Saturday, October 16, 2010

Providence Animal Control under fire

By Kathryn Sotnik, WPRI

Group sues, claims dog was killed without cause

Animal activists gathered in Providence Saturday to protest alleged abuses at Providence Animal Control.
Members of Defenders of Animals and Friends of the Attleboro Animal Shelter picketed Providence City Hall Saturday afternoon to protest the city facility.
Defenders of Animals has filed a lawsuit against Providence Animal Control alleging that a pitbull was recently euthanized without cause.
Dennis Tabella says Tyson the pitbull got away from his owners and was put down without Animal Control staff following the proper procedures, including looking for the dog's owners and a waiting period of five days.
Tabella and other members believe Tyson was killed simply for being a pitbull and that other animals have suffered the same fate. They hope their lawsuit will help bring a change in leadership and practices to the facility.
Providence Animal Control says Tyson was put down because he was suffering from the Parvo virus but Tabella rejects this claim.
Providence Animal Control was contacted several times Saturday for comment on this story, but no one returned a call to Eyewitness News.

2 comments:

  1. I want to know the outcome here. This is very disturbing that an ACO would take it upon himself to end this dogs life. SHAME ON PROVIDENCE. Rest in peace, innocent dog. You have your whole life ahead of you until some burned out angry man killed you for no good reason.

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  2. I want to know the outcome here. This is very disturbing that an ACO would take it upon himself to end this dogs life. SHAME ON PROVIDENCE. Rest in peace, innocent dog. You have your whole life ahead of you until some burned out angry man killed you for no good reason.

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