The Knox-Whitley County Animal Shelter in KY burned down last Friday. Only 3 of 37 cats survived but 23 of the 25 dogs made it out alive. The shelter is now looking for a new temporary building. (Thanks Luke for the link.)
The injectable canine castration drug introduced on the veterinary market in 2003 as Neutersol is set to be reintroduced very soon under the name Zeuterin. Whereas Neutersol failed to take off due to lack of veterinary training on proper injection techniques, Zeuterin will be sold only to vets who complete a 5 hour course on its use.
A student at Georgia Regents University intends to transfer schools after an undercover investigation by HSUS revealed what appears to be cruel vivisection practices conducted on dogs obtained by the university from a USDA Class B dealer.
KC Cat Advocates shared this graphic on an easily fabricated winter shelter for feral cats. (Thanks Arlene for the link.)
A damning investigation by The Hollywood Reporter alleges American Humane Association covers up animal suffering and death on the sets of motion pictures where they are supposed to be protecting animals. (Thanks Billy for the link.)
Ian Watkins, singer of the Welsh rock band Lostprophets, pleaded guilty last week to multiple counts of child sex offenses as well as one count “of possessing an extreme pornographic image involving a sex act on an animal,” illustrating once again the link between human abuse and animal abuse.