Category Archives: Pets Alive

Saving Julia – And Her Unborn Puppies

NB: This was originally published on the Pets Alive blog, but I’m placing a copy here for archival purposes. There is a tempting human tendency to see things strictly in terms of black and white, of good and evil. Goodness … Continue reading

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A Huge Success From Maddie’s Fund and the Mayor’s Alliance

I posted something similar on my Facebook page but I wanted this to be here as well, public and searchable. It’s not exactly a secret that I’ve had differences with Maddie’s Fund and the Mayor’s Alliance – but rarely, if … 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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NYCACC: Just Kill the Kittens

I try to transport animals out of New York City Animal Care & Control (NYCACC) whenever I can. Theoretically, transport is available through the Mayor’s Alliance, but Pets Alive Middletown is a minimum of a two hour drive, one way, … Continue reading

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Pets Alive: Doing It Right

I don’t know how they discovered this, but it’s awesome. While NYCACC executes kittens instead of adopting them out, Pets Alive recently installed a KittenCam in their kitten room to showcase their kittens to the world. 24 hours a day, … Continue reading

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The Myth I Hate The Most

What’s the shelter myth I hate the most? That’s an easy one. “No one wants to kill.” It’s so easy for people who are not deeply and personally involved with rescue to believe this. You want to believe that people … Continue reading

Posted in ASPCA, Cats, New York City, NYCACC, Pets Alive, Shelter Stuff | 14 Comments

We Need CAARA Now – UPDATED

UPDATE: The committee vote on CAARA has been moved one last time: it is officially on the schedule for Thursday, May 31. It is imperative that animal loving New Yorkers contact the members of the committee and encourage them to … Continue reading

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Brooke, Continued

I need a palate cleanser; how about some good news? 6 weeks ago I found a dog on the streets of the South Bronx whom I named Brooke, a fantastic and friendly dog who needed to heal and decompress – … Continue reading

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Robert Rocks and Rolls

Remember Robert? He’s the dog who was most likely hit by a car and saved from Brooklyn Animal Care and Control by Pets Alive. Robert’s had a long road since March 1. When Pets Alive pulled him he’d been sitting … Continue reading

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Pets Alive Saves Brooke

There’s a little pub down the street from my apartment in the South Bronx I enjoy very much. Good food, nice beer selection, good people. On Monday night I went over to have dinner there and spotted the most beautiful … Continue reading

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