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?

Knock, Knock: Santa’s at the Door and He’s Got a Puppy

Pets make great gifts and I'm glad to see many shelters are finally coming around to that view, even if some only embrace the concept once a year.  Christmas deliveries of adopted shelter pets to their new families has grown in popularity and along with it, some long overdue myth-busting. Staff from the New Hampshire Society … Continue reading Knock, Knock: Santa’s at the Door and He’s Got a Puppy