A stray Pitbull at the Greenville Co pound in SC was found with an old photograph of a man tucked inside his collar. No one has identified the dog, who may be killed for convenience at the discretion of the pound.
The long, strange saga of CT dog importer Fred Acker continues to be long and strange. The latest: after being found guilty on 15 counts of neglect in connection with dogs seized from an unheated barn in November 2012, Acker received a suspended sentence from a Litchfield Superior Court judge and won’t serve a day in jail. He is due in court later this month to face 17 counts of animal cruelty in Milford. (Thank you Clarice for the link.)
Willamette Animal Rescue’s president and two board members were charged with more than 100 counts of animal neglect last year in OR. The 149 dogs they had imported from out of state were taken in by other rescues. When asked by a reporter, a spokesman for the Porterville police department in CA, which runs the pound, could not say exactly how many dogs had been transported to Willamette Animal Rescue. The number appears to be several dozen, at least. (Thanks Kathryn for the link.)
A TN woman says the Humane Alliance of Rutherford County took her chihuahua for training. The owner called for a progress report and was told she would not be getting her dog back. A reporter called the rescue’s director, Penny Jekot, to inquire what she planned on doing with the dog and was told, “That’s none of your business woman.” (Thanks Arlene for the link.)
Book Review: The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide (Thanks Valerie for the link.)
Photographer’s breathtaking portraits of captive primates (Thanks Valerie.)