Pondering The Rainbow Bridge: Do Pets Go To Heaven?
I'm not a particularly spiritual or religious person. My beliefs have me rooted in the here and now, not the hereafter. But since it's the holiday season and we're focused on giving and all things godly, I figure it's a good time for me to chime in.
Loving animals should not mean cruelty to our own kind
While emotions can run high with taking care of animals and end-of-life decisions, sometimes people forget about the pet owners who must make those wrenching choices.
“No public adoptions”
Your kids have been begging you for a puppy for months. You finally relent. You pile everyone in the car, head to the local animal shelter, and get ready to choose the furry face who is going to turn your world upside down. But when you arrive to a chorus of barking dogs in chain-link […]
Pennsylvania bans gas chambers at animal shelters
Pennsylvania passed Daniel’s Law — also known as House Bill 2630; it is named after a Beagle who survived gas chamber euthanasia in an Alabama shelter.
Governor Brown to weaken California animal protection laws
California Governor Jerry Brown is proposing to permanently repeal key provisions of SB 1785, a law that protects abandoned and stray animals in shelters from euthanasia. If Gov. Brown has his way, he would repeal the following provisions under the law: animal shelters hold cats and dogs for four to six days before they can […]
Prevent euthanasia for 500 Gulf animals — vote every day in the Pepsi Refresh Challenge
Though it’s been over six months since the BP oil spill, the first thing you see on the homepage of Louisiana’s St. Bernard’s Parish animal shelter is this: The BP Oil Spill disaster has had a devastating effect on the animals of St. Bernard Parish. Dogs and cats by the scores are being surrendered to […]