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I am starting out with an apology because there have been so many people involved in this rescue effort that I know I am likely to forget someone(s). There is so much more that goes on behind the scenes, it's dizzying. If I fail to include you, it's not for lack of appreciation. Thank you. … Continue reading Updated – Saving Mari: Cast and Credits
A short video Ona shared of scared Mari getting the hell out of dodge.
This thread will be updated throughout the day as developments unfold. As of this morning, we are still trying to find a volunteer driver for one leg of transport: Jackson, MS to New Orleans. All the rest is worked out. There would be NO DOG HANDLING INVOLVED as Mari is feral and is not to … Continue reading Saving Mari
This is from reader Dot, who wanted to share this story: I rescue and foster death row dogs. I have three dogs of my own and one foster. All were death row dogs. I found "Freeway" on the side of the road Aug 19, 2011. He was alone and eating dirt. Poor little thing was … Continue reading Mental Health Break: A Reader’s Story
Dog #233616 at MAS is wanted. But the city is considering denying her a chance to live a normal, happy life. The city attorney is currently reviewing the dog's case and deciding if she will be released to us or to anyone at all. They are using the observations of the behaviorist we sent to … Continue reading Updated X 3: Memphis, Please Don’t Kill This Dog
Pets Alive in NY has offered to take the feral dog currently at MAS. Huzzah! Brainstorming session - everyone pitch in your suggestions and thoughts. As they say, there are no bad ideas! What we need in order to save this dog: 1. Advice on how we get a feral dog from MAS to a … Continue reading Updated: Saving Dog #233616 from MAS
Please forgive me if I ramble as I am distraught over this situation. Hey, at least I'm going back to delete all the swear words before posting. When we first saw this poor dog being dragged by a noose around the neck at MAS, pissing herself in fear, several readers tried to find out what … Continue reading Talk Me Down
There are several reasons why people might bring their pets to a shelter after-hours. They may not be able to get to the shelter during regular hours due to work or transportation issues. They may not want to deal with whatever guilt trip the shelter puts on surrendering parties (e.g. "We're going to kill your … Continue reading Does Padlocking Your Shelter Make the Staff More Approachable?
SC's Pawmetto Lifeline says that an 82% kill rate in Columbia area shelters is not the fault of those doing the killing - it's the damn irresponsible public that's to blame. The group also wants to encourage the uncaring, unwashed masses to step up and foster. A 73 year old CT woman told authorities she … Continue reading Treats on the Internets