From a No Kill Advocacy Center post on FB: There is still time to make a year end gift to the No Kill Advocacy Center. Make a donation of $10 or more by midnight tonight PT and get a signed copy of Redemption by Nathan Winograd. (U.S. addresses only, please). Help us work to end … Continue reading A Worthwhile Donation PLUS
Tomorrow I will be posting an overview of 2011 no kill stories but today I wanted to take a moment to share a few personal highlights from this past year. Tracking the Alabama 44 was an ongoing and challenging task and I appreciated all the help I received from readers. I feel like we helped … Continue reading We’ll take a cup of kindness yet
A reader posed an interesting question about whether one's work in an animal related field affects one's view of shelters and if so, in what ways. So I thought I'd open this up to anyone who presently - or in the past - has held a job in a sanctuary, shelter, veterinary clinic, pet food … Continue reading Question from a Reader
In November, a reader contacted me asking if I would consider doing a post on the shelter where she volunteers. She explained that everyone involved with the Marion Co shelter in SC was working hard to turn things around and they had made significant improvements in saving pets' lives. This volunteer sent me some information … Continue reading I don’t know what’s going on at the Marion County shelter in SC
No researching, just post a guess if you don't know. Answer will be posted in the comments later today.
It's ok to talk about your feelings. Keep it animal related, otherwise it's anything goes.
My most recent follower on Twitter is Stacy Pearson, part of a public relations firm in Arizona which lists the Arizona Humane Society as a client on its website. The AP reports that Ms. Pearson was hired by the Arizona Humane Society specifically to handle the media after the killing of Scruffy was revealed this … Continue reading Arizona Humane Society – A Problem Like This
A 49 year old Phoenix man named Daniel Dockery bottle fed a kitten from birth whom he named Scruffy. He raised enough money to get her spayed when she was old enough, fed her tuna, and slept next to her on the pillow at night. Mr. Dockery credits Scruffy with helping him to remain sober … Continue reading Arizona Humane Society Kills Beloved Kitten
Both national and local media have historically done a poor job reporting on pet related stories. While sensational stories about animal hoarding, puppy mills and cruelty frequently attract media attention, journalists working for national outlets often rely on soundbites from groups like HSUS, ASPCA, and PETA - all of whom have sketchy records when it … Continue reading The Prevalence of Kill Shelter Speak in Media