A veterinarian working in South Africa, Amy Jackson-Moss, posted on her Facebook page “Today I euthanized five dogs”. She said that it is not uncommon… Read More »Veterinarian euthanised five healthy dogs in one day and is tormented by it
A study from Utrecht University’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine researched the extent of anxiety among dogs who been rescued and placed in animal shelters. They… Read More »Shelter dogs are generally still anxious after their first 12 days
Don’t judge a shelter dog by its cover. It is said that this unpopular shelter dog saved the life of the man who adopted her.… Read More »Unpopular shelter dog saves life of man who adopted her
NEWS AND COMMENT: Battersea Dogs & Cats Home predict that there will be an increase in the abandonment of unwanted dogs by 27% over the… Read More »Increase of 27% in cat and dog abandonments predicted for next five years
About three years ago I wrote about the high suicide rate among animal rescue workers in America. Research indicated that it was the highest suicide… Read More »How a dog shelter worker can avoid suicidal thoughts
This moving video from a dog shelter, Takis Shelter in Crete, the largest and most populous of the Greek islands, tells me that even the… Read More »Dog forgets cruelty against him and responds well to love
NEWS & VIEWS: The coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating effect on the income of Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home. The pandemic has simply all… Read More »Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home which opened in 1883 at risk of closing due to Covid-19?
There is an argument that purebred, pedigree dogs are cared for to a higher standard than mongrels a.k.a. random bred dogs. I suppose the argument… Read More »Pedigree dogs are looked after better than random bred dogs?
The video summaries the issues nicely. It is about management or the lack of it. There has to be transparency and an open attitude in… Read More »An example of how an animal shelter can go badly wrong
Rudolph, a 7 to 8 month old black dog, survived being euthanized by a veterinarian. The veterinarian refused to try to kill him again so… Read More »Vet gives shelter dog a second chance after he survived euthanasia
What is unethical behaviour at animal shelters? It’s probably a philosophical question but I’ll try and stick to real situations. And I’m not sure that… Read More »What is unethical behaviour at animal shelters?
The millions of cats and dogs that pass through animal shelters in the United States annually are commercial assets if you look at them that… Read More »Animal shelter cats and dogs are commercial “assets” so how are they used?