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14th Dec '15 10:35:27 AM MHarrington
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* 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.
14th Dec '15 10:30:09 AM MHarrington
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This is especially the case with TalkingAnimal cartoons, where pounds are depicted as little more than prisons full of animal inmates "serving time" for some alleged misdemeanor offense and hoping to one day see the warm sun and blue skies again. In extreme cases, depictions may even echo [[WorldWarTwo Nazi concentration camps]] with {{Diabolical Dogcatcher}}s deliberately hunting down and impounding household pets by the hundreds (as one New York City pound became infamous for during the 1800's) to be "[[ReleasedToElsewhere put to sleep]]", never to see their beloved family again unless they immediately stage some kind of [[GreatEscape daring jailbreak]].
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This is especially the case with TalkingAnimal cartoons, where pounds are depicted as little more than prisons full of animal inmates "serving time" for some alleged misdemeanor offense and hoping to one day see the warm sun and blue skies again. In extreme cases, depictions may even echo [[WorldWarTwo Nazi concentration camps]] with {{Diabolical Dogcatcher}}s deliberately hunting down and impounding innocent household pets by the hundreds (as one New York City pound became infamous for during the 1800's) 1800s) to be "[[ReleasedToElsewhere put to sleep]]", never to see their beloved family again unless they immediately stage some kind of [[GreatEscape daring jailbreak]].
30th Nov '15 5:17:05 PM LongLiveRock
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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.
21st Nov '15 8:36:48 AM nombretomado
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* The title character of ''{{Opus}}'' was imprisoned in the local dog pound at one point. It was PlayedForLaughs, with the storyline spoofing various PrisonTropes (and the inmates' reaction to a ''penguin'' in their midst). He was released after a short time, once his owner paid his fine. See ''BloomCounty''.
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* The title character of ''{{Opus}}'' was imprisoned in the local dog pound at one point. It was PlayedForLaughs, with the storyline spoofing various PrisonTropes (and the inmates' reaction to a ''penguin'' in their midst). He was released after a short time, once his owner paid his fine. See ''BloomCounty''.''ComicStrip/BloomCounty''.
9th Nov '15 11:52:45 AM JMQwilleran
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* In "Dog's Best Friend" from ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', Pal imagines Amigo in a pound that is essentially an animal prison. -->'''Amigo''': All we eat are vegetables and there are baths three times a day. I don't know how much more I can take. I'm innocent, Pal. -->'''Nemo''': Time's up, liver lips. Move along or it's [[ConeOfShame the cone]] for you.
15th Aug '15 4:45:51 PM Pikatwig
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** 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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** Bit of a subversion: it's only a prison from Mittens' point of view. The staff aren't malicious by any measure,the measure, the shelter itself is quite clean, and a banner in the entryway is briefly seen promoting a "Pet Adoption Week".
10th Jun '15 4:45:11 PM eroock
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-->--'''Chance''', ''Film/HomewardBoundTheIncredibleJourney''
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-->--'''Chance''', -->-- '''Chance''', ''Film/HomewardBoundTheIncredibleJourney''
2nd Jun '15 5:36:05 AM Dravencour
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This is especially the case with TalkingAnimal cartoons, where pounds are depicted as little more than prisons full of animal inmates "serving time" for some alleged misdemeanor offense and hoping to one day see the warm sun and blue skies again. In extreme cases, depictions may even echo [[WorldWarTwo Nazi concentration camps]] with diabolical dog-catchers deliberately hunting down and impounding household pets by the hundreds (as one New York City pound became infamous for during the 1800's) to be "[[ReleasedToElsewhere put to sleep]]", never to see their beloved family again unless they immediately stage some kind of [[GreatEscape daring jailbreak]].
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This is especially the case with TalkingAnimal cartoons, where pounds are depicted as little more than prisons full of animal inmates "serving time" for some alleged misdemeanor offense and hoping to one day see the warm sun and blue skies again. In extreme cases, depictions may even echo [[WorldWarTwo Nazi concentration camps]] with diabolical dog-catchers {{Diabolical Dogcatcher}}s deliberately hunting down and impounding household pets by the hundreds (as one New York City pound became infamous for during the 1800's) to be "[[ReleasedToElsewhere put to sleep]]", never to see their beloved family again unless they immediately stage some kind of [[GreatEscape daring jailbreak]].
24th May '15 8:20:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''HotelForDogs''. "At least it's better than the pound." Also presents pound workers gloating about euthanising dogs after a day, just to drive the point home.
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* ''HotelForDogs''.''Film/HotelForDogs''. "At least it's better than the pound." Also presents pound workers gloating about euthanising dogs after a day, just to drive the point home.

