Animal Rescue News

Despite Due Diligence, Rescues Can Still Fail

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Rescue dog saved from being put down is punched to death by its new owner just FOUR days after adoption NEW PORT RICHEY, FL – A rescue dog saved from being put down was punched to death by its new owners just four days after being given a new chance at life. Gipper, a four…

Yankees boss Randy Levine quits ASPCA

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The ASPCA has been rocked by a series of high-profile board resignations, including Yankees president Randy Levine, after internal disagreements over the direction of the historic humane society. Directors of American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, founded in 1866, started an exodus because they believe some in the organization are “more focused…

Fight between veterinarians, rescue/shelter groups will simmer until 2014

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SOUTH CAROLINA – A battle between private practice veterinarians and animal shelter/rescue groups boiled to the surface this spring over a contentious bill working its way through the state Legislature. While the House Agriculture Committee decided last week to put the bill, H.3492, on hold until January, the emotions aren’t likely to calm down. “I…

Just One Day – No Kill Shelter Day is June 11

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PALM CITY, FL — In 2012, 800 organizations joined forces around the country to end the killing in animal shelters. Shelters concentrated on adoptions and rallies were held. The result was approximately 9,000 lives saved. The Treasure Coast area animal shelters held their rally on U.S. 1 in Ft. Pierce. The goal this year is…

More Than 120 Animals Rescued from Marion County Property

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COLUMBIA, MS – More than 120 animals, many in urgent need of veterinary attention, were rescued from a Columbia, Miss., property after authorities discovered them living in filth and suffering from a variety of untreated medical conditions and a lack of basic care. The Humane Society of the United States was called in by the…

County puts limits on 3 residents over alleged animal shelter issues

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CLINTON, NC – Three citizens were recently notified they are not welcome at the Sampson County Animal Shelter without at least a week’s notice and preapproval by the shelter director, following allegations of verbal abuse of county employees, charges one resident said were “trumped up” and completely false. A letter from Sampson County attorney Annette…

Blogs

Being RESCUE in a SHELTER World

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Being a RESCUE person in a SHELTER world has been an amazing balancing act for me. It has tested me in keeping a balance that I never thought I could do. I thought I was at my mental and physical limit with my house full of rescue dogs…. Now? I have 120+ more to keep…

I’m Not Like You, I Have a Life!

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Not long ago, someone said to me in response to time spent on a dog’s training, “I’m not like you, I have a life.” At first I found it very insulting that my work as a rescue should be so looked down upon as somehow wasting my time here on earth. But then I thought…

Black Dog (Cat) Syndrome

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People have some funny ideas sometimes but this one has to beat all in my books.  Despite knowing that Black Dog (Cat) Syndrome does exist, it is still very hard to believe that silly superstitions or simply discrimination could mean the life and death of thousands of black dogs and cats every  month. It is…

Memphis Animal Shelter Worker Abuses Puppy with Catch Pole

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You would think that the most important criteria for one applying for work at your local animal shelter would be “must like animals” followed by “must know how to properly handle animals”.  But apparently neither of these factors is considered all that important when hiring shelter workers to work, largely unsupervised, with innocent animals who…

Are Rescues Too Restrictive towards Potential Adopters?

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So okay I KNOW there are some over-the-top rescuers and you know who they are too.  They must be the ones mentioned here in this article which is, I think, very wisely written. But you must read the ENTIRE article ALL the way through before you react to the “dare I say constructive?” criticism aimed…

Spay It Forward!

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Spring is around the corner. Wonderful, isn’t it? Well, maybe not so much if you are involved in animal rescue. It means heat season and litters after litters of homeless pets dumped at kill shelters. It means countless babies that will need to be bottle fed, vetted and adopted, while every new day will bring…