The Memphis Animal Shelter raided by law enforcement this week has been returned to the city's control. Whistleblowers have reportedly been complaining about cruelty at the shelter for a long time:Cindy Marx-Sanders, who was appointed to the shelter's advisory board by then-Mayor Pro Tem Myron Lowery, spent a year before her appointment and the two … Continue reading More on Memphis Animal Shelter Cruelty
Month: October 2009
Treats on the Internets
Dog adoption event called a "black eye" for rescue in OKAKC registration and puppy mills: here, here, here, and here.Wysong's talking about more moldThe lawsuit filed by a LA Pitbull breeder whose dogs were all killed immediately upon seizure involves a high level employee of the ASPCAMastiff in MA ordered killed after two biting incidents … Continue reading Treats on the Internets
Troubled TN Shelter Raided by Authorities
Sheriff's deputies in Shelby Co, TN executed a search warrant this week at the Memphis Animal Shelter:According to the search warrant, "detectives have learned that some animals have been deprived of food and water while at the Memphis Animal Shelter," and while in the shelter's care, "some dogs have been starved to the point of … Continue reading Troubled TN Shelter Raided by Authorities
What if We All Neutered Our Pets Today?
I no longer believe in the concept of "pet overpopulation" in this country. That myth has been debunked to my satisfaction by Nathan Winograd. But setting that aside, let's say for the sake of discussion that there are - if not a surplus of pets, at least way too many being killed in animal shelters. … Continue reading What if We All Neutered Our Pets Today?
Thank you to everyone who submitted photos. I hope no one minds me cropping, I wanted to get in as much subject as I could in the small space the format allows. The two Flatcoat photos to the right (the one of Charlie having a biscuit and the one of Jewel in front of the … Continue reading Blog Makeover
I Wish Al Franken was My Senator
Al Franken (D-MN) has got his first piece of legislation - the Service Dogs for Veterans Act - on the President's desk: The Veterans Administration would develop partnerships with organizations that provide disabled veterans with service dogs. Franken said he introduced the legislation after meeting a veteran who said his service dog improved his quality … Continue reading I Wish Al Franken was My Senator
Update on Craiglist "Wolf"
via SmartDogs.As we all suspected, he's a regular ol' dog.
Food Porn, Part Three
Excerpt from the book British Dogs - Their Varieties, History, Characteristics, Breeding, Management and Exhibition by Hugh Dalziel (circa 1879)(click images to enlarge)Previously in this series:Food Porn (Part One)Food Porn, Part Two
Treats on the Internets
Of the 85 dogs temperament tested on SC Marine bases, only 2 got the bootFormer AC officers in Orangeburg Co, SC plead guilty to animal crueltyWilkes Animal Shelter in NC back in the gassing businessPolice seize "wolf" bought on Craigslist - looks like a dog to meLovely photoFlu News:H1N1 confirmed in hog exhibited at MN … Continue reading Treats on the Internets
97 Dogs Seized in Laurens Co, GA
A CNN crew tagged along on a police raid of a rural property in GA where authorities suspected dogs may have been used in dogfighting. (Video of the raid here.) The owner has been charged with animal cruelty and CNN reports the dogs are being evaluated by Vets for physical signs of dogfighting. Most of … Continue reading 97 Dogs Seized in Laurens Co, GA