Why shelters kill animals in their care

July 16, 2011

This is a partial list that is being circulating around showing some of the reasons an animal may be killed in one of our kill shelters. In my opinion, it is simply a list of excuses for the purpose of either easing someone’s guilt about taking a life or granting them a pardon for their laziness.

Why shelters might kill an animal

June 3, 2011

This is a partial list that is being circulating around showing some of the reasons an animal may be killed in one of our kill shelters. In my opinion, it is simply a list of excuses for the purpose of either easing someone’s guilt about taking a life or granting them a pardon for their laziness.

A Clever Approach to Pet Adoption

December 11, 2009

The ad is part of a campaign by The Shelter Project to get people to look to shelters for pets before they go to breeders and pet stores.

Taming dogs with a mean streak

December 11, 2009

Steve Markwell is a brave man. At his Washington sanctuary, he takes in the worst of the worst that have been turned away by all other shelters – pit bulls, guard dogs, face-biters and cat-killers.

Saving Shelter Dogs From The Freezing Winter

December 11, 2009

Hundreds of dog lovers band together and donate old and used sweaters to be recycled and re-distributed as dogie sweaters to shelters all over the country. Released by- bignutshell.com

Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pets

November 30, 2009

Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet, an ALL volunteer 501c3 nonprofit public charity formed in January 2005 after learning that military service members across the country had pets that needed a caring, loving, and safe home to care for them during the pet owner’s deployment to fight the global war on terrorism (combat or peace keeping missions), but had been unable to find someone to care for them.

A Feather Revolution One Back Yard at a Time

October 28, 2009

Because raising chickens and enjoying fresh eggs is one thing people can do to off set rising food bills. Its fun, kids love it, and the eggs are healthy and delicious tasting from happy chickens.

Georgia Puppy Caravan This Weekend

August 22, 2009

The Chattooga animal shelter in Summerville, GA has 19 runs and can hold a maximum of 38 animals at a time. With dogs and cats being dumped by residents on a daily basis, euthanization is required to make more space in the shelter. The Caravan will remove every single animal the day of their visit and for just one day since it opened, the shelter will be hauntingly quiet.

Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable-Pet Day: August 12, 2009

August 6, 2009

On behalf of the many big black dogs, FIV+ cats, senior pets and special-needs pets, Petfinder has named August 12, 2009 “Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable-Pet Day.”

A Day in the Life of Our Pets

July 24, 2009

Today, I would like to encourage you to adopt a shelter animal. If you already have two, get another. Save a life.

New Pet Food Bank in Wilmington, Delaware

July 17, 2009

I always get excited when I read about another community pet food bank opening. This time it’s in Wilmington, Delaware.

Video Shows that Boost was NOT Aggressive

July 14, 2009

Seems that “big brother” in the form of surveillance video from the Walker County Humane Society in Alabama has reared its head to show us what a gentle and willing dog Boost in the last hour of his life. The video contradicts Director Lane Reno’s statements that Boost would not come out of his carrier and had to be pulled out using a carrier pole. Rather, it shows Boost walking into the shelter on a leash quite willingly.

So What Do We Do If Our Shelters Close Down?

June 13, 2009

Can’t afford the cat anymore? Neither can the shelter. More animals. Smaller donations. Wrenching stories of homes and jobs gone. The economy’s toll mounts for those who care for abandoned felines.

Humane Society, ASPCA condemn Schwarzenegger plan to shorten animal shelter hold requirements

June 10, 2009

Last week, we learned that California’s animal shelter system is among the programs facing cutbacks as a result of the state’s budget crisis.

Schwarzenegger Tax Cut: Kill Shelter Animals Faster to Save Money

June 9, 2009

One of the many tax cuts Gov Schwarzenegger is proposing is one that has been previously defeated but I guess he hopes that Californians who are feeling the pinch will let it get through this time, is to kill animals at shelters faster. He wants to cut the hold time on strays and lost pets from 6 days to 3 days, saying it will save the state $24.6 million.

An Animal Shelter with No Cages

June 8, 2009

There are no cages at this animal shelter. Dogs and cats are housed in comfortable quarters that resemble bedrooms and living rooms while waiting to be adopted. Avanzino explains that’s because Americans think of pets as family members.