Nathan Winograd on the double standard employed by animal groups who rake in donations by promoting the human-animal bond yet are ready to destroy the actual human-animal bond by breaking up families via elimination of shelter holding periods for stray pets.
A private shelter in Brazoria Co, TX was closed due to the director’s poor health and 70 dogs who have been exposed to distemper are now struggling to survive in unheated outdoor pens. Volunteers are trying to care for the dogs. (Thanks Michele for the link.)
Pet owners in the Florida Keys will now have a safe place to take their entire families for shelter during hurricane evacuations. (Thank you to a reader for the link.)
Elizabeth Taylor’s 1974 letter to her “lovely lost cat”, Cassius.
Daily updates from NOAA on the recent mass stranding of pilot whales in Florida.
The widespread myth that sharks don’t get cancer has cost many sharks their lives. Scientists have documented cancer in at least 23 species of sharks, including most recently the Great White.
Reminder: The deadline for photos for inclusion in the Xmas day post is December 21.