welfare

Comments about Board of Education member should be disavowed; county animal welfare bill requirements too harsh

Schallheim should be supported, not criticized Amy Leahy’s recent letter to The Capital criticizing Dana Schallheim’s priorities on the Board of Education is appalling on several fronts. To suggest the Board of Education should not prioritize ensuring a free and equal public education for all students regardless of identity, including those with disabilities, is both […]

Trial testimony discusses animal welfare, living conditions at Natural Bridge Zoo

Many of the remaining 98 animals seized by Virginia law enforcement from the Natural Bridge Zoo in December are on the mend, testimony revealed at Rockbridge County Circuit Court on Thursday. But it also delved deeper into what experts called unclean and unsafe conditions found at the zoo during the raid. It was the fourth […]

North Texas animal welfare adoption posts record year – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Operation Kindness is celebrating its highest adoption rate in 47 years. The North Texas Animal Welfare Organization said they helped 5,702 animals find homes in 2023. The organization is also celebrating several different milestones over the year including the opening of the PetSmart Everyday Adoption Center, its new partnership with the Dallas Police Department, and […]

Animal welfare groups push for donkey’s rights at AU summit

Local residents ferry maize products using donkeys from an estate in Eldoret to unknown destination within Uasin Gishu County.  [Peter Ochieng, Standard] The African Union’s InterAfrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) and animal welfare organisations have intensified their advocacy mission to preserve Africa’s donkey population. The animal welfare organisations which include Brooke Action for Working Horses and […]

Online scams target animal welfare organisations

Unscrupulous scammers are exploiting the altruistic nature of animal welfare organisations like PAWS (pictured) by jeopardising their fundraising efforts. PETALING JAYA: In a distressing turn of events, prominent animal welfare organisations, namely PAWS, Second Chance Animal Society, and HOPE Johor, have fallen victim to a surge in online scams targeting non-profit entities. Exploiting the altruistic […]

Morrisons cuts chicken stocking densities in animal welfare move | News

Morrisons has announced an improvement to animal welfare within its poultry supply chain, after committing to reducing stocking densities for all its own-label chickens by 20%. The move, which is due to be completed by November, will see it cut densities from the current level of 34.2kg/m² to 30kg/m² – the same level as mandated […]

Albuquerque Animal Welfare collects dog houses to help keep animals warm

Albuquerque’s Animal Welfare Department is collecting donated dog houses and giving them away to low-income families across the metro. Albuquerque’s Animal Welfare Department is collecting donated dog houses and giving them away to low-income families across the metro. A lieutenant for the department says they cite dozens of people a year for leaving their dogs […]

Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department hosts Black Friday adoption event

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department is hosting a Black Friday adoption event from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday. The event will take place at Lucky Paws in the Coronado Center Mall. There will be waived adoption fees for all pets. Adoptions will also include spaying, neutering, microchipping, vaccinations, and a first vet visit. Owners will also get […]

Animal welfare groups file complaint with Ombudsman over EU Commission’s caged-farming ban failure

24 Nov 2023 — Over 30 animal protection organizations have lodged an official complaint with the European Ombudsman against the European Commission’s (EC) failure to uphold its commitment to a European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) in which 1.4 million citizens asked for a ban on cages in animal farming.  In its answer to […]

Animal Welfare Waiving Adoption Fees

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (November 14, 2023) – With kennels that are already full of adoptable pups, and more dogs arriving daily, Manatee County Animal Welfare (MCAW) needs your help. That’s why, beginning today, adoption fees are being waived. MCAW serves as the only open-admission shelter for all of Manatee County, so maintaining available space is […]

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