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Florida’s Solution to its’ Python Problem? Let Tourists Kill ’em.

According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida has more nonnative reptile and amphibian species than anywhere else in the world.There are more non-native lizards breeding in Florida than native ones. The US  suffers an estimated $120 billion in damages each year from non-native species. You were all excited about the possibility of winning a couple … Continue reading

Wait a Minute, I thought Jesus Said We Were All Precious

This is Barbara Dawson. She lived in Bristol, Florida, a town about an hour away from us.  Ms. Dawson died yesterday at Calhoun Liberty Hospital in Blountstown, Florida. She was transported there Sunday night by ambulance after complaining of stomach pain.  On Monday morning the attending physician at the community not-for-profit hospital discharged her.  When Ms. Dawson … Continue reading

Yet Another ASPCA Animal Rescue Effort Underway in FL

It’s happened again.  This time the ASPCA and Texas Humane Heroes worked with Hendry County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office, Clewiston Animal Control and the Humane Society of Broward County to rescue over 100 dogs from an unlicensed puppy mill in central Florida. Here’s a local media story about the rescue effort.   Beatriz Perez and Alexei Fernandez … Continue reading

As Long as Animals are in Prison, It’s OK. Otherwise, Let’s Kill ’em.

One of my duties as a bitter old crone is to tell you people how fucking stupid you are.  For instance, let me introduce you to Bruiser Bear, an inmate at the animal prison known affectionately as Single Vision, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit endangered species educational wildlife facility located in Melrose, Florida. This … Continue reading

The Secret Monkey Breeding Facility Florida Doesn’t Want You to Know About

Unless you are a Luddite, you are aware of the recent Ebola scare in the United States. What you may not know is that Ebola is spread to humans by some animals, including monkeys. So riddle me this, Batman: Why is Hendry County, Florida’s local government allowing a company to open a macaque breeding facility there?  Well, … Continue reading

Bonsai Bonanza!

Yesterday I had to work. You see, when an investigator is assigned a report, we must make contact with the victims within 24 hours. If we don’t, we must make a daily attempt to see them until we do make contact or until it becomes obvious they aren’t to be found. So I spent my … Continue reading

Saturday Tidbits and a Milestone!

This morning I grabbed one of the ointments I’m applying to kitty eyes, and noticed the container said For Use in Dogs Only. I freaked. Did the vet give me the wrong medication?   Well, seems that there’s several meds used in cats off-label, meaning they’ve been shown to be effective in cats but the … Continue reading

A Sad Day in Animal Welfare

Saturday was a sad day for the animals of Tampa, Florida. The staff at the Animal Coalition of Tampa Bay were wakened early last Saturday to learn their low-cost spay/neuter and vaccination clinic had burned. The fire was intentionally set, possibly to cover the theft of petty cash from the register as well as from a … Continue reading

Why is DeDe So Excited????

Happy Sunday everybody! DeDe here! We’re pretty excited around here. The Animal Cruelty Bill that Jen lobbied for passed the House unanimously on April 17th and passed the Senate unanimously April 28th. The bill now awaits Governor Scott’s signature. The bill states that a person who commits acts of animal cruelty is to be charged … Continue reading

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