Friday, November 21, 2008
Humane Society of the United States president Wayne Pacelle says Petland, Inc. has the opportunity to do the right thing after being busted this week as the nation's largest supporters of puppy mills. Pacelle is calling to follow the lead of PETCO and PetSmart and only offer adoption from shelters, not puppy mills. More
Thursday, November 20, 2008
The fire that killed dozens of animals and destroyed a Bronx pet shop this past week may have been prevented if a mandatory sprinkler system had been in place. But a bill that would require the sprinkler systems, which has the support of more than forty City Council members, has yet to be scheduled for a hearing. The bill in question, intro 417, sponsored by Manhattan Councilman Alan Gerson, has been languishing ever since its introduction in 1998. Speaker Christine Quinn reportedly is opposed to the bill, believing a sprinkler requirement would negatively impact business.
League of Humane Voters of NYC executive director John Philips says installing the sprinkler system should be a cost of doing business and is calling on city council to hold a hearing.
The Humane Society of the United States released the results of a shocking investigation revealing that pet store chain Petland Incorporated is the nation's largest retail supporter of puppy mills.
A cat that survived a devastating fire in a Bronx pet store that killed hundreds of animals on Wednesday, is resting comfortably, but two cats are still at large. Any information contact Rescue Ink at www.rescueink.org
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Fifth-graders at the Shore Road Intermediate Center in Bellmore, LI, raised $1,000 to help stop puppy mills. The money, raised by selling home-made dog biscuits and "Stop the Puppy Mill" lemonade, will go to the Humane Society of the United States and the Angel's Gate Hospice, in Smithtown, LI.
Thanksgiving is "Turkey Day" for most of the carnivore population, but at Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, NY, turkeys are celebrated, not eaten. Participants of its Adopt-A-Turkey project can adopt or sponsor rescued turkeys living at the upstate NY sanctuary. Among the thousands or rescues is Autumn, the mystery turkey recently found roaming the streets of Harlem with her 13 chicken friends.