In TN, the group Cleveland for a No Kill City says it has reached its 5 year goal of saving at least 90% of the shelter’s pets, 4 years early. (Thanks Clarice, as always.)
A pregnant woman in Charlotte says a Char-Meck police officer shot one of her dogs to death while a bullet grazed her other dog’s mouth and came within inches of her and her unborn child. As usual, the police department is investigating itself. (Thanks April for the link.)
The Animal Rescue League in Pittsburgh is running an adoption promotion for the end of the world. (Thank you Melissa for sending me this link.)
Another group of kids benefiting from the presence of a pet to help ease trauma: Brooke the Golden Retriever goes to work with her dentist owner every Thursday. (Thank you Claire for this link.)
Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food Co in IL was fined $1050 for a rancid smell which disturbed neighbors and created a public nuisance in September. The company is fighting the fine and has filed a lawsuit claiming the witnesses who testified about the offensive odor did not explain how they were inconvenienced by it.
A CA woman who cares for blind and injured ravens and crows says she was in the process of applying for a wildlife rehabilitation license when state and federal wildlife officials seized her birds alleging a violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918.