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  1. Drake

     /  February 28, 2015

    Two from the Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA):

    PETA “devastated” after dog taken from porch is euthanized:

    Taking aim at PETA’s work:

    • From your second link – “Last year, Norfolk-based PETA took in 3,031 animals, most of them sick, suffering, dying or aggressive. PETA workers moved 312 to other shelters. They found homes for 162. They euthanized 2,454 – 500 of which were brought in by their owners for that purpose.”

      Um, no. Most of them were not sick, suffering, dying, or aggressive. Unless you call lost or homeless “suffering”.

      So, so tired of PeTA’s BS and the news outlets that swallow it.

      • Drake

         /  February 28, 2015

        Agreed. It’s amazing to see the editorial board so transparently take on this issue without also taking the time to research and build a logical argument.

    • Kathryn Hargreaves

       /  February 28, 2015

      Guess it wasn’t a mistake to kill the ferals?

  2. Stark County, Ohio – reports of a dog who has been caged in a basement for 5 years. Authorities keep saying everything is fine, but Stark has a reputation for doing nothing in the face of cruelty…

    • db

       /  March 1, 2015

      Hope the “good guys” can get all of the dogs safely out of that place. Why are the police and animal welfare folks not doing their job? I hope the lawyer who has taken this on is successful and that the pups make it out alive.

  3. “The trouble with Tribbles is that they’re born pregnant.” Right?

  4. Alice

     /  March 1, 2015

    Woman who stole and killed a terminally ill man’s dog is sent to jail:

    Now if only this sends a message to the other supposed “do gooders” out there.

  5. Although this article about Nina Pham, the Texas nurse who contracted ebola while caring for a patient, isn’t animal-related, it is accompanied by a terrific photo of Nina with her dog Bentley, who readers probably remember was quarantined during the owner’s illness.


    They suspect that thieves are targeting animal shelters because they are “remotely located” and it takes time for police to respond to alarms.

    Yeah, because when you put your shelter out on landfill lane, it’s so good for the community.

  7. This guy just popped up on my Twitter feed. I love this photo:



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