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It’s Deaf Dog Awareness Week

4 The Love Of Animals

I didn’t know this, but the Dalmatian Club of American mandates euthanasia of all deaf pups. Did you know that it is Deaf Dog Awareness Week? Did you also know that Dalmatians are most likely to be deaf, in fact 30% of Dalmatians are born deaf in either one or both ears. Today we would like to introduce you to TN Safety Spotters ! This group is made up of rescues that are trained with American Sign Language and hand commands. They are then trained to become registered therapy dogs.

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Giveaway: Royal Bitch Couture

4 The Love Of Animals

an acronym for “Prevent Euthanasia Through Spaying.&#. Not only do we love Royal Bitch Couture for supporting a great animal cause and trying to reduce the euthanasia rate, but we also love that they are made in the USA! We have a fun giveaway for our stylish dog lovers! Royal Bitch Couture is giving you the chance to win one of 10 tees, just in time for summer! Royal Bitch Couture is a fashionable clothing line that is helping animals!

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Best Friends to Celebrate 25 Years of Helping Animals

Critter News

It’s a celebration befitting 25 years of drastically reducing the euthanasia rate around the country, improving the lives of animals around the world, and setting the stage for a time of No More Homeless Pets. Starting July 19, Best Friends will be having a celebration of their 25th anniversary.

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Unexpected Farm Animal Deal in Ohio

Critter News

Ted Strickland.The deal calls for Strickland, the Humane Society, the Ohio Farm Bureau and their partners to join forces in favor of tougher laws governing farm animals, including provisions that ban certain crates and cages and the use of strangulation as a form of euthanasia. To me, it's another example of the Humane Society's growing savvy and clout in the US. I know many will disagree with me and say it's a cop-out, but I'll take what I can get. From the Associated Press.

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Mexican Border Town Offers Tax Exemption for Euthanizing Dogs

Critter News

The town has become so overrun with dogs, that the government began offering a tax exemption of $17 per stray that was offered for euthanasia. There's a stray dog problem in San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico. The solution? If you bring in the dog for euthanization, you get a tax exemption.hooray! Sarcasm there of course. Clearly, there's no spay/neuter program in this place.

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On Fighting for "Animal Rights"

Animal Person

Fighting to maintain the integrity of the words humane, love, euthanasia or compassion, is also fighting for animals. Being featured on ARZone's worldwide Live Guest Chat has reinvigorated my thinking about a couple of topics ( here 's the transcript). And then I read the "OMG!!!!!OED!!!!!LOL!!!!!" OED!!!!!LOL!!!!!" LOL!!!!!" in today's New York Times, and I couldn't resist posting.

Texas Tech Allowed to Withhold Info on Animal Testing

Critter News

From the Avalanche-Journal: The university has purchased cats already scheduled for euthanasia from Odessa Animal Control since the 1980s, a shelter spokesperson, Cpl. The Texas Attorney General ruled earlier this month that the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center can withhold records of a committee that oversees the use of animals in training and research.

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On Compassionate Bullets

Animal Person

Now, if hunters were in the woods seeking out injured, dying, starving animals, and ending their lives in a way that most would call euthanasia, I might be able to get on board with the compassionate-bullet theory. A comment left yesterday on a two-year old post, by None Please presented a phrase I've never heard before and I'd like to address it. "In In the Washington metro area, we have a BIG deer problem.

2010 107

Dogtown Episode 3 - The Vick Dogs

Critter News

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. This final episode in the three-episode Season 1 disc was about the Vick dogs taken in by Best Friends for rehabilitation. (Be Be warned, there were some dog-fighting clips in the episode.) But I'm glad I watched it because I learned a lot.

