I'd like to start posting a Shelter Pet of the Day and would be happy to accept reader submissions for these posts. For each post, I'd like to include: Photo of the pet (dog, cat or bunny) Name, address and phone number of the shelter Links to shelter's website (if they have one) and to … Continue reading New Year, New Blog Feature
Moving overseas for her husband's Army assignment, a San Diego woman brought along the family's two dogs. One made it to Germany, the other was lost by Delta on a layover at the Atlanta airport. The missing dog, named Nala, had been taken out of the kennel the owners had bought for her and put … Continue reading UPDATED: Military Family’s Dog Lost by Delta Airlines – BOLO
Here's where we stand on tracking the dogs HSUS secretly "rescued" from a home in AL, shipped off to various undisclosed locations and have since tried to dangle shiny objects in front of anyone who inquires about the case: 10 dogs sent to Lincoln Co Animal Services in NC – a gassing shelter with a … Continue reading News on the HSUS “Rescued” AL Dogs
Wayne Pacelle's current blog post reads, in part: Preventing cruelty is The HSUS’s number one charge. But we also rush in to help animals in crisis, typically when local groups don’t have the resources to handle large numbers of animals in dire circumstances. One of the most rewarding parts of our work is seeing the … Continue reading Thanks to HSUS, Animal Survivors Die in 2010
Background info: HSUS Rescues 44 Dogs from AL Home - Where are they Now? and Tracking the Dogs "Rescued" by HSUS from AL _______________ I received this comment from a reader who saw it posted on the FB page of the NC HSUS group in a discussion about the AL "hoarding" situation and HSUS "rescue". … Continue reading HSUS Fails to Understand Concerns Regarding Missing AL Dogs
I still have a number of irons in the fire and am quasi-hopeful something definitive will emerge in the form of where these 44 dogs are now and what their statuses are. To recap: 44 dogs "rescued" by HSUS from a home in AL early this month 10 sent to Lincoln Co Animal Services in … Continue reading UPDATED (X2): Tracking the Dogs “Rescued” by HSUS from AL
You might remember this collection of stories of the goings-on at the Lincoln Co shelter in NC. One of those stories was about Lincoln Co Animal Services accepting 10 dogs from AL earlier this month as a "favor" to HSUS: "Thousands of local animals put to death, but county accepts dogs from Alabama". The dogs … Continue reading Updated (X2): HSUS Rescues 44 Dogs from AL Home – Where Are They Now?
Three teenagers were at home in Clayton Co, GA Sunday and the family Golden Retriever, "Boomer", was hanging out on the porch. When a police officer approached the home, Boomer barked and ran toward him: The officer ordered the dog to stop and when it didn't, the officer shot and killed the animal in its … Continue reading Attention Canine: Halt in the name of the law or I’ll shoot!
In March, a NC man's two Pitbulls got out of his fenced yard through a hole and were picked up by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care and Control. He fixed the fence and tried to redeem the dogs but animal control had “mistakenly” killed them. They could not explain why. Adding insult to injury, CMPD-ACC then sent … Continue reading Another Oops Killing at Charlotte-Mecklenburg AC & C
A group of volunteers in KY has spearheaded the success of Shelby Co as a no kill community. Read an interview with Henry Bergh Leadership Award recipient Kelly Jedlicki of the Shelby Co No Kill Mission. Of particular interest to me was the story of how and why the group was created - another example … Continue reading Another Approach to No Kill