Animal News: Tucson P.S., bestiality in Phoenix, Missouri puppy mills, Florida dog racing
There’s been a lot of animal news lately related to so many issues that Tucson Tails cannot keep up. Bear with me…
Tucson – Postscript: Arizona Animal Fair
It was a glorious day and I would hate to see this be the last year of this event. I’m hoping that SAFE can find corporate sponsors to make it work. I’m sure it’s an event that is responsible for great exposure to the pet community, many animal adoptions, low-cost vaccinations and micro-chipping, and pet licensing. Metromix has a photo slide show worth viewing and here’s a video put together by Rescue Helpers.
Heart of Tucson & Bracelet Fundraiser
Every month Beading Divas to the Rescue picks a charity to raise money for by selling beautiful one-of-a-kind bracelets made with donated beads. The month of March is HEART of Tucson. You can buy bracelets online via Etsy.com or locally at Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue and Dirty Dawgs dog wash, 2510 N. Campbell Ave. Bracelets cost $20 and all proceeds go to the charity.
And don’t forget about these local animal events happening soon and sooner.
Bestiality in Phoenix
You have to wonder what kind of sicko does this? Enough said. Read the article if you want more info. (Blogger’s note: I could make a comment connecting our political landscape at the Arizona Capitol to bestiality but I won’t.)
Missouri Legislators Overturn Puppy Mill Voter Initiative
Missouri legislators overturn puppy mill legislation voted on by voters last year. Unbelievable! Passing the bill on a 20-14 vote, senators showed an arrogant disrespect for Missourians who passed Prop B with 51.6 percent of the vote. Lawmakers preposterously claim that voters didn’t understand the ballot proposition reducing violations to misdemeanor charges, not the felony charges as called for by voters.
Florida: Decoupling Dog Racing Bill
This would be monumental. Florida has 16 dog tracks and some of them would close…soon. For one of the first times in greyhound racing history, track owners and greyhound protection advocates are on the same side of the rail.
(Photo courtesy of my brother. His dog Callie was sitting on Death Row when he rescued her so many years ago. Even though he is a very kind man, it took Callie years to trust him. We’ll never know what kind of abuse she suffered prior to finding a loving home. Callie is old now and suffers from arthritis but she still likes her routine.)
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