Denver CO

Austin Animal Center’s Awesome Year

Austin, Texas has become synonymous with no kill success. While Austin Animal Center exceeded the 90% live release rate many consider as being no kill in 2012, the shelter’s live release rate increased sharply in 2016. The shelter’s success in 2016 was spearheaded by Director of Animal Services, Tawny Hammond, and […]

PETA Donations & Taxpayer Funds Used to Kill Kittens

  I just received documents obtained through the Public Records Act demonstrating how PETA delivers healthy cats and kittens to local pounds in order to kill them. These documents show that PETA uses donations given under the mistaken belief that the organization will use those donations to save animals to […]

Personal News

Nothing animal shelter related here. Just a note to touch base with everyone and to say I’m still here.  I’m not ready to return to blogging and honestly don’t know when or if I might be ready.  I’ve been struggling over the past year personally, professionally – basically all the […]

Do we have to feed animals to other animals?

We can avoid doing so and as a society, we invariably will. Reprinted from The Huffington Post, Dec. 14, 2017 The Los Angeles Board of Animal Services is considering a proposal to give the dogs “vegan kibble in all six of the city’s animal shelters.” The proposal was met with […]

The Gender Problem in Animal Welfare

Wayne Pacelle, the former, long-term CEO of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has been in the news recently amid allegations of sexual misconduct. He recently resigned, as have multiple HSUS Board members. For many HSUS donors, the allegations and the resignations have been shocking news. But, for […]