The Hopkins Co Humane Society in KY sounds all right on their website. They offer low cost neuter, reasonable adoption fees which include neuter and they investigate cruelty.Turns out though, they kill roughly 8 out of 10 pets that come through their doors. The community wants to work toward less killing and has mobilized at … Continue reading Your Tax Dollars at Work
Another Day in the Death at Town Lake Animal Center in Austin:7-1-09:Adoption: 16DOA: 27*slams on brakes*Twenty-seven dead on arrival? Listed are 14 cats, 12 dogs and 1 "other". ??? Also: !!!Euthanized: 355 killed due to "Agg policy"22 due to "no pick"2 due to "rabies risk"2 due to "sick/injured"4 due to "suffering"7-9-09:Adoption: 9DOA: 3Note: There is … Continue reading Checking Up on TLAC
NYT Op-Ed on family farms vs. factory farmsThis lady doesn't need animal cruelty charges, she needs mental health counselingMississippi animal control officer sounds like a pretty good guyLassie, Get Help has an interesting discussion going onUC Davis study finds racehorses die more often due to injury on synthetic tracks vs. dirtIn PA, new law states … Continue reading Treats on the Internets
If anyone actually signs a pet up for this, please let us know how it goesI am a sucker for this type of thing: Unusual Animal FriendshipsOffspring of Boston Terror wants to find & eat your dogLost dog: I hate it when that happensCould you produce 5 neighbors in favor of your dog in court?Should … Continue reading Let’s Play Oddball
If you live in SC, FL or any other place that has extreme Summer heat and humidity, you'll need to provide shade and water for your dog. Shade means an open air area in which shade is maintained throughout the day. The sun travels during the day so a shady part of the yard in … Continue reading It’s August
We are out a fridge for the time being. My usual food routine for the dogs involves preparing batches in advance and storing them in the fridge/freezer. Since that won't be an option for now, I need some alternative suggestions. Please recommend any commercial food (specific brands) or homemade ideas you might have. All I've … Continue reading Help Me Brainstorm!
Note: I'm on a sort of mini-vacation, monitoring Emily's post surgery recovery (also using convenient excuse to avoid exercising - "I can't, my dog just had surgery") so not too much reading going on but here are some I wanted to share:Theories on what caused a pack of dogs to kill a GA coupleASPCA Pres … Continue reading Treats on the Internets
This sounds pretty good:This year New York City Animal Care & Control has not had to euthanize any healthy animals because of space and officials say they would like to keep this going for the remainder of the year, if not indefinitely.Note: This same info appears on NYC Animal Care & Control's own website.But then … Continue reading What’s Going on with Pitbulls at NYC Shelters?
I don't know if this is actually Michael Vick's posting or an internet hoax but you can make your own judgment:What I did was horrendous. Awful. Inhumane. And I've no excuses for my actions. It makes my heart hurt now to think about what I've done. And I'm gonna be real honest, it took a … Continue reading Blog Posting from Vick?