For anyone wandering around the internet this New Year's Eve, here is a little game with only one rule: no researching. Just post your best and/or lawlest guess in the comments. Reading other people's answers before posting your own is optional. Answer will be posted in the comments later today.
In 2011, the Michigan Humane Society killed 67% of the dogs and cats in its care despite the fact that it does not hold an animal control contract. In January 2013, MHS will implement a new policy on owner surrendered pets, which will be done by appointment: [Y]our pet will be evaluated by a trained … Continue reading Discussion: New Intake Process at MI Humane Society
It was announced this week that an 84 year old man named Sylvester Czopek bequeathed $1.5 million to Chicago area no kill shelters. ABC reports the money will be divided among the following five shelters: 1. The Will County Humane Society is a limited admission shelter that sells dogs for $175 and cats for $100 … Continue reading Where the Chicago No Kill Bequeathment is Going
CA state Senator Ted Lieu sponsored a pet related, HSUS backed bill that was signed by the governor in September and will take effect January 1, 2013. Senator's Lieu's website makes the bill sound pretty good: Neglected or injured animals will no longer be returned to abusive owners[.] Pretty good, yes? Hold your applause. The … Continue reading Nobody WANTS to kill animals – CA Law Edition
Since two inmates from a federal jail in Chicago escaped last week, authorities have been tracking down various leads. Police in Hazel Crest, IL suspected one of the escapees might be hiding in a home next door to Chanette Weaver. They apparently searched the home early on December 24 and found nothing. Ms. Weaver had … Continue reading Police Kill Family Pet and Ticket Owner on Christmas Eve
When the pound kills for "space" while cages sit empty, they blame the public for failing to neuter their pets. When the pound kills someone's lost pet instead of sending him back home, they blame the owner saying the pet should have been microchipped. When the pound kills someone's lost pet despite him having a … Continue reading If you can’t own it, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it.
And thanks for all you guys do. All of you - your activism, your compassion and your love for animals - are my inspiration. Merry Christmas everyone.
Received this fabulous update on Sarah the endearing black cat recently featured telling off the "Pets with Santa" photographer. This is from the email the Cortland SPCA sends to volunteers every week. Shared with permission: Sarah - you might remember Sarah’s Santa photo last week. I made a deal with Kitty, our Board President (who … Continue reading Update on a Recent Shelter Pet of the Day
We love him.
A reader sent me the link to this photo last month and I filed a FOIA request for the records of these kittens. There were 6 of them and all of their record notes are identical. Every note in each kitten's record appears to have been copied and pasted from one to the next. All … Continue reading Downey Pound Says These Kittens Took Up Too Much Space