An update on Bennettsville Animal Shelter: Gas chamber destroyed and pets going to rescues

This is an update on the animal shelter neglect situation taking place at Bennettsville Animal Shelter located in Marlboro County, South Carolina. Please read the October 28 PoC article that tells how the outcry on social media brought this rural … please continue reading

Over half of all animals killed on UK roads are domestic cats?

In a town at the center of England, Tamworth, cats represent over 50% of all animals killed on the roads. I would argue that this is quite possibly typical of many towns in the UK. The Tamworth Herald requested information … please continue reading

Veterinarians of Queensland, Australia issue life ban to cat owner who complained about poor veterinary treatment

Princess - let down by veterinarians

The Veterinary Surgeons Board of Queensland responded to a complaint by Maria, the owner of a now deceased cat whose name is Princess, by issing a life-time ban on any future treatments for any type of pet that she owns. … please continue reading

Poughkeepsie kitten rescued by plumber after resident was told animal control only responds to dog calls

A kitten in Poughkeepsie, New York is safe after becoming stuck in an underground pipe. While this is a happy ending story, it’s also a story about how differently dogs and cats in need of rescue are treated in this … please continue reading

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