kill shelter, but if a dog has a commit that very day, then it should not have been put down, much less an entire commited population.
And if they do have a reason, they need to be able to provide legal documentation as to their decisions and the findings that lead up to that decision. By law, they are required. And as well as documentation, they are required to keep part of the animals body and send it off the state for testing if it is a facility wide outbreak. So they have to answer and prove why they murdered every animal in their facility, multiple times before now as well.
By signing this petition, it sends an email to everyone involved in this decision. Further more, you can contact the people directly involved by the info below :
Willard Cates, Animal Control Officer
Tommy Engram, City Manager
Barbara Woods, Mayor
131 East Church Street
P.O. Box 1968
Lewisburg, TN 37091