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  • Feline friends: Teens volunteer as ‘cat cuddlers’

    02/02/2014 7:36:41 PM PST · by Innovative · 4 replies
    Lancaster Online ^ | Feb 2, 2014 | ALLISON HERR,
    While some teens are busy with their social lives, school or sports, others are spending their time cuddling cats as volunteers at the Humane League of Lancaster. From working at the desk and filing paperwork to cleaning out cages and playing with the cute critters, these teen volunteers give up hours of their own time to help animals in need. “It’s calming and it makes me so happy,” Rothweiler says. “(Others) should definitely volunteer because it is a great learning experience and they could always use help. Also, who wouldn’t want to want to be around the animals?”
  • Dog That Survived Gassing Headed to Rose Parade

    12/19/2013 7:21:13 PM PST · by Innovative · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec 19, 2013 | Samantha Henry, AP
    Things are coming up roses for a scrappy New Jersey beagle who survived a dog pound gas chamber. Daniel will be among eight shelter dogs riding on a float in the Rose Parade on New Year's Day in Pasadena, Calif.
  • Documents: PETA kills more than 95 percent of pets in its care

    02/26/2012 7:10:50 AM PST · by Innovative · 8 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | Feb 24, 2012 | Alexandra Myers
    Documents published online this month show that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, an organization known for its uncompromising animal-rights positions, killed more than 95 percent of the pets in its care in 2011. In a statement, Berman added that PETA has a $37 million dollar annual budget. His organization runs PETAkillsAnimals.com, which reports that in 2010 a resident of Virginia called PETA and asked if there was an animal shelter at the group's headquarters. PETA responded that there was not. Kovich also determined that PETA employees kill 84 percent of the animals in their custody within 24 hours...
  • Over 100 Firearms Taken in Animal Shelter Audit (More Government Corruption?)

    08/06/2011 8:16:51 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 18 replies
    KTLA News ^ | August 5, 2011 | KTLA News
    LOS ANGELES ( KTLA ) -- The city of Los Angeles' six animal shelters were raided Thursday amid allegations of animal theft and paycheck fraud. The LAPD's anti-gang unit raided six shelters throughout Los Angeles around 8 a.m. Thursday. Officers confiscated two shotguns, a rifle and over a dozen .38-caliber handguns and ammunition from West Valley Shelter in Chatsworth.
  • Shelter cats bludgeoned with pipe before being shot by animal control workers

    03/11/2011 5:06:32 AM PST · by Shannon · 55 replies
    FOX News Charlotte ^ | 3-10-11 | FOX News Charlotte
    CHESTERFIELD, S.C. - 38-year-old Pageland resident Frankie Bowers was assigned to the Chesterfield County Animal Shelter in January to work off $1,000 in back child support. Bowers says he witnessed the shootings of about 40 dogs and at least 15 cats. The county adopted a lethal injection policy about a year ago.
  • Man builds cat-sized village for homeless cats

    09/16/2010 9:19:40 PM PDT · by Jaded · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo! Green ^ | 9/14/10 | Jerry James Stone
    Craig Grant didn't like cats. But that changed when his son moved out, leaving his cat, Pepper, behind. And just when Craig was getting used to having one cat, he found out Pepper was pregnant. Five kittens later, Craig was ready to adopt them out until his son said they must stay with their mother for 8 weeks. "It wasn't long before the kittens were swinging from my curtains," he notes on his website. The cats started to be a problem for Craig. Not only were neighbors complaining but the cats were being harassed, like being shot with B.B. guns....
  • 200 animals die in humane society fire (Toronto)

    12/18/2008 3:14:46 PM PST · by nuconvert · 16 replies · 686+ views
    National Post ^ | December 17, 2008
    A fire at an Oshawa shelter killed 200 animals, including 150 cats and dozens of bunnies, guinea pigs and hamsters, which were likely lulled to sleep by the smoke, and died after inhaling it. Animal workers looked on helplessly early today as flames licked up the Durham Humane Society headquarters (pictured above), located in an industrial plaza near Lake Ontario. Police officers and firefighters ran into the burning building and managed to carry out nine dogs, two cats and a rat, some of which were treated for smoke inhalation. As of yesterday afternoon, humane society workers had tallied the dead...
  • Officer Reportedly Buried Puppies Alive

    09/19/2007 6:47:29 PM PDT · by yorkie · 46 replies · 497+ views
    NBC 17 ^ | September 19, 2007
    FAYETEVILLE, N.C. – A police officer is accused of burying puppies alive, officials said. Seven puppies were rescued from Officer John Leggett’s backyard. Leggett, 44, has been charged with animal cruelty and is now on administrative leave while under investigation. Police said at least one puppy was found dead. Officers were called to Leggett’s home Saturday. According to the Fayetteville Observer, Leggett’s daughter, Anna Alicia Leggett, called authorities at about 4:15 p.m. and reported that puppies were being buried alive. Leggett, who breeds black and tan coonhounds, reportedly buried the puppies because they were not pure-bred. The puppies are now...
  • Shelter Kills Dog Before Owners Can Pick It Up

    08/18/2005 10:57:52 AM PDT · by kingattax · 92 replies · 2,315+ views
    Pet Was Identified By Microchip, Euthanized Anyway ---MIAMI -- On. Aug. 5, a dog escaped from his back yard and was picked up by county dogcatchers. His owner called to claim him and went twice to the shelter to pick the dog up, only to find out a week later that the dog had been euthanized. Anays Rodriguez-Porras says her 10-year-old golden retriever "Cowboy" was part of her family. Rodriguez-Porras and her husband searched frantically for Cowboy, and they called Miami-Dade County Animal Services to report the dog missing. Five days later, animal services called to say they had Cowboy,...