Archive for 2010
From Chicago to the Caribbean, blog readers were touched by the new, loving relationship of 12-year-old Terrence Murphy and his dog Elmo, and by Bella and Dieter, dachshund mixes who not only survived Haiti’s calamitous earthquake but, years earlier, also made it through Hurricane Katrina.
Earlier this week, we filed an initiative petition with the Attorney General of Ohio to direct the state’s newly constituted Livestock Board to set certain minimum humane standards that will prevent some of the worst and most inhumane and unsafe practices in industrial agriculture in Ohio.
Bob Barker last week announced a $1 million donation to support the effort in Pennsylvania to ban live pigeon shoots. It’s a tremendous investment of resources that could prove the death knell of these sickening events.
In the next stage of our work we’ll extend our alliances with the Haiti-based Christian Veterinary Mission and the Dominican Republic-based Veterinary Care and Human Services, and explore every useful avenue for cooperation with relief agencies, the government of Haiti, and the representatives of other nations responding to Haiti’s dire needs.
Terrence Murphy and Elmo have just graduated from our Pit Bull Training Team classes and earned a Canine Good Citizen® certificate. Star students, the video of this pair celebrating their successes is something you’ll want to see.
Ted Williams goes in search of government efforts to save the harmless black-footed ferret, America’s most endangered mammal. And he comes face-to-face with the harsh truth.
Since arriving in Haiti, our veterinary response team continues to help animals affected by the earthquake. Perhaps the most exciting news is also one of the most improbable and remarkable of stories.
The images in the aftermath of a cataclysmic disaster like the one that struck Haiti last week are jarring, causing despair for even those somewhat hardened to suffering in the world. But there’s another side to the human psyche. Even in the worst of times, we search . . .