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.

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End of Days

April 20, 2011

I want someone who loves me there, not a doctor with forty patients and his morality to keep me sort of, kind of alive or sort of undead. Why are we more rational and kinder to our pets than to ourselves or our parents? Death is not the worst thing; denying it can be.

Glacier, a Whistler sled dog

Will you vigil for the sled dogs on April 23rd?

April 15, 2011

As we finally start to really embrace a more humane lifestyle for our animals — pets, farm animals and wildlife, we must make ourselves available to the situations we encounter and respond appropriately. Both the situations that we know of and those that will arise.

Window Cats

Texas HB 3450 Saves Lives!

March 25, 2011

Houston shelters kill roughly 80,000 animals a year. San Antonio, Dallas, and other shelters kill tens of thousands as well. But that number will soon plummet if legislation introduced into the Texas Legislature becomes law. The Texas Companion Animal Protection Act (CAPA), H.B. 3450 introduced by Representative Jessica Farrar, would require shelters to follow practices that allowed communities like Austin, Texas to save 92% of all dogs and cats last month.

It’s in Our Nature…

March 24, 2011

To embrace a stranger as one’s own. I’s in our nature.

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Answer: Because Canada bludgeons seals to death?

March 22, 2011

Harp seals from Canada are showing up in U.S. waters in greater numbers and farther south than usual, and biologists want to know why. Seems obvious, doesn’t it? They don’t want to be bashed in the head anymore.

Baby Seal

IFAW/EU Seal Ban: Canada Challenges EU’s Right to Say “No”

February 20, 2011

So the World Trade Organization says “no” to Canada’s seal products derived from extreme cruelty, but Canada’s Federal Fisheries Minister, Gail Shea, wants to force the region to accept their bloodstained products anyway.

Brazilian dog Leao

The wonder of a dog’s loyalty

January 18, 2011

Leao, a Brazilian dog separated from her human companion now rests atop her owner’s grave.

Greta

I shall only write with indelible ink

January 14, 2011

I am quick to grab the nearest piece of paper when a thought strikes me that I just must write down. I will scribble my note or make a sketch on anything that has space for it — backs of envelopes, cardboard boxes. Even the back of the only notarized copy of my birth certificate has now unimportant notes jotted on it. Likely just an accident at the time, but nonetheless, there it is.

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Did you know Swallows mate for life?

January 11, 2011

Did you know Swallows mate for life? Here a female swallow is injured and the condition is soon fatal. She was hit by a car as she swooped low across the road. Her mate brings her food and attends to her with love and compassion.

ALDF 2010 Rankings Map

Where Animal Abusers Get Off Easy in US

December 22, 2010

Kentucky, North Dakota, Idaho, Mississippi and Iowa are the five best states in the country to be an animal abuser, according to a new report released today by the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF).

Chicken and Dumplings

Recipe: Slippery Dumplings

December 20, 2010

  When I was much younger, our babysitter, Mrs. Bunting — or “Bumpy” as she became known because my little brother could not say Bunting — often cooked for us. Even though I was young, her food has stuck with me. It was different than the foods my mom — a Philly girl — prepared. One […]

Pet Transport

December 19, 2010

Need help transporting a pet? Here are some groups that may be able to help. A Furry Friend. Rescue Transport Services Alpha Dog Transport Inc. – tel.508-868-0642 – Contact_us@alphadogtransport.com – kelldarius@yahoo.com Angels On Wheels – 1895 Centre Street, Suite #14, West Roxbury, MA 02132 – tel.617-469-4610 – fax617-469-4622 – angelsonwheelsnc@hotmail.com or gr_handyman@msn.com www.animalairlift.org Animal Rescue […]

Can you love some more?

August 24, 2010

Think what the impact would be if all the animal lovers adopted a cat or dog from a rescue or a shelter. It would be a revolution. It would be a blessing. And it is a possibility.

Pet Food Pantries and Assistance Programs

August 14, 2010

Pet Food Pantries and Assistance Programs in the US

Faith in motion

August 5, 2010

Well folks, Faith has left Brantford! She flew out of Ontario yesterday afternoon to Calgary, the first stop on her journey to freedom. As we speak, she is starting the final leg to her new home in BC. BSL will not be hanging over her head anymore. From Faith’s perspective, she is a dog like […]

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