This is the animal news update for January 8, 2017.
- The Glen Cove Animal Rescue in Glen Cove, NY will receive $1000/month to catch and neuter feral cats. The area has a feral cat problem and this program will help lesson the numbers. Once the cats are neutered, they will be returned to the area where they were caught. Read more here.
- The rescue facility of the Furever Homes Animal Rescue in Tumwater, WA caught fire leading to the deaths of 19 of the 35 dogs living at the facility. Firefighters found the source of the fire to be a running dryer. Read more here.
- The Mendocino Animal Rescue in Mendocino County, CA is overcrowded and needs help. The rescue recently took in 29 animals and also is battling an outbreak of the Parvo virus that was detected at their facility. Read more here.
This is the animal news update for December 27, 2016.
- The Angel Dog Rescue in Georgetown, GA is in debt and needs help. The rescue, which saves abandoned, abused, and unwanted dogs is $30,000 in debt, mostly in veterinary bills. Read more here.
- The Forever Home Rescue and the Spay and Save Rescue have been selected as winners of grants by the Petco Foundation. The Forever Home Rescue was awarded $5,000 and the Spay and Save Rescue was awarded $25,000. Read more here.
- The MonDak Animal Rescue in North Dakota has begun construction of a 18,000 square foot headquarters that will be the largest animal rescue operation from Billings,MT to Fargo,ND. The rescue, which currently cares for 24 puppies, will be receiving 20 kennels in the facility in February 2018. Read more here.
This is the animal news update for December 17, 2016.
- The Rotts of Friends Animal Rescue in Woodlands, CA was the recipient of $10,000 from the Petco Foundation. The rescue was selected as a winner from stories that were written by animal adopters from around the country. Read more here.
- The Antioch Animal Services in Antioch, CA is overcrowded. They have stopped accepting animals for surrender and are asking residents for donations to help support them. Read more here.
- The Michigan Animal Rescue League in Pontiac, MI has received renovated and state-of-the-art kennels for the animals in metro Detroit. The renovation was made possible with help from Animal Planet and other sponsors. Read more here.
This is the animal news update for December 11, 2016.
- A fair was held to benefit the Eleventh Hour Rescue in Randolph, NJ. The rescue received all the proceeds of a holiday fair that was held a the Sussex County Fairgrounds. The fair included vendors selling holiday gifts and homemade crafts along with holiday music. The Winter Wonderland vendor fair’s purpose is to show the public what the rescue does as well as raising money. Read more here.
- The Heartland Small Animal Rescue in South Bend, IN hosted a holiday bazaar to raise money on Saturday December 10. Information about the event was seen on a local TV station. Read more here.
- The Perrfect Paws Rescue in Drexel Hill, PA is raising money by hosting a “two Santa Paws” event. Pet owners can bring in their pet and receive a picture with Santa for $9.95. The proceeds go to the rescue for veterinary care of the foster pets. Read more here.
Marin County, California is considering a proposal to allow mobile slaughterhouses despite the community outrage over this activity. A mobile slaughterhouse is a trailer that travels to a location to slaughter the animals instead of a livestock trailer traveling to the slaughter house. This is awful for rabbits as the local breeders will be able to increase the number of meat rabbits. These rabbits will inevitably continue be killed inhumanely as they are not considered “livestock” and are not covered by the regulations that outline humane treatment of slaughtering livestock.
Parko Foundation feels very strongly that rabbits (who are not considered livestock) should not be killed for meat. While some people might believe they are just an animal and it is not a concern, it really is a concern. Do you have a cat or dog? Consider that rabbits are the third most popular household pet (after dogs and cats). Note that the animals that are killed are breeds that are the same as household pets. It is steps away from your dog or cat being killed for meat and sold in grocery stores. So really, where do you draw the line?
You can read more about this issue here. Please consider signing the petition to stop this madness.
This is the animal news update for November 20, 2016.
- The Tulsa Animal Welfare in Tulsa, Ok euthanized a pregnant dog to free up space at the shelter. The shelter has a three-day stray policy which means that after that time period the shelter legally owns the animal. They can then allow the dog to be adopted, fostered or euthanized. The system failed this dog and her puppies. Read more here.
- Animal rescues from around the world need flight volunteers to help transport dogs to North America. You can easily help if you are going on a vacation that will take you from a country that needs transport to North America. Read more here.
- The City of Chicago Animal Care and Control in Chicago, IL refused to help 3 badly injured pit bulls that were brought there by animal rescue volunteers. They are now at the Animal Welfare League in Chicago Ridge where 2 dogs underwent surgery. Read more here.
This is the animal news update for November 11, 2016.
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- Transport Animals
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- Play with the animals (dogs, cats, bunnies, guinea, pigs, ferrets, birds all enjoy being played with and need socialization)
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This is the animal news update for November 4, 2016.
- The Underdogs Animal Rescue in Boulder, CO has received 32 dogs that were rescued from the meat trade in Thailand. They partnered with the Elephant Nature Park rescue near Chiang Mai, Thailand to bring the dogs to Colorado. Read more here.
- The Orange County Animal Care in California is waiving adoption fees to reduce the shelter population. The fee waiver will stay in place until the population at the shelter is lower and the shelter officials will count the animals every morning. Read more here.
- The Beacon Animal Rescue in Ocean View, NJ is in need of volunteers to help with the dogs and cats in their care. The rescue is completely run by volunteers who perform tasks such as cleaning kennels, feeding, walking dogs, and caring for cats. Read more here.
This is the animal news update for October 29, 2016.
- The Anchorage Animal Rescue Friends (AARF) in Anchorage, AK has been denied its commercial animal facility license by Anchorage Animal Control. The facility has been boarding dogs for AARF since 2007, however it has 62 complaints since that time. The few dogs currently being boarded are up for adoption and will be moved to foster care until adoption. Read more here.
- The Dickinson Animal Shelter in Dickinson, ND is almost at full capacity and is in need of help. They are overloaded with dogs and cats as people are leaving them behind when they move. Read more here.
- The Animal Rescue Unit in Bridgton, ME is running out of water as the rescue’s well is dry after delivering a thousand gallons of water weekly for the animals. They currently take care of 24 horses and other animals. Read more here.