Now more than ever, you are needed to donate your old blankets, towels, and sheets to your local animal shelter. With financial cut-backs, repairs on shelters are often put off, so if it's drafty, the animals suffer. I know my shelter uses rags to stuff under doors. No kidding! Empty out those closets... this is your chance to get rid of stuff and do something useful!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

News Round Up

via ASPCA:

Please call Governor Paterson to thank him for signing
A. 999B into law. By thanking our elected officials for directing their attention to animal welfare, we help make it more likely that they’ll do so again in the future.

Recently signed into law by Governor Paterson, this measure will, among other things:
  • -prohibit the inhumane destruction of stray and shelter animals (e.g., gassing)
  • -require that the euthanasia of stray and shelter animals be performed by injection
  • -require that such euthanasia be performed by a certified euthanasia technician, licensed veterinarian,  or licensed veterinary technician
Governor David Paterson: (518) 474-8390

Full story:

via Paw Nation:
Nora the Piano-Playing Cat Honored by ASPCA
The ASPCA will be handing out 10 Humane Awards on October 29, reports USA Today. Among the recipients are law-enforcement agents involved in the largest dog-fighting raid ever; a couple whose ranch is now a sanctuary to about 70 animals (a.k.a Rolling Dog Ranch in Beautiful Montana!); and, of course, Nora the Piano-Playing Cat, the ASPCA's 2009 Cat of the Year.
Full story and video:

via a good friend of mine who knew I would like this:

I actually don't know if this next story is true, but it doesn't matter; it's funny as is.

This is a true story of a Garage Owner in the Southwest. ( New Mexico )

He was sick and tired of thugs breaking into his garage shop to steal tools etc. So he came up with this idea. He put the word out that he had a new Mexican Lion that would attack anyone that would break in or climb his fence.. Would-be thieves saw the "Lion" from a distance and fled the scene.

via Dogs in the News: (a somewhat old story)
Pit Bull Dies Saving Family from Cobra
Full story and pics (warning: dog who died):
Also via Dogs in the News: (an old story but I like it)
Pit Bull Leads Man to £3.4 Million

Full Story:
Another good one, via Daily Dachshund and Dog News:
Fierce Dachshund saves terrier buddy from eagles
Also via Daily Dachshund and Dog News:
Is the Hot Dog Look Over?
I hope not!