Adopting a Shelter Pet during the Holidays

(Stock image via Pexels) In my inbox this morning, a press release promoting a holiday adoption drive in which the shelter in Charlotte, North Carolina is participating: Bissell Pet Foundation is bringing hope to homeless pets across the country this holiday season with its “Empty the Shelters – Holiday Hope” event, December 6 - 20, 2021. … Continue reading Adopting a Shelter Pet during the Holidays

Content Warning: Memphis Shelter Pets for Adoption

The Memphis Animal Services website provides photos for most of the listed adoptables but scant descriptions, usually just a couple words such as "heartworm positive" if anything at all. So there's no way of knowing if the pets in the photos are connected with cruelty cases or what their history may be. And since the … Continue reading Content Warning: Memphis Shelter Pets for Adoption

Alabama Shelter Kills 30 Big Dogs After Adoption Event

In a newspaper interview, Montgomery Humane Society's executive director Steven Tears lamented the number of dogs being surrendered lately, especially the ones over 50 pounds: Only one name [on the adoption board] belongs to a bigger dog, one of more than two dozen medium-to-large dogs up for adoption at the Montgomery animal shelter’s main facility. And down … Continue reading Alabama Shelter Kills 30 Big Dogs After Adoption Event

Discussion: Are Shelters Keeping Online Listings for Lost/Adoptable Animals Current?

When I was looking for a beagle recently, I was checking Petfinder, PetHarbor and a few other sites day and night.  I wasn't limiting myself to facilities within reasonable driving distance either.  I really wanted to help a beagle who needed a home and I figured that a municipal shelter was probably the way to … Continue reading Discussion: Are Shelters Keeping Online Listings for Lost/Adoptable Animals Current?