Suspension of spay/neuter & intake services due to COVID-19 cuts adoptions by a third from 2019 NEW YORK CITY––Celebrating rehoming every dog and cat in custody soon after COVID-19 shutdowns began, animal shelters from coast to coast are suddenly––and predictably––weeping, wailing, and tearing hair about having no adoptable animals to offer in response to […]
Yes, ANIMALS 24-7 is an essential service to the humane community!
You saw why just yesterday Two ANIMALS 24-7 headline articles posted just yesterday, We need to open up spay/neuter – now!, by Bryan Kortis, and Pit bull attack deaths only slightly slowed by COVID-19 stay-home orders, underscore why ANIMALS 24-7 remains on the job, as active as ever, through weeks of global shutdowns of all […]
We need to open up spay/neuter – now!
by Bryan Kortis, National Programs Director, Neighborhood Cats When the shutdowns in our country began due to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, in early March 2020, the animal welfare field reacted quickly. Shelters were closed to the public, services were curtailed to the bare minimum, and cages were emptied through adoptions and recruitment […]
Why is Hawaii “moving at a hurried pace” to kill cats at boat harbors?
New policy allows waterfront cats to be killed “by any means deemed necessary” MILILANI, Hawaii––Hawaii Department of Land & Natural Resources chair Suzanne Case “is moving at a hurried pace to kill cats with a lead pellet fired from a high powered pellet rifle to the head or heart,” alleges Carroll Cox––who is not […]
Who owns “working cats”?
Dogs have owners, cats have staff LOS ANGELES, California––Mass media might term a dispute underway over legal possession of the phrase “working cats” a “cat-spat,” but cats are seldom so territorial. The term “working cats” in reference to barn or stable cats who hunt mice for a living has appeared often in print at […]
Entire PetSmart Charities staff gets the boot
How much did dog attack liability have to do with it? PHOENIX, Arizona––Almost a year of wondering what the December 14, 2014 sale of PetSmart would mean to PetSmart Charities came to an abrupt end on November 4, 2015, when the entire PetSmart Charities staff got the boot. Incorporated in 1994 /as an independent […]
Will $8.7 billion sale of PetSmart change policies on parrots & pit bulls?
Only corporate knows for sure PHOENIX, Arizona––What will the December 14, 2014 sale of PetSmart mean to PetSmart Charities, the $51-million-a-year PetSmart nonprofit arm that funds more spay/neuter surgery and adoptions than any other organization? The short answer is, none of the 54,000 PetSmart employees know yet just what the sale means, including PetSmart Charities […]