Should ‘refugee’ dogs and cats from Hurricane Harvey be shipped to Chicago for adoption?

I do not know for sure but I wonder whether there is a better way of dealing with cats and dogs which have been separated from their owners due to the Houston floods caused by hurricane Harvey? Hundreds are being shipped out of Houston to Chicago and San Francisco where they will be readopted by new owners and living new homes. Could not the animals be kept down in the south, in Texas not far from Houston and their owners temporarily rehomed pending the repair of their own homes and then they could be reunited with their animals?

We are told by ABC 7 that dozens of dogs and cats have recently arrived at PAWS Chicago after a 23 hour trip from flooded Houston. Sixty-nine have been shipped to San Francisco in Northern California. These are just two … please continue reading

Cat rescue center wants to sue a couple for $1000 for breach of contract

Shelter sues adopters for 1000 USD

Many rescue organisations have a clause in the adoption contract which states that the adopter(s) must bring the animal back if they want to get rid of him/her. This is sensible as it helps to protect the lives of these … please continue reading

The happy ending story of five kittens in Orlando who tested FIV+

This is the happy ending story of five kittens in the Orlando, Florida area who tested FIV+ when they were eight weeks old. Thanks to Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando and foster mom Lisa Krakosky, all have been adopted! These … please continue reading

Casually Adopting a Domestic Cat Can Lead to Failure

Abandoned cat

Adopting a domestic cat is a serious step. It is something that needs to be considered very carefully over a reasonable period of time – let’s say about 6 months to a year. The consideration should include budgetary requirements. It … please continue reading

Lady adopts three blinded sibling cats to keep them together

In Dubai, three abandoned tabby cats living in a warehouse had become blind because of a viral infection which appears to have developed into a secondary, bacterial infection which had destroyed the eyes of the three siblings, one male and … please continue reading

Woman in PetSmart parking lot with 3 kittens says if she returns home with them her husband will kill them

This is Kevin Douglas comment on Facebook: “I had a woman approach me in the parking lot at our local PetsMart with three kittens in a box. She said if she returned home with them her husband would kill them. … please continue reading

Cat adopter goes to pick up her chosen cat and adopts her sister with a heart shaped marking too

Zoe

Zoe, a black-and-white British shorthair mix, has a beautiful heart shaped black pattern on her chest. She was a rescue cat. She is the sister of Izzy. What is interesting is that Joanne Smienk first adopted Izzy at, I presume, … please continue reading