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
There is a schism in the animal welfare community concerning the concept of “no kill.” While the elimination of the need to euthanize animals for want of homes has long been a goal of the humane movement, the more recent No Kill movement, as described by Nathan Winograd and organizations such as No Kill Advocacy… Continue reading The No Kill Controversy
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
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
(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
Even while thousands of dogs and cats are being euthanized each day for want of homes, puppy mills, kitten mills and backyard breeders heartlessly continue flooding the pet market with more.
Thank you for visiting Pet Assistance Foundation’s new website. We’ve titled this blog From the Trenches, because, in addition to commentary on a range of pet-related topics, we plan to bring you real stories from the frontlines of humane work in Southern California today. As a grass roots, volunteer-driven organization, we are hands-on and in… Continue reading Introducing our new blog, From the Trenches