We the undersigned demand a full investigation into Maricopa County Animal Care and Control and it's Director Rodrigo Silva for cruelty and mismanagement.
Among other things we charge that animals are left to suffer without adequate medical care, animals are "lost," animals are put down even after rescues have offered to pull them, animals are not fed adequate amounts of food and are often without water, there's a climate of bullying toward anyone that wants to speak out or try to change the situation, people that are "afraid" of dogs are doing evaluations and misclassifying the dog so that it results in the dog being put down. For example they're labeling 3 months old puppies as S-5 aggressive. They put one bowl of food into a kennel with 6 puppies and then label the puppies food aggressive. They'll evaluate a small dog with a 100 lb. dog and then they'll put down the small dog because it's "fearful." They're putting dogs down even when they have room for them. These allegations are just a small example of what's going on in those Houses of Horror and are by no means the only abuses being carried out. We also request that Maricopa County implement a plan to become a No Kill facility. We also suspect misappropriation of funds and donations not going where they're supposed to be going.