The No Kill Advocacy Center has renewed its petition to the state of Virginia to revoke PETA’s “animal shelter” status.
In December 2013, authorities responding to a complaint in Ashland Co, WI seized 4 horses and killed a donkey owned by rescuers. One of the horses starved to death while in the county’s care. The rescuers are now suing the county along with the individual ACOs and police officers involved in the case. (Thanks Clarice.)
A Customs and Border Protection officer in AZ has been charged with animal cruelty after he was caught on video hanging his drug detection dog from a leash and slamming him to the concrete. The dog has reportedly been retired and given a home by another officer. (Thank you Clarice.)
A cat who’d been living at a private shelter in PA since May became rabid in December and was killed for testing. Three people were treated for exposure. The shelter’s president insists proper protocols were followed but the article does not mention whether the cat was ever vaccinated.
Present for the cat/tea party lover on your list.
Reminder: The deadline for submitting a photo for the Christmas day post is December 21.