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City of Albuquerque Being Sued for Trap-Neuter-Release Program

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The lawsuit alleges that the City of Albuquerque partnered with animal advocate groups to implement a Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) program in which stray or feral cats are trapped, sterilized, vaccinated, and then abandoned at the location at which they were trapped. Three cheers for Marcy Britton!

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Pets and Fireworks

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In fact, their site is always worth checking out as they are one of the coolest animal groups out there. Your July 4th obligatory pets and fireworks story. This is from Best Friends though, so it's worth checking out.

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Dogtown Episode 2

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We've posted about hoarders before, but animal hoarders are more than just overwhelmed rescuers. There are numerous fact sheets about animal hoarding available from animal groups. Many consider hoarding to be a real mental illness. Here's one from PETA and another from the Humane Society.

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Dogtown Episode 3 - The Vick Dogs

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Rescuing the Vick dogs was a controversial move by Best Friends and some animal groups, most notably PETA, did not agree with it. I'm a dues-paying member of both groups but, while I support euthanasia when it is CLEARLY an act of mercy, I come down pretty hard on Best Friends' side here.

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ASPCA Go Orange in April!

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We just had to share this post from one of our favorite animal groups, the ASPCA. April is “Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month&# , and the ASPCA urges people to “Go Orange&# to show their support. More than that though, they are inviting people to do more by becoming an Ambassador!

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Leona Helmsley's Fortune Goes to Medical Research

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(Actually, less than $1 million dollars went to animal welfare because a portion went to guide dog associations and that is human welfare as far as I’m concerned.) Originally, animal groups actually thought they’d get a huge piece of the estate because Leona Helmsley had supposedly wanted it that way.

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What is Bird Poop?

10,000 Birds

Bird poop is, summarized and generalized, the same thing as any other animal group’s poop: the final stage of digestion, the getting rid of the garbage. If this wasn’t your thing, you would not be here at this moment in the first place.

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