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Tag: An Animal Advocate

Applause: Pueblo City Considers Law Protecting Shelter Animals

I would like to applaud the City Council of Pueblo, Colorado for considering a new law that would regulate animal shelters in their City. Passing this proposed law, called the Pueblo Animal Protection Act or PAPA, would save animals’ lives in their shelters and would not be burdensome to animal […]

Reptiles, Wildlife and Other Exotics in Animal Shelters

Photo: Gilbert, an adult male Green Iguana (Iguana iguana) that shared our home for more than 10 years. When it comes to animals in animal shelters, few have it tougher than the reptiles, wildlife or other exotics, because the fact of the matter is that none of these animals are […]

Identifying the Sources of Inertia that Weigh Down Shelter Reforms

I recently wrote about the fact that a significant amount of inertia exists in society that weighs down or inhibits people or organizations from adopting new technologies, including animal shelter reforms. Specifically, I wrote: More animal-friendly branding aside, to this day, a great deal of inertia exists to keep the […]

Since Passing CAPA, St. Paul Remains Largest No Kill Community in Minnesota

Three years ago today, St. Paul City Council President Kathy Lantry introduced a new City Ordinance called the Companion Animal Protection Act (CAPA). I am proud to have been there helping and supporting. The ordinance went on to pass shortly thereafter and, almost immediately St. Paul became the largest No […]

No Kill and Other "New" Technologies and Why Some Have Yet to Adopt Them

Anyone who has followed the constant release of new smart phones from companies like Apple and Samsung knows that different people adopt new technologies at different speeds. There are those who absolutely “must have” the latest and greatest iPhone, while others are still carrying around old flip phones. The field […]