On July 29, a local TV news report indicated Bridgeport AC in CT was threatening to kill cats due to being over capacity. A rescue group offered to pay the adoption fees for the cats in an effort to encourage people to adopt. The next day, the same TV station reported that people waited in … Continue reading Private Citizens Save Dozens of Cats at CT Shelter
Month: July 2013
Abuse of Power at Virginia Beach AC
This is one of those stories where I know some compassionate person who isn't a regular reader is going to stumble across it and feel certain I've made it up. For what it's worth, I'm not making it up. Virginia Beach animal lover Tiffany D’Andrea says 3 pregnant mama cats showed up in her yard … Continue reading Abuse of Power at Virginia Beach AC
Jefferson City Vets Who Love the Gas Chamber
The Jefferson City pound in Missouri puts wildlife and some cats into the gas chamber. One of the cats gassed at the facility in December was an owned pet named Stella. Her heartbroken owner asked the city to change its gas chamber policy and the shelter vet quit over its use in June. On June … Continue reading Jefferson City Vets Who Love the Gas Chamber
Anyone Minding the Store, Memphis?
Remember when those MAS killing cheerleaders also known as the do nothing advisory board decided to lock the public out of most of their meetings because the unwashed masses wanted to speak up for the right of shelter pets to live? Well here are the minutes from one of the recent super secret meetings. … Continue reading Anyone Minding the Store, Memphis?
In Memoriam: Faye Hunter
If you were following the wave of Southern indie bands in the 80s, Let's Active was one of your listening staples. Let's Active co-founder, co-vocalist and bass player Faye Hunter influenced at least one of my high school friends to start playing bass and I'm sure there are many other female bassists out there who … Continue reading In Memoriam: Faye Hunter
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No Good News Out of Genesee Co Pet Killing Facility
The Genesee Co pound in Flint, MI has gone back and forth from frying pan to fire in recent years. Stepheni Lazar, the Animal Control head from 2009 through early 2012, killed roughly 16,000 dogs and cats during her tenure according to the state's annual reports: 2009: 8009 dogs and cats killed of 10,090 taken … Continue reading No Good News Out of Genesee Co Pet Killing Facility
Treats on the Internets
In NC, the Gaston Co AC supervisor says he'll do "whatever it takes" to get pets out alive. But it was a member of the so-called irresponsible public who recently sought out a major TV station's help to promote the 60 pets on the kill list. And so many blaggards stepped up to adopt, the … Continue reading Treats on the Internets
MS Holding Facility Gone but What Will Take Its Place?
The hellhole where stray dogs and cats were being kept by the city of Ellisville, MS has been demolished. That is a good first step and wholly attributable to compassionate people who voiced their concerns about the plight of the pets kept in that structure. But more work remains to be done and it falls … Continue reading MS Holding Facility Gone but What Will Take Its Place?
An Uncomfortable Conversation
Note: This post may be considered off topic by some and if you are interested only in how this post relates to the blog, skip to the final two paragraphs. Access to healthcare is a right, not a privilege to my mind. The U.S. is lagging shamefully behind such countries as Colombia, Iceland and … Continue reading An Uncomfortable Conversation