https://youtu.be/EKpZ4x7RmVY A recent 10 minute discussion on Austin's no kill status.
This one minute clip, narrated by the talented Peter Coyote, is perfect for sharing. I love it. https://youtu.be/Rcx_YdUV9yE
In past I focused my no kill advocacy on shelter pets as long time readers well know. Currently I take a broader approach to include all animals combined with an understanding of our relationship with animals in history. To understand a thing, one must understand the history of a thing. And I am constantly refining … Continue reading Working through Some Thoughts on No Kill
(Image: Boston Daily Globe) On page five of the Boston Daily Globe's June 4, 1886 edition is an article entitled "A Canine Charity" which I happened upon recently. By the end of it, I'd found a new hero. The Ellen M. Gifford Sheltering Home for Animals was built in 1884 on one and one quarter … Continue reading Ellen M. Gifford, I Like Your Style
(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