Good Hurricane Tweets

Manatee Sheriff Department serving and protecting. Hemingway house cats with thumbs survive Hurricane Irma. Loose dogs in hurricane:  "We are scared out of our minds, running for our lives and can not listen to any human right now!" Good guy:  "I have a pickup truck!" Not wrong.

Top 5 Reasons the ASPCA Should Do Right by Displaced Sandy Pets

5.  Celebrity Rachel Ray gave the ASPCA half a million dollars less than 2 months ago to board pets displaced by Hurricane Sandy at its Emergency Boarding Facility in Brooklyn.  At the time, ASPCA president Ed Sayres promised, "The need is daunting, but the animals will not be forgotten."  After caring for just 280 animals … Continue reading Top 5 Reasons the ASPCA Should Do Right by Displaced Sandy Pets

ASPCA to Displaced Sandy Pets: Sucks Being You

Reuters is reporting that 136 unclaimed pets at the emergency Hurricane Sandy shelter operated by the ASPCA in Brooklyn may be in danger: Most of the owners that the ASPCA has identified live in temporary housing or with family and friends, environments that prevent them from bringing their animals home, [ASPCA spokeswoman Kelly] Krause said. … Continue reading ASPCA to Displaced Sandy Pets: Sucks Being You

Will Pets at Shelters Affected by Sandy Be Kept Alive So Their Owners Can Find Them?

Has killing been suspended at the animal shelters in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy? Killing healthy/treatable shelter pets under any circumstances is both violent and unnecessary. But with evacuations, mass power outages and limited transportation over a wide area impacted by the storm, holding a stray pet for an arbitrary number of hours before killing … Continue reading Will Pets at Shelters Affected by Sandy Be Kept Alive So Their Owners Can Find Them?

HSUS Moves Hurricane Pets into Unnatural Disaster Areas

The Guilford Co pound in NC kills roughly half its dogs and cats - unless the pet happens to look like a Rottweiler, Chow Chow or "Pitbull".  Guilford Co kills 100% of any pets who resemble those types of dogs. Not surprisingly, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) thinks the pound is swell.  … Continue reading HSUS Moves Hurricane Pets into Unnatural Disaster Areas

What is Plan B in Your Community?

With Hurricane Isaac under watchful eye, many cities have been reviewing their hurricane preparedness plans recently. Officials in Corpus Christi, TX asked animal control what their plan was for the shelter pets in case of a hurricane: "Their hurricane response plan was to euthanize all of the animals, which is totally unacceptable," Assistant City Manager … Continue reading What is Plan B in Your Community?