Garages can collect pet food donations from the public to supply animal rescues

Pet food donations delivered to Stewart's Donnybrook automotive repair shop

This is an idea from Gary Stewart in Tyler, Texas who I believe owns and certainly manages Stewart’s Donnybrook Automotive. He is in the news because he’s been insightful enough and generous enough to start and run a pet food collection program on behalf of a couple of local animal rescues in Henderson and …

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Los Angeles Animal Services (LAAS) is treating shelter dogs abysmally

LAAS animal pound showing dogs in distress through neglect

This is a further report thanks to Nathan Winograd who keeps an eye on the state of play regarding animal shelters in America. Thank God for that. It needs to happen. He says, in general terms, that “animal shelters are returning to old practices, including more killing, despite declining intakes”. He believes that the …

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THE NO KILL COMPANION is a reference manual by Nathan Winograd

The No Kill Companion is a reference manual for legislators, policymakers, shelter managers, media, advocates, and other stakeholders

Nathan Winograd is the architect of the no kill animal shelter movement in the USA. Well, that’s how I regard him. He’s famous for being an animal advocate specialising in saving the lives of shelter animals. He’s probably saved the lives of hundreds of thousands if not millions of animals over the years with …

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USA shelter cat euthanasia dramatically down in 2023 but why (infographic)?

USA shelter cat euthanasia dramatically down in 2023 but the reason has not been given!?

The infographic spells out the numbers and they come from reliable sources but I am almost compelled to conclude that they are misleading. If not something dramatically good has happened for shelter cats in the USA. Perhaps shelter management are taking up Nathan Winograd’s advice in greater numbers. He has been pressing the shelters …

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Ballooning dog and cat ownership goes BANG and into reverse in the UK

Ballooning cat and dog ownership during Covid goes POP due to costs of caregiving

Ballooning dog and cat ownership (primarily dog ownership) in the UK has gone POP and is now going in reverse with rehoming centres bursting as puppy love turns to heartbreak mainly because of ‘dogflation’ and a post-Covid reality. Here are some facts about the changing landscape of dog and cat ownership in the UK …

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You can help save the lives of rescue animals in Colorado (1st Feb 2024)

You can help save the lives of rescue animals in Colorado (1st Feb 2024)

Colorado’s legislature is discussing a new animal welfare law. It is before the House Agriculture, Water & Natural Resources Committee. That sounds a bit boring but this is an important law which people in America can help push through. The law would make it obligatory for Colorado animal shelters to notify qualified and licensed …

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War machine Russia becomes uncivilised towards stray dogs and cats

Shelter dogs in the east of Russia being shipped west by train to save their lives.

In Putin’s big push to win the war in Ukraine he has increased the military budget to 30% of GDP. The average in the West is around 2%. In 2024, Russia is a war machine and a terrorist state. Most citizens of Russia are unaware of it except that they must be seeing substantially …

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Humane Animal Support Services. A discussion and one criticism.

HASS system can leave stray cats and dogs on the street in harsh weather

Nathan Winograd got me thinking about a program called Humane Animal Support Services (HASS). He doesn’t like the programme or at least one aspect of it. He says that under this program “regressive pounds” turn away animals that need a shelter. The program was created by Austin Pets Alive and “embraced” by Best Friends …

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