When I began writing about animal welfare issues, I naively thought that what was missing in the community was a lack of focused leadership, and that if only more people knew the truth about the plight of many animals around the world, we could join together and make positive changes. Oh, what a fool I … Continue reading
We need your help, Seattle! This is Tiny Dancer. She is missing from a foster home for Whisker City, a cat rescue in the Seattle area. She went missing last Friday from an enclosed back yard. We’ll save the lectures about why cats, especially those with special needs, should NEVER be allowed outdoors for … Continue reading
Yesterday was annual shots day for several of the gang, including Hissy Fit Jones. As you would expect, it didn’t go well. Thank goodness that only happens once a year!
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Yesterday I ran across the 2013 People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals’ Animal Wellbeing Report. This report looks at the state of pet care in the United Kingdom. PDSA annually surveys companion animal caregivers, children aged 10-16, and veterinary professionals, to measure the well-being of cats, dogs, and rabbits. The UK’s Animal Welfare Act 2006 spelled out 5 … Continue reading
We’re nearing the end! Last day of voting for the DogTime Petties Awards is this Thursday. I need your help! Will you please vote for me each of these last three days? If you don’t, I’m going to send Little Girl over to give you the Stink Eye! Remember, you can vote … Continue reading
Each year the Humane Research Council surveys the attitudes and behaviors of Americans toward animals. The results of this year’s Animal Tracker study, sponsored by Alley Cat Allies, American Anti-Vivisection Society, Animal Legal Defense Fund, Animal Welfare Trust, Farm Sanctuary, the Humane Society of the United States, Maddie’s Fund, New England Anti-Vivisection Society, & the Pettus Crowe Foundation, were … Continue reading
(With apologies to William Wordsworth) . Did you have problems voting yesterday? I did too. But apparently they’ve fixed that. Voting ends August 7th, so please vote every day!
Today is Heat Stroke Prevention Day. It’s designed to remind people of the danger of leaving children in cars. I know, we talk this subject to death. And yet death is the result for 19 kids so far this year. The adults responsible include a hospital CEO and a foster father. And who knows HOW many … Continue reading