Alone again…naturally

We hear on a regular basis the lengths animal lovers will go to in order to keep their animals. When they overhear a conversation at the surrender counter or read a plea for rehoming assistance on social media, many are quick to judge and exclaim how they themselves would never place anything else in life […]

It came out of nowhere

A rescue in Virginia that specializes in rehabilitating questionable dogs, many being pits with behavior or bite histories, is currently being sued for an enormous amount of money by someone who adopted one of their dogs.  Upon the adoption, the dog came with his very own shock collar, which reportedly was used to train the […]

What are you so afraid of….

The bat rehabilitation season is entering full swing now, with babies coming in regularly.  Some are still attached to exhausted mothers, grounded by lack of strength or predators, and some are on their own, accidentally dropped or left behind in a mad scramble to escape a blue jay or even a storm.  I’ve got some […]

How to Save a Life

I haven’t written in a long while.  Things have been busy to say the least.  At the forefront of my activities has been finally purchasing a home.  What an ordeal.  Struggling to get to showings before the offers pour in, competing with investors, giving up on the must haves, even giving up on the would […]

The warrior

I participated in my first offsite adoption event today.  We load up adoptable animals into a state of the art trailer, equipped with moving kennels, plexiglass windows, air conditioned surgery area, grooming equipment, the works.  We spread the joy of pet ownership to local festivals, family fun days, charity events and the like, offering registration, […]

Burning a book for its cover

On Tuesday the 27th of September, the City of Montreal in Quebec, Canada grabbed their floatie, jumped into the tumultuous pool of desperation and decided to ban specific breeds of dogs.  Only a few were named specifically in the legislation, and not surprisingly, they were the American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, The American Pit […]

To feed or not to feed…

The silhouettes slink and scatter as soon as I get out of the truck. I approach the residence, one of more than a few I’ll have to visit on this dead end street not far from the center of town, and the familiar odor of marking urine gets stronger and stronger as I walk up […]

The content of my character

When the sniper started shooting in Dallas, I, along with thousands of other citizens, sat speechless staring at the television.  Realizing what was happening, not wanting to jump to conclusions, but feeling a combination of devastation and rage because I knew the conclusions I was instinctively jumping to were right, and I was so sick […]