Columbus County Animal Shelter receives $1,000 Maddie’s Fund grant

Cute rescue cat

This is a positive story about how an animal shelter can go from being one of the worst in North Carolina to one doing their best to provide for the comfort of the cats in their care. Programs and grants … please continue reading

Wild Cat Species in Illinois

Area where bobcat is supposedly absent in Illinois

Illinois is in the ‘Midwest’ of the USA, just below the Great Lakes. This is quite important because it is a relatively densely populated and intensively cultivated area of the USA. It is a state in the second tier of … please continue reading

Social media and disturbing photos expose horrific conditions at Bennettsville Animal Shelter

Thanks to the quick thinking of two sisters and the actions of an “army” of animal advocates, a South Carolina shelter is being forced to clean up its act, with more improvements to come, after being exposed using social media. … please continue reading

Cribbing in horses: A surgical approach to treatment. Sounds like declawing

Horse cribbing

Here’s a veterinary treatment for horses which in concept and principle has similarities to cat declawing. Both these procedures shed light on the darky side of our relationship with animals. We know what declawing is. It is the partial amputation … please continue reading