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

Columbus County Animal Shelter receives $1,000 Maddie’s Fund grant

Cute rescue cat

This is a positive story about how an animal shelter can go from being one of the worst in North Carolina to one doing their best to provide for the comfort of the cats in their care. Programs and grants … please continue reading

Feline panleukopenia puts hundreds of cats from Central California SPCA at risk including at PetSmart

Hundreds of kittens and cats that have passed through the Central California SPCA (some to PetSmart) are at risk of contracting deadly panleukopenia. Central California SPCA have an outbreak of panleuk (Feline panleukopenia or feline distemper) and they have 30,000 … please continue reading

Incidents at Rowan County Animal Control Lead to Petition to Fire Director Clai Martin

Due to numerous concerns that escalated last week with the critical injury of a cat named Cooper, a Change.org petition calling for the firing of Rowan County Control (Salisbury, North Carolina) Director Clai Martin commenced March 13. I’m including three … 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

From Construction and Roofing to Looking after 100 Cats – the Cat Man

Cat Man David

David “Bobo” Svoboda likes the cat room at the Humane Society of South-Western Michigan to “pop”. What he means is that he likes the room to be bright and friendly. He also likes it to be organised. He wants the … please continue reading

How do you feel about an owner who surrenders her cat to a shelter due to holiday plans?

Abandoned while owner goes on holiday

December is supposed to be the most joyful month of the year as each of us celebrate the holiday in our own way. Unfortunately, many cats are paying the price with their lives because the person who was supposed to … please continue reading