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Uncovered Reports Show Three Research Labs Fined for Violations

Critter News

Rockville, MD: A lab assistant reported a hamster running loose inside a walk-in refrigerator and a live hamster was found in a euthanasia bag inside the walk-in freezer. Here's the Honor Roll from Fox News. These entities were all cited for violations by the USDA. Thanks to Stop Animal Exploitation Now! for finding them. 1) BioReliance Corp.,

Vile Practices at Tulare County, CA Animal Shelter

Critter News

Cookson were accused of participating in an “off the books” arrangement wherein Harmon and Cookson carried out unauthorized mass euthanasias at the Tulare County, California shelter – reportedly using nonstandard and painful methods – by falsifying records to cover their actions. I grew up in the San Joaquin Valley and am familiar with Tulare County. That's why this action alert from the Animal Legal Defense Fund strikes a cord with me. From the ALDF blog. Arrested in June 2007, Michael J.

Guest Post: Foreclosures Threaten Pets As Well As People

4 The Love Of Animals

And this all leads to the most unfortunate outcome, euthanasia. Foreclosures Threaten Pets As Well As People. While many animal shelters already struggle on a day-to-day basis to care for the millions of unwanted animals that are dropped at their door, the numbers have grown to an almost unmanageable degree over the last few years. The culprit for this surge in animal homelessness is a testimonial to these trying times: human homelessness.

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Hope for Hen Welfare

Critter News

Some of the provisions will be implemented almost immediately after enactment, such as those relating to starvation, ammonia levels, and euthanasia, and others after just a few years, including labeling and the requirement that all birds will have to have at least 67 square inches of space per bird. A press release I received from the Farm Sanctuary.

Study Shows Shorter Life Spans for Zoo Elephants

Critter News

They say that leads to obesity, atrophied muscles and cardiovascular problems, while the wet concrete they stand on can cause foot disease and lameness, which {Suzanne} Roy {of In Defense of Animals} said is the leading cause of euthanasia. Do elephants born outside of captivity live longer? The results of this study are pretty clear.and pretty controversial.

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T. Boone Pickens' Wife Proposes Horse Refuge

Critter News

The agency has said the costs of keeping horses in the holding facilities has caused officials to consider euthanasia as a last resort. Here's hoping it works out. The wife of the Texas oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens said {November 18} that she would create a refuge for wild horses, after the federal agency that manages them said it might have to kill some to control the herds and protect the Western range. About 33,000 wild horses and burros roam the open range in 10 Western states.

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King County Animal Shelters Still in Trouble

Critter News

The vet setback is the latest for King County Animal Care and Control, which has come under fire in the past year for running understaffed, overcapacity shelters with high euthanasia rates. After all the brewhaha about improving the conditions at the King County animal shelters in Washington State (where we live), I'm still seeing this kind of stuff.

On "Discarded" Greyhounds

Animal Person

The RSPCA believes: " at least 20 greyhounds a day - either puppies which do not make the track, or 'retired' dogs aged three or four - simply 'disappear', presumed killed " Many vets will admit to killing healthy greyhounds – by definition it cannot be classed as euthanasia – for a cut price fee, for fear the dogs will be disposed of in a less humane manner and you have to accept the vet’s justification of this when you hear of stories similar to Dougie’s.

National Audubon Society Caves to the Cat Crazies

10,000 Birds

Feral cats kill birds by the billions in the United States and the only real solution to the problem is removal and euthanasia, along with heavy fines for those caught dumping cats. In a sad, stupid, and short-sighted move, the National Audubon Society has decided to suspend their contract with Ted Williams and remove him from his position of “Editor-at-Large” on the masthead. Ted has contributed articles to Audubon Magazine for over 33 years.

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Animal Ethics

Barbaro's killing is a case of euthanasia. The word "euthanasia" means good, gentle, or easy ( eu ) death ( thanos ). The paradigm case of euthanasia is where a sentient being is terminally ill, will die soon anyway, and is in great pain. Euthanasia is often called mercy killing, for obvious reasons: Its motive is mercy. You've probably heard the word "euthanasia" applied to dog pounds. It's a sad day for horse lovers.

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4 The Love Of Animals

This too is good news for pet owners whose only options previously were either an expensive and invasive surgery or euthanasia. About a year ago I posted information about the launch of a new stem cell therapy for dogs ( Vet-Stem ). This therapy uses adult stem cells to help injured dogs and dogs suffering from arthritis. I am happy to bring you an update about the company, as the treatment is very promising for our dog companions!

