Australian nativists employ high-tech cruelty to kill cats based on a flawed and violent philosophy. El Paso police say conditions that led to dogs cannibalizing each other in the pound is not a crime. The birth of TNR on college campuses. A 90% placement rate is not No Kill. A new study concludes that dogs who guard their food in the shelter can be safely adopted out. Model provisions ensure that shelters which contract to perform animal control services reduce killing and maximizing placement rates. All holding periods are not created equal. And finally, the story of Annie — her abuse, her surgery, and her adoption — underscores a fundamental tenet of sheltering: we owe the neediest animals who arrive in our shelters looking for a second chance everything.

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And finally, Annnie was abused before she was seized and brought to Animal Ark Rescue in Columbus, GA. Her abuse was so severe, it resulted in the first ever felony animal cruelty case filed in the county. Annie required an orthopedic specialist to repair her back, broken legs, before being adopted into a loving, new home where she is now “living her best life.” What do we owe the neediest animals who arrive in our shelters looking for a second chance? We owe them everything.

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