What it is really like to have to euthanize shelter animals

Shelter worker Shannon

A cattery coordinator, Shannon Phillips (see above – the photo is by her), tells us what it is like for her to euthanize and make decisions about euthanizing cats and dogs on a daily basis. She admits that she has … please continue reading

What Are the Signs of an Inbred Cat?

Penelope- inbred Persian dumped at cat shelter

Cat inbreeding causes what is described as “inbreeding depression” which is another term for general weakness. Robinson’s Genetics for Breeders and Veterinarians provides a list of signs of inbreeding depression which are as follows: There may be a decline in … 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

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

No-kill cat shelter in Ohio brings happiness to nursing home residents through their Pet Adoptions for Loving Seniors program

This is a feel-good article that comes out of Ohio, where volunteers with a no-kill cat shelter are taking their cats into nursing homes to bring a bit of happiness to the residents. One of the disadvantages to entering a … please continue reading

Is Wagga Wagga City Council Animal Shelter the Cruellest Ever?

Cat saved from shelter

Wagga Wagga City Council animal shelter is in Australia. Judging by volunteer whistle-blowers, one of whom kept a diary, it is, in my judgement, the worst animal shelter in the world with evidence indicating that there was and probably still … please continue reading

Questions on whether shelters should do background checks on rescues arise after 2 banned from NC shelter

rescue cats

Once again there’s turmoil in the cat advocacy world, this time coming out of North Carolina. The whole situation brings into question as to whether shelters should do background checks on the rescues who pull cats from them. I’ll be … please continue reading