Phoenix had to be euthanized today due to her injuries from being set on fire:Julie Hirsch, a nurse, told Unleashed that Phoenix was going into kidney failure. Her face and rear quarters, where most of the burns were, had swelled considerably and she wasn't recognizable.A few hours ago, nurses brought the one-year-old dog outside to … Continue reading Oh Screw
Month: May 2009
Washington Co/Johnson City Animal Shelter in TN Kills a Pitbull
Earlier this month, I mentioned this TN shelter which had a Pitbull stolen from it. The perpetrators were caught on surveillance video. Prosecuting that crime went nowhere (shocking, I know) but oddly enough, someone actually turned the dog back in to the shelter on May 15. The man relinquishing the dog said he wasn't the … Continue reading Washington Co/Johnson City Animal Shelter in TN Kills a Pitbull
There seems to be a continuous supply of "Pitbull set on fire" stories in the news. Like most other severe cruelty cases, I try to avoid them. We all have our limits.But the story of Phoenix, a female Pitbull in Baltimore who was saved when hero police officer Syreeta Teel saw her in flames and … Continue reading Collateral Damage
Let’s Play Oddball
I missed out on doing Oddball last week. But do not fear:Snail Boy (dig the improvised catch-pan!)5 year old Siberian girl apparently raised as petGood pigs - yes biscuit!I didn't even know kangaroos could swim, never mind that they needed a lifeguard.Maybe this lady's number is written on an Emu restroom wall?Secrets to long life:He … Continue reading Let’s Play Oddball
What’s Going on at the Lyon Co Animal Shelter?
Dog owners in Nevada redeemed their dog Maui from the Lyon Co Animal Shelter in December 2008 and found he was injured. Maui had been in a run with 3 Pitbulls. From there, things get a little confusing as everybody involved tries to dodge responsibility. The Deputy who impounded the dog says he followed protocol … Continue reading What’s Going on at the Lyon Co Animal Shelter?
Please Don’t Say…
Things that make my ears melt:"Don't buy while shelter pets die" - If you or I or anyone buys a dog, that does NOT - I repeat NOT, not no way, not no how - condemn a shelter dog to death. It's a bit of propaganda (pdf alert) used by extremists to make people feel … Continue reading Please Don’t Say…
Treats on the Internets
Stats on shelter dogs - Who and whyMaddie's Fund has a dl'able coloring book for kids age 6 and underNutro recalls dry cat foodsA Vick article apparently intended solely to inflame Pitbull ownersThe Dogs of Equality - pet slideshow by Christie KeithDenver's Pitbull ban will be challenged in court, again.
WSB-TV’s Segment on HSUS: "Shoddy Reporting"?
A week and a half ago, WSB-TV Atlanta posted a story from their newscast investigating HSUS donations but removed both the text article and video shortly thereafter. Google's cache of the page was swiftly burned as well. Over the course of the following week, the video repeatedly popped up on a number of websites only … Continue reading WSB-TV’s Segment on HSUS: "Shoddy Reporting"?
AZ: Pitbull Rescue Fail
From CBS news in Phoenix:Dozens of dogs and puppies, mostly pit bulls, are being pulled from a New River home by Valley rescue groups.Rescuers said many of the animals had only green or brown water to drink, and two were so badly hurt they died from their injuries.The man who was supposed to be caring … Continue reading AZ: Pitbull Rescue Fail
Indianapolis BSL "Tabled" but Still Kicking
As I blogged last month, Indy was considering a bill discriminating against Pitbulls and low income owners. Council member Mike Speedy has a letter to the editor in the IndyStar which begins:I continue to work diligently on the now-tabled At-Risk Dog proposal because the risk of being mauled or killed by a dog in our … Continue reading Indianapolis BSL "Tabled" but Still Kicking