Saturday, July 25, 2015

ASPCA and NYC Police Foundation offer rewards in animal cruelty cases

Via PRNewswire - The ASPCA and the New York City Police Foundation have announced a collaboration through the foundation's Crime Stoppers program that will, for the first time ever, allow the public to easily and anonymously provide information about animal cruelty crimes in the five boroughs.

Crime Stoppers offers rewards of up to $2,500 for tips leading to an arrest and indictment, and starting now that will include animal cruelty cases in New York City.

This collaboration is an extension of the official partnership between the NYPD and the ASPCA that was launched in January 2014. In it, the NYPD takes the lead role in responding to all animal cruelty complaints in the five boroughs and the ASPCA provides direct care support for the victims as well as police training and forensic analysis.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Rescue in North Carolina saves more than 150 animals

Via HumaneSociety.org - More than 150 animals were removed this week from a Chatham County (North Carolina) property for their safety and protection. Chatham County Animal Services requested assistance from national and local groups for this large-scale animal rescue.

The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant for the property and found that many animals were in need of urgent veterinary care and living in unsanitary conditions. More than 150 animals have been removed from the property by Chatham County Animal Services pending the final disposition of this case.

Leigh Anne Garrard, director of Chatham County Animal Services, said, “I am relieved that we were able to come to the aid of these animals today. We have tried to work with the owner to ensure the proper care of the animals, but we reached the point that the animals had to be removed for their well-being.”

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Summer safety tips for community cats

Via AlleyCat.org - As summer sets in and temperatures begin to heat up, Alley Cat Allies is providing anyone who cares for outdoor cats with simple tips that can help cats stay cool and comfortable in the summer heat.

“Community cats are well-adapted to living outdoors,” says Becky Robinson, president and founder of Alley Cat Allies. “But when the temperature rises, a few extra steps will ensure they stay cool and hydrated.”

Give community cats in your neighborhood a helping hand this summer by following Alley Cat Allies’ summer safety tips:

Saturday, July 4, 2015

ASPCA assists in removal of more than 250 animals from Alabama animal shelter

Via ASPCA.org - At the request of the Moulton Police Department, the ASPCA assisted in the removal of more than 250 animals from Lawrence County Animal Shelter on Tuesday, June 30.

The ASPCA transported the animals to a temporary shelter in an undisclosed location where they will receive medical care and behavior enrichment.

Upon arriving at the facility, ASPCA responders discovered the animals—including dogs and cats of all breeds and ages—living in filthy, deplorable conditions.

Many of the animals were emaciated and appeared to be suffering from medical issues such as parvo virus, distemper and untreated wounds. Some of the animals were being housed in small wire crates and others in crowded enclosures where animals fought for resources and space.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Federal bill to end animal testing of cosmetics introduced to House

Via PRNewswire - Animal testing of cosmetic products and ingredients would be phased out under legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Passage of the Humane Cosmetics Act will bring the U.S. in line with more than 30 other countries that have already implemented similar bans. The bipartisan bill was introduced by U.S. Reps. Martha McSally (R-AZ), Don Beyer (D-VA), Joe Heck (R-NV) and Tony Cárdenas (D-CA).

Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States said: "Given the ready availability of alternatives, there is no compelling reason to continue using outdated animal testing methods that cause tremendous animal suffering. So many companies are already using non-animal tests for shampoos, makeups and other products sold around the world, and the United States can help accelerate that trend."