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Review for Humane Society Of Shelby County, Columbiana, AL, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

This organization was involved in transporting dogs out of the state of alabama after the tornadoes of April 2011. Shelby Humane has repeatedly stated that they were pre-storm dogs, yet in some media reports they were called "Tornado Dogs." We have asked repeatedly for pictures and intake data on the dogs to make sure that no family pets were transported, and they refuse to comply.
Per their 990 they received govt. funding and per the Sunshine laws of Ala. they should respond to a FOIA request and they will not.
Most of all, there are people who are traumatized by the tornadoes, and by refusing to provide something so simple as pictures, they further traumatize individuals who can't find their dogs.
This has made the citizens question their actions even more. Our family has requested that no donations be given to this organization based on their behavior.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

working in the current situation of trying to locate missing pets.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Quickly provide pictures and information as requested by the public to show that there was no wrong doing and to verify that the dogs were pre tornado dogs. Most of all I would provide the information to help people who are so traumatized. I would also make sure that my determination letter was on this site.

Role:  General Member of the Public & Trying to help families with missing pets verify that their pets were not in the group moved out of state by this organization.