Authorities seized more than 100 dogs from what they are calling a puppy mill in Colbert Co, AL earlier this month. The homeowner reportedly took some of the dogs out of state prior to the raid and has refused to reveal their location. (Thanks Laura for the link.) *** In November, Franklin Co sheriff's deputies … Continue reading Treats on the Internets
Month: December 2013
Name That Animal
This is just for fun. For anyone who hasn't played before, the only rule is: No researching. Just post your best (or worst) guess in the comments. Reading other people's answers before posting your own is optional. Answer will be posted in the comments tomorrow morning.
Olympic Animal Sanctuary is No More
(Note: This post is going to be uncharacteristic in a few ways: It's long, perhaps a little scattered and based on the assumption that readers know the back story.) I want to start by addressing a few issues that I think have been widely misunderstood regarding Olympic Animal Sanctuary in Forks, WA. For one, many … Continue reading Olympic Animal Sanctuary is No More
UPDATED: NY Shelter Worker Charged with Felony Cruelty
A homeless man searching a Long Island gas station dumpster for food on Christmas Eve found a tiny dog. She had been placed in the dumpster in a tied trash bag but apparently was able to chew her way out. He immediately called police to get the dog some help. NBC4 NY identified the man … Continue reading UPDATED: NY Shelter Worker Charged with Felony Cruelty
Anything animal related goes.
Do One Thing: Port Lavaca Edition
On Saturday December 7, the high in Port Lavaca, TX was 35 degrees Fahrenheit. The police department runs the pound and houses dogs outdoors in a covered facility. Each kennel has 3 short cement walls and wire fencing at the front.[Port Lavaca police chief James Martinez] said animal control does not have any policies regarding … Continue reading Do One Thing: Port Lavaca Edition
Celebrating the human-animal bond with photos and captions submitted by readers: Thank you to everyone who sent in photos for this post. It was a pleasure to put all these pictures together. Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, I hope everyone is having a happy day celebrating the bond we share with our four-pawed family … Continue reading Merry Christmas!
Treats on the Internets
Researchers have found that dogs may have "facial recognition skills, similar to humans" including the ability to distinguish facial images of family members from those of strangers. A Memphis couple fostered a dog named Stewie for months through the Desoto Animal Rescue Society and filled out an adoption application for him. When they returned him … Continue reading Treats on the Internets
Exemplary (adjective): serving as a desirable model; representing the best of its kind
On December 5, Memphis pet advocate Jody Fisher wrote to Memphis Animal Services to ask why they had so few pets posted on PetHarbor when the $7.2 million facility has 555 cages and whether this reflected a surge in live released animals. This is the relevant portion of the response she received: On Dec 5, … Continue reading Exemplary (adjective): serving as a desirable model; representing the best of its kind
Unwilling: The Bias Against Poor People Who Want to Save Shelter Pets
The Grayson Co Humane Society in KY expresses the following popular belief on its website: If a new owner is unwilling to pay very much for an animal, it's likely they'd also be unwilling to pay for proper care in the future - such as heartworm and flea/tick prevention, proper food, and vaccinations. I have … Continue reading Unwilling: The Bias Against Poor People Who Want to Save Shelter Pets