Tammy on February 10, 2018
Thank God. Great work by the Humane Society International! Via Mirror. (Note: Pictures in original article sad but not violent). They huddle together in cramped cages, whining and shivering in the bitter cold weather – destined for bowls of soup and stew served up at the Winter Olympics. But these pitiful pooches were the lucky ones, given a last-minute reprieve from slaughter in a bid to close a barbaric dog meat farm. Animal aid workers had good reason to celebrate as they hugged the excited animals after Humane Society International (HSI) persuaded the owner to give up his business, helping him to start a different trade. His decision saved 90 pups and fully grown dogs from brutal death by electrocution...
Tammy on March 25, 2016
Heads up all dog caretakers! Via CBS. Several animal shelters across Chicago say they’re seeing a resurgence of the highly contagious canine flu that hit the city last year. The Chicago Tribune reports the illness has sickened at least 150 dogs so far. Chicago’s Anti-Cruelty Society has halted dog adoptions and temporarily shut two downtown adoption centers. The organization tells CBS Chicago it first detected the illness last week and soon had 100 sick dogs at its main facility. Officials with the rescue group PAWS say they’re caring for 40 to 50 dogs sick with canine flu. Founder Paula Fasseas says the group treated 350 dogs during last year’s outbreak. The animal welfare groups think this sickness is the same...