How Does Clayton Co Animal Control Care for Abandoned Dogs?

In Clayton County GA, the police department runs the AC unit.  On their webpage, they give information about their adoption program: Adult stray animals that remain unclaimed by their owners for three days become Clayton County property and are placed up for adoption. All puppies younger than three months old have to spend five days … Continue reading How Does Clayton Co Animal Control Care for Abandoned Dogs?

Shelter Pet of the Day

Tom-Tom, submitted by reader Valerie. Meriwether County Animal Shelter Greenville, GA 706-672-2966 SANFREDLEE@AOL.COM This shelter's 2007 kill rate was 29%. P.S. I had a red point Siamese named Alice who was the best cat I've ever known.  He talked and was very affectionate.  I still miss him.

Book Raffle

At Christmas, I received a new copy of the book Food Pets Die For by Ann Martin.  Since I already have this book, I wanted to raffle it off to (hopefully) raise a few bucks to help cover costs on blog related expenses such as open records requests.  If you are interested in purchasing a … Continue reading Book Raffle

Municipal Shelter in VA: Your tax dollars at work. Question mark.

In Roanoke, VA, the Regional Center for Animal Control and Protection evaluates pets to determine adoptability, according to their website: In accordance with Virginia law, stray animals are held for a minimum of ten (10) days if the animal has any form of identification and five (5) days if the animal has no identification.  There … Continue reading Municipal Shelter in VA: Your tax dollars at work. Question mark.

Can We Really Save Every Healthy/Treatable Shelter Pet in America?

Nathan Winograd has a post detailing why "pet overpopulation" is a myth: How many dogs and cats enter shelters annually? 8 million. (Some put it as low as 6 million, but I am going to use a “worst case” scenario.) Of those how many are savable? 90 percent or just over 7 million. Of those … Continue reading Can We Really Save Every Healthy/Treatable Shelter Pet in America?