Once again, the Bluegrass State ranks as the worst state in America for animal-protection legislation, while the Land of Lincoln retains its status as the best for 2013.
That scraggy, skinny dog or cat who wanders around your neighborhood may not be a stray, but a household pet who may have run away from home and become lost.
It was a typical day in 8th grade teacher Sarah Beasley’s Taos, New Mexico classroom — that is, until Beasley and her students looked up from their schoolbooks and watched a thin, shaking dog walk into the middle school classroom.Beasley remembers what a surprise it was to greet such an unexpected visitor at Waldorf School […]
Over the past several years, as many as 60 dogs have mysteriously gone missing from their homes in communities east of Albuquerque, N.M., baffling dog lovers and town officials alike. Families would come home to find their family pets had disappeared from their fenced yards, outdoor kennels, and homes.“My dog is missing. A lot of […]
The town of Elephant Butte, N.M., is at odds over whether or not to leash Blue, the free-roaming Australian Cattle Dog that has become somewhat of a town mascot.Town officials were prompted to consider mandatory leash laws for dogs after a tragic incident last spring, when loose dogs fatally mauled a woman in the nearby […]
Jack, the severely neglected seven-year-old Heeler from Espanola, New Mexico, continues to face an uphill battle. But there’s reason for hope.For Jack’s back story, click here.For an extremely graphic photo (don’t say you weren’t warned), click here.Yesterday morning, the shelter veterinarian decided that another operation was needed for Jack, thanks to a deep infection […]
Back in August, I wrote about a group of chimpanzees who had spent years of their lives – in many cases, decades – as research animals in New Mexico’s Coulston Foundation laboratory. The chimps were subjected to painfully invasive testing and cruel experimentation, including needless surgery, extended periods in 150-degree temperatures, and isolation and sensory […]
On the day a research chimp named Jaybee was rescued from his stark laboratory cell, he was sitting on the ground inside a makeshift ring he’d assembled from leftover food biscuits. His rescuers instantly realized Jaybee had been trying to make a nest, a security ritual that chimpanzees in the wild perform daily. Alone in […]