Cuba, Missouri, Votes to Go No Kill

23 Jun

Rack up another milestone for the No Kill movement! Cuba, Missouri’s City Council (and their Mayor) has voted to officially go No Kill; another town on the list of those committing to re-homing all saveable pets.

This Missouri town has been working towards this goal for some time – and we’re told that thanks to the joint efforts of Lt. Paul Crow of the Cuba Police Department; Jeff Bouse, of Cuba Animal Control; Sue Rhoades, Director of Follow Me Home Animal Rescue & Sanctuary and the animal-loving citizens of Cuba, their dream has come to fruition.

An impressive step, for this small town. Bravo Cuba, keep up the good work!

Click here to check out the Cuba, Missouri Animal Control Facebook page.


7 Responses to “Cuba, Missouri, Votes to Go No Kill”

  1. Andrew D'Angelo August 4, 2011 at 5:30 pm #

    I was the person who originally contacted you about this event. But, there has been a new update:

    Since 6/21/11, the corrupt City Officials have failed/refused to cooperate with our group in every way possible (no return phone calls, letters, emails, personal contacts, etc). These officials include, but are not limited to, the City Attorney, Mayor and City Council.

    Further, Lt. Paul Crow orders the ACO to “read gas/water meters” instead of doing his assigned duties (caring for the dogs/the shelter) for the last 3 days of every month. Lt. Crow further prohibits the ACO to step foot inside the property and if he’s seen helping the dogs in any way he’s immediately terminated.

    I have photos from the degrading condition of the Shelter on Aug. 1, 2011…they would make you sick! I was assured (by City Officials) this would never happen again…but…it has.

    On 7/28/2011, the Mo. Dept. of Agr. made a surprise inspection, cited the City for all sorts of violations, and a certain time to “clear up the violations”. On 8/2/11, at the City Council meeting, a citizen spoke up and asked, “How come I see our ACO running around reading my meters instead of caring for the dogs like he’s supposed to? A short time later, the ACO was ordered to the Police Department and summarily fired without any warnings.

    Therefore, nobody has been caring for the animals for the past 2 days. Rescues had been arranged, but now the City has “closed the pound, temporarily, and nobody is able to get the dogs out apparently.” We are afraid that they will now just kill the remaining 7 dogs without hesitation.

    I found out they actually lied to everyone. They ordered the newspaper reporter not to print their vote, so the public wouldn’t know about it. They refused to further cooperate with us, because they didn’t want to go forward. I found out they actually held a secret meeting immediately after the public meeting on 6/21 and decided against going forward and basically removed any such item from their agenda and never told us…a little birdie found out about it.

    • Hannah Sentenac August 4, 2011 at 9:11 pm #

      I’m extremely disturbed to hear this. We will look into it further – has there been any indication given as to why they claimed to support No Kill and then took these contradictory actions?

      • Cee in Canada September 2, 2011 at 2:26 am #

        I am not a resident of the U.S. The only info I have is what I’ve read online. You would be best to contact the note’s author and rescue groups there.

        The only reason I know about it is because I saw the blog post and decided to find out more about Cuba going No-Kill, then came across those developments.

        I hope NKN can find out more and post some news, hopefully good, about the Cuba situation.

  2. Cee August 4, 2011 at 8:55 pm #

    Officials appear to be undermining their efforts and causing shelter animals to suffer. The past two months, it’s been reported that their ACO has been ordered to read water meters for three days at the end of each month. He was reportedly ORDERED to stay away from the shelter and not permitted to feed the animals there or clean their cages! Then they fired the ACO!

    The shelter’s Facebook page has been deactivated! Reports are that people are very worried about the welfare of animals & the arranged transfers will not take place!

    See note by Sue,

    • Hannah Sentenac August 4, 2011 at 9:09 pm #

      Hi Cee – That’s extremely disturbing to hear. Please keep us updated on the situation, and I will attempt to reach the Lt. as well.

  3. MJ September 22, 2011 at 10:44 am #

    Cee, can you contact me through We are both Canadians, and I want to see a No Kill Nation movement in Canada. I am finding it impossible to connect with no kill minded people in Canada.


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