County administrators say volunteers must remove feral cats and their shelters by Christmas Day

Feral cats and their shelters must be removed by Christmas Day

For four years, three women, one of whom is Maryanne Maxwell, have been caring for feral cats in Wheeling, West Virginia. They feed them and have provided makeshift shelters for them. The shelters are obviously particularly important at this time … please continue reading

Map of all the animal rescue centres in the UK

Map of animal rescue centres UK

Yep..mapping the animal rescue centres in the UK (see more below map plus link to Irish Republic map). Cursor disappears? Click anywhere on the map. Animal rescue UK — Some notes about this map. Please click on yellow markers for … please continue reading

Good Conquers Evil: $22k raised in 3 days to rebuild cat shelter burnt down by arsonists

Arsonists burn down cat shelter

Elisa wrote about it: three fires set by arsonists destroying an outdoor animal shelter in Philadelphia. The response is impressive: within three days the public have raised $22,000 through crowdfunding to rebuild. It seems to me that there is more … please continue reading

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