Around 70 Dogs Killed Wednesday at Ch...

Around 70 Dogs Killed Wednesday at Cheyenne Animal Shelter

There are 12 comments on the KGWN Cheyenne story from May 3, 2006, titled Around 70 Dogs Killed Wednesday at Cheyenne Animal Shelter. In it, KGWN Cheyenne reports that:

Cheyenne Animal Shelter euthanized dozens of dogs to rid the shelter of Canine Influenza.

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United States

#1 May 4, 2006
This is very sad as it was so unnecessary. Didn't see the greyhound racing communities in various states respond in such a harsh manner did you? They have been dealing with it for alot longer time and until now I thought they were the cruelest lot on the planet.

United States

#2 May 8, 2006
I'm astonished to read this headline. This appears to be an unnecessarily extreme response to a problem. I owned one of the largest boarding kennels in northern California for 30 years. Believe me, there are FAR better ways to deal with this kind of issue. I'm sorry that 70 innocent lives were brutally snuffed out because the person in charge was inadequate to the task. And, let me guess, were these poor dogs gassed too?

Niceville, FL

#3 May 10, 2006
I haven't even moved to cheyenne yet. I was thinking of adopting a dog when I arrived. I guess when the murderers finally open back up and start leting people adopt more dogs.....i definately won't be going there. So if I got HIV....WOULD THE DOCTOR KILL ME????? B/c we dont have a vaccine for that??? I already hate this Town and I am not there yet!!!

Durango, CO

#4 May 13, 2006
Yeah it seems like not adopting a dog from the shelter will help the dogs out a lot. Great thinking than the dogs can just be euthanized because of lack of homes for them. Do you not see supporting an animal shelter by adopting helps the innocent animals?
So punish the people but it is the animals that will suffer because of you.

Boulder, CO

#5 May 20, 2006
I am an Animal Control Officer in Colorado and I was absolutely horrified by this. To euthanize that many dogs for a disease that is easily treated by antibiotics and prevented by better cleaning protocol and quarantine is disgusting. And I'm curious to know how many of those dogs were stray and still waiting for an owner to come and get them? There are laws for holding animals for a certain time before a decision can be made about adoption or euthanasia. How many people in Cheyenne have now lost their beloved pet forever because lazy shelter workers euthanized them instead of treating them with simple drugs? This situation is a tragedy. The shelter I work for has quarantined all dogs with possible exposure, stepped up cleaning efforts, and is keeping all new strays separate. Sounds fairly simple right? It is! Lazy, lazy,lazy! Everyone involved should be fired immediately. Their job is to help, treat and save as many animals as possible. They obviously chose the easy way out and for that they should be punished. Shame on you all!

Rock Springs, WY

#6 Nov 20, 2006
That is bullshit!!!!!!!!!! I lost my dog and if you killed my dog because of this fucked thing that you guys could have treated i will be pissed, and what the hell do you have that job for if all you do is kill all of the dogs any wayz. I had a friend who had lost two of there pets and when they went there and asked for there animal you said that you didn't have it and when they checked it was in your animal shelter for adoption, if you can't take care of them then why do you lie about there dog when that is one less dog to take care of? You need to be shut down ifg that is how you get rid of these problems that are so easy to be fixed!!!!!!!!!! How could another stray dog be replaced for the dog that they fell in love with, that they will never have again? huh, how do they get that bond back?
lisa laramie wyoming

Cheyenne, WY

#7 Apr 2, 2007
Jessica wrote:
I haven't even moved to cheyenne yet. I was thinking of adopting a dog when I arrived. I guess when the murderers finally open back up and start leting people adopt more dogs.....i definately won't be going there. So if I got HIV....WOULD THE DOCTOR KILL ME????? B/c we dont have a vaccine for that??? I already hate this Town and I am not there yet!!!
hi there, my name is Lisa and i would agree with u!!! i just wanted u to know that there is a wonderful animal shelter here in Laramie not even a hour from there. if u would like to know where my email is [email protected]
linda Cheyenne WY

Cheyenne, WY

#9 May 16, 2011
What is the matter with you people at the shelter? You are there to save and protect these animals, not to kill them because its easier to solve the problem at hand. I was horrified to read this, and this is the second time I have heard of this shelter killing dozens of dogs to solve a problem that meds could have taken care of. Whomever is running this shelter does not have the compassion to work with animals and go to any length to save them, not destroy them! I used to support this shelter, but that is over unless they get a different person in charge!!! You are there to SAVE animals, not KILL them!!!!!!!!!!

Union City, GA

#11 Apr 24, 2012
Animal controls are not there to "save" animals - they are there to protect the public from rabies, AND house unwanted animals - if no one adopts those unwanted animals, they are euthanized.

Why does the dog breeders' No Kill agenda keep trying to turn the nation's animal controls into pet stores or "adoption centers".

They are taxpayer funded animal CONTROL Facilities.


Rock Springs, WY

#12 Mar 1, 2017
Although this is an old story it's now happening again.
2 dogs had Parvo. Now they are going to destroy all the dogs and replace them with rescues and other shelters dogs so they can start fresh. I am disgusted.

Cheyenne, WY

#13 Apr 7, 2017
Fkkk wy and i oray the human shelter workers get brain caner and die a slow death you a hole

Cheyenne, WY

#14 Apr 13, 2017
Good point.

I have noticed that, at least in other cities, there is a difference between something like the "Humane Society" and "Rabies Control". I have learned that, if I am having a problem with an aggressive dog, to call rabies control over humane society because they take it much more seriousely.

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