Treats on the Internets

What is your local shelter doing to prepare for kitten/puppy season this spring when shelters are hit with very high intake levels?  The Washington Co shelter in VA is emptying out its facility in advance by offering free adoptions for a month.  Awesome.

In Newnan, GA, a retired couple has fostered more than 100 dogs during the past 2 years for the local pound because they say they have the time, space, resources and desire to save lives.  Gee, wouldn’t it be great if the local pound director adopted that same attitude?

A NC shelter dog being shipped to ME was lost by the transport company when she wriggled free from her collar.  The dog was found injured 2 days later.  The new owners were cited by ME state police for allowing the dog to run across I-95.  (Thanks Clarice for the link.)

Diamond Pet Foods has settled a class action lawsuit brought by owners whose pets were sickened and/or died after consuming Diamond products tainted with salmonella in 2012.

Spotted salamander porn – NSFW.  (Courtesy of Valerie, because where else would I get this stuff?)

Headline of the week, posted on April 1st no less (but apparently not a joke):

La. state senator opposes anti-cockfighting bill, saying it hurts legitimate ‘chicken boxing’

Mercifully the state senate took the issue seriously and refused to support Senator Guillory’s claim that chicken boxing is just like human kickboxing. Guillory’s proposed chicken boxing exemption was defeated 29 – 8. Also: chicken boxing. (I had to say it one more time because obviously.)

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  1. mikken

     /  April 8, 2014

    “chicken boxing”

    Wow. You know, they say that video games are bad for kids, but these guys were apparently raised in a culture where REAL abuse was entertainment. And now they fight to keep it…unbelievable.

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  2. Karen F

     /  April 8, 2014

    That story in Maine . . . very unfair citation of the new owners. But I liked reading how the Portsmouth police officers gave the injured dog treats and water, then took her to a vet. Common sense and compassion: a great combination.

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  3. Wow free adoptions, fostering retirees and good things. Chicken boxing? Really? Ugh…some people. There should be sharks in the gene pool.

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