Month: February 2018

Jury finds Bobbie Taylor guilty on six counts of animal cruelty

Jury finds Bobbie Taylor guilty on six counts of animal cruelty

Bobbie Taylor is Lawrence County’s former animal services director. A judge found her guilty of animal cruelty in 2016. (WHNT News 19 file) LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. – A Lawrence County jury has found former animal services director Bobbie Taylor guilty on six of the 15 counts of animal cruelty […]

San Marcos animal shelter pushes toward “no kill” status

San Marcos animal shelter pushes toward “no kill” status

SAN MARCOS, Texas – The cats in the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter cages will flip upside down, flash paws or claws and meow endlessly to get your attention. And the dogs, well, one sad look and you’re hooked. Dalton Johnson was looking for a feline friend Friday. “I prefer

Animal shelter up for Pueblo City Council vote Monday

Animal shelter up for Pueblo City Council vote Monday

Gary Miller Pagecurl Jan-Dec, 2018 PUEBLO, CO – The contentious issue of how to operate the Pueblo Animal Shelter and whether operators should be required to follow a set of protocols before euthanizing an animal will be back on City Council’s radar Monday night. Council President Chris Nicoll said he

Local animal shelter responds to social media abuse allegations

Local animal shelter responds to social media abuse allegations

Accusations against an Edinburg Animal Shelter are circulating on social media. Accusations against an Edinburg animal shelter are circulating on social media. A video posted to Facebook shows a deceased dog and overcrowded kennels allegedly taking place at Palm Valley Animal Shelter. “I can confirm that some of the video

With a 70 percent kill rate, Lubbock leaders agree it’s time for change in animal services

With a 70 percent kill rate, Lubbock leaders agree it’s time for change in animal services

By Matt Dotray / A-J Media Hearing that seven of every 10 animals entering Lubbock’s animal shelter are euthanized, Lubbock leaders agreed changes are needed in the city’s animal services department. But there’s been little public discussion over policy changes and no recent open talk of increasing funding for animal

PETS AND THEIR PEOPLE: Making the heart-wrenching decision to give up a pet

PETS AND THEIR PEOPLE: Making the heart-wrenching decision to give up a pet

As wonderful as life can be, there are times when we have to make difficult decisions that, while perhaps for the best, can still be heart-breaking. One such decision is whether to surrender an animal to a shelter. This is not easy even if you have simply found a stray

Youth service day benefits Coastal Pet Rescue

Youth service day benefits Coastal Pet Rescue

Volunteers help at Coastal Pet Rescue Camp Pawsawhile. Source: WTOC SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) – Dozens of volunteers spent Saturday morning helping clean Coastal Pet Rescue’s Camp Pawsawhile. Director and founder Lisa Scarbrough said many groups ask to volunteer regularly, so she decided to organize one youth volunteer day. “This is huge

Girl Scout Troop 1980 raises funds for Mostly Mutts

Girl Scout Troop 1980 raises funds for Mostly Mutts

Special to the MDJ KENNESAW, GEORGIA — The fourth graders of local Girl Scout Troop 1980 are passionate about animals and decided to do something to help homeless pets in their community. They approached Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue last September with an idea for a fundraising calendar. They came to