Treat on the Internets

In conjunction with National Animal Shelter Reform Week, the Atlanta Animal Welfare Examiner reports on last quarter’s statistics from a GA shelter:

In the months of July through September 2010, the Carroll County Animal Shelter took in 902 cats, and killed 904.  Yes, you read that correctly.  It is not a typo.

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Ripley, a dog saved by a shelter called My Heart’s Desire in LA, will be featured in the 2012 edition of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! What’s so unbelievable about Ripley?  That there was a dog in there.  (Thanks Janeen for the link.)

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The Raven Woods Animal Sanctuary in LA has about 220 dogs and, in a good year, averages about 7 adoptions.  Last month, local AC advised the sanctuary that they need to place 15 dogs a month until they get their total down to 100 dogs.  If they fail to comply, AC will seize 15 dogs per month.

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When you have a terminally ill dog, every day is extra special.  No one needs to tell that to Sherri Myers who was in the running for a city council spot in FL.  Last week on election day, she turned off her cell phone and took her dog on a day trip out of state to spend some quality time together.  When the election results came in and Ms. Myers was determined to have won, the local paper couldn’t reach her for comment.  Absence excused.

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Don’t drive drunk.

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Blog note:  I have added a page for those much appreciated tips.  Share ’em if ya got ’em.

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2 Comments

  1. That story about Ripley is heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time. I’m glad he was saved, and is on his way to a much happier life now. And the story about Sherri Myers is priceless and wonderful.

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  2. Kim

     /  November 9, 2010

    As soon as I read that story about Sherri Myers on Google News I commented on facebook that if anything proved they elected the right person – this is it.

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