Thursday, December 30, 2010

A good snigger to help us ring in the New Year...

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I spotted and borrowed the ad from this blog.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Wayne Pacelle earns his lumps (of coal)

I think it's fair to say that everyone has already heard Wayne Pacelle's ridiculous statement about Michael Vick being ready for pet ownership. Most of us think this is similar to Wayne's suggesting that pedophiles be given jobs at elementary schools, but I guess Wayne knows best. (insert eye roll)

Actually, he's trying to do some retro-spin about his Vick statement here at his sick-making blog, but I fear the dog shit is going to stick to Wayne for quite some time.

But on to an equally troubling, and disturbingly common scenario.

As the majority of this blog's visitors are aware, the HSUS is fanatical about its PR and fundraising. This is why pretty boy Wayne was hired. However, neither the HSUS or its leadership is fanatical about actually rescuing the animals they claim to have been instrumental in rescuing. Considering how often this has happened, their slogan should be Take The Credit, Grab the Donations, and Run.

The author of the excellent Yes! Biscuit blog has been following the latest HSUS "rescue" in Alabama. The HSUS spin on this case is dizzying. One minute, an alleged HSUS stapher insists that the dogs - rescued by a hoarder of course - were all unsocialized and reverting to pack mentality. This is why the HSUS dumped them in kill shelters, including one that still gasses animals. The next minute, the HSUS is recommending that we, the public adopt one of these dogs!

Of course, the HSUS is not spending one fucking penny of their own millions to help the dogs or the shelters that accepted them.

The author of Yes! Biscuit has decided to track down the 44 rescued dogs. So far, she's only discovered that several have been killed, and at the shelter that gasses them to death. (Thank you Wayne!) So far, the HSUS has only offered vague statements that the rest of the dogs have gone to shelters in other states.

Read about the whole sorry mess here.

Monday, December 13, 2010

The lowdown on the December ASC meeting

Since the Animal Shelter Commission folks did their usual - which is to carefully avoid publicizing their meetings - I wasn't able to go to the most recent one.

But Andrea Grimes made it, thankfully, and live-blogged through the whole affair.

Here is a link to her report:

The Flea Circus: Liveblogging Today's Animal Shelter Commission Meeting

I particularly enjoyed her descriptions of Joey Zapata, the original We'll Look Into It guy. Larry Powell has also, although more subtly, alluded to Joey's amazing ability to look wide-eyed and scribble notes during these meetings. She also seems to have Rebecca Poling's modus operandi nailed down pretty well.

I hope you made it to the Tavern eventually, Andrea.

Lastly, I spotted this within the blog comments:

Ugh... watching this sausage-making made my stomach churn. And this is how we do things in Dallas folks! And why shit never gets done.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Is Dog and Kitty City being hounded?

I've recently received a couple of emails from people asking if I knew anything about Dallas Animal Services' recent "interest" in Dog and Kitty City. Allegedly, DAS officers have been dropping in on the Dog and Kitty City shelter unannounced, accusing the group of various naughty things.

I've seen Dog and Kitty City's mobile adoptions at Petsmart several times in the past two years, and their animals always looked healthy and well cared for.

Perhaps this entry on the group's Facebook page pissed off the wrong person or persons. Remember, a large proportion of DAS/Animal Shelter Commission folks worship at the feet of Pacelle and Co:

TO CLARIFY: A Nov.29 Dallas Morning News article reports a study by a national organization, Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), of the city pound: Dallas Animal Services (DAS). DAS is not affiliated with local Humane Society of Dallas County or our no-kill shelter, Dog & Kitty City.