News You Can Use, with a Serving of Opinion on the Side

In the news and current events category…..  It seems like the heat and the pressure of an extended puppy and kitten season is getting to everyone.  Too many animals, too much to do, to little time and nowhere near enough money.  Call it what you want, but tensions are high in the animal welfare community right now and it’s important to keep an eye on the big picture.

A friend put her finger on part of the problem, when she reminded us all, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions”.  It is.  And they’re not enough.  Read her thoughts here.  Rated R.  And I’ll add to that, make sure that all the effort you’re putting into rescue is smart, and it’s truly about making things better for the animals – one or many – that’s up to you.  But rescuers need to remember also, to make sure you’re not doing more harm than good.  I learned a long time ago that in this business, things often aren’t always as simple as they seem.

Another friend has the scoop on the most recent case of animal cruelty.  Scary.  Shocking.  Thanks to the SPCA of Texas for the reward.

And Leah Purcell of Spindletop fame has finally been charged – with one felony count of animal cruelty and four misdemeanor charges. Anyone know why it’s not more than that?

Coming soon – more on Old Dogs and Foster Kittens…


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