Tag Archives: shelter

Roseville, CA: Placer SPCA offers spay/neuter vouchers for pit bulls in November

Placer SPCA offers spay, neuter vouchers for pitbulls

Responsible ownership key to good behavior, experts say

By Jenifer Gee Journal Staff Writer

[…] For the month of November, the Placer Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is offering free spay and neuter surgery vouchers for pitbull and pitbull mix pets.[…]

For more information, call Placer SPCA at (916) 782-7722 ext. 201 or apply online at placerspca.org

Full article retrieved 11/4/09 from http://auburnjournal.com/detail/133969.html?content_source=&category_id=&search_filter=&user_id=&event_mode=&event_ts_from=&event_ts_to=&list_type=&order_by=&order_sort=&content_class=1&sub_type=&town_id=

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Chicago, IL: Safe Humane Chicago fights violence

StopBSL supports and encourages efforts, such as this one, to make communities safer and more humane. We can all make a difference.

Dogged determination

Cynthia Bathurst works to stop violence by helping animals and people peacefully co-exist

By William Hageman, Tribune reporter
October 18, 2009

[…] Bathurst, of Chicago, is co-founder and principal director of Safe Humane Chicago, an ambitious 2-year-old effort to fight violence by promoting compassion for animals as well as people. The program uses schools, churches and community groups — more than 60 organizations have lined up behind her — to get the anti-violence message to citizens in high-crime areas.

Especially young citizens: Get kids to treat animals with care and respect, and you’re on the right track. […]

Full article retrieved 10/19/09 from http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/family/chi-1018-bathurstoct18,0,7063324,full.story

Breed Identification: New articles and an interactive quiz

By definition, breed-specific legislation requires dogs’ breeds or mixes to be identified. Breed-specific laws are usually written to affect a dog based on that dog’s appearance.

But DNA testing that identifies a dog’s breed or breeds (a science still in its infancy) has shown that visual assessment of a dog’s breed or mix is often incorrect.

The result, of course, is that many dogs that do not possess any of the regulated breeds’ DNA may nevertheless be swept up in BSL simply because they are unlucky enough to have inherited a basic appearance that is considered typical of a regulated breed.

Here are some recent articles about this dilemma, plus an interesting interactive quiz.

The greatest dog breeds you only think you know
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2009/09/01/petscol090109.DTL

Canine Quiz: Can you match the dog to its ancestry? (interactive quiz)
http://www.usatoday.com/life/lifestyle/2008-06-24-dog-dna-quiz_N.htm

Beagle or Bichon: Can dog drool provide insight?
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204518504574416810535466706.html

Think you know a dog’s DNA? Think again
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/pawprintpost/post/2009/09/dog-dna/1

Springfield, MO: City council keeps rule on killing pit bulls

I guess they aren’t worried about lawsuits from people who are bitten by other types of dogs that were transferred to rescue groups.

City Council keeps Springfield rule on killing pit bulls

SPRINGFIELD — The city council turned down a proposal to change what happens to pit bull terriers and pit bull mixes after they wind up in the city dog pound. The council voted 6-3 against a proposal by Councilwoman Mary Collette to let some animal rescue groups take the dogs and find new homes for them.

[…] The majority of the council agreed with City Attorney Dan Wichmer that the risk of a huge lawsuit payout is too great.[…]

Full article retrieved 4/7/09 from http://www.ky3.com/news/local/42598007.html

Springfield, MO: Pit bull adoption proposal to be discussed, April 6, 7 PM

Springfield has a pit bull ban in place. Though the shelter is not required to do so, it is euthanizing all impounded, unreclaimed pit bulls and will not send the dogs to rescue groups for adoption outside the city.

City Hall: 417-864-1651
*Fax: 417-864-1649
citycouncil@springfieldmo.gov
840 Boonville Ave.
Springfield, MO 65802

*Please note: For faxes that need to be distributed to all members of the City Council, please fax only one copy with a note that specifies distribution to all members of council.

Meetings are scheduled for 7:00 P.M. in the City Council Chambers, third floor of City Hall.

How to speak to the city council: http://ci.springfield.mo.us/egov/citycouncil/addressing.html

Springfield pit bull adoption rules could change

SPRINGFIELD — Right now, no one can adopt a pit bull terrier or pit bull terrier mixed breed dog from the city pound, not even rescue groups. Unless the dog is quickly claimed by its rightful owner, it is put down.

City Councilwoman Mary Collette proposes to change that. She would like the city to allow rescue groups to take the pit bulls and find them homes.

[…] The city council will take up the issue at its meeting next Monday night. City council meets at 7 at Historic City Hall.

Full article retrieved 4/5/09 from http://www.ky3.com/news/local/42366742.html

City Council Considers Pit Bull Rescue Protocol

Sunday, Apr 5, 2009 @05:48pm CST

[…] Council is looking at implementing a 500 thousand dollar insurance policy for agencies taking on that effort.[…]

The public is invited to comment.

Full article retrieved 4/5/09 from http://ozarksfirst.com/content/fulltext/?cid=135451

Springfield, MO: City Council tables pit bull adoption proposal

City Council tables pit bull adoption proposal

By Wes Johnson
wjohnson@news-leader.com
March 24, 2009

A proposal to let animal rescue groups save salvageable pit bulls from the city pound – and adopt them out at least 100 miles away – was tabled Monday night.[…]

Several people spoke about the proposal, most objecting to the breed-specific nature of the city’s pit bull policy.

Full article retrieved 3/24/09 from http://www.news-leader.com/article/20090324/BREAKING01/90323049/1007/NEWS01