Shelter Pepper Sprays Pit Bull As ‘Demonstration’ Before Euthanizing Him
An animal shelter in Wyoming faces outrage from animal rights advocates and dog lovers after using pepper spray on a Pit Bull-mix scheduled for euthanasia.
DNA Test Proves Dog’s Innocence And Gets Him Off Death Row
A veteran's emotional support dog accused of killing a neighbor's Pomeranian was cleared and taken off death row thanks to DNA evidence.
Dog Owner Charged With Unnecessary Cruelty For Waiting To Euthanize His Dog
When a man brought his 18-year-old dog in to be put down, the pup was emaciated and covered in bed sores. The SPCA charged him for waiting too long to end the dog's suffering.
Head Of Animal Shelter Gets 90 Days In Jail For Needlessly Euthanizing Her Own Dog
A judge sentenced the former head of Boulder City's animal shelter for killing her own dog. She has been investigated for excessive euthanasia at the shelter.
Paralyzed Dog About To Be Euthanized Saved By Vet Student Who Found Tick
A dog who suddenly became paralyzed was about to be euthanized when a vet student found a tick on his ear at the last moment and changed everything.
Raleigh, NC Considers Therapy Instead Of Euthanasia For Dogs That Bite
The Raleigh City Council postponed a vote to give animal control more authority to euthanize dangerous dogs to investigate options for rehabilitation instead.
Loving animals should not mean cruelty to our own kind
While emotions can run high with taking care of animals and end-of-life decisions, sometimes people forget about the pet owners who must make those wrenching choices.
“No public adoptions”
Your kids have been begging you for a puppy for months. You finally relent. You pile everyone in the car, head to the local animal shelter, and get ready to choose the furry face who is going to turn your world upside down. But when you arrive to a chorus of barking dogs in chain-link […]
Pennsylvania bans gas chambers at animal shelters
Pennsylvania passed Daniel’s Law — also known as House Bill 2630; it is named after a Beagle who survived gas chamber euthanasia in an Alabama shelter.
Governor Brown to weaken California animal protection laws
California Governor Jerry Brown is proposing to permanently repeal key provisions of SB 1785, a law that protects abandoned and stray animals in shelters from euthanasia. If Gov. Brown has his way, he would repeal the following provisions under the law: animal shelters hold cats and dogs for four to six days before they can […]
No Kill, euthanasia, and fates worse than death
Fates worse than death: not a pleasant topic, least of all on a sunny Friday morning. But the comments posted in response to that portion of this week’s No Kill installment were some of the most thought-provoking the series has elicited. A few of the posts that gave me pause, baffled me, surprised me, and […]
Update: Missouri’s Prop B rewritten in favor of breeders
Confession: I’m confused by the revisions to Prop B that came out of yesterday’s congressional assembly in Missouri. On Wednesday, the House voted 85 to 71 to alter the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act, which Missouri citizens passed last November. The revised bill now heads to Governor Jay Nixon’s desk. A couple of the […]
500 animals affected by the BP oil spill will get 2nd chance (thanks to you!)
It’s official! DogTime is a finalist in the Pepsi Refresh Challenge. Thanks to our Save a Dog/Save a Cat users and to DogTime readers, 500 dogs and cats in the Gulf region at risk of euthanasia will get new homes. For those who aren’t familiar with the Challenge: Each month Pepsi accepts submissions from […]
CNN ponders the rainbow bridge, asking: Do pets go to heaven?
On CNN’s homepage Monday, along with the headlines about Obama’s tax deal and the future of WikiLeaks, was the link to this article: Where does Fido go when he dies? I clicked, curious for the findings from respected CNN journalists. (If CNN reports it, it’s got to be true, right?) I got no firm answers, […]
Prevent euthanasia for 500 Gulf animals — vote every day in the Pepsi Refresh Challenge
Though it’s been over six months since the BP oil spill, the first thing you see on the homepage of Louisiana’s St. Bernard’s Parish animal shelter is this: The BP Oil Spill disaster has had a devastating effect on the animals of St. Bernard Parish. Dogs and cats by the scores are being surrendered to […]
Failed euthanasia leads to second chance for Detroit Rottie
I don’t find comfort at gravesites. I feel more connected with the deceased looking at a photo, as opposed to visiting a headstone. So when it’s time to say goodbye to my dogs for the last time, I’m not sure I’ll bring their bodies home for burial. Which is why I found Mia’s story […]