A Yorkie arrived at the Manhattan NYC Animal Care and Control shelter in very bad shape. Shelter workers sent out an e-mail plea for someone to rescue him. Mercifully someone did. If he had not been rescued, would he simply have been left to suffer at the shelter? Wasn’t he “rescued” when he was brought into the shelter?
From an article on a PA shelter:
On the southern wall are the “Seven Day Kennels,” where new arrivals are evaluated for a week, fed with a fake arm to see if they will literally bite the hand that feeds them.
Yes, please take me into your extremely stressful and strange environment, lock me up for a week and poke me in the face with your plastic hand on a stick at mealtime. See how I do.
WaPo has a very cool slideshow (ad at beginning) of Congresscritters taking their dogs to work
Ledy VanKavage of Best Friends advocates for TNR of community cats
10 whale sharks spotted off the coast of FL:
But this thrilling sight, an unusually large grouping for local waters, brings concern that large fish such as whale sharks might be changing their ranging patterns because of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Also being monitored on the FL coast are manatees:
Because they raise their snouts to breathe, any surface chemicals or fumes would affect them directly.
If oil clings to the sea grass, the animals could eat it, get the oil on their bodies and pass it to others by contact.