“Fire is always a threat” ORLANDO, Florida; FRISCO, Texas––“We were able to save 45 cats and 26 dogs,” the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando posted to Facebook after a late night fire on September 15, 2021. “We are heartbroken to report that we lost 13 cats and there are four still missing,” the posting […]
Orphans abandoned: Prodigal Pets by Susan K. Houser
A History of Animal Sheltering in America & the Origin of the No Kill Movement 228 pages, 2018. Free download from: https://outthefrontdoor.com/prodigal-pets/ Prodigal Pets, offered as a free download by “Out The Front Door” blogger Susan K. Houser, is the best bargain in books that anyone could hope to discover, if interested in how animal […]
Rescued dogs overheat––and pigs & chickens, as humane oversight fails
If rescue transporters can’t keep dogs from cooking in crates, what happens to livestock? NEW YORK CITY, TORONTO, LONDON (U.K.)––Again a New York City-based dog adoption transport has come to grief in hot weather, again leaving the rest of the adoption rescue transport to wonder why. Recounted Gabrielle Fonrouge of the New York Post […]
Why is the ASPCA stonewalling about the deaths of 20 dogs in transport?
Three-week silence howls for answers NEW YORK CITY––Twenty dogs died on May 15, 2019 aboard an American SPCA vehicle that was hauling them from one or more Mississippi shelters to Wisconsin to be offered for adoption. That could be called just a really bad accident, except that three weeks after Emily Jacobs and Ben […]
“No-kill” debacle: will Pueblo bring “responsible sheltering” into vogue?
90% “live release” mandate failed catastrophically in less than 90 days PUEBLO, Colorado––“You can’t manage an animal shelter to a number,” Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region president Jan McHugh-Smith told Pueblo Chieftan reporter Anthony A. Mestas, hours after her organization returned to running the Pueblo Animal Services shelter on April 9, 2019, […]