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It’s Deaf Dog Awareness Week

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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.

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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.

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.

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Giveaway: Royal Bitch Couture

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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!

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On "Discarded" Greyhounds

Animal Person

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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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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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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Update on National Meat Association vs. Brown

Critter News

At issue is Section 599f of the California Penal Code, which, among other things, prohibits slaughterhouses from purchasing, receiving, selling, dragging, or pushing non-ambulatory animals, also known as “downers,” and requires immediate euthanasia of such animals. Did anyone know this was going on? The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently heard arguments in National Meat Association v.

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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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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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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.

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.,

Guest Post: Foreclosures Threaten Pets As Well As People

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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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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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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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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.

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.

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.


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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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.

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.

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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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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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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