Spindletop

  • Sanctuary without standards

    Sanctuary without standards

    I saw the whiteboard at the city shelter, proudly declaring they had found rescues to take in nearly a thousand animals so far this year. Impressive? Certainly, but it did make me wonder — where are they all going? The shelter I work for in rural New Mexico has a policy of only routinely transferring […]

  • Hundreds of dogs seized in Texas Pit Bull sanctuary raid

    Hundreds of dogs seized in Texas Pit Bull sanctuary raid

    Opened in 1985, Spindletop Pit Bull Refuge in Willis, Texas, was meant to be a sanctuary for society’s most misunderstood dog breed. But a raid on the facility July 17 revealed the facility was anything but for the dogs that lived — and died — there. “It was definitely not a sanctuary. Definitely not,” Brandon […]