Why Roaming Cats Should Not Be Taken to a Shelter

Stock photo via Pexels I sometimes see online advice encouraging people to take roaming cats to their local shelter because, whether owned or unowned, it's the best place for them. While well intentioned, this is misinformation and I'd like to explain why. 1. Cats get sick at shelters - very sick and very easily: Traditional … Continue reading Why Roaming Cats Should Not Be Taken to a Shelter

Manly Men Totally Not Compensating for Anything Hope to Kill Baby Bears in Alaska Thanks to GOP

You and I and all American taxpayers fund 16 wildlife refuges in Alaska representing 85% of our country's federal wildlife refuges.  So we all - not just Alaskans - have a vested interest in the management of these 76 million acres. For years, Alaskan state officials have been asking the feds for permission to extend … Continue reading Manly Men Totally Not Compensating for Anything Hope to Kill Baby Bears in Alaska Thanks to GOP

Workers at CA Shelter Allege Neglect Causing Animal Injury and Death

The non-profit Peninsula Humane Society is contracted by San Mateo Co in California for animal control.  Sixteen PHS employees held a press conference in the shelter's parking lot this week. The workers allege that sub-standard conditions, understaffing and neglect have led to the injury and death of several animals at the facility. ACO Dylin Skiles … Continue reading Workers at CA Shelter Allege Neglect Causing Animal Injury and Death

Mass Killing at Ohio Pound is Just One of Many Awful Responses to Crisis

The Franklin County dog pound in Ohio received test results positive for distemper on one dog on September 3.  The facility remained open and adopted out 67 dogs before finally closing on September 9. Franklin Co has since killed 84 dogs due to "distemper concerns" and 6 more dogs "for unrelated reasons".  Rescue groups who … Continue reading Mass Killing at Ohio Pound is Just One of Many Awful Responses to Crisis