Sky fell out of a moving truck and needed surgery. Her former family was “not able to afford the surgery and so she was surrendered to the shelter so that we can get her the care she so greatly needs.” Sky is at Humane Society of Fremont County, which runs the county shelter and the shelter throughout Custer County. It reported a 99% placement rate for dogs, 93% cats, and 100% for rabbits and other small animals.

Dogs identified as “pit bulls” may soon be welcome again in all Missouri cities under state legislation that would prohibit cities from banning them. PETA is once again supporting killing by opposing legislation in Virginia that promotes community cat programs (i.e., trap-neuter-release). Thousands of wild turtles suffering because of the cold in Texas have been rescued. While Midwestern Pet Foods, makers of SportMix, lied to customers about the quality of its food, hundreds of dogs across the country were dying. Nestle has announced the launch of a vegan Kit Kat bar. The number of communities placing over 95% and as high as 99% of the animals is increasing. And a former student is suing the University of Wisconsin – Madison (UW) for violation of her First Amendment rights: she alleges that UW has been hiding her comments about cruelty in its primate research lab on its Facebook and Instagram pages so no one could see them.

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The number of communities placing over 95% and as high as 99% of the animals is increasing:

These shelters and the data nationally prove that animals are NOT dying in pounds because there are too many or too few homes or people don’t want the animals. They are dying because people in those pounds are killing them. Replace those people, implement the No Kill Equation, and we can be a No Kill nation today.

And finally, a former student is suing the University of Wisconsin – Madison (UW) for violation of her First Amendment rights. The plaintiff worked at a lab that uses primates for “behavioral research.” She “claims that during her time as a caregiver, she witnessed cruelty against the monkeys she cared for.” According to the Complaint, UW has been hiding her comments on its Facebook and Instagram pages so no one could see them, preventing others from learning what they do to monkeys. Doing so is illegal. When animal lives are at stake, removing comments critical of policies by government is even more egregious given the life and death consequences. Animals have no voice of their own and need others to speak for them. Deleting critical comments and/or banning the commenter effectively silences them.

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