Intake and killing are both down at Anchorage ACC in Alaska. In 2005, the shelter took in roughly 9300 animals and killed 34% of them. In 2015, they took in less than 4500 animals and killed 15%. The cages are mostly empty now. My question: if most of the cages are empty, why are they killing 15% of their animals?
Shelter dogs labeled, and often mis-labeled, as pitbulls were found in a recent study to face longer stays before being adopted and were more likely to be killed.
Stay with me here: A vet in GA was using an outdated, second-hand hyperbaric chamber to administer oxygen treatment to an arthritic dog named Casanova. He placed a battery operated fan, which the manufacturer says should never under any circumstances be placed inside the chamber, inside the chamber. Something, probably the fan which should never under any circumstances have been there, caused a spark and ignited the oxygen. The chamber exploded and Casanova was killed. The owner and her 4 year old son, who were waiting in the next room for Casanova, expected an apology or at least a phone call from the vet. Instead, the vet told the owner Casanova must have started the fire. (Thanks Clarice for the link.)
Researchers find, among other things, differences between the way women and men play with their dogs. (Thanks Claire.)
Good news and bad news about unicorns.
I would watch an action movie about this octopus.