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Animal Cruelty is Finally Getting the Attention it Deserves

I am pleased to report that starting in 2016 the FBI will begin tracking cases of animal cruelty. The four categories of cases to be tracked include neglect, intentional abuse and torture, organized abuse (dogfighting, cockfighting), and animal sexual abuse. This is huge!  Despite mental health professionals having said for years that animal cruelty is … Continue reading

Who Do YOU Stand For? I Stand For the Animals.

You may not know this, but my paying gig is Child Protective Investigator. When someone calls in a report to the Child Abuse Hotline, I’m the one that goes out to check on the child(ren) to see if they’re safe. You may see me at your door any hour of the day or night, including … Continue reading

Yet Another “Rescuer” Busted for Hoarding/ Animal Cruelty

She is what authorities call a “serial animal rescuer.” She is Gisela Tacao, and she ran Gigi’s Rescue in the Miami area. Tacao would get animals from other rescue groups that pulled the animals from animal control in Miami. But Tacao didn’t adopt those animals out. No, she kept them in deplorable conditions in a warehouse in Hialeah. In … Continue reading

Animal Hoarding at a Northwest Florida High School?

Welcome to Choice High School and Technical Center in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, part of the Okaloosa County School District. Their motto? Envision your future. The school is accredited by the Commission of the Council of Occupational Education. And one of the ways you can envision your future in the animal welfare arena at Choice is … Continue reading

Animal Hoarders and their Enablers: An Interview with John Doppler Schiff

John Doppler Schiff. Know the name? You would if you were a hoarder or a breeder. You see, John Doppler Schiff is one of the people behind CaboodleRanch.net, a website devoted to profiling the cruelty behind the Caboodle Ranch Cat Rescue Sanctuary. Caboodle Ranch was raided in 2012 after years of people voicing concerns about … Continue reading

Do We Enable Hoarders?

There’s something that’s been bothering me for a long time, but I haven’t been sure how to address it. I think the animal welfare community enables hoarders. The Animal Legal Defense Fund states that hoarding is the number one animal cruelty crisis facing companion animals in the US. And it’s also a crisis in other … Continue reading

June Buggie Rants- About Rescues???

MEOW! My name is June Buggie, and I have something to say. On June 28, a Florida judge ruled that the 700 cats of Caboodle Ranch could be permanently removed from the “no-kill sanctuary” and put into the care of local authorities. The judge also ruled that sanctuary owner Craig Grant could not aquire more … Continue reading

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