Keeping Faith

July 26, 2011

If you were in a life-or-death situation and someone came to your rescue, would you turn them away because of how they looked? Or would you be grateful for the kindness of a stranger to risk their life to save yours? And what if you could help them in return? Maybe your lives were meant […]

Animals die in shelters for no particularly good reason most of the time. Photo by Mia Anelli.

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.

Missy

Can you help us return a stolen dog?

July 7, 2011

In May 2010, Missy was stolen from her owner’s car in Tucson when they stopped at a gas station to ask for directions. In the more than a year that has past, her owner, Amber, has not stopped looking for her.

Boomer

Got Room? …for a street dog?

June 29, 2011

About eight weeks ago, Boomer was spotted walking down the street near North Main and I-45 in north Houston following a man who appeared homeless. A very pregnant woman just a couple weeks shy of giving birth stopped and asked the man about the dog. The man said he was taking Boomer to a friend who had a room to see if the friend could keep Boomer. The next day, the man appeared again with Boomer in tow. His friend was unable to keep Boomer and neither was he. He asked Marcia to please find him a good home.

Window Cats

What to do when Animal Control comes knocking

June 25, 2011

by George J. Eigenhauser Jr. (an attorney at law licensed in the State of California since 1979 and practices in the areas of civil litigation and estate planning) ANTI-PET ENFORCEMENT What Every Pet Owner Needs to Know Pet owners and ethical breeders are increasingly being targeted. Disgruntled neighbors may retaliate against pet owners and many […]

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.

Baby seal

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).

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