A rescuer pulled a kitten in rough shape from the Columbus Co pound in NC after the kitten had been kept in isolation at the facility for 10 days due to a reported bite. The director says he would have treated the kitten if he had known he was sick but he didn’t know. Because he’s the person responsible for running the place so how could he know what may or may not be happening there, right? (Thanks Clarice for the link.)
The Lucas Co pound in OH killed an 11 month old puppy whose disabled owner couldn’t afford to keep her and surrendered her to the pound, believing she’d be adopted. The pound director says the puppy failed a temperament test. (Thanks Clarice.)
A private no kill shelter in WA held a Black Cat Friday adoption event, staying open for 24 hours and offering reduced adoption fees (down to FREE from 2am to 6am). Twenty-one animals found homes and the shelter plans to do it again next year. (Thanks Mary Frances for the link.)
Researchers find that killing wolves increases livestock predation.
Last pope: Heaven is not for animals. Current pope: Is too. (Thanks Nathan.)
A clever vet whom I would like to hug used Legos to put together a wheelchair for a lame tortoise in Germany.