The First Amendment and Animal Shelters

The First amendment and animal shelters

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution as enacted by the federal statute 1983 (42 USC 1983) grants irrevocable rights of freedom of speech to both shelter volunteers working at animal shelters and the public visiting them. Volunteers at … please continue reading

Former Carteret County, NC shelter director allegedly spent more than $67,000 for personal items

Beth Wood

Update: WITN.com reported that authorities have identified the former Carteret County Humane Society director as Candace Christopherson. According to a report issued by North Carolina State Auditor Beth Wood, an N.C. animal shelter director spent more than $67,000 on 2,200 expenses allegedly … please continue reading

Let’s Make Animal Rescue Transparency the Goal for 2016

Rescue Cat

Instead of compiling my favorite articles for 2015, this year I’d like to discuss the greatest issue myself and many other animal advocates faced this past year: whether or not a rescue is legitimate or a scam. I’ll explain as best … please continue reading

Cat and Dog Flood Rescuers Criminally Exploited by Towing Operator

Ninety-nine percent of people in an emergency or under very difficult and exceptional conditions pull together and are on their best behaviour. It’s just a natural human trait. However, some unscrupulous people like to exploit others under these circumstances and … please continue reading

Mystery and Problems Following Death of “Feral” Cat at NC Shelter

There’s a mystery surrounding the death of a one-year-old cat named Penny who was identified as afraid, who was recently euthanized at a North Carolina shelter. According to “Harnett Hawk” (see comment on this page), two volunteers petted her without … please continue reading

Modern day version of how domestic cats spread throughout the world?

This is a cute, loving cat story and to me it brings to mind the spread of the domestic cat many hundreds of years ago from the Middle East, and subsequently other countries, to all corners of the globe. A … please continue reading