Category Archives: Shelters

Shelter Sunday: Cleveland APL

Stock photo
BigStockPhoto.com

From our friends at 19News in Cleveland: The Cleveland Animal Protective League is bursting at the seams after taking in animals from four different hoarding situations over the past month. They have taken in 89 cats and 90 dogs, most recently a herd of Chihuahuas. They are lowering adoption fees and accepting donations. See adoptable dogs.

Please help if you can!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Another Overflowing Shelter

I shared several days ago two shelters who were overflowing due to specific situations of hoarding. Now WFAA reports the Ft. Worth shelter is bulging at the seams, but it’s due to too many people voluntarily surrendering their animals because they can’t keep them anymore. So many people, they actually had a line, processing as many as 99 new intakes a day at one point. Continue reading Another Overflowing Shelter

And this is why we say “no puppies under the tree”

From WLWT, the NBC affiliate in Cincinnati, this video speaks to the increase in the number of shelter pets that occurs right after Christmas, when dogs don’t meet the expectations of their new families. Or they pee on the floor. Or they chew up a shoe. Or they get in the garbage.

People need to do their research and make their own decisions about pets – that’s why they make terrible gifts.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

A Mega Deal for a Friend

PetulaFrom the Facebook page of my friend, Jamiley: Before today I had never been in the pound. Never been to the Humane Society either. I don’t know how people that work in these places do it every day. It ripped my heart out to see dogs “stuck” in cages. When the guy helping us opened up Petula’s cage all the other dogs started barking because they wanted out too. And every single one of them had something about it you could just fall in love with. I wish I could’ve chosen them all. Continue reading A Mega Deal for a Friend

Ohio Names Shelter Animals Official State Pet

Animal Shelter KennelI’m proud of my home state of Ohio. The Ohio House voted with a 78-0 vote on SB 86 which includes language sponsored by state Representative Laura Lanese:

“A shelter pet is hereby designated as the official pet of the state to raise public awareness of shelter animals.”

The measure still needs to pass the state Senate and be signed by the Governor, but it’s a start!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!