Ashamed this is happening in my state.
FOX 23 in Oklahoma reports that the pound in Bristow shoots pets for convenience and that the mayor is aware of the method being used to kill the animals. Local animal advocates told The Daily Beast that a city employee digs a large hole behind the water treatment facility (where the pound is located) and the ACO drags dogs from the pound, throws them into the hole then shoots them with a small caliber pistol. When the pit gets filled with dogs, the worker covers it over and digs a new one. The ACO reportedly has sole discretion on which dogs he chooses to kill and how long they get to live before he does. The mayor says that shooting dogs is legal under OK law and he is utterly baffled as to why anyone cares:
When reached by phone Wednesday, Bristow’s mayor Leonard Washington admitted the city—some 33 miles southwest of Tulsa—was dragging poor…
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