After being deluged with calls from people concerned with Facebook posts about police officers beating dogs, it appears that Eldon, Missouri city officials are finally taking notice. There are reports that Eldon Police say they have asked the Missouri Highway Patrol to look into the alleged abuse.
Saving Dogs of Missouri’s face book posts described an incident of horrific abuse by a police officer and an animal control officer. They say a male dog and a female dog were placed in the same kennel and they mated. Two officers got the male on a catch pole then tried to force the dogs apart by beating and terrorizing them. It is said that they caused traumatic injury to the dog's genitals, ripping them. The male and female dogs were then both driven to a local vet where they were euthanized.
Rene Ward of the Friends of Eldon Animals says the shocking incident happened in October 2012. She said her organization used to work closely with the city animal control to get dogs out of the shelter and to care for the homeless animals but that had changed in recent months. And, animal rescuers say the city no longer lets them volunteer at the shelter. The city also changed their phones and all calls to the shelter go through the police department now.
Saving Dogs of Missouri and other animal care organizations were outraged when they heard of the incident . They sent out Facebook posts and emails asking animal lovers, citizens and animal rescuers to attend an Eldon Board of Aldermen meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8.
Concerned parties are still urged to attend the meeting.
STAND UP FOR THE DOGS OF ELDON POUND AND ATTEND THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING IN ELDON JANUARY 8, AT 6:00 PM. at the blue Y bldg, located on the edge of town on Y Hwy. at the double gates to the city animal pound.
City of Eldon, Missouri Phone 573.392.2291
Mayor Ronald Bly 573.392.2291 Ext. 232 Email: email@example.com
Eldon City Marshall Rodney Fair ( Heads up Police Dept)
Phone: 573-392-9111 Fax: Fax 573-392-3607
Visit Saving Dogs of Missouri's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/messages/savingdogsofmo
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