Nice piece on saving the lives of shelter dogs with foster homes in NC and VA In Shelby Co, KY they transport animals to other states for adoption - but it's not a secret! Humane officers in Washington Co, PA have stopped responding to abuse calls because they say they are over capacity at the … Continue reading Treats on the Internets
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) spends less than 1/2 of 1% of their money on animal shelters (which is where most Americans think the money goes). The remaining 99 and 1/2% goes to a variety of other places, including political campaigns. The largest recipient of HSUS cash in the current election cycle … Continue reading What’s So Great about David Vitter?
A family in Abbeville, SC recently lost their dog so mother and daughter went to the city shelter to look for him. Welcome to Hell: She said she saw dogs living in cages standing in their own waste, green water in water dishes and in some instances, no water at all. There is a video at … Continue reading What are the Dogs Drinking at the Abbeville Animal Shelter?
Marketing Yay!: Animal shelters around Virginia are making a push this month to promote the adoption of all types of hounds. They're calling it Howl-O-Ween. To that end, the Campbell County ACO showed the local TV news crew some of the cute hounds at his shelter. All good stuff and a great way to engage … Continue reading Marketing Shelter Hounds in VA
A detailed look at the people, groups, and positions for and against Prop B in Missouri Pet owners in West Terre Haute, IN are being subjected to a newly passed ordinance which is pretty broad in its scope. Among the items included: The ordinance states that a town enforcement agency or designee “shall be permitted … Continue reading Treats on the Internets
On October 12, a man surrendered his 4 year old Doberman, called Shadow, to The Sumpter Humane Society in GA. Shadow was in good health and described by a shelter worker as "happy", "energetic" and "very friendly". The shelter prepared to kill him. Mercifully, someone scanned him for a microchip first and found he had … Continue reading Yeah – What She Said
Regarding the recent incident of a dog death at Best Friends, I contacted Patty Hegwood, Director of Animal Care at BFAS, for some clarifications on the information that has been put forth regarding the circumstances of the case. With her permission, I'm sharing the exchange below. My questions are in italics and her responses are … Continue reading Q & A with Patty Hegwood of BFAS
Memphis Animal Services has been more than 900 calls behind all year. While shelter director Matthew Pepper rejoices in the pain inflicted on local pet owners via the recent MSN passage, area dogs in need of help have nothing to celebrate. Last week, 2 dogs who'd been left at a vacant home starved to death … Continue reading Memphis AC Allows Two Abandoned Dogs to Suffer and Die
A blog posting regarding the death of a dog this week at BFAS elicited some comments from ex-staffers who basically stated that double fencing had been requested for certain dogs but denied due to cost. In a post dated October 14, BFAS responds to this allegation directly: For the record, there has never been a … Continue reading Best Friends Responds to Fencing Issue
Best Friends reported on their blog this week that 2 of the Vick dogs and a 3rd dog were involved in a dog fight that apparently occurred when the dogs busted out of and into each other's kennels at a time when they were unsupervised. The dog who wasn't one of the Vick Pits was … Continue reading Weigh In: Dog Killed in Dog Fight at Best Friends