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John Sibley, the no kill blogosphere’s resident Guy Everybody Likes, is starting a rescue in NYC.  Yay!  (Thanks db for the heads up.)

The NBC affiliate in CT examines the problem of dogs, sometimes sick or underage, transported in overloaded trucks from pet killing facilities in the south and sold for big bucks in CT parking lots.

A mill rescuer in Ohio took her own life and the lives of 31 dogs, mostly puppies.  She had previously indicated on her website that she was concerned for puppy mill dogs, pets being killed in shelters as well as other animals.  A friend speculated that the rescuer had become overwhelmed and perhaps killed the dogs for fear of what might happen to them after she was gone.  (Thanks Arlene.)

A private school principal in Houston has been charged with animal cruelty after allowing a dog’s rear leg to rot and fall off and a foreleg to deteriorate to the point where partial amputation was required.  Her defense?  She was too giving of herself to work and charitable organizations.  Authorities seized 2 other dogs from her home and all 3 are now with a rescue group, receiving treatment.  (Thanks Karen.)

November is Manatee Awareness Month in Florida.  Tragically, a record number of manatees have died in Florida waters this year due to red tide.

Polar bear cam!  (Thank you Clarice.)

One of the things I miss about living in Seattle:  Archie McPhee’s.  From their website:  Bacon Body Wash (“Drives dogs crazy”) and Crazy Cat Lady Cat Food Scented Soap (“Keep the kitty cats close”).  I don’t want either of those things btw, in case I’m on your Xmas list, but I’d be happy to have these.

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