Veterinarian Jeff Young updates an idea from Menander, Ben Franklin, & Ralph Waldo Emerson DENVER, Colorado––Jeff Young, DVM, star of the reality TV show Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet, reaching more than a million viewers per episode since 2015, wants to sell the veterinary and humane communities on the concept he calls Spay-It-Forward. Young, an animal control officer […]
How to heal pets, heal the humane community, & heal the veterinary profession
Diagnosis by Dr. Jeff Young, Rocky Mountain Vet, & prescription by Bob Christiansen could provide a cure-all Drawing from a million to 1.7 million viewers per episode of his reality TV show Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet, Jeff Young might be considered the most influential veterinarian in the world. Certainly Young must be the most […]
Is the Veterinary Profession Serving All Companion Animal Medical Needs in America Today?
A Case for Full-Service, Low-Cost, Non-Profit Community Veterinary Care Centers by Bob Christiansen Free download from www.bocafund.com. (See also How to heal pets, heal the humane community, & heal the veterinary profession.) “Financial forces and technological innovation are separating pet owners and veterinary practices into have and have-nots,” Bob Christiansen begins in Is the Veterinary […]
Navajo Nation: “They hid the dogs who killed my daughter!”
Pit bull proliferation––and dog attack fatality rate 100 times that of the U.S. as a whole FORT DEFIANCE, Navajo Nation–– “They hid the dogs that attacked and killed my daughter from animal control” Marissa “Ris” Rose Jones posted to Facebook. “What is wrong with these people?” Jones helplessly asked. Jones’ daughter, Lyssa Rose Upshaw, […]
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 […]
COVID-19: animal shelter “experts” circle back toward pet overpopulation
by Ruth Steinberger Founder, Spay FIRST A dear friend once shared the adage, attributed to Herman Wouk, “When in danger, when in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout.” Never has a better example of this adage been seen than in the current movement by so-called shelter management experts to support a return to intact […]
“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, […]
AVMA insight: cats are not dogs, so “Fix felines by five months”
Early-age sterilization, already widely practiced, is on pace to win full AVMA compliance by the year 2100 SCHAUMBERG, Illinois––Having realized that a cat is not a dog, following the advice of an expert panel issued in July 2016, the American Veterinary Medical Association board of directors in July 2017 “endorsed a document recommending that […]
We cannot adopt, warehouse or rescue our way out of dog & cat overpopulation!
by Jeff Young, DVM My name is Jeff Young. I have been a veterinarian for more than 25 years. I have been on numerous humane society boards, was an animal control officer before I became a veterinarian, and I speak and consult on companion animal overpopulation issues all over […]