The lethal Memphis Animal Shelter added another sad story to its archives this week:Rita Leone picked out a 10-month old Golden Retriever mix at the shelter December 26."He was very sweet, very friendly easy-going, calm dog," said Leone.But when she showed up, cash in hand to take him home this morning, he was gone."I went … Continue reading Memphis Animal Shelter Claims Another Victim
This is exactly the kind of program we need in the South:With a sharp decline in inmate population over the past month, Gwinnett County Sheriff Butch Conway plans to devote a portion of the county jail to save dogs' lives.The jail will serve as a foster home for the Society of Humane Friends, a licensed … Continue reading Paws Up for Gwinnett Co Jail in GA
I'm not a huge consumer of videos so I miss a lot but wanted to share these two:Cat bowlandTickle Me Kitten
I know it's customary to review the year, or in this case the decade, at the end but I'm not really a look-backer. Suffice to say that I hope every year is better than the last and ultimately I guess I see them as being that way either on their own merits or out of … Continue reading “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
OK I made this awhile back and never dl'd the photo off the camera so here's what I think I put in this dish:Manicotti stuffed with ricotta cheese, cottage cheese and carrots that had been put through the food processor, topped with shredded fresh mozzarellaRoma tomatoes, olive oil, and italian seasoningIt was my usual use-all-leftover-bits … Continue reading Dinner at Chez Dog
I've got an idea for a reality TV show: Let's leave kids home alone with a dog and see what happens. It's already going on, so why not film the fun?A pit bull attacked a 5-year old girl in the backyard of a North Augusta [South Carolina] home Monday, sending her to a local hospital. … Continue reading Survivor: N. Augusta
Garland, Texas has an animal "shelter" that kills a lot of pets. Sometimes they admit pets directly into the gas chamber which is the killing method they prefer, since it saves 4 pennies per dead pet. There has been a struggle between the shelter and community to get rid of the gas chamber. The community … Continue reading Garland Animal Shelter Gives Up Gas Chamber
I received as a Christmas gift the book Disposable Animals - Ending the Tragedy of Throwaway Pets by Craig Brestrup. I've only just started it but already I've come across a concept I wanted to discuss regarding who is to blame for the killing of shelter pets. So pull your chairs in a circle book … Continue reading When Will We Achieve No Kill?
How to spread myths about no kill shelters on the internet:Compile a list of the most common lies spread by those opposed to the no kill movementTurn around and list them as factsFrame your article as if you are "dispelling some myths" when you are actually perpetuating them.Voila - Mission Accomplished!Truth.