page will evolve only if reports received can be confirmed by eyewitness
Shelter Reform receives a request for help regarding an animal shelter,
we ascertain the facts first. All eyewitness testimony is kept strictly
confidential; we do not publicize eyewitness testimony without the
express permission of the witness. We are cautious not to make any
public statements about an animal shelter or shelter staff unless
we have evidence to back them up and/or they can be verified by
eyewitnesses willing to stand behind their claims. Anonymous reports
cannot be considered as anything more than hearsay and are therefore
worthless to help the animals. Anonymous reports and false statements
work only to hurt the cause and hinder reform efforts.
you have been a visitor to an animal shelter in the Hartford, CT
area, or if you have witnessed animal control officers in action
in the Hartford area, your input - positive or negative
- would be greatly appreciated. You may contact
Shelter Reform and either talk with us or we can put you in
touch with individuals working in your area. Any concerns and testimony
shared with Shelter Reform will be kept strictly confidential unless
you give us permission to share it.
are improving and will continue to improve for America's shelter
animals ONLY because of the courage of eyewitnesses willing to risk
all to bring the heartbreaking facts to light where they can finally
be properly dealt with and remedied. Most often truth telling must
be done publicly before local officials and politicians will come
on board to support needed improvements.
has been well-stated by one survivor of human atrocities, the only
thing that hurts worse than the abuse is the silence of the
you are a witness to animal mistreatment and/or abuse of any kind
anywhere, please don't hesitate to share what you know
with someone who can aid the victim(s).
checking back with us regarding this shelter!
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did the Hartford shelter come up on our radar?
March 23, 2010 Shelter Reform received a report about animal
mistreatment taking place at an animal shelter in Hartford,
CT. The eyewitness who sent us the report is unwilling to
stand behind the claims for fear of not being allowed to rescue
any more animals from the facility.
we hear this same story from too many rescuers. When witnesses
are unwilling to speak out, when they are intimidated by city
employees responsible for the shelter, the animals have no
one to advocate for them and the abuse continues.
easy to make emotional "drive-by" allegations. It's
much harder to step up, speak out and stand behind your claims...but
it's that kind of courage and moral resolve that mistreated
shelter animals need from their rescuers.
here to help witnesses find their voices.