A document obtained via FOIA request from the city of Maryville, TN shows that in 2014, the shelter had a 99% save rate. Well done!
The state of CT has created a task force for the purpose of improving conditions for animals in public shelters.
Haters gonna hate. But if you check out the comments on the linked article it looks like this private shelter in MT, which saved more than 1100 animals last year, has strong support within the community. (Thanks Clarice for the link.)
Arizona – A USDA employee who disliked his neighbor’s dog set two steel coyote traps and baited them with lure paste in order to trap the pet. The dog lost 17 teeth trying to free herself. The employee was charged with animal cruelty. The USDA submitted a letter to the court stating the employee acted lawfully. (Thanks Clarice.)
This article debunks some of the myths surrounding homeless people who own pets.