A NC family who left their kitten at a vet’s office for neutering and rabies vaccination was devastated to learn the vet had injected their pet with euthanasia solution by mistake. The rabies vaccine was reportedly left alongside a syringe containing the euthanasia drug and the vet picked up the wrong one. Oops. The kitten died despite efforts to save him. (Thanks Clarice for the link.)
A worker who was fired from the Hunterdon Humane Shelter in NJ has filed a whistleblower protection lawsuit. (Thanks Clarice.)
A 10 year old boy in Fort Worth allegedly went into a fenced yard, held down the 15 pound dog who lived there and bashed his head in with a stick until he died. He has been charged with animal cruelty. The child’s parents passed along a horrible sorrynotsorry letter to the heartbroken family. (Thanks Anne.)
The CDC has identified a new strain of rabies in a fox who bit a NM woman in April.
Based on genetic information obtained from a 35,000 year old wolf bone found in Siberia, scientists now estimate that dog domestication occurred between 27,000 and 40,000 years ago. If accurate, that would beat cat domestication by a mile.
Remember in 2007 during the massive pet food recalls when Blue Buffalo was shocked, just shocked, to find out their food contained melamine because the company knew nothing of the sort? In the current lawsuit brought by Purina, Blue Buffalo is shocked, just shocked to find out their food contains poultry by-products – the ingredient they like to slam their competitors for using. The only thing Blue Buffalo knows for sure is they are not to blame, just like in 2007.