Cat wrongfully labeled feral: ‘I kept looking for this vicious wild cat that had terrorized a family’
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cat rescue

Posted March 15, 2019 – A Reader’s Forum article by Laura Morrison This is what gets animals killed. Labeling them feral without any idea of what that really means. This beautiful boy was called in as a feral public nuisance, … please continue reading

Germany bans animal shelter adoptions in the run-up to Christmas
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Promoting adoptions at Christmas from animal shelters

Arguably other countries should follow Germany’s example in banning adoptions from animal shelters in the run-up to Christmas to stop unwanted dogs and cats being dumped after the holidays. Is this a good idea? I think it is but others … please continue reading

Animal shelter killed all 46 hoarded cats on day they were rescued and described as a ‘killer of innocent animals’
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Hamilton Township animal shelter

State investigators of Hamilton Township Animal Shelter & Adoption Center found a catalogue of two dozen deficiencies. They also discovered that the shelter killed all 46 cats recovered from a hoarder on the day they were rescued. The Township Health … please continue reading

Single or Group Housing at Cat Shelters?
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Cat bites shelter worker. What to do?

Please read a page about reducing cat stress at shelters. Cat shelters interest me because cat rescue interests me and lots of cats end up at cat shelters. The question that arises for shelter owners, employees and animal control people … please continue reading

Euthanizing shelter animals to make space and covering it up by saying they are unhealthy
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Although it applies generally, this particular story concerns the Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center which I have mentioned before in articles about the mismanagement of the seizing of cats from a shelter in Plant City, Tampa, Florida. In those articles … please continue reading

Animal Shelter Criticized For Numerous Violations & Fined $4,800
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Sampson County Animal Shelter Violated the Law and was cruel to animals

Sampson County Animal Shelter in North Carolina has been fined a civil penalty of $4,800 for numerous violations including (1) unnecessarily euthanizing animals before the end of the minimum three day holding period (2) lack of proper veterinary care and … please continue reading

Executive director of large animal shelter network tried to gag workers and now faces multiple criminal charges
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AHS animal shelter - dirt and carcasses

In October, Roseann Trezza, 70, the executive director of Associated Humane Societies (AHS) ordered volunteers to sign a gagging agreement to prevent them from discussing the Newark shelter on social media. If they refused they’d lose their job. Clearly she … please continue reading