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Tag: An Animal Advocate

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 […]

Daysy's Story: From 'Dangerous' Dog to Pampered Pup

Though it was nearly 16 years ago, I remember it like it was yesterday. May 3, 2002 I was awakened by an emergency phone call from the shelter. They had closed one wing of the building because a giant hulk of a dog they had taken in the night before […]

Celebrations and Lessons Learned from the First Year of No Kill in Lake County, Florida

I first walked into the Lake County Animal Shelter in Tavares, Florida a little more than a year ago. As my reports to the County clearly indicated, I found a building that was in desperate need, a staff that was exhausted and over-worked, and to a degree, demoralized. For various […]

Celebrations and Lessons Learned from the First Year of No Kill in Lake County, Florida

I first walked into the Lake County Animal Shelter in Tavares, Florida a little more than a year ago. As my reports to the County clearly indicated, I found a building that was in desperate need, a staff that was exhausted and over-worked, and to a degree, demoralized. For various […]

Kiki's Story and What Animal Shelters Can Learn From It

Photo: After a year in captivity, there was still always a bit of fear in Kiki’s eyes. Sitting at my feet is my dog Kiki, which is particularly appropriate, because she has a fascinating story worth telling that animal shelters everywhere could learn from. It is a really unusual story […]