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, April 27, 2011

Step in Right Direction in Mississippi

via the Clarion Ledger:

Mississippi does the right thing and formalizes the hierarchy of charges that can be brought against animal abusers. I do not think this new law goes nearly far enough, in that it only allows for a misdemeanor to be charged if someone abuses animals (even in severe ways) only once in five years, but it's a compromise and that's the soul of governance (and marriage, but that's another matter).

Now the animal protection community can set it's sights on reforming the new law. In the meantime, kudos to Mississippi (I say the whole thing as I type, letter by letter!) for moving forward.