Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Stop importing animals in need; MN has plenty!

I feel terrible about dogs waiting for homes in other states, but I don't agree with going to the time and expense of tranporting them here, when we are euthanizing adoptable dogs and cats (by the hundreds!) right here in Minnesota. We need to get our own problems solved and then reach out.

AHS: Have you no shame?

25 Oklahoma dogs arrive in Minnesota looking for a second chance
Updated: 5/20/2009 2:16:05 PM

Twenty five adult dogs from Oklahoma arrived at the Animal Humane Society Wednesday morning looking for families that will give them a new home.

The dogs are part of an effort called "Save Our Strays" operated by a group in Oklahoma. These are healthy dogs that would have likely been euthanized due to a lack of space to house them.

Since April, more than 140 dogs have been transported from from Oklahoma by the "Save our Strays" rescue group. The dogs have a few days to get acclimated and be checked out by the AHS vet team. They will then be available for adoption at various Animal Humane Society locations.

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Monday, May 18, 2009

Vets for puppy mills beware!

A veterinarian for a controversial Minnesota puppy mill has given up their license in order to avoid legal action by the Minnesota Veterinary Board. Minnesota Animal Welfare Advocates are suggesting the case should put other vets who support puppy mills on notice.

More information is available at Animal Ark's website.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Safe journey to the river's edge

Hutchinson, MN is my hometown and I was so pleased to see this story in the local newspaper, the Hutchinson Leader, online today:

SLIDESHOW: A walk to the river with Mom

Hutchinson animal control officer Bob Loehrer escorted a mother duck and her 10 ducklings to the Crow River on Wednesday morning. The ducklings were hatched just a few hours earlier behind a bush in front of the Hutchinson Police Station along Franklin Street. The two-block trek to the river included a visit to the alley behind several Main Street businesses and a large jump up two curbs. It was all in a day’s work for Loehrer, who said it’s not unusual for him to be called to rescue ducklings after they have fallen into storm sewer drains.
Staff photos by Doug Hanneman.