"An innocent dog died today at Garland Animal Services. Director Diane Oaks ignored the pleas of several rescue organizations and killed the dog just because she could. There has been a history of unfortunately experiences between this facilty and the rescue community who works to save Garland animals.
January 4, a private rescuer was attempting to exit the momma dog and her newborn puppies from Garland ACC. As with reports about this shelter which only recently was forced to shut down their inhumane gas chamber, the incident was fraught with anxiety and mistake. The woman was in a hurry and reached to pick up the sore dog as she was being hastened out the door. This dog, who'd passed all temperament tests with flying colors, bit the woman in surprise.
The woman issued a written document stating the mishap was her own fault, that this dog who never even had a name or a chance at life was not at fault.
Pleads came in from the local community and from around the United States to save the dog. Diane Oaks was left multiple phone messages and emails sent unanswered to her government email address.
Reunion Rescue, Buddy's Rescue and Rehab as well as several others stepped forward with formal requests to take the dog into their program. Notes in the dog's official computer file, messages and requests to issue legal documents to pull the dog and messages left at the front desk were all ignored by Oaks and her staff.
Like so many of the shelters today, Garland is operating as if the dogs belong to them. They are killing, because they can. Today, they led this girl down the hall to her death as she wagged her tail and looked up at the staffer with a smile. This was not an aggressive dog and she did not deserve to die.
Two crimes were committed. A life was stolen, not only from this beautiful creature, but from the many people who fought around the clock to save her."
Cindy Marabito - Dallas PitBull Examiner http://www.examiner.com/pitbull-in-dallas/garland-texas-shelter-murders-a-dog-today-1