Robert Dole, at best, had a good record on animal issues for a Trumpist––but he was no Hubert Humphrey, nor even a Richard Nixon Robert Joseph Dole, 98, the 1996 Republican presidential nominee, U.S. Senator from Kansas 1969-1996, and a Kansas member of the U.S. House of Representatives 1960-1968, died on December 5, 2021. Lauded […]
CBS News affirms ANIMALS 24-7 exposés of ASPCA fundraising
ASPCA chief exec Matt Bershadker is grossly overpaid & ASPCA is not the national umbrella for your local SPCA, among other key points NEW YORK, N.Y.––“The heartbreaking commercials are almost impossible to ignore: Sarah McLachlan singing to images of suffering animals and making an urgent appeal for donations to the American Society for the Prevention of […]
Puppies & kittens everywhere, but none in shelters to adopt
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 […]
$5 for a cat head: True stories of animal welfare, with hands-on tips for helping animals
by Linda Chitwood Director, The Homeless Animals Relief Project 200 pages, $29.00, c/o HARP, POB 371, Senatobia, MS 38668; https://homelessanimalsreliefproject.org/index.html. Reviewed by Merritt Clifton Describing herself as “eighty percent of the way to dead,” longtime Memphis nurse anesthetist Linda Chitwood relocated forty miles south to Senatobia, Mississippi in 1996, apparently expecting to spend a lot […]
How the ASPCA cooked 26 dogs in a truck: source comes forward
Driver coming from Mississippi left the heat on?! LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas––Eight months after 26 dogs reportedly died aboard an American SPCA vehicle said to have been hauling them from one or more Mississippi shelters to Wisconsin to be offered for adoption, an informed source has come forward to tell ANIMALS 24-7 what he understands […]
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 […]
Pit bull advocates owe Michael Vick bigtime, at victims’ expense
Can victim advocacy restore integrity to the humane cause? WASHINGTON, D.C.––The 2007 conviction of football star Michael Vick for dogfighting helped hundreds of animal welfare executives and their minions to get filthy rich. Yet the animal advocacy groups pocketing the money did little, if anything, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the April 20, […]
Did ASPCA discover certifying SAFER dog screening might be dangerous?
Or at least cost them a lot of money? NEW YORK CITY–– “Effective immediately, the ASPCA will be discontinuing the certification process for SAFER (Safety Assessment to Evaluate Re-homing),” the American SPCA announced on December 2, 2015 via the ASPCApro blog distributed to shelter workers. The abrupt end to certifying SAFER test-givers appears to […]