Memphis Bans the Public from Giving Treats to Shelter Pets

Memphis Animal Services, which functions primarily as a pet killing facility and does not vaccinate all animals upon intake as per standard shelter best practices, is suddenly concerned that treats given to doomed dogs might compromise their health. As such, the public has been banned from giving out treats at the pound. This email is … Continue reading Memphis Bans the Public from Giving Treats to Shelter Pets

Police Officer Fired after Standing Up to City Officials and Refusing to Shoot Loose Dogs

Walker Co, AL used to have a pound but the place closed a few years ago after it was exposed as a dog killing hole.  Since then, the city of Carbon Hill in Walker Co has apparently been trying to avoid the issue of homeless pets on the streets.  That brilliant plan did not work … Continue reading Police Officer Fired after Standing Up to City Officials and Refusing to Shoot Loose Dogs

Knock, Knock: Santa’s at the Door and He’s Got a Puppy

Pets make great gifts and I'm glad to see many shelters are finally coming around to that view, even if some only embrace the concept once a year.  Christmas deliveries of adopted shelter pets to their new families has grown in popularity and along with it, some long overdue myth-busting. Staff from the New Hampshire Society … Continue reading Knock, Knock: Santa’s at the Door and He’s Got a Puppy

Merry Christmas

Celebrating the human-animal bond with photos and captions submitted by readers: Thank you to everyone who sent in photos for this post. It was a pleasure putting these pictures together. Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, I hope everyone is having a happy day celebrating the bond we share with our animals. Pets are family.

Name That Animal – Rankin/Bass Edition

This is just for fun and the only rule is:  no researching.  Looking for actual names here, not the type of animal like we usually do.  Post your best guesses in the comments.  Reading other people's answers before posting your own gets you coal in your stocking is optional.  Answers will be posted later today.