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

Vaccination in Cat Shelters Is Absolutely Essential

A recent article by Elisa Black-Taylor about an outbreak of feline panleukopenia (aka feline parvovirus, feline distemper) at the Hartnett County Animal Shelter got me thinking. The outbreak resulted in the euthanasia of all the cats in the shelter in … please continue reading

Recent shelter article states “to boldly go where their discomfort level for change has never gone before”

Greenville county animal care

This link was sent to me about the new procedures taking place at Greenville County Animal Care in Upstate South Carolina. Please read over the information before continuing here. “To boldly go where their discomfort level for change has never … please continue reading

Maryland, USA: Slack Approach to Regulating Cat Rescue Leads to Chaotic Situation

Michelle Ingrodi

If you want to start a cat rescue shelter in Maryland, USA, there is no evaluation process. You simply fill in a form. No one checks your history and whether you have a track record in the cat rescue business … please continue reading

Florida wants to create spectacular legislation on how to run animal shelters

Shelter cats

Florida’s Bill HB 515, if it becomes law, will be the most spectacular legislation concerning animal shelters ever created. It is a brilliant piece of legislation which creates rules on how shelters must be run. It covers everything and at … please continue reading