Kate Decker is a 68 year old retired public relations executive living in Burlington Co, NJ. She has two homes on her property - her own (she is a widow) and the one formerly occupied by her parents, who are now deceased. Over the past 30 years, she has dedicated herself to saving dogs, many … Continue reading Burlington Co SPCA Picks on Compassionate Elderly Rescuer
It sucks being a cat at the Hillsborough Co pound in Florida. Way. Although the pound's TNR program was officially sanctioned by local politicians on May 1, not one action has been taken to implement the program: “I'm not [a] patient person,” said Sherry Silk, director of the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. “Come on; … Continue reading “Compromised Feline Welfare” at Hillsborough Co Pound
Once again this year, I’d like to put together a post for Christmas day celebrating the human-animal bond in pictures. If you would like to submit a photo for inclusion, please keep the following guidelines in mind: Photo should feature at least one pet and one human in keeping with the human-animal bond theme. It … Continue reading Photo Call
Something that pops up on my radar frequently is when a facility that kills animals issues a plea on behalf of a pet and features wording such as "NO ADOPTERS, RESCUE ONLY". The plea often includes a deadline which may be a matter of hours or possibly days. The logical assumption is that if the … Continue reading Discussion: Shelter Pets Designated “RESCUE ONLY”
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg pound in NC is a pet killing facility under the police department with a sordid history of, shall we say, questionable judgment. It comes as little surprise that Char-Meck would partner with this crock-o-501c3 called the Shelter Pet Enrichment Fund which asks people to donate on its homepage: Your support allows us to … Continue reading Charlotte Charity Collects Money for “Shelter Pet Enrichment”, Buys Soda for Pet Killers
Regular readers know that I have been posting about shelter pet advocate Casey Post's efforts to reform her local shelter in Medina Co, OH. This week, Ms. Post again addressed her county commissioners but was forced to improvise a speech due to last minute developments on the reform front. I asked her to talk about … Continue reading Shelter Reform Advocacy in Medina Co, OH: Success!
The sheriff's office runs the pound in Putnam Co, Florida. The website states "the shelter is on N Highway 17, at the landfill." I reached out to the sheriff's office for comment after seeing this photo posted on Facebook: I haven't yet received a response from the sheriff's office but if I do, I will … Continue reading How Would Your Pet Fare If Impounded by Putnam County Animal Services?
While places like Union Co, NC continue to go moldy, communities all around the south are defying stereotypes and adopting progressive no kill protocols. In Spartanburg, SC, city ACOs used to pick up cats and take them to the pound where roughly 8 out of 10 would be killed. Area caretakers of feral cat colonies … Continue reading The South Will Rise
Wanda Sue Larson, a Union Co Department of Social Services child-protection investigations supervisor, and Dorian Lee Harper, an emergency room nurse, had 4 adopted children and a foster child living at their North Carolina home: [Union Co] Sheriff Cathey said all five children in the home slept on the floor in a single bedroom, where … Continue reading The Rest of the Country Disdains the South Because of Places Like Union Co, NC
Perhaps a tiny bit of insight here. (Note: These searches were not performed on my own computer specifically to avoid Google suggestions based on my past searches.)