Cody, submitted by Kathryn who writes: Cody is a handsome 12 year old Labrador Retriever. He came into the shelter as a stray on June 14, 2012 and was almost completely bald on his underside. Cody was examined by a vet and now takes prednisone every day and his coat is growing back in really … Continue reading Shelter Pet of the Day
It seems my last post on the Chicago pound was unpopular with the pet killing enablers there. Which is - you know, yay. But it resulted in a very politely worded and professional nastygram from the FOIA officer, received with my latest batch of records. The Chicago pound wants me to know how proud they … Continue reading Go Directly to Petharbor. Do Not Pass Go. Do Not Collect $200.
This morning, I sent the following e-mail to my county council members and county administrators. Anyone is free to copy/modify this e-mail in order to send it to your local officials: From: email@example.com Date: Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 9:16 AM Subject: Plan A is not working If you can spend 12 minutes of your … Continue reading Advocacy at Home
When an alligator turned up 1 mile away from the nearest body of water in the parking lot of a store in West Ashley, SC, Charleston AC came to save the day. And by "save the day", I mean: Snare the gator in a chokepole, drag and lift him by said chokepole and place him … Continue reading SC Animal Control Officer – ah heck, I just don’t know
With Hurricane Isaac under watchful eye, many cities have been reviewing their hurricane preparedness plans recently. Officials in Corpus Christi, TX asked animal control what their plan was for the shelter pets in case of a hurricane: "Their hurricane response plan was to euthanize all of the animals, which is totally unacceptable," Assistant City Manager … Continue reading What is Plan B in Your Community?
The search warrant issued against the VA property formerly owned by Michael Vick but currently owned by the group Dogs Deserve Better provides details on the alleged animal cruelty with which the group's founder, Tamira Thayne, has been charged: “Animals are being maced and tased on a regular basis.” “There have been several dog fights … Continue reading Search Warrant at Former Vick Property Details Cruelty Allegations
How many times have you heard a shelter vol or staffer open a marketing pitch for a pet in need with something along the lines of, "It never ceases to amaze me how people can dump a senior" or "I am so disgusted by people who don't spay and neuter their pets and then dump … Continue reading Dear Shelters, You Can Stop Hating Us Now. Love, Everybody
For quite some time, readers have been sending me tips, both pro and con, regarding the group who bought the Michael Vick property in Surry Co, VA. Dogs Deserve Better, an anti-tethering group founded and operated by Tamira Thayne (fka Tammy Grimes), purchased the home and land in May 2011, reportedly intending to turn it … Continue reading UPDATED: Woman Who Bought Vick Property Wanted for Animal Cruelty
As if we don't have enough to deal with: Animal shelters throughout South Carolina will get a visit this week from a shelter services expert with a national humane organization. Heather Bialy is Director of Shelter Services with the Humane Society of the United States. She is scheduled to visit shelters and animal rescue groups … Continue reading “Sell crazy someplace else, we’re all stocked up here.”
Note: Like all posts on this blog, the following is representative of my opinions and not intended to represent the views of any shelter or other group. What No Kill sheltering is about: Saving every healthy pet who enters the shelter, regardless of arbitrary criteria such as age or body shape, by adopting them out, … Continue reading Defining No Kill Sheltering