Florida SB 818, or F.A.R.A., the Animal Rescue Act bill, had a good day today as it got unanimous support from the Community Affairs Committee. Shelters will have to allow rescue groups to pulls animals in danger of being killed if it becomes law.
An animal rescuer heard meowing when she stopped for gas and found a very upset and grease smeared cat trapped between the cab and tanker of the semi-truck delivering gas to the station. Tanker, as he is called, cleaned up as good as new and will be available for adoption.
The West Valley City, Utah animal shelter dismissed a volunteer after she spoke out at a city council meeting, despite her success at helping to save animals lives by finding them homes.
A cat found wandering with an arrow stuck through him is on the mend, showing a cute and loving personality, and on track for a good new life.
Jeanne Davis came home from the hospital to learn that a relative had taken her 2 beloved cats to the Wal-Mart and given them away. Mittens and Snowball mean the world to Jeanne, and now Meownty Hunters is ramping up the effort to find them and bring them home.
Braveheart was abandoned by his Mama, with his umbilical cord wrapped around his back paws. Almost Home Adoptions rescued him, along with his sister, and fitted him with a new leg.
Semi exotic cats seized from a breeder last month found real homes and families this week, as the shelter holding them held an adoption event.
Thanks and a Plea From the Granddaughter of the NC Man Who Gave His Life Trying to Rescue a Cat in Distress
Readers were touched by the story of Roy Haddock, who lost his life while trying to help a cat. Kelsey Haddock writes with thanks and to say the family is asking that donations go a no-kill shelter in Roy’s memory.
Wendy Mitchell of Brick, NJ has started a petition in support of Mark Rist, who was arrested last month for feeding a cat colony in Harvey Cedars. We have a link to the petition for anyone who wishes to sign.
Wydell Dixon and Kimberly Paskert were both charged yesterday with four counts of animal abuse torture for their neglect of the Whiskerville cats. As the nearly 200 living cats receive tender loving care, the sanctuary owner and her employee will be called to account for the horrific manner in which they let the cats down.
Dexter was quite the community character during his 4 years on the loose; so much so that neighbors threw a party when one of them finally trapped him. Now he is safely back with his family.
Since public discussion about TNR began in November, the Trinity Park cats have disappeared.