The Archdiocese of New York has agreed to allow feeding and daily care for the colony of 8 cats living at St. James Church in lower Manhattan during a 60 day trial period. The Church’s original plan to get rid of the cats drew disapproval from many quarters and the Archdiocese has relented.
The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council advocated against a bill to establish an animal abuser registry in Maryland and is celebrating the bill’s defeat.
Pennsylvania appears to be on its way to banning the use of gas chambers on cats and dogs in shelters. After 48-0 passage by the Senate, attention turns to the House, where the bill is said to have strong support.
A policy change meant a death sentence for over 300 feral cats at Gatesville Prison. Kathy Kwieran got permission for some cats to be pulled and saved but is still working on saving the rest. She asks everyone to please sign and share her petition and the cats’ plight.
Governor Jerry Brown’s controversial proposal to repeal the Hayden Law was defeated in the state Assembly today.
Animal welfare organizations and public officials joined together today to ask California lawmakers not to repeal the Hayden Law, with its lifesaving protections for shelter animals.
The Dexter’s Law Animal Abuser Registry, Horatio’s Law Domestic Violence Against Family Pets protection bill, and the Animal Rescue Act all failed to become law as time ran out today with the Florida legislative session for 2012 coming to a close.
A networking effort in recent days saved the life of a sweet black cat who was given a death sentence at NYC ACC because the person turning him in said he had attacked someone. Lennox’s life was spared and he was rescued.
We shared Rita Beach’s appeal for the return of Chrisy after the SPCA refused to give her back to her family, and many readers showed support and shared. Now a petition asks for Chrissy’s return.
Why rescue? Why foster? Here’s why. Before and After – Fosters celebrates the beautiful transformations made by those cats who have been saved.
Photographer Mark Ross’s artistic and affecting portraits of the cats and dogs on death row bear witness, while granting them the dignity they deserve. The artist and advocate hopes the book will help to inspire change.
A concerned woman pulled Crystal from Animal Control just before her babies were born. She fostered the little family and made two videos with them to try to get people’s attention and give more cats and dogs a chance at life.