For those of you who work with or know of rescues, try this little exercise: Add up all the rescues you've worked with (or known) in your head. Hang on to that number. Now, of those rescues, add up the total number of them who are hoarders. Using those two figures, please share in the … Continue reading Best Friends and Oreo’s Law Redux
I think Best Friends Animal Society is talking about Oreo's Law here but calling it "Kellner/Duane" ("Oreo's Law" is referenced in the first sentence). I'm not sure where they are coming up with the name "Kellner/Duane". I follow Micah Kellner (sponsor of the bill) on Twitter and he calls it Oreo's Law. At any rate, … Continue reading Best Friends Animal Society and Oreo’s Law
Oreo's Law, designed to save the lives of death row shelter pets whom other rescues are willing to take, has been killed for the year. The bill had a number of supporters, including Nathan Winograd (pdf), but was opposed by the ASPCA, the Animal Law Coalition and apparently Best Friends Animal Society. I haven't seen … Continue reading NY: Oreo’s Law Update
Nye Co, NV:[Animal Control officer Tim] McCarty was able to convince the owners of FLOCK (For the Love of Cats and Kittens) to surrender ownership and custody of the some 700 or more cats to the county which, in turn, placed the animals in the care of a rescue organization, Best Friends Animal Society.[...]Nye County … Continue reading Legal News
USA Today has an interview with Dr. Stephen Zawistowski, a behaviorist with the ASPCA who worked with Oreo. He is asked about the opposition to releasing her to a sanctuary instead of killing her: "Unless she was put in virtually complete isolation," she'd live a "life of constant stress," he said. She was so reactive … Continue reading Two Pieces from ‘USA Today’ on Oreo
NY state legislators seem to take the business of needless dog killing seriously:From the Office of Assembly Member Micah Kellner in Manhattan:We are preparing to introduce legislation this week along with State Senator Tom Duane to require shelters to release any animal they plan to kill to a bonafide rescue group or humane organization which … Continue reading I Wish Wilkes Co was in NY
Some of you may have been following the story of "Oreo", a Pitbull mix in NY who survived terrible cruelty thanks to the care of the ASPCA. On Friday, the ASPCA euthanized her due to aggression:Because adoption was not an option, the ASPCA looked at placing Oreo in a long-term resident facility. However, because of … Continue reading ASPCA Euthanizes "Oreo"