Seeking a better solution for reservations than culling Part III of a three-part series. See also: 12-pit bull attack on toddler spotlights soaring risk on reservations and Pit bull proliferation hits “Indian country”: fatal dog attacks triple “The solution,” to dog attacks on Native American reservations, “is to cull the dog population, and provide spay/neuter services […]
Pit bull proliferation hits “Indian country”: fatal dog attacks triple
Reservation attacks outside the Far North were formerly almost unheard of Part II of a three-part series. See also 12-pit bull attack on toddler spotlights soaring risk on reservations and Pit bulls now in the “rez dog” gene pool. From the first documentation of reservation dog attacks until 2006 most “Indian country” dog attack fatalities and disfigurements involved sled […]
Can pit bull advocates be trusted to do rabies control?
Fitchburg pit bull attacks raise the question FITCHBURG, Massachusetts––From Fitchburg to Leicester, Massachusetts, both outer suburbs of Boston, is just 24 miles as a fox runs, over hills and through fields, woods, and low-density residential neighborhoods. A rabid fox bit two Leicester residents in March 2016, causing public health authorities to reissue periodic warnings […]
Stepping in poop without a warrant: Oregon Supreme Court rules
Case focused on blood sample SALEM, Oregon––If an allegedly abused and/or neglected dog poops in an accessible place, does the dog’s legal owner have a proprietary claim to the pile sufficient to require that humane officers must obtain a warrant before scooping it up for veterinary examination? The Oregon Supreme Court sidestepped that steaming […]
The Search for Paradise: The Fictionalized Ordeal of Two Quite Real Dogs
by Pat Becker Illustrated by Sharon Brown-Judy Total Publishing And Media, 2015. 74 pages, hardcover. $24.95. Reviewed by Ruth Steinberger There are animal welfare advocates who believe that the quality of the adoption process dictates the welfare of homeless animals. These advocates see a bleak future for pets who are rehomed through open door policies, […]
Hot dogs, kids, & summer: a deadly triad
Alleged hot car case perp, facing charges, could be said to have gotten away with it because neither child nor dogs died CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee––Chattanooga State Community College student Shea Amber Anderson, 24, on April 29, 2016 got away with three of the most egregious alleged crimes of neglect that a parent and petkeeper can […]
“Animal control: what’s it all about?” asked Mike Burgwin
Cofounded National Animal Control Association Mike Burgwin, 87, founding president of the National Animal Control Association, died on March 23, 2016 at his home in Hoodsport, Washington, “after complications from surgery several weeks earlier,” former NACA president Eric Blow told ANIMALS 24-7. Elaborated Burgwin’s granddaughters Kahlen and Chelsea on a GoFundMe memorial page, “On February […]
Best Friends, the ASPCA, & HSUS: rethink pit bulls!
An open letter from Beth Clifton to: Gregory Castle, president, Best Friends Animal Society; Matthew Bershadker, president, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals; Wayne Pacelle, president, Humane Society of the United States Dear Sirs: Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this letter. My name is Beth Clifton. I am the […]
Will trainer Cesar Millan be charged for “hog-dog rodeo”?
Dog attack on pig is assigned to Major Case Unit Investigator LOS ANGELES, California––Will celebrity dog trainer Cesar Millan be prosecuted for allowing a French bulldog in his care to maul a pig while making the February 26, 2016 episode of National Geographic Wild’s Cesar 911 “reality” television show? “We have assigned it to […]
What on earth was celebrity dog trainer Cesar Millan thinking?
Simon says, “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn what Cesar says.” by Beth Clifton As practically everyone who knows celebrity dog trainer Cesar Millan from a Caesar salad must know by now, the February 26, 2016 episode of the National Geographic channel’s Cesar 911 reality TV series went from demonstrating a really bad […]