Treats on the Internets

Officials in St. Landry Parish, LA are attempting to infringe upon the First Amendment rights of volunteers by issuing a social media policy designed to prevent criticism of the pound.  (Thank you Clarice for the link.)

The pound in Linden, NJ is under state investigation for failing to hold animals for the mandatory period among other things.  The state recently sent an inspector to the facility and she failed the place after finding 30 violations.  The wacky Linden mayor says he wants documentation to prove the violations are real.  (Thanks Clarice.)

A commissioner in Hocking Co, OH says he doesn’t think the county will appeal last month’s court ruling ordering the local pound to stop gassing animals because it’s inhumane.  (Thanks Arlene.)

MI lottery winner says she will use her $66 million winnings to make sure her family is financially secure but she’d also like to open a no kill shelter.  (Thanks Karen.)

A post on grief and mourning as exhibited by a wide variety of animals.

A Republican county prosecutor in WA has been unopposed in 10 terms.  A Tibetan terrier is changing that.  (Thanks Valerie.)

Video apparently from the 1950s shows bioastronautic researchers studying the effects of zero gravity on cats and birds (separately).  The cats actually aren’t freaking out as much as I would have thought.  (Thanks Valerie.)

We just missed* running into these 6 and 1/2 feet tall penguins.

*by 37 million years

6 thoughts on “Treats on the Internets

  1. Gravity tends to be optional for cats under normal conditions, anyway.

    But the idea of scaring a cat in zero gravity where “consequences” (anal sac fluid, urine, feces) could happen just seems like a bad idea to me. Only men who have never cleaned up such things would consider this a viable plan…

  2. I’ve always found when you try to censor people you simply draw attention to their message that you were trying to censor.

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