Backinbowl

File under:  My Dog is The Smartest Dog. Mulder usually carries her yogurt cup over to her bed to lick the sides and polish it clean.  Because otherwise, it's the old trying-to-lick-the-cup-while-it-slides-all-over-the-kitchen-floor thing which is you know, undignified.  But tonight she had a new idea:  drop it inside her dinner bowl for added stability.  I … Continue reading Backinbowl

Input Needed Regarding Tethering Ordinances

Request from a reader:  A municipal animal control is researching the issue of tethering.  The unit is considering drafting a tethering ordinance and is trying to find relevant studies, as opposed to opinions.  Any ordinance they may come up with will be drafted with the following in mind: They do not want to increase impounds. They … Continue reading Input Needed Regarding Tethering Ordinances

Keeping Hospice Patients and Their Pets Together in OH

Reader Lisa in OH contacted me about a new non-profit organization called Hospets which she launched in memory of her father, Larry Stearns.  Lisa writes: Basically the way it works: Hospice or Senior Services will discuss our program with their pet owning patients. If the patient seems interested they are referred to us. At that … Continue reading Keeping Hospice Patients and Their Pets Together in OH

Mass Cat Adoption Event in North Central Florida Starts Friday

In June, approximately 550 cats were taken from an owner in Florida. They were cared for and vetted and are now available for adoption. This massive undertaking is being coordinated by a number of animal welfare groups including Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program, HSUS, Alachua Co Animal Services and PetSmart Charities.  Let's help get eyeballs on … Continue reading Mass Cat Adoption Event in North Central Florida Starts Friday