COVID-19 Crunch: When the Lockdown Became a Lockout, Part I

Kittens found taped in a box outside OC Shelter.

Everyone is feeling the effects of the pandemic. No one has been left untouched. It brings out the best in people and, at times, the worst, as we all struggle with fear, grief, isolation, uncertainty, economic challenges, lost opportunities and new responsibilities. For companion animals down on their luck, it brings a new and dangerous… Continue reading COVID-19 Crunch: When the Lockdown Became a Lockout, Part I

The “No Kill” Movement’s Overemphasis on Euthanasia Stats Puts Animals at Risk

The “no kill” movement’s insistence on making euthanasia statistics the supreme measure of an animal shelter’s worth is misguided and dangerous, and has yielded some inhumane consequences. Under extreme pressure to lower euthanasia numbers, shelters have begun turning away owners seeking to surrender pets, or have drastically raised turn-in fees. This has led to an… Continue reading The “No Kill” Movement’s Overemphasis on Euthanasia Stats Puts Animals at Risk

How Pet Assistance Helped AB 485 Slam California’s Door on Puppy Mills

Ginger kitten, Butch, 9 weeks old, with Cavapoo pup and Lionhead rabbit.

  PET ASSISTANCE FOUNDATION HELPS SLAM DOOR ON PUPPY MILLS When PAF learned that Judie Mancuso, president and founder of Social Compassion in Legislation (SCIL), had persuaded California State Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell to author a bill addressing the sale of factory bred pets and promoting shelter pet adoption, PAF immediately saw its significance, and offered… Continue reading How Pet Assistance Helped AB 485 Slam California’s Door on Puppy Mills

Assemblymember O’Donnell Introduces Life-Saving Legislation Curtailing Puppy and Kitten Mills

  (SACRAMENTO) – Today, Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) introduced AB 485, which will help put an end to the inhumane puppy and kitten mills responsible for unhealthy animals and animal overpopulation. The bill’s introduction coincides with Responsible Pet Owner Month, and promotes responsible pet purchases by prohibiting local pet stores in California… Continue reading Assemblymember O’Donnell Introduces Life-Saving Legislation Curtailing Puppy and Kitten Mills