Murder-by-dog convict Marjorie Knoller is denied parole SACRAMENTO––The California Board of Parole Hearings on February 15, 2022 again denied parole to Marjorie Knoller, 67, convicted of murder-by-dog for the January 26, 2001 death of St. Mary’s College lacrosse coach Diane Whipple, 33, at the door to her San Francisco apartment. Knoller was previously denied parole […]
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 […]
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 […]
Why Nathan Winograd disciple Doug Rae won’t be Canonized
Humane Society of Fremont County director Rae was would-be savior of Pueblo no-kill experiment while his own shelter allegedly went to hell CANON CITY, Colorado––Five weeks after Humane Society of Fremont County executive director Doug Rae told Pueblo Chieftan reporter Tracy Harmon that he knew how to “turn around” the Pueblo Animal Services shelter, following […]
“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, […]
Stray: A Shelter Veterinarian’s Reflection on Triumph & Tragedy
by Dena Mangiamele, DVM, MPVM, MFS https://www.doctordena.com/ Kindle edition: $9.99; paperback $14.99; color edition $30.82. Reviewed by Merritt Clifton Stray: A Shelter Veterinarian’s Reflection on Triumph & Tragedy, by Dena Mangiamele, is only the third fully realistic book about animal sheltering to come my way in more than half a century of reading everything I […]
End of Debi Day for Nathan Winograd follows Charlottesville debacle
Winograd tries to distance himself from Day, who tries to distance herself from herself OAKLAND, California––No Kill Advocacy Center founder Nathan Winograd on August 15, 2017 distanced himself from No Kill Nation founder Debi Day, his longtime leading funder and prominent ally in pit bull advocacy. Winograd acted four days after photos and video […]
What was No Kill Nation founder Debi Day doing in Charlottesville?
Photographed & videotaped among the alt-right in New Orleans, too CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia––No Kill Nation founder and pit bull advocate Debi Day appears to have been among the self-described “Freedom Keepers,” neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen, and other “alt-right” participants in “Unite the Right” protests held on August 11 and 12, 2017 against the removal of […]
Bulldogs, bullying & bravado: the heart of pit bull advocacy
by Beth Clifton What do pit bulls have in common with other dogs? Not much actually, besides the obvious four legs, fur, two ears, and a tail––unless the ears have been cropped to make the pit bull look more dangerous. To deny that pit bull genetics predisposes them to kill other living beings, and that […]