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Book: The Lost Dogs

4 The Love Of Animals

Luckily, almost all of the dogs were spared from euthanasia. Have you ever wondered where the dogs in the Michael Vick case are now? Almost everyone in the animal world, and even those who aren’t animal lovers, will remember this case. It was huge, it was horrific, and at the center sat a talented football player who seemed to have everything going for him. Can you believe that it’s been three years since the case broke?

2010 109

4 Things to Consider Before Adopting a Dog

4 The Love Of Animals

Choosing to adopt a dog rather than get one at the pet store (or what some like to refer to as “puppy mill”) is a beautiful thing—essentially you are saving a poor pup from euthanasia and you’re providing a an animal with a good home.

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A Hamster’s Story: The making of a novel

4 The Love Of Animals

What I didn’t tell her was that the sleep would occur while he drifted on a cloud to the continent of Euthanasia the following day. Emmie loves her pets. She loves her Jack Russell terriers, Opal and Maddie. She loves her goldfish, Snap, who has been alive for over two years. And her newt, whose name is Sebastian, but she calls Newtty. But most of all Emmie loves Hamlet, her hamster.

Race for the Rescues

4 The Love Of Animals

Because of foreclosures, the city shelters are in crisis and flooded with animals – which, in turn, has dramatically increased the euthanasia rate. 4th ANNUAL “RACE FOR THE RESCUES” FUNDRASIER. 5K Run/Walk, Kid’s Fun Run and Adoption Celebration. Co-Hosted by Jane Lynch andCarrie Ann Inaba. Animal lovers Jane Lynch (Julie & Julia) and Carrie Ann Inaba (Dancing with the Stars) will help The Rescue Train host its 4th Annual 5k Run/Walk (3.1

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Annual Animal Care Gala in NYC

4 The Love Of Animals

AC&C has implemented numerous programs to ensure that as many animals as possible are placed into supportive environments, and adoptions are at an all time high and the euthanasia rate is at the lowest level in New York City history. Animal Care and Animal Planet Co-Host the Annual ANIMAL CARE Gala Fundraiser on Thursday, October 22, 2009 at PACHA New York.

2009 109

Ingrid Taylar: Bridging the Divide Between Cat and Bird Lovers

10,000 Birds

The bird was stripped of feathers and so badly battered that euthanasia was probable. This blog is written by writer, photographer, and animal advocate Ingrid Taylar. Years ago, I became a wildlife volunteer and advocate because of a cat who caught a bird. A sweet Mourning Dove , his crop stuffed with seeds from a feeder, struck gold when he landed atop a pile of millet and sunflower.

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Birds and Bling

10,000 Birds

The vet believed there was no way he could pass it, so the only options were risky, painful, long recovery-time surgery, or euthanasia. Wildlife rehabilitators are not known for our bling. First of all: most of us don’t have much, because we spend all our money on gauze, antibiotics, and frozen rats. Second, even if we do, we have discovered through bitter experience that jewelry can either be snatched or, like very small guns, used against us. As for nice clothing … right!

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

To the Editor: The euthanasia of more than 1,000 dogs and cats at the main animal shelter in Las Vegas is surely a major tragedy in the sheltering field (news article , Feb. 16), and the rapid spread of diseases at a facility packed with 1,800 animals required swift action to prevent even more suffering and loss of life.

From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

Some of our professional Chaplains also provide other services (euthanasia visits, memorial services, congregational sermons, etc.) Dear Friends Who Love Animals, I am writing to ask you to help me get the word out about a wonderful free service to your patrons/customers. Any links you can put up to our site will be helpful to them. Forwarding this email to any other people or groups who may be interested is also appreciated. We are the Interfaith Association of Animal Chaplains.

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On the Freezing of Birds

Animal Person

I then sat at my trusty computer and checkout out the American Veterinary Medical Association's latest report on euthanasia (they publish one every couple of years), and let’s just say that hypothermia and rapid freezing are on a list that includes: strychnine, which causes violent convulsions and painful muscle contractions; drowning, and burning. I was watching a news segment on a wildlife rehabilitation center here in Florida.

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