Subject: Request for stats From: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Sun, September 22, 2013 10:40 am To: email@example.com Is your shelter open admission? Your website gives that impression but I wanted to ask to be certain. Would you please send me a copy of your most recent year's statistics detailing intakes and outcomes? Thank you, Shirley Thistlethwaite *** … Continue reading I am the one who knocks.
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On June 26, 2013, Merced County authorities served a search warrant at Last Hope Cat Kingdom - a pet sanctuary in California. Merced County Spokesman Mike North was on site during the raid and later talked to the local ABC affiliate: He said many of the animals were severely emaciated, some had their eyes swollen … Continue reading More Misery for Animals in Merced County, CA
Something new caught my eye this month in my Google Alerts. The Statesboro Herald, a Georgia newspaper, was including weekly statistics from its local animal shelter in a section titled "Police Report". I'm always interested in looking at shelter stats so I started monitoring these entries. Here is what the paper reported for a 3 … Continue reading What is going on at the shelter in Bulloch Co, GA?
Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital has announced a new protocol for treating parvo puppies at home at a greatly reduced cost. This will be welcome news for owners, rescuers and shelter directors who want to save the lives of sick pets but in some cases are unable to pay for the hospitalization costs at … Continue reading New Reduced Cost Parvo Treatment Protocol Announced
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In April 2010, a Pennsylvania dog warden reportedly stopped a vehicle transporting 16 dogs from the south to a group called Sixth Angel Shepherd Rescue. The Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals seized the dogs, releasing all but 3 of them to other parties. The final 3 dogs belonged to Sixth Angel … Continue reading PA Rescue Group Prevails in Court after PSPCA Seizes Dogs
When Hillsborough Co Animal Services in Florida gained official political support for its new Trap Neuter Return program in May, the news was widely celebrated. But this week Janet Gill, a caregiver in Hillsborough Co who maintains a colony of TNR'd cats, sent me two of three notices she says she's received from Hillsborough Co … Continue reading Hillsborough Co TNR = WTF?
In response to some unsupported claims I've seen online about New Hampshire being a "no kill state", I have endeavored to compile a list of every open admission shelter in the state and the 2012 kill rate for each. If I am able to compile such a list, it can serve as a reference for … Continue reading Work in Progress: List of Open Admission Shelters in NH