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13th Jun '18 11:22:24 PM MHarrington
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* ''Film/MouseHunt'' had the [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII doggy concentration camp]] variety. And yes, we see a kitten getting gassed for absolutely no reason.

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* ''Film/MouseHunt'' had the [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII doggy concentration camp]] variety. And yes, we see a kitten getting gassed for absolutely no reason. And the little girl that owned the kitty being dragged away, kicking and screaming.
3rd Mar '18 3:23:13 PM SeizureFerret
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* ''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.

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* ''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 of his injured foot. Eventually Hagen leads a prison break.
28th Jan '18 11:33:00 AM TrevMUN
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* In ''Film/HomewardBoundTheIncredibleJourney'', the animal shelter is initially portrayed like this -- [[WrongGenreSavvy but only from the animals' point of view]], as it's revealed that [[spoiler: the shelter was trying to contact their owners, and had the animals ''not'' escaped they would have been reunited sooner]]. They also removed the porcupine quills lodged in Chance's face. Chance himself was rescued from a pound by his owner, which probably explains his severe hatred of "that bad place".

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* In ''Film/HomewardBoundTheIncredibleJourney'', the animal shelter is initially portrayed like this -- [[WrongGenreSavvy this--[[WrongGenreSavvy but only from the animals' point of view]], as it's revealed that [[spoiler: the shelter was trying to contact their owners, and had the animals ''not'' escaped [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot they would have been reunited sooner]].sooner]]]]. They also removed the porcupine quills lodged in Chance's face. Chance himself was rescued from a pound by his owner, which probably explains his severe hatred of "that bad place".



* ''WesternAnimation/RoadRovers'' first shows Hunter and Muzzle in a pound. The structure of the building is prison-like, but the two pound workers seen are kind to the dogs, with Hunter clearly expecting to play and getting his ears scratched. Though Hunter and Muzzle are scheduled for euthanasia, it's because Hunter is at the end of the six-week waiting period for that pound (a sad measure some shelters have to take because often there is just not enough space). For Muzzle, one of the workers mentions 'finally getting word to put the crazy [dog] down', indicating there was some sort of evaluation process. [[note]]Muzzle shows himself to be ''extremely'' dangerous on the Road Rovers' missions, with it being implied he ''eats'' some of Parvo's mutants. His first assignment, he takes on a whole room of of Zachary Storm's armed mercenaries -and wins.[[/note]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/RoadRovers'' first shows Hunter and Muzzle in a pound. The structure of the building is prison-like, but the two pound workers seen are kind to the dogs, with Hunter clearly expecting to play and getting his ears scratched. Though Hunter and Muzzle are scheduled for euthanasia, it's because Hunter is at the end of the six-week waiting period for that pound (a sad measure some shelters have to take because often there is just not enough space). For Muzzle, one of the workers mentions 'finally getting word to put the crazy [dog] down', indicating there was some sort of evaluation process. [[note]]Muzzle shows himself to be ''extremely'' dangerous on the Road Rovers' missions, with it being implied he ''eats'' some of Parvo's mutants. His first assignment, he takes on a whole room of of Zachary Storm's armed mercenaries -and mercenaries--and wins.[[/note]]


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* This trope might explain a particularly annoying phenomenon on YouTube, in which videos from veterinary clinics, animal shelters, zoos and wildlife rehabilitation centers get ''plagued'' with angry accusations of animal abuse. In the case of zoos and wildlife rehab centers, there will also be demands to set free whatever animals are seen in the video, lamenting how sad it is to see them "trapped in a cage." The people who write these comments often care very little for an animal's circumstances, preferring to view ''any'' human interaction with animals as inherently cruel.
22nd Jan '18 9:08:20 PM Angeldeb82
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* ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy'', the pilot episode "Big House Blues".

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* ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', with the pilot episode "Big House Blues".
22nd Jan '18 9:07:13 PM Angeldeb82
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Probably related to the [[PlayingWithSyringes Sadistic Science Lab]] and [[TheydCutYouUp the fear of winding up there]], and the OrphanageOfFear.

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Probably related to the [[PlayingWithSyringes Sadistic Science Lab]] and [[TheydCutYouUp [[TheyWouldCutYouUp the fear of winding up there]], and the OrphanageOfFear.



* 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]].

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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]].Centre.]]



* In ''Film/HomewardBoundTheIncredibleJourney'', the animal shelter is initially portrayed like this -- [[WrongGenreSavvy but only from the animals' point of view]], as it's revealed that [[spoiler: the shelter was trying to contact their owners, and had the animals ''not'' escaped they would have been reunited sooner.]] They also removed the porcupine quills lodged in Chance's face. Chance himself was rescued from a pound by his owner, which probably explains his severe hatred of "that bad place".

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* In ''Film/HomewardBoundTheIncredibleJourney'', the animal shelter is initially portrayed like this -- [[WrongGenreSavvy but only from the animals' point of view]], as it's revealed that [[spoiler: the shelter was trying to contact their owners, and had the animals ''not'' escaped they would have been reunited sooner.]] sooner]]. They also removed the porcupine quills lodged in Chance's face. Chance himself was rescued from a pound by his owner, which probably explains his severe hatred of "that bad place".



