Open Thread May 6, 2017 ~ YesBiscuit Post anything animal related in the comments, anytime. New Open Threads are posted weekly. (Public Domain) Share this:EmailTwitterFacebookTumblrPinterestRedditPrintLinkedInPocketTelegramWhatsAppSkypeLike this:Like Loading... Related
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Those dogs look weird.
Jade would like to wear their fancy coats.
I sense Halloween costume!
TIL about hummingbird eggs and nests.
Pender County (NC) pound director discovers that, OMG, posting shelter pets online gets them adopted. Crazy! Who knew? http://www.starnewsonline.com/news/20170510/online-posting-secures-reprieve-for-pender-county-pets
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.
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! http://www.ksla.com/story/35473049/texarkana-animal-shelter-raising-fees-for-surrenders-reclaims?clienttype=generic&utm_content=bufferb81ea&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer
Let’s put some beered-up hunters in a hot air balloon – what could go wrong?
Animal control officer fired, but he has a long history of things that should have gotten him fired.
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.
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.
Tennessee shelter to close July 1. Animals not adopted will be killed. http://www.wbir.com/mobile/article/news/local/shelter-closing-july-1-to-host-adopt-a-thon-saturday/51-449631115
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: http://www.lincolntimesnews.com/2017/06/26/dog-frequent-sight-boger-city/
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.”
Please share this missing dog and send prayers and/or well wishes for him to be found safe.
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
Dr Beth Vescovo Mock has been hired by the St. Louis County animal shelter. The most recent news coverage of her was
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.* http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article177739836.html