A Baltimore family who lives in public housing and has owned a pair of Pitbulls for 14 years was forced to surrender them to the pound due to BSL. (Thank you Tamara for the link.)
Prince William worked his final shift with the military on September 10. Two dogs who had been used to protect him on base were killed after his departure.
King County, WA is considering a proposal which would require veterinarians to turn over the names and addresses of owners who get rabies shots for their pets. The county wants this info to increase its revenue from pet licensing. The area vet association is opposing the proposal because member vets don’t want to act as police informants nor do they want to discourage owners from getting their pets vaccinated against rabies. (Thanks Tamara for the link.)
The NY Times has a piece on hotels pampering pets who travel with their owners. While it’s encouraging to see more hotel owners realize that pets are family members, offering services such as blow dryer hair styling and nail trims to dogs is not pampering pets. Most dogs dislike and/or fear these things, some rather strongly.
Cat with a bowtie and a job. He doesn’t look particularly cuddly, just kind of lazy and super rad.
Now hear this: I will be on Animal Wise Radio on Sunday, Sept 22 from approximately 2:30-2:50 pm Eastern Time. During the show’s first hour, Nathan Winograd will be on discussing the CA sheltering white paper. Tune in live if you can or check out the podcast later.