Heart Sticking Animals in Shelters

Heart sticking, also called a “heart shot” and more scientifically, an “intercardiac injection” is a way of killing an animal at a US shelter. I have no idea how commonplace it is. It is probably fairly rare. I hope so because it is cruel and painful. The idea is to inject pentobarbital sodium directly into …

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Do dogs get more publicity than cats?

By Elisa Black-Taylor Does the news media prefer to cover dog stories rather than cat stories? I always thought the media would be unbiased, until many of my rescue friends clued me in that cats get less publicity in times of emergency than do dogs. There’s a situation going on right now at the …

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