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, January 27, 2010

Thanks to Law Enforcement and Squeaky-Wheel Citizens

Despite how disheartening the increases in animal cruelty have been, one good thing is that there are more laws protecting them now and more law enforcement being given latitude to get the bad guys (and girls). Never underestimate how important it is to tell your local legislators that you expect animal cruelty to be met with stiff penalties and jail.

Enjoy; I hope this balances the post on animal cruelty last week. It made me have a better day.

Federal grand jury indicts 2 in dragging death of Buddy the dog

Ex-fire official convicted of dog beating in SoCal

UPDATE: Embattled Greyhound Trainer Speaks Out

New Ordinance Curbs 24-Hour Dog Chaining; Allows Ticketing Of Barking Dog Owners

China to jail people for up to 15 days who eat dog

And here is a good organization that I just found online: