Yesterday I received a video about Forrest City, Arkansas Animal Shelter and we’ve all heard some horrors about some of the shelters out there; descriptions, pictures, videos, and it makes up angry, pisses us off, hurts us but I want to warn you, if you watch this video which I’ve posted below, it is extremely graphic!

Since this video was originally released there have been some improvements and the volunteers work hard and one volunteer, Gay Schwartz admits there’s been improvement since the video went public but she’s not sure the problem has been eliminated and until they’re satisfied they will continue to fight. For change, you need support and for support you need to have the “powers that be” care enough to do something.

Mayor Gordon McCoy denied the video as truth and continues to deny but if you go to the site for the Forrest City Humane Society – HERE – you will see many more videos, media links, articles and statements.

Below the video is a list of contacts as well as a link to a Facebook group.

I will tell you that I literally got sick just minutes into the video.ย  I have never seen such horrific images one after another after another; sick, dead and dying dogs just left, dogs starved and forced to cannibalize their kennel-mates, dogs left without food and water for as long as 40 hours, kennels filled with feces, vomit, blood and more.ย  These video clips and pictures were taken through much of 2009 and show that conditions continued with no improvement. You will wonder if you are looking at scenes from a third world county!

You watch the video, go to the website and look at the information there, check out the group on Facebook and you decide then you can decide if you want to take the time to call, email and write to the contacts listed below to express your outrage that anything like this ever happened and ask what is being done to make sure it isn’t still happening and won’t happen again!


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Facebook Group – Forrest City Area Humane Society & Save the Forrest City Area Humane Society

Contact Information
City Hall
Mayor Gordon McCoy

224 North Rosser
Forrest City, AR 72335
City of Forrest City website

City council members:
Ward 1, Position 1
Henry Peacock
P.O. Box 224
Forrest City, AR 72336

Ward 1, Position 2
Cecil Twillie
701 W. Sharpe Street
Forrest City, AR 72335

Ward 2, Position 1
Mary Jeffers
607 Meanus
Forrest City, AR 72335

Ward 2, Position 2
Louise Fields
622 Mann Street
Forrest City, AR 72335

Ward 3, Position 1
Steve Hollowell
P.O. Box 1203
Forrest City, AR 72336

Ward 3, Position 2
Danny Capps
425 N. Washington
Forrest City, AR 72335

Ward 4, Position 1
Glenn Shepherd
141 Old Madison Road
Forrest City, AR 72335

Ward 4, Position 2
Chris Oswalt
429 East Street Forrest City, AR 72335

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