Treats on the Internets
February 22, 2013
Shelter advisory board member Jeanne Chancellor appears to support punitive legislation against pet owners in Memphis in the form of licensing. Because I guess there isn’t enough killing at the Memphis pound already. (Thank you Clarice for the link.)
Police in Birmingham, AL responded to a domestic disturbance call at a home and the friendly Lab who lived there greeted them at the door. One of the officers shot her to death on sight. Police are investigating themselves in the matter. (Thank you Clarice.)
A parent of one of the Newtown massacre victims talked with CBS News about the lengthy process she was enduring in order to adopt a kitten and how it compares to gun access:
“I don’t know enough about guns, but I think it’s a little easier to get a gun than to get a kitten.”
A couple in FL was walking their Golden Retriever when she slipped her lead and bolted in front of a pickup truck. Thankfully the driver of the truck was able to stop in time and no one was hurt. To celebrate, a man got out of the truck and shot one of the dog’s owners. Cos you know, that dog made him stop his truck.
Have you ever seen a dog performing some behavior that humans find entertaining and you wonder if the dog actually enjoys it? In this case, I think the question has been answered. (Thank you Claire for the link.)
A 7 year old GA kid begged his parents for a kitty. They finally agreed to foster a cat for a local rescue. On his second day, Mr. Meowy (Don’t you love it?) alerted the family to a fire that was just starting and they were able to save their home. They’re keeping him. (Thanks Clarice for this link.)
Online petition to make Charlotte, NC a no kill community. (Link sent in by Lauren.)
Most of Guam’s native bird species are are apparently extinct because of the brown tree snake which came to the island on U.S. military ships after WW II. U.S. government scientists have hatched a plan to airdrop dead mice laced with acetaminophen in wee parachutes, hoping the snakes will eat them and die.