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6th Apr '17 9:45:55 PM nombretomado
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* Some WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts focusing mainly on [[PlutothePup Pluto]] will often have dog pounds being portrayed as prisons.

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* Some WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts focusing mainly on [[PlutothePup [[WesternAnimation/PlutoThePup Pluto]] will often have dog pounds being portrayed as prisons.
26th Mar '17 2:03:03 PM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'', the titular dog and cat Mittens are captured by an animal-control officer after an argument between them caused a scene. Bolt is rescued by Rhino en route to the shelter, but Mittens is impounded and fears she will never leave (as nobody will want to adopt her, [[spoiler: an abandoned, declawed housecat]]). Bolt then decides to break Mittens out that night with Rhino's help, which they do.
** Bit of a subversion: it's only a prison from Mittens' point of view. The staff aren't malicious by any measure, the shelter itself is quite clean, and a banner in the entryway is briefly seen promoting a "Pet Adoption Week".
** The dog catcher's van, on the other hand, is a clear parallel to a prison paddywagon, but one could chalk this up to RuleOfDrama.
* ''AllDogsGoToHeaven'' starts with Charlie breaking out of a dog pound, the whole sequence of which is treated like a typical jailbreak scene. In the next scene, another dog comments on Charlie's return with "Ain't you supposed to be on Death Row?"

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* In ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'', the titular dog and cat Mittens are captured by an animal-control officer after an argument between them caused a scene. Bolt is rescued by Rhino en route to the shelter, but Mittens is impounded and fears she will never leave (as nobody will want to adopt her, [[spoiler: an abandoned, declawed housecat]]). Bolt then decides to break Mittens out that night with Rhino's help, which they do.
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do. Bit of a subversion: it's only a prison from Mittens' point of view. The staff aren't malicious by any measure, the shelter itself is quite clean, and a banner in the entryway is briefly seen promoting a "Pet Adoption Week".
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Week". The dog catcher's van, on the other hand, is a clear parallel to a prison paddywagon, but one could chalk this up to RuleOfDrama.
* ''AllDogsGoToHeaven'' ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven'' starts with Charlie breaking out of a dog pound, the whole sequence of which is treated like a typical jailbreak scene. In the next scene, another dog comments on Charlie's return with "Ain't you supposed to be on Death Row?"



* ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' did this with a fish tank.
** Only from the point of view of the fish, though. The dentist really just wants to have some nice pets, and takes good care of them. The small children ARE bad for the fish, but only because they don't know how to treat them well.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' did this with a fish tank.
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tank. Only from the point of view of the fish, though. The dentist really just wants to have some nice pets, and takes good care of them. The small children ARE bad for the fish, but only because they don't know how to treat them well.









* The kennels in ''[[Literature/{{Bunnicula}} Howliday Inn]]'' are portrayed this way.
** This is, for the most part, yet another "from the animals' point of view" case, though with the interesting wrinkle of [[spoiler: one of the kennel workers actually being dangerous.]]

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* The kennels in ''[[Literature/{{Bunnicula}} Howliday Inn]]'' are portrayed this way.
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way. This is, for the most part, yet another "from the animals' point of view" case, though with the interesting wrinkle of [[spoiler: one of the kennel workers actually being dangerous.]]




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* Played with the Trap House in ''Literature/SurvivorDogs''. It's not a negative place however it is scary for dogs. Lucky describes it as unnaturally clean and it is an unpleasant place to be.






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* [=PBS's=] ''MarthaSpeaks'' dropped her in a pound once that was portrayed like this. Subverted, however, after she helps the other dogs escape: they all go back willingly, because they have nowhere to go, and the dogcatcher is doing the best he can to feed them and find them homes.

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* [=PBS's=] ''MarthaSpeaks'' ''WesternAnimation/MarthaSpeaks'' dropped her in a pound once that was portrayed like this. Subverted, however, after she helps the other dogs escape: they all go back willingly, because they have nowhere to go, and the dogcatcher is doing the best he can to feed them and find them homes.



* The WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry cartoon "Puttin' on the Dog" averts this by showing the dog pound as less like a prison and more like how it would be depicted in real life; the dogs don't seem to be suffering too much there.

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* The WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' cartoon "Puttin' on the Dog" averts this by showing the dog pound as less like a prison and more like how it would be depicted in real life; the dogs don't seem to be suffering too much there.
25th Mar '17 2:24:43 PM Quanyails
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* Played for laughs in ''[[VideoGame/Octodad Octodad: World's Dadliest Catch]].'' The titular character thinks aquariums are festering prisons of iniquity, and the one that his wife is writing a paper on really does have lax standards--which makes his trip there all the more nerve-wrecking.

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* Played for laughs in ''[[VideoGame/Octodad ''[[VideoGame/{{Octodad}} Octodad: World's Dadliest Catch]].'' The titular character Octodad thinks aquariums are festering prisons of iniquity, and the one that his wife is writing a paper on really does have lax standards--which makes his trip there all the more nerve-wrecking.
4th Feb '17 3:16:18 PM JMQwilleran
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* In the final episode of the eighth season of ''Series/MyCatFromHell'', "A Brave New Cat World," Jackson gives an extreme makeover to a cat shelter that very much gives off this vibe.
10th Nov '16 8:25:10 PM OnTheHillside
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** Also, it should be noted there's a scene where one of the dogs is executed (off-screen, since this is Disney) by having his brains blown out, which is probably why a lot of the dogs are scared.
3rd Nov '16 3:41:45 PM Masterweaver
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* Played for laughs in ''[[VideoGame/Octodad Octodad: World's Dadliest Catch]].'' The titular character thinks aquariums are festering prisons of iniquity, and the one that his wife is writing a paper on really does have lax standards--which makes his trip there all the more nerve-wrecking.
23rd Oct '16 4:57:36 AM DaibhidC
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* When Shaun is taken to the Animal Containment Centre in ''WesternAnimation/ShaunTheSheep: The Movie'', within fifteen seconds he passes a dog [[PrisonsAreGymnasiums pumping iron]] (well, a bone), a Siamese Franchise/HannibalLecter, a tortoise tallying days on the wall and a goldfish [[CaptivityHarmonica playing the harmonica]]. [[spoiler: After the defeat of DiabolicalDogcatcher Trumper, the rest of the staff convert it into a much nicer Animal Protection Centre]].
11th Oct '16 4:00:41 PM nombretomado
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* Some ClassicDisneyShorts focusing mainly on [[PlutothePup Pluto]] will often have dog pounds being portrayed as prisons.

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* Some ClassicDisneyShorts WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts focusing mainly on [[PlutothePup Pluto]] will often have dog pounds being portrayed as prisons.
26th Sep '16 8:17:50 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* Robert Downey, Sr's ''Film/{{Pound}}", especially since the animals are played by human actors!

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* Robert Downey, Sr's ''Film/{{Pound}}", ''Film/{{Pound}},'' especially since the animals are played by human actors!actors!
* ''Film/WhiteGod'' has a dog pound where stray mixed breed dogs are captured and kept in poor conditions. The manager denies putting dogs down, but we later see her doing so to one dog and scheduling the main dog Hagen for euthanization because on his injured foot. Eventually Hagen leads a prison break.
24th Sep '16 5:11:34 PM nombretomado
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* Dan has this view of animal shelters in an episode of ''DanVs''

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* Dan has this view of animal shelters in an episode of ''DanVs''''WesternAnimation/DanVs''
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