(Stock photo via Pexels) Unborn puppies and kittens have a right to live. This issue is entirely separate from the debate surrounding the reproductive healthcare of women, who are capable of engaging with their doctors and making informed decisions. I've written about pregnant dogs and cats in shelter care in the past so I won't … Continue reading Puppies Allowed to Be Born: Oh the Humanity!
I am going to make you uncomfortable. Got your hackles up? That's understandable. As a society, we spend considerable energy making sure everyone is comfortable. Items from clothing and shoes to toilet paper and bed sheets are marketed as comfortable. Cooking shows teach us how to make comfort foods. We ask people their pronouns, their … Continue reading The Comfort Zone of Death
The reasons I haven't been blogging these last few years... probably don't interest most people. Update #2: I'd like to change the look of the blog to make it more streamlined and with currently active links. This may take me awhile to go through and I have technology challenges (old computer, dodgy internet connection and … Continue reading (Clever Title Unavailable) A few updates
A dog owner in Corpus Christi, Texas apparently tried to help his young dog via a home splinting/bandaging job on both front legs. He ended up causing additional harm to the dog and decided to leave him in a highly visible location, presumably in hopes that someone with the means to obtain proper vet care … Continue reading Desperately Seeking Shelter: Corpus Christi Edition
If you are a regular reader of this blog, you are likely a supporter of no kill, unless you just come here to hate read which - hey, we take all comers. But if you are for no kill, you are a compassionate person who believes that shelter directors should do their jobs and not kill … Continue reading A Response to Some Comments on Yesterday’s Post
In February, the Lawrence Co Commission in Alabama awarded an $80,000 annual AC contract to Bobbie Taylor, whom the county had previously been paying $15 per animal for sheltering services. The controversial decision included an agreement that Ms. Taylor purchase and operate a new shelter within 6 months. She is currently using private property to house … Continue reading AL Shelter Under Investigation by Police
Transparency is a hallmark of the no kill movement. All shelters claiming to be no kill should either have their annual statistics posted online for everyone to see or provide them without delay upon request. Questions regarding the shelter's policies should be answered in a timely manner. Anything less is unacceptable. Although I have come across … Continue reading New Hampshire and No Kill
When we last checked in with the Humane Society of Fremont Co in Colorado, the place was a hot mess. State inspections revealed that the facility was killing animals before their legal holding period expired using inhumane methods, including heartstick, performed by untrained staff, leaving sick and injured animals to suffer without immediate vet care, housing cats in … Continue reading A Promising Start in Fremont Co Delivers Hope: An Interview with Douglas Rae
A public meeting of the Commerce city council in Texas was held last week. Dozens of people showed up in support of no kill, some planning to address the council during the public speaking portion of the meeting. They intended to speak about the needless killings at the Commerce pound. But they were denied that opportunity … Continue reading Commerce Mayor to Public Meeting Attendees Supporting No Kill: Shut Up and Get Out
I am taking a wee trip to Charlotte, NC to attend the premiere of this movie: at the Pease Auditorium at Central Piedmont Community College, 6pm. If you are also attending, please say hello. To see where the film will be shown in upcoming weeks, check this page.