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!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

In San Francisco...

San Francisco. You can barely make it out, but on the left is a sticker that says "The Dogfather." I just had to get a shot.


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Seeing the Light

via Straits Times:

Dog Poop Powers Park Lamps

CAMBRIDGE - IT STINKS and it's a hazard to walkers everywhere, but it turns out dog poop has a bright side... full article:


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cool Stuff

Go here:

From Pilots N Paws website:
 There are literally hundreds, perhaps thousands of animals who need to move out of the New Orleans/Gulf Coast area. These are perfectly healthy animals who through no fault of their own have ended up in a shelter. Many had families who loved them and are direct victims of the oil spill disaster. Their owners have lost their jobs, their homes, have no income and are barely surviving. They are turning their animals over to various shelters and rescue groups to at least give their pets a chance at finding someone to care for them. As we all know, euthanasia is a fact at many shelters, some as many as 900 a month right now which is of course totally unacceptable.
Full article:


Friday, September 17, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Lucas County Ohio Dog Shelter Sitting on Surplus

With former Dog Warden Tom Skeldon gone, records now show that the shelter has a surplus of almost $900,000 in its coffers. Dog advocates are now lobbying for an adoption wing. New Dog Warden, Julie Lyle, is asking local government officials if she may use the surplus to facilitate adoptions.

via The Toledo Blade (and a special thank you to JC Reindl, who has stayed with this case and kept the public informed about this municipal shelter's activities):

County Commissioner Ben Konop said he just learned of the surplus this week. In a statement, he criticized County Administrator Peter Ujvagi and his two board colleagues for their past statements indicating that money was too tight to make improvements at the pound.

Mr. Konop also made a formal request that Dog Warden Julie Lyle "develop and implement a comprehensive plan to utilize the swelling reserve fund."

"This swelling surplus in conjunction with the continuing rate of euthanasia is an unconscionable misuse of taxpayer revenue, and a prime example of how county government is broken," Mr. Konop said.


Friday, September 10, 2010

Supporting Yonkers Animal Shelter

to benefit
10:00am -- 4:00pm
Parking lot, Church of the Immaculate Conception
Route 22, (White Plains Road) in Tuckahoe, NY

Something for Everyone
We will feature antiques, costume jewelry, new clothing, new handbags, household items, gift items and gift baskets, and much more, including some slightly used merchandize donated to us for this event
Also activities for children such as arts and crafts and more……….
Admission Free – Refreshments, Snacks, etc.
New Donations Accepted

For further information contact Erika Murphy at (914) 237-6271


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Happy Labor Day, all. Am away for the weekend. The dogs are with me, we are with their cousin, and their little friend is coming over later. Oy vey! They'll be four little guys running the world for the day.
Have a good one.