* An early episode of ''EerieIndiana'' involved a dog pound, and a boy whose dental bracers could detect (and translate) the dogs' language. It was implied that an ominous room at the end of the hall was where they put dogs to sleep, and the dogs were organizing some kind of rebellion. * In ''MarriedWithChildren'', when Buck runs away and ends up in the pound, it's very prison-ish, complete with harmonica-playing pooch and a "religious" pup ready to administer the last rites. * In an episode of ''{{Wishbone}}'', Wishbone is placed in the pound after having been found without his collar. He initially views it like this, but then he falls in love with a female dog there. At this point, his owner shows up and provides an UnwantedRescue.
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* An early episode of ''EerieIndiana'' ''Series/EerieIndiana'' involved a dog pound, and a boy whose dental bracers could detect (and translate) the dogs' language. It was implied that an ominous room at the end of the hall was where they put dogs to sleep, and the dogs were organizing some kind of rebellion. * In ''MarriedWithChildren'', ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'', when Buck runs away and ends up in the pound, it's very prison-ish, complete with harmonica-playing pooch and a "religious" pup ready to administer the last rites. * In an episode of ''{{Wishbone}}'', ''Series/{{Wishbone}}'', Wishbone is placed in the pound after having been found without his collar. He initially views it like this, but then he falls in love with a female dog there. At this point, his owner shows up and provides an UnwantedRescue.

* Averted in a ''{{Scamp}}'' comic where after spending an entire day trying to find a place to cool off on a hot summer day, Scamp gets sent to the pound, where the dogs there have built an escape tunnel ([[ContinuityNod which appears to be the same one they were working on in the movie]]), but stay anyways because it is nice and cool inside.
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* Averted in a ''{{Scamp}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Scamp}}'' comic where after spending an entire day trying to find a place to cool off on a hot summer day, Scamp gets sent to the pound, where the dogs there have built an escape tunnel ([[ContinuityNod which appears to be the same one they were working on in the movie]]), but stay anyways because it is nice and cool inside.

* ''{{Garfield}}'' got into this once, spoofing some prison tropes when Garfield got picked up accidentally.
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* ''{{Garfield}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' got into this once, spoofing some prison tropes when Garfield got picked up accidentally.

* In the WebComic ''SkinHorse'', the "Wild Things" StoryArc. Talking dog Sweetheart [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/skinhorse/series.php?view=archive&chapter=31156 ends up in custody]] after attempting to get in touch with her wild side and go on a rampage [[spoiler: by brazenly defying a "Keep off the grass" sign and actually ''spilling coffee'' on someone's lawn]]. Oh, the caninity.
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* In the WebComic ''SkinHorse'', ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'', the "Wild Things" StoryArc. Talking dog Sweetheart [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/skinhorse/series.php?view=archive&chapter=31156 ends up in custody]] after attempting to get in touch with her wild side and go on a rampage [[spoiler: by brazenly defying a "Keep off the grass" sign and actually ''spilling coffee'' on someone's lawn]]. Oh, the caninity.
21st May '15 5:52:43 PM nombretomado
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** [[WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies1980s The pilot]] had the dogs run a secret adoption network from the pound, a la ''HogansHeroes''. Naturally, comparing the pound to a Nazi stalag didn't suit the networks, so for the series proper it became a benevolent animal shelter. The evil Katrina Stoneheart wants nothing more than to see all canines rounded up, but Holly knows better, and helps the resident canines see every lost dog given to a better home.
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** [[WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies1980s The pilot]] had the dogs run a secret adoption network from the pound, a la ''HogansHeroes''.''Series/HogansHeroes''. Naturally, comparing the pound to a Nazi stalag didn't suit the networks, so for the series proper it became a benevolent animal shelter. The evil Katrina Stoneheart wants nothing more than to see all canines rounded up, but Holly knows better, and helps the resident canines see every lost dog given to a better home.
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