There is only one pet store left in the state of Minnesota that sells commercially-bred dogs. Twelve lobsters are alive and well and back in the ocean after being found in the back of a car. A new study falsely claims dog walking increases your risk of getting COVID-19 by 78%. Aurora, CO, is considering repealing its “pit bull” ban after Denver recently did so. The number of communities placing over 90% of animals is increasing. Animal lovers in Ocean View, DE, are urging officials to repeal an inhumane local law that makes it illegal to feed and care for community cats. And Rosenberg, TX, just passed what may be the most progressive community cat law in the nation.
In case you missed it:
- There is only one pet store left in the state of Minnesota that sells commercially-bred dogs. The remainder have closed or switched to rescued/shelter animals due to public pressure and local ordinances banning the sale of such dogs (and cats).
- Twelve lobsters are alive and well and back in the ocean after being found in the back of a car. When their poacher was arrested and they were freed, they were spared what would have been unimaginable torment.
- A new study falsely claims dog walking increases your risk of getting COVID-19 by 78%. The data does NOT show that. So walk your dog. And while you are at it, hug and kiss him, too.
- In the wake of Denver residents voting overwhelmingly to repeal the ban on dogs identified as “pit bulls,” neighboring Aurora, CO, will review its own ban and determine whether it should do the same.
The number of communities placing over 90% of the animals is increasing, including:
- Benzie County, MI, reported a 100% placement rate for dogs and 100% for cats. It is part of the most exclusive club in the movement — those placing 99%+.
- Hamilton County, IN, reported a placement rate of 98% for dogs and 94% for cats.
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.
- Animal lovers in Ocean View, DE, are urging officials to repeal an inhumane local law that makes it illegal to feed and care for community cats. They are urging the Town Council to embrace a community cat program (TNR) instead.
And finally, that is what Rosenberg, TX, did in a big way. A new law passed this week by the City Council requires community cats to either be adopted, transferred to a rescue group, or returned to their habitats instead of killed. It allows community cat caretakers to reclaim an impounded community cat without fee if sterilized or for purposes of placing the cat in a TNR program. It only allows trapping of community cats for sterilization, providing needed veterinary care, adoption, transfer to a rescue group, or reunification with his/her human family. It provides for needed veterinary care for sick or injured cats. And it exempts community cats and their caretakers from any leash law requirements, licensing laws, and pet limit laws. It is perhaps the most progressive community cat law in the nation.
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