Treats on the Internets

In TN, the group Cleveland for a No Kill City says it has reached its 5 year goal of saving at least 90% of the shelter’s pets, 4 years early.  (Thanks Clarice, as always.)

A pregnant woman in Charlotte says a Char-Meck police officer shot one of her dogs to death while a bullet grazed her other dog’s mouth and came within inches of her and her unborn child.  As usual, the police department is investigating itself.  (Thanks April for the link.)

The Animal Rescue League in Pittsburgh is running an adoption promotion for the end of the world.  (Thank you Melissa for sending me this link.)

It’s not just dogs offering comfort to the residents of Newtown, CT – cats are helping people too.  (Thanks Sandi for the link.)

Another group of kids benefiting from the presence of a pet to help ease trauma: Brooke the Golden Retriever goes to work with her dentist owner every Thursday. (Thank you Claire for this link.)

Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food Co in IL was fined $1050 for a rancid smell which disturbed neighbors and created a public nuisance in September.  The company is fighting the fine and has filed a lawsuit claiming the witnesses who testified about the offensive odor did not explain how they were inconvenienced by it.

A CA woman who cares for blind and injured ravens and crows says she was in the process of applying for a wildlife rehabilitation license when state and federal wildlife officials seized her birds alleging a violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918.

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  1. Andrea

     /  December 19, 2012

    I’m a dentist and have always said that I wish I had a job that allowed me to bring my pets to work, like my photographer friend. Looks like it may be a possibility ( I guess I should contact OSHA first)!

  2. Cee

     /  December 20, 2012

    I saw on Dec. 18 that the The Animal Rescue League in Pittsburgh Christmas Day adoption delivery program won them $25K for saving at least 300 more lives than they normally do.

    The ARL “won the Community Engagement Award in this year’s ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge for doing the best job of getting their community involved in saving more lives. Probably their ability to step into their community members’ shoes and see the world from their vantage point had a little something to do with their success.”

    The link says:

    ,,,”How’s it work? It’s basically a normal adoption with all of the same components of other adoptions at the ARL, except that during the 10 days before Christmas, for a $25 additional fee, a shelter staff member or volunteer will deliver the adopted pet to the family’s home on Christmas morning.

    According to Janice Barnard, Program Director at the ARL, they read about a similar program at another agency in “Animal Sheltering” magazine. They decided to try it last year and discovered the staff and volunteers loved it because “making the deliveries really brought home the Christmas spirit.” Plus Janice notes an added bonus, “Christmas is usually a slow news day, so you’re basically guaranteed the media will want to cover this feel-good story.”

  3. Karen F

     /  December 20, 2012

    The CA bird woman story is just unbelievable. According to her petition, federal officials didn’t just seize the birds she was caring for so effectively . . . they killed some of them.

    I’m not normally anti-government, but it’s hard to see how these aren’t destructive bureaucrats whose jobs should be eliminated.

    Needless to say, I signed her petition.

    • Yes I saw where they let her keep the one bird, saying he was a cross, then came back for him later. She hid him rather than let them take him to be “euthanized”. Good for her.

      On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 11:12 PM, YesBiscuit!

  4. Wonder if the rancid smell for pet food was from the remains of euthanized pets? After finding out about this, I checked my pet food and thank god, it only had Chicken and no “meat” by products. Went to the store today and checked a few pet food labels and many of the major pet foods contained this unknown “meat”. Yuck.



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