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Cats and Humans- The Homeless Populations in Panama City

It’s spring in Panama City, and the homeless are upon us.  Some have been here all along, such as the lady who sits alone and talks to herself all day. I first ran into her in the downtown area, but the last few times I’ve seen her, she was hanging out near Millville. Some wandered … Continue reading

Why Do We Hate the Poor So Much?

Jodi and Randy Speidel lived in Bellefontaine, Ohio. They were in their 40’s and both were unable to work due to chronic illnesses. They survived this past winter without gas heat, and could no longer afford to pay their water bill. They were unable to afford to feed their cats. So Mr. and Mrs. Speidel put … Continue reading

The Bizarre Truth About Purebred Dogs- Adam Ruins Everything!

Good morning! Sorry I’ve been so quiet. We got slammed at work this weekend, and I’m having to work hard to stay afloat. I saw this great video that Operation Spay Bay posted to Facebook. It discusses the stupidity that is dog breeds in a humorous manner. Check it out! And Happy Monday to ya!

Do YOU Know Who Your Vet Is?

Kristen Lindsey was a vet at the Washington Animal Clinic in Brenham, Texas, until she was fired today. Why was she fired? Because of a Facebook post that went viral. When commenters asked if she wasn’t worried about losing her job over her actions, Ms. Lindsey posted, “and no I did not lose my job. Lol. Psshh. … Continue reading

Happy National Love Your Pet Day? WTF?

February 20th is Love Your Pet Day! I know, right? Like we need a day to remind us to love our companion animals? Well apparently SOMEONE thought you weren’t showing enough love to your pets, because Love Your Pet Day was set aside to, “remind pet owners to set aside time each day to appreciate and celebrate … Continue reading

So, Did They Listen?

I guess you’re wondering if I’ve heard anything from any of the players involved in the “meeting” I attended Wednesday night. I have. Grey2K is sorry, but had no control over the fundraiser that was held by the sanctuary. But they did send out an email yesterday letting folks know about other fundraisers and such being … Continue reading

Do You Hafta Have Money to be an Animal Welfare Advocate?

Last night I attended a grassroots meeting held about an hour from here; the meeting was sponsored by Grey2K and the Humane Society of the US. Both groups sent me an email about the meeting, and both emails mentioned start time was 6 PM. At 6 PM I rolled up, only to learn the meeting actually started … Continue reading

I’ve Partnered with Best Friends Animal Society!

I need your help. OK, so really, you’d be helping Best Friends Animal Society, but you’d also be helping me. What? Huh? Let me back up. Best Friends Animal Society is partnering with influential bloggers (They think I’m influential? How cool is that!) to get new members. What’s in it for me? If I recruit 100 … Continue reading

Exotic Animals in Ohio are Again in the News

Ohio has an exotic animal problem.  Yep, they still have problems, even after Zanesville and the so-called revamping of laws addressing exotic animal ownership. So what happened this time? Tiger Ridge Exotics owner Kenny Hetrick failed to file for a permit in a timely manner. State agriculture department inspectors also found safety problems, including inadequate fencing … Continue reading

Aggressive Dog? Depends on Who’s Making the Call

When Rumpy and I are out and about, we see all sorts of reactions in people. Some people get a look of surprise on their face, as though they’re not quite sure what to make of him. Others turn in fear of Rumpy. If walking, they head away from us, but often look to make … Continue reading

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