The set up: The Guilford Co pound killed 51% of its dogs and cats in 2012. The pound has a policy dictating death for all Rottweilers, Pitbulls and Chows, regardless of health or temperament.
The punchline, courtesy of the local paper: “Guilford County offering pet responsibility classes”
A cat rescue group in CA asks why the Lancaster pound is killing cats when there are so many empty cages. (Thanks Leslie for the link.)
Indianapolis ACOs confiscated pets left out during a recent snowstorm and issued more than 70 citations to owners. Several dogs froze to death. (Thanks Arlene for the link.)
Journalist Glenn Greenwald is also a rescuer of street dogs in Brazil. (Thanks Karen F. for the link.)
Sciencey: New information on the origins of cat domestication.
The etymology of the expression “Screw the pooch”