The city of Houston, which kills most of its homeless pets, estimates there are between 600,000 and 1.2 million homeless dogs and cats on the streets there. The same article, appearing in the Houston Chronicle, says that there is a “shortage of adoptable animals” in CO. This will no doubt come as a shock to the “unwanted” dogs and cats being taken to kill rooms in CO pounds today. (Thank you Clarice for the link.)
“Forsaken No More” is a paper on Pitbull facts by animal advocate Aubrie Kavanaugh. It may be useful to other shelter reform advocates who are battling Pitbull stereotypes and myths in their own communities.
The SPCA of Northern Nevada is using a blood test to determine which incoming dogs need vaccinations and which already have sufficient antibodies to protect them from contagious diseases. (Thanks Clarice for the link.)
A boy in a rural area of the Philippines wants to open an animal shelter when he grows up. He’s putting a downpayment on the effort now.
Eighteen cats were treated to a $35,000 home renovation by their owner in CA.
A woman in Germany allowed her horse to come inside the house during a recent bout of severe weather. He liked it.
Finnish reindeer are getting their antlers spray painted with reflective paint in an effort to make them more visible to motorists. (Thanks Valerie.)