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  1. mikken

     /  May 6, 2017

    Those dogs look weird.

  2. Lisa B

     /  May 11, 2017

    Pender County (NC) pound director discovers that, OMG, posting shelter pets online gets them adopted. Crazy! Who knew?

    • db

       /  May 17, 2017

      Imagine that! Still trying to convince our local animal control to share lost/found pets on social media, but they just don’t have the time or money. But they do find the time and money to kill when things get crowded.

  3. KateH

     /  May 20, 2017

    Animal control in Texarkana seem to not want to reunite people with their lost pets, or help with pets that need a safe place to go, anywhere near as much as they want to punish them. Steep rise in fees guarantees more animals die – way to be a good community resources – NOT!

  4. mikken

     /  May 25, 2017

    Let’s put some beered-up hunters in a hot air balloon – what could go wrong?

  5. Animal control officer fired, but he has a long history of things that should have gotten him fired.

  6. Karen F

     /  May 30, 2017

    A scientist argues that wild animals value freedom of choice, and have aesthetic preferences. If that’s true of wild animals, it must be true of domestic animals, as well.

  7. Lisa B

     /  June 14, 2017

    Awesome article about Smiley Pete, Lexington, KY’s town dog. He was thought to have been born in April 1943, and he began showing up on Lexington’s streets near the end of World War II. He was taken care of by the town’s merchants and lived until 1957.

  8. Lisa B

     /  June 16, 2017
  9. Lisa B

     /  June 27, 2017

    Here’s another article about a dog who just lived her life with no owner, looked after by locals, until she died of apparent old age in Lincoln County, NC:

    My favorite quote: “The man that was over the dog catchers at that time said that he’d watch her, which he did for a couple of weeks. He called back and said, ‘she doesn’t bother anyone and we’re just going to leave her alone.’ That was the end of that.”

  10. Clarice

     /  August 5, 2017

    Please share this missing dog and send prayers and/or well wishes for him to be found safe.

  11. Val

     /  August 5, 2017

    Beth Vesco-Mock is leaving Las Cruces and coming to St Louis MO. She has practiced without a license, been fired from DeKalb after 6 months, killed a dog on live television, admitted to taking money from drug companies and using dogs in research, and the list goes on. People in St Louis need to be warned.

    April 21, 2017
    Shelter Director Admits to Medical Experiments on Dogs

    April 5, 2017
    KFOX14 Investigates: Conditions inside Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley

  12. eva

     /  August 6, 2017

    Dr Beth Vescovo Mock has been hired by the St. Louis County animal shelter. The most recent news coverage of her was

  13. Lisa B

     /  October 10, 2017

    This really frosts my shorts: Homeless guy has nothing left but his dog, who is very well taken care of according to animal control, but busybodies want his dog taken away from him (and presumably taken to that bastion of animal kindness, the Char-Meck pound.*
    *sarcasm, duh



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