Friday, November 21, 2008

HSUS is Barking Mad over Petland Puppy Mill Rap

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

Palin Talks Turkey in Shocking Video

Keeping the Wild Ones Outdoors

Plunging temperatures and shorter days is a reminder to raccoons, squirrels and other wildlife that it's time to seek warmer refuge indoors. The Humane Society of the United States suggests taking precautions before Thanksgiving. More

Bronx Pet Store Claims 100s of Animals

Parrots, reptiles, rabbits and parakeets trapped in their cages were among the dozens of animals that perished on Wednesday when a fire swept through a Bronx pet store.  More  

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Animal Welfare Group Demands Sprinklers for Pet Stores

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

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Odds and Ends

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.