In January, NY state inspectors found that the Islip animal shelter was sending strays out with rescues and adopters without holding them for the mandated 5 day holding period so their owners could reclaim them. In February, the shelter director was caught on audio tape telling a puppy’s owner that her pet wasn’t at the facility then, after she apparently thought the owner had hung up, telling staff to lie about the puppy as he was being backdoored to a rescue. The town allowed the director to retire instead of being fired. She should be in jail. (Thanks Clarice for the link.)
U Got the Look: Shelter dogs in Ohio dressed up like Prince.
Officials at a middle school in Louisiana decided hell yes it’s appropriate to put a student’s service dog’s picture in the yearbook with all the other attendees. (Thanks Claire.)
Pets help people in so many ways – this autistic child seemed to come out of her shell after getting a cat. The photos accompanying the article are beautiful.
Dear All Police, Use these officers as your role models. Thx. (Thanks mikken.)
Possible picture to give to your stylist next time you get a haircut. (Thanks Claire.)
Hullo! A humpback whale feeding at a marina in Alaska.