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Letter from Pets in Need staff alleges major errors led to puppy deaths

Original post made on Nov 12, 2021

The deaths of seven puppies while they were being transported by the nonprofit on Aug. 2 were caused by multiple senseless violations of law and protocol, according to a letter to the organization's board.

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Posted by Jon B
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Nov 12, 2021 at 2:25 pm

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I’m sure that all the staff involved feel terrible about this. That said, it was a mistake for the City of Palo Alto to turn the running of the Animal Shelter over to a nonprofit, instead of continuing on with the experienced staff that they had. I have been to the shelter recently, and the conditions (cleanliness, staff professionalism) are not up to par to what I had seen before pets in need took over from City staff. We can’t go back, but maybe one of the retired managers could be hired to assess conditions?


Posted by bkengland
a resident of Whisman Station
on Nov 12, 2021 at 2:26 pm

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This is alarming news, to say the least! I encourage Embarcadero Media to continue covering this active story as long as there's more to be done and answered for.


Posted by LongResident
a resident of another community
on Nov 12, 2021 at 5:55 pm

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So the puppies were sick at the other shelter. The other shelter puts dogs down when there are too many. If they had left the puppies they would have been put down. So shame on them for trying to save the puppies in the first place?


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