Month: June 2017

New animal rescue group in North Augusta dreams big

New animal rescue group in North Augusta dreams big

“Saving animal’s lives is the name of the game.”   First, they plan to save animals. Eventually, Friends of North Augusta Animals hopes to be instrumental in replacing the city’s “holding facility” with a real shelter. “We want an actual shelter,” said Tyler Galles, the group’s president. “And something that’s

Information session planned Wednesday for families interested in fostering homeless animals

Information session planned Wednesday for families interested in fostering homeless animals

Foster Parents Needed!   Kittens peer out from a kennel at the Yakima Humane Society in Yakima, Wash., Monday, June 19, 2017. The Yakima Humane Society will receive a $90,000 grant, to be paid in equal installments over the next three years, to help launch its Valley Katz program. (SHAWN

Pet store ribbon-cutting in Washington triggers protest from animal rights people

Pet store ribbon-cutting in Washington triggers protest from animal rights people

Adopt Don’t Shop – No truer words were ever spoken – Spread the word to boycott “The Puppy Store” in Washington City, Utah whose owner admits to buying dogs from out of state breeders.  There is a pet overpopulation problem of critical proportions in the US and this business is

EXCLUSIVE: Meet the evil 'Cruella de Vil' dog breeder accused of abusing 84 Great Danes in her mansion turned puppy mill covered in feces and tying females to horses to be 'raped' by five canine studs - one after another

EXCLUSIVE: Meet the evil ‘Cruella de Vil’ dog breeder accused of abusing 84 Great Danes in her mansion turned puppy mill covered in feces and tying females to horses to be ‘raped’ by five canine studs – one after another

Follow up:  Great Dane Breeding Operation BUSTED! 59 year old Christina Fay to be charged with up to 200 counts of animal abuse along with other federal charges.  93 dogs rescued from horrible breeding conditions.  Lots of pictures and more in the story below.  The gray-haired ‘Cruella de Vil-type’ dog

Surgical Program for Vet Interns Helps Shelter Pets

Surgical Program for Vet Interns Helps Shelter Pets

Veterinary interns getting a wealth of first hand experience while shelter animals benefit from more accessible and affordable vet care.  It’s a win-win.  Veterinary Speciality Center in Buffalo Grove, Ill., launched Shelter Animal Surgical Service to help shelter pets who need surgical procedures. Pixabay When veterinary interns are given the

Fewer animals are being euthanized at U.S. shelters. It's a trend I hope continues.

Fewer animals are being euthanized at U.S. shelters. It’s a trend I hope continues.

All good news if you believe it.  I’d bet there are animal rescuers out there who work the hard front lines of rescuing dogs and cats from the local shelter before the hammer comes down, who won’t buy into these statistics despite how positive and hopeful they might be.  It