It's been a year of milestones including (in chronological order) - losing my job, losing my Dad, getting married, losing a dog, changing my career, turning 50 and a family member experiencing a sudden medical emergency with an initially grave prognosis (she's much better now, thankfully). Naturally, I've been thinking a lot of thinks - … Continue reading Anyone Have an Opinion on a Thing?
A suck story out of Elbert County, Colorado: Lion's Gate Sanctuary was apparently flooding due to the location of the property, leaving the 11 lions, tigers and bears who lived there in poor conditions. The animals were reportedly elderly and frail. The sanctuary owner submitted a request to county commissioners to allow for relocation of … Continue reading Sanctuary: a place of refuge or safety
Remember when it was reported that Merced Co AC was sending nearly 400 orphaned bottle babies a year to Last Hope Cat Kingdom, a facility allowed by county permit to have just 125 animals? And how Last Hope knew they were literally the last hope for these kittens because if they didn't accept them, AC … Continue reading No Charges Against Last Hope Cat Kingdom, Sanctuary Re-Opened
(Note: This post is going to be uncharacteristic in a few ways: It's long, perhaps a little scattered and based on the assumption that readers know the back story.) I want to start by addressing a few issues that I think have been widely misunderstood regarding Olympic Animal Sanctuary in Forks, WA. For one, many … Continue reading Olympic Animal Sanctuary is No More
A troubling situation developed in Delaware yesterday and more information is needed. I am asking for help from readers if they come across any additional media reports or press releases from relevant parties regarding this story today. The scattered facts, as I understand them: Delaware has a law called the Companion Animal Protection Act (CAPA) … Continue reading What Happened to the Dogs at Safe Haven in Delaware?
Remember in June when Merced Co Animal Control raided the place where they had been sending thousands of kittens - Last Hope Cat Kingdom - including the day of the raid? An astounding 200 kittens were killed on site. After the violence was over, Kristi Caseri, Merced Co AC supervisor, commented on Facebook in response … Continue reading Updates on Pet Killings in Merced County, CA
On June 26, 2013, Merced County authorities served a search warrant at Last Hope Cat Kingdom - a pet sanctuary in California. Merced County Spokesman Mike North was on site during the raid and later talked to the local ABC affiliate: He said many of the animals were severely emaciated, some had their eyes swollen … Continue reading More Misery for Animals in Merced County, CA
Many readers here have been following developments involving anonymous accusations against Olympic Animal Sanctuary (OAS) in Forks, WA. I've made my position clear. Accordingly, I contacted Steve Markwell directly when anonymous accusers recently resurfaced in the blog comments to dredge up old news as if it's new again. I am reprinting his response here in … Continue reading Update from Steve Markwell of Olympic Animal Sanctuary
More than a year after PETA and the ASPCA teamed up to shut down Caboodle Ranch, Craig Grant's FL cat sanctuary, a legal resolution appears to be near. Under the deal with the state, the criminal charges against Grant will be dropped if he agrees to take his medication, pay costs to the state attorney's … Continue reading Discussion: What was the case against Caboodle Ranch all about?
While the person or persons behind the Facebook page recently set up to "expose" Olympic Animal Sanctuary remain in hiding, there is one person who is willing to put his name to some accusations: Scotlund Haisley spoke with the Peninsula Daily News alleging that OAS is not a nice place for dogs. And he says … Continue reading New Information Regarding Olympic Animal Sanctuary