* Best exemplified in the home movie, ''Karate Dog'', where the martial arts canine finds himself wrestled into the pound by a gratuitous animal control officer, complete with singing and {{Captivity Harmonica}} (never answering HOW the dogs manage to procure or even play an instrument requiring human manual dexterity).

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* Best exemplified in the home movie, ''Karate Dog'', where the martial arts canine finds himself wrestled into the pound by a gratuitous animal control officer, complete with singing and {{Captivity Harmonica}} CaptivityHarmonica (never answering HOW the dogs manage to procure or even play an instrument requiring human manual dexterity).



* In the book ''Dog,'' the titular dog leaves the dumpster he grew up in and ends up captured by the dogcatcher and thrown into a van with other dogs. He befriends Shep, a big, white, shaggy dog, learns that after only three days where strays are not picked up by their owners or adoped, they are put down. His group of dogs are put into cages and spend two days there. The other dogs shout, some claiming to be pets and wanting to know what they did to deserve their fates. Dog is adopted. Cruelly, other dogs are not as lucky.

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* In the book ''Dog,'' the titular dog leaves the dumpster he grew up in and ends up captured by the dogcatcher and thrown into a van with other dogs. He befriends Shep, a big, white, shaggy dog, learns that after only three days where strays are not picked up by their owners or adoped, adopted, they are put down. His group of dogs are put into cages and spend two days there. The other dogs shout, some claiming to be pets and wanting to know what they did to deserve their fates. Dog is adopted. Cruelly, other dogs are not as lucky.



* The dog pound in the Creator/VanBeurenStudios cartoon "Dinnertime" Is presented like this. The animals end up quickly escaping once the guard [[CardboardPrison unwittingly opens the pound door.]]

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* The dog pound in the Creator/VanBeurenStudios cartoon "Dinnertime" Is presented like this. The animals end up quickly escaping once the guard [[CardboardPrison unwittingly opens the pound door.]]door]].



* Some WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts focusing mainly on [[WesternAnimation/PlutoThePup Pluto]] will often have dog pounds being portrayed as prisons.

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* Some WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts focusing mainly on [[WesternAnimation/PlutoThePup Pluto]] WesternAnimation/{{Pluto|ThePup}} will often have dog pounds being portrayed as prisons.
10th Jan '18 5:15:47 AM TroperNo9001
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* A good chunk of animal shelters bad reputation in America is because they originally were little more than places to house strays before killing them. Back when stray dogs were rampant and they were a public health hazard, shelters focused more on killing the dogs than rehousing them. It wasn't until well into the 20th century that most American shelters changed their priorities.

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* A good chunk of animal shelters shelters' bad reputation in America is because they originally were little more than places to house strays before killing them. Back when stray dogs were rampant and they were a public health hazard, shelters focused more on killing the dogs than rehousing them. It wasn't until well into the 20th century that most American shelters changed their priorities.
17th Sep '17 9:22:39 AM Pichu-kun
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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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* 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 that it is an unpleasant place to be.


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* A good chunk of animal shelters bad reputation in America is because they originally were little more than places to house strays before killing them. Back when stray dogs were rampant and they were a public health hazard, shelters focused more on killing the dogs than rehousing them. It wasn't until well into the 20th century that most American shelters changed their priorities.
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9th Jul '17 8:37:13 AM nombretomado
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* ''Film/MouseHunt'' had the [[WorldWarTwo doggy concentration camp]] variety. And yes, we see a kitten getting gassed for absolutely no reason.

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* ''Film/MouseHunt'' had the [[WorldWarTwo [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII doggy concentration camp]] variety. And yes, we see a kitten getting gassed for absolutely no reason.
9th Jul '17 8:37:01 AM nombretomado
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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 1800s) 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 [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII 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 1800s) to be "[[ReleasedToElsewhere put to sleep]]", never to see their beloved family again unless they immediately stage some kind of [[GreatEscape daring jailbreak]].
2nd Jul '17 7:33:48 PM angie710
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Now while it is true that animal-control officers may impound problematic or aggressive animals when responding to an emergency call, and that not enough lost pets at animal shelters get reunited with their families, modern (RealLife) animal-control facilities and shelters are nowhere near the depraved standards that fiction likes to depict them with. Animal shelters know firsthand how deeply pets become family members, and have a vested interest in providing their animals with a regular supply of food, shelter, health care, and companionship -- doubly so for "rescue" shelters who specialize in rehabilitating victims of neglect or abuse by previous human owners. Meanwhile, they do their best to get them adopted by loving new guardians or try to find the proper owners of lost animals, while leaving euthanasia as an absolute last resort.

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Now while it is true that animal-control officers may impound problematic or aggressive animals when responding to an emergency call, and that not enough lost pets at animal shelters get reunited with their families, modern (RealLife) animal-control facilities and shelters are nowhere near the depraved standards that fiction likes to depict them with. Animal shelters know firsthand how deeply pets become family members, and have a vested interest in providing their animals with a regular supply of food, shelter, health care, and companionship -- doubly so for "rescue" shelters who specialize in rehabilitating victims of neglect or abuse by previous human owners. Meanwhile, they do their best to get them adopted by loving new guardians or try to find the proper owners of lost animals, while leaving euthanasia as an absolute last resort.
resort (or, in the case of "no-kill" shelters, not using it at all).
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