Saturday, January 30, 2016

ASPCA assists in seizure of nearly 600 animals from unlicensed animal rescue

Via ASPCA.org - At the request of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office, the ASPCA is assisting with the seizure and care of nearly 600 animals from The Haven, a 122-acre unlicensed, self-described animal rescue in Raeford, N.C.

The owners of the facility were arrested on charges of animal cruelty after a search warrant was served Wednesday morning.

The Department of Agriculture and Hoke County Sheriff’s Office began investigating The Haven after receiving numerous complaints of sick animals adopted from the facility. The ASPCA is assisting with evidence collection, animal removal, transport, sheltering and medical care.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Tips for keeping pets safe in sub-zero weather and snowstorms

Via PRNewswire - Although your best friend may have a nice fur coat, it doesn't mean that dogs and cats are not susceptible to frostbite and hypothermia.

With Winter Storm Jonas dumping over a foot of snow in many parts of the east coast this weekend, the AVMA is providing pet owners with tips on keeping your pet warm and safe throughout the winter.

How tolerant to cold is your pet? Just like people, pets' tolerance for the cold can vary from pet to pet based on their coat, body fat stores, activity level and health. Be aware of your pet's tolerance for cold weather, and adjust accordingly:

Saturday, January 16, 2016

American Humane Association helps rescue 46 cats in Tennessee animal cruelty case

Via AmericanHumane.org – American Humane Association’s renowned Red Star Rescue team deployed to Tennessee at the request of the City of Bartlett Animal Control to participate in a dramatic early morning raid this week aimed at saving, rehabilitating and caring for 46 cats and a dog seized from a local home who were allegedly abused and neglected.

The animals have been removed and taken to a temporary emergency animal shelter facility where they will be given food, medical treatment and intensive 24-hour care until they are out of danger. The Red Star Rescue team is collaborating with Bartlett Animal Control, the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County, Animal Response Foundation, and Florida Disaster Animal Response & Transport in this operation.

“It is very disheartening to see animals living under these conditions, but we are fortunate to have the resources to fight these injustices,” said Amber Batteiger, a program and outreach specialist for Red Star Rescue and Emergency Services for Animals. “These cats will be rehabilitated and put on the path to a wonderful life.”

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Lil BUB’s Big Fund distributes over $200,000 to organizations nationwide

Via ASPCA.org - The ASPCA and feline phenomenon Lil BUB announced an additional 69 recipients of grant funding awarded in December 2015 through Lil BUB’s Big Fund for the ASPCA. Since the fund started in 2014, over $200,000 has been distributed via 136 grants to 124 organizations nationwide.

“Ever since the very first BUB shirt was sold three and a half years ago, BUB and I have made a point to contribute a portion of every sale to animals in need. Little did I know then that she would become one of the most inspirational and influential pets on the planet,” said Mike Bridavsky, Lil BUB’s dude.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

New U.S. protections for African lions should doom canned lion hunting industry

Via HumaneSociety.org - According to international trade data, American hunters comprise the vast majority of the clientele for South Africa’s notorious canned hunting operations for African lions.

Of the 429 trophies from captive lions traded internationally in 2014, Americans took the lives of 363 lions and imported their body parts into the United States – about 85 percent of the total.

Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States said: “The federal action to place African lions on the list of threatened and endangered species could and should cripple the canned lion hunting industry in South Africa, given that Americans account for nearly nine of every 10 kills at these despicable, deplorable facilities.”