For those who have been following the sordid case at the Campbell Co pound, the TN Bureau of Investigation presented its findings to a grand jury this month. The grand jury determined no criminal wrongdoing took place. The former director has quit and no one will be charged. (Thanks Clarice for the link.)
A private citizen posted a threatened kill list of one on Craigslist and people freaked out. Pet killing facilities all over the country continue to threaten and kill millions of healthy/treatable pets every year – some in secret. Killing pets – and threatening to kill pets – is wrong regardless of who does it, how it’s done or how it’s announced or hidden. (Thanks Heather for the link.)
Bloomberg estimates there are 50,000 stray dogs on the streets of Detroit – a figure which seems incredible to me.
Santa Cruz Bullies and Buddies gives some simple tips for photographing shelter dogs.
The state of MA used to pay fishermen $5 per seal nose but that practice ended in 1965 and in 1972, seals gained federal protection under the law. Seal populations have since made a comeback, especially in the last decade. Nantucket fishermen consider them a nuisance because they eat fish but those who earn a living taking people out on seal watching excursions are enjoying the increased numbers.
All sorts of art that includes dogs (Thanks Clarice.)