Category Archives: No Kill

Please Help Mid Hudson Animal Aid, Damaged By Fire

I’ve known about Mid-Hudson Animal Aid, a No Kill free range cat shelter in Beacon, NY for quite some time but in the past year I’ve been coming into contact with them more and more, beginning when two of their … Continue reading

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The Death of Martinez: Law, Policy and NYCACC

On May 6 a cat named Martinez came into New York City Animal Care and Control (NYCACC). Martinez, a 5 year old female, had been found stuck in the radiator system of a college dorm building. She was dehydrated, emaciated, … Continue reading

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PETA, Adjust Your Cattitude

(Warning for people with sensitive stomachs: this blog contains an icky picture, and links may contain photos of PETA’s victims. It’s not gratuitous, I promise.) Short one tonight, folks. I need some sleep. But this is pissing me off. PETA … Continue reading

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Random Thought

Here’s a random thought from a motorcyclist and dog fan. This is a Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14. It is one of the most powerful production motorcycles in the world, with a top speed electronically limited to 187 MPH. It will do … Continue reading

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Training With The Cat Ninjas

It started as it usually does: the Executive Director of Pets Alive, Kerry Clair, texted me and asked if I could pick up 6 cats in Brooklyn and bring them up to Middletown, NY. Sure, no problem. It turns out … Continue reading

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Does Maddie’s Fund Plan To Stop Funding NYC’s Mayor’s Alliance?

Maddie’s Fund believes in transparency. Sort of. Eventually. They do publish some of their data, but it takes a very long time. The data from their New York City Project is published on this page, which I check in with … Continue reading

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Led Astray: Scott Stringer’s Report and the Future of New York City Animal Control

On January 6, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer released “Led Astray“, a scathing report on the state of the city’s Animal Care system. I highly recommend reading the report in its entirety, it is worth the read. Led Astray: Reforming … Continue reading

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Supporting Documentation – The Waggin’ Train Affair

Waggin’ Train saves a lot of dogs. All of us in the New York City No Kill and rescue community are grateful for that. I am grateful for that. This isn’t about that – and in the end, it’s not … Continue reading

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Thought of the Day

If you call yourself a No Kill advocate and you decry the killing of animals by shelters without the vigorous pursuit of all available alternatives, but support the killing of animals in the face of other options when it is … Continue reading

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Killing Nikki

In the past 24 hours, Waggin’ Train has been deluged with offers of help for Nikki, the German Shepherd I wrote about yesterday that they “rescued” – and then decided to kill. In those 24 hours they’ve gotten 750 emails … Continue reading

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