Scuba-Duba-Doo Patent No. 6,206,000 by Dwane L. Folsom Patented: March 27, 2001 *** Full Metal Dust Jacket by S. Kesh Patented: September 4, 1963 The inventor notes that the doggie dust cover will be useful in keeping flea powder on the dog (and off the living room carpet) post application. And it can do double … Continue reading Mental Health Break: Doggie-Wear Patents
Month: May 2013
Open Thread – and an apology
Please use the comment section to share animal related links, stories, questions and updates. I also want to address the behavior of a couple of individuals who have spent the past 18 hours making the blog an unpleasant place to be. I am sorry I wasn't able to be online to catch it sooner. I … Continue reading Open Thread – and an apology
Discussion: What was the case against Caboodle Ranch all about?
More than a year after PETA and the ASPCA teamed up to shut down Caboodle Ranch, Craig Grant's FL cat sanctuary, a legal resolution appears to be near. Under the deal with the state, the criminal charges against Grant will be dropped if he agrees to take his medication, pay costs to the state attorney's … Continue reading Discussion: What was the case against Caboodle Ranch all about?
Hendricks Co Shelter Pet Advocates Not Giving Up, Despite Setbacks
Local advocates have been publicly opposing the needless killing at the Hendricks Co pound in Indiana for at least a year. In 2011, the pound had a 61% kill rate and in 2012, advocates went to the local TV news with their concerns: limited hours, no foster program, not allowing pets outdoors and not naming … Continue reading Hendricks Co Shelter Pet Advocates Not Giving Up, Despite Setbacks
Name That Animal
This is just for fun and the only rule is: no researching. Post any (!) answer in the comments. Reading other people's answers before posting your own is optional but at least one person usually gets it right so decide what level of cheating suits you. Answer will be posted in the comments later today.
Major Reform Needed in Chatham County
The situation involving Savannah-Chatham County Animal Control and Friends of Animal Control Team Savannah (F.A.C.T.S.) - a non-profit rescue run by Diane Abolt, the wife of Chatham county manager Russ Abolt - is a good ol' boys cesspool. The pound has been in trouble with the state in the past for holding animals for Diane … Continue reading Major Reform Needed in Chatham County
Foster Pet of the Day
Submitted by Marji who writes:Carter is currently living with me in Grass Valley. He is a foster dog of Center for Animal Protection & Education (CAPE) : PO Box 67176 Scotts Valley, CA 95067-7176 831.336-4695 Email: email@example.comCarter is a 7-yr-old mastiff mix with a big head and bigger heart! He is blind, but that doesn't … Continue reading Foster Pet of the Day
Treats on the Internets
The state of NC has released its annual shelter report but its value is clearly limited since, as Fix NC points out, some facilities don't bother reporting, others fabricate numbers and no one verifies anything. More bad news for pets in the NYC pound system: ACC refusing to release some animals whose holds have expired … Continue reading Treats on the Internets
Hart Co Considers First Animal Control Ordinance
Hart Co has never in its 160 years had a law on the books regarding homeless pets, even though GA law requires the county to have some sort of animal control in place. This month, county commissioners plan to discuss enacting an AC ordinance. But if you are excited at the prospect of Hart Co … Continue reading Hart Co Considers First Animal Control Ordinance
U.S. Government Reports on Our Pet Expenditures
On the subject of how much money we spend on our pets, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently published "'Tails' from the Consumer Expenditure Survey" on its website and the Hartford Courant breaks down the information: The average amount each household spent on pets in 2011 was $502. Households tended to spend 1 percent … Continue reading U.S. Government Reports on Our Pet Expenditures