An incoming police chief in NC was responding to a dangerous weapon call at a home when he encountered a dog and owner. The officer shot the owner in the leg while reportedly attempting to shoot the dog. He then left the victim while he made a call on his cell phone. The dog has been impounded by Forsyth Co AC.
The Huntington-Cabell-Wayne pound in WV makes it harder for pets to get out alive by restricting rescue access. (Thank you Clarice.)
The Plaquemines Animal Welfare Society in LA is a limited admission no kill facility. Its director was arrested this week for allegedly pocketing adoption fees and donations to support a prescription drug habit. The director was the only person with access to the cash from April 2012 to June 2013. Approximately $40 grand has gone missing in 2013 alone. (Thanks Anne for the link.)
Bobcat fever, spread by American dog ticks and lone star ticks, can be fatal to domestic cats.
Feathers as a pet food ingredient and the possible dangers for pets with kidney problems.