Distracting the public from the way things are by focusing on the way things look doesn't seem to be working.
Month: June 2012
Keeping Pets Safe and Cool in the Heat
During the summer heat, keeping pets inside an air-conditioned environment is ideal but not possible for some owners and shelters. Here are a some tips for keeping dogs and cats safe and cool in the hot weather. We are not on a stationary planet. As such, the places that provide shade in your yard in … Continue reading Keeping Pets Safe and Cool in the Heat
Compare and Contrast
Pets Alive in NY has a live feed of kittens at their shelter! I'll be looking at that whenever I need a break from:
Name That Animal
The only rule is: no researching. Answer will be posted in the comments later today. This baby animal comes courtesy of reader Jamie:
Planned Improvement at Sutter Co Pound
Some good news for feral cats at the miserable pound in Sutter Co, CA: Beginning September 1, healthy community cats will no longer be accepted by the pound. As I've said many times, I see no justification for impounding feral cats anywhere - unless it's a temporary impound as part of a TNR program - … Continue reading Planned Improvement at Sutter Co Pound
KY Animal Control Director Indicted
The director of the Caldwell Co pound in KY, Abigail Tucker, has been indicted by a grand jury on charges stemming from incidents occurring between 2007 and 2010. The charges seem to involve money although there is a reference to "property" as well: [T]here are several acts by Ms. Tucker which involve improper accounting of … Continue reading KY Animal Control Director Indicted
Stay Classy, Char-Meck
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg pound, the place that brought you such classics as The Drugged Kitty Photo-Fest and Oops - We Killed A(nother) Pet, brings you this posting on Facebook. Read it and weep. Yup. It's a promo for a stray horse they named MEATY. They are auctioning him. Aren't these folks just fall down funny?
The Capacity to Care in Memphis
Memphis Animal Services (MAS) interim director James Rogers was appointed by Mayor Wharton in late February. In a recent speech to the rotary club, Mr. Rogers talked about his work to date at the pound: "We're looking at 100 days. Look at what's happened in 100 days. What do you think it will look like … Continue reading The Capacity to Care in Memphis
Ending the Killing of Shelter Pets TODAY
There are some animal welfare advocates who find shelter pet killing acceptable as long as it meets some arbitrary criteria such as, "the shelter is killing less than they used to" or "the shelter is transitioning to no kill/low kill/a new director" etc. The most common excuse offered is "these things take time". While I … Continue reading Ending the Killing of Shelter Pets TODAY
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