As a raccoon spent much of Tuesday climbing a 25-story skyscraper in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, the world watched, terrified that this suspense story would end in a tragic plummet. (It didn’t.)
Dog Lives Matter!
Sunday was National Rescue Dog Day.
Why are we allowing our dogs to die?
Why do we let our dogs die? Why do we let the kill shelters put them down? Why did we let the perfectly healthy dogs we rescued from Hurricane Harvey die after 3 days? There owners were in no position to get them.
If testing substances on dogs and cats is necessary, which it probably isn’t, the least that could be done is to require the release of lab animals after a certain age, say 2 or 3 years for a dog or cat.
Labs should be required to release their subjects into the hands of animal rescue groups who can find them a forever home.
A few states are passing laws that give Beagles like Ringo a chance to enjoy life.
Ringo the beagle loves all the things every dog would: Running in the yard, rides in the car and the frequent snack.
“He’s just so happy to sit right in your lappy,” his owner, Amy Bleich, an engineer in Edgewater, Maryland, said.
You’d never know that Ringo, now five years old, had lived the entire first two years of his life inside a small cage at a nearby medical laboratory. When he was first adopted by the Bleich family in 2015, he was nervous around people and other dogs, and thrown off by the feel of grass beneath his paws and cool gusts of wind under his floppy ears.
A picture of a 2-year-old beagle “Gregory” riding with his rescuer, Joe Kirk, has gone viral.
Gregory was just two days from being euthanized following his diagnosis of heartworm. He was brought to Franklin County Dog Shelter after being found as a stray, but placed on the list to be put down because of his condition. But this is precisely the sort of creature for which Joe and his wife founded the Hound Rescue and Sanctuary.
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This looks like it happened in Britain. Maybe.
Anyway, when you see doggo bite the hoodie thug in the ass, you’ll cheer. Less than 30 seconds.
I’ll pin this canine hero to the top of the homepage for a while on Sunday.
Three minutes of high tension suspense worthy of Hitchcock. Kudos to the two unidentified Utah men who freed the agitated cougar.
It’s Euro-man who has the biggest heart when it comes to saving animals, although my hat’s off to the the Hindu people of India for some of the stories of animal rescue in India that I’ve posted here.
While almost elderly women firepersons (as Justin Trudeau would call them) like Kelly Jernigan do not meet with my personal approval, seeing a little pupper survive a fire is in the nature of good news, so I’ll be quiet about poltical correctness in fire and police work.
Kelly Jernigan recently lost her rescue dog, a doberman named Zion, to cancer.
Less than a day later, Jernigan had to put her grief for her furry family member aside to battle an apartment fire. She’s a captain in the Winston-Salem Fire Department.