In OH, infamous dog killer Tom Skeldon has resigned as Lucas Co dog warden. A PETA representative wrote a Letter to the Editor at the Toledo Blade praising Skeldon's killing:No one wants to end the need for euthanasia more than the brave people who hold the syringe, but pushing dogs out the door like clearance … Continue reading Blue Light Special on Shelter Pets
USA Today has an interview with Dr. Stephen Zawistowski, a behaviorist with the ASPCA who worked with Oreo. He is asked about the opposition to releasing her to a sanctuary instead of killing her: "Unless she was put in virtually complete isolation," she'd live a "life of constant stress," he said. She was so reactive … Continue reading Two Pieces from ‘USA Today’ on Oreo
NY state legislators seem to take the business of needless dog killing seriously:From the Office of Assembly Member Micah Kellner in Manhattan:We are preparing to introduce legislation this week along with State Senator Tom Duane to require shelters to release any animal they plan to kill to a bonafide rescue group or humane organization which … Continue reading I Wish Wilkes Co was in NY
The Humane Society of Missouri (HSMO) has been handling hundreds of dogs seized as part of a multi-state dogfighting bust this year. HSMO took the dogs seized in MO and IL. 100 dogs seized in other states were sent to other rescues. Some of the HSMO dogs have been released to rescue groups or foster … Continue reading What Kind of "Injuries, Illness or Behavior"?
Some of you may have been following the story of "Oreo", a Pitbull mix in NY who survived terrible cruelty thanks to the care of the ASPCA. On Friday, the ASPCA euthanized her due to aggression:Because adoption was not an option, the ASPCA looked at placing Oreo in a long-term resident facility. However, because of … Continue reading ASPCA Euthanizes "Oreo"
Sweet potatoes, yellow squash, zucchini, carrots, turkey livers and turkey gizzards - add calcium and oil, serve.I found the organ meat for a good price in a freezer bin at the grocery store. Never having bought them before, I was a little leery because they were labeled "turkey gizzard" and "turkey liver" (each singular) and … Continue reading Dinner at Chez Dog
In summary:The Gothenburg Animal Hospital serves as Gothenburg’s city pound. Now, because of a new state law that changes how animals are handled at city pounds statewide, it will be more expensive to adopt a dog or cat. “It will be much more costly,” said Gothenburg Animal Hospital owner and veterinarian Roger Dudley. Under a … Continue reading Bad Animal Control Ideas, Nebraska Edition
A guide to shopping and eating for those who wish to avoid supporting factory farms:Most people share at least the following traits: they want to be healthy; they like animals; and they value clean air and water. Yet relatively few Americans connect those concerns with their food. As more people start making the link (especially … Continue reading Tips for Avoiding Factory Farm Products
After Sharon McDonough's eldest son turned her in to authorities, 5 dogs and a cat were found in terrible condition in filthy cages at her home. The remains of 20 dogs were excavated from the backyard and are being checked for microchips. Local residents whose pets have gone missing in past are fearful they may … Continue reading NY Woman Accused of Torturing Pets