With election day right around the corner, it’s time to consider candidates’ stands on animal welfare issues! Here are survey results from a survey sent by KVFA to all candidates for Ky state legislature and federal congressional seats. Unfortunately we did not receive a high percentage of results back, but we appreciate the responses from those who did return them. Just click on the typeform link and click results. Also attached is a link to Ballotpedia’s website showing races by district. If you have any questions, please let us know. Thanks!
A few good stories have emerged from the awful shelter situation. This husky mix was hit by a car last week and surrendered by his owner to the shelter. A volunteer quickly got him to a vet, and other volunteers and donors got him emergency care. He is now headed to rescue and recuperating in a foster home.
Yesterday a photo of this senior lab, who had already been pulled from the shelter by rescue and was in temporary foster, was seen by the dog’s owner, who had been searching for him for awhile. The two are now reunited.
This shelter still has a way to go. However, hopefully this saga will have many more happy endings!
Problems remain at the Albany animal shelter. However, there are a few bits of good news emerging from the situation. Here are a few before/after pics of animals rescued from the “shelter.”
I’m voting for Hillary in November because:
Although some people don’t like her, she has proven herself to be capable of being President. She has served as Senator and Secretary of State, and she knows how to conduct herself in a Presidential manner.
I want my nieces to know that a woman can be President of the United States, just like I wanted my son to know that a person of color could be President.
She’s not Donald Trump. If Clinton is elected, I won’t live in constant worry that, depending on her mood, she, by having the nuclear codes, could bring about total global destruction within seconds.
I think those are pretty good reasons. Don’t you?
With everything going on in the country and world today and no really good ideas on solving the problems, I thought I’d try posting something a little fun instead. My niece and I got to see Guns n Roses (the real original version) recently. The concert was awesome. The main difference between this concert and the last concert of theirs that I saw in the early 90s, other than Axl’s slightly more rotund figure (although he does appear to be getting in shape on tour), was the lower energy level of the audience. I couldn’t believe some people around us sat throughout most of the concert. Granted we were in upper arena in the cheap seats, but still. Anyway, here’s a little quiz to let you know if you’re a true Guns n Roses fan:
1. You remember exactly where you were the first time you heard (and saw the video for) Welcome to the Jungle.
2. You perfected Axl’s serpentine dance for Sweet Child O Mine.
3. You own the tape, cd or download of every GnR album created, even The Spaghetti Incident and Chinese Democracy.
4. You cried when the original band broke up, and you wished for twenty-plus years that they would someday kiss and make up.
5. You smiled maniacally when you finally saw the band perform reunited!
If you agreed with all of the above statements, congratulations! You are a true Guns n Roses fan. For all those opposed, well…(extra credit for getting the reference in that last sentence)🙂
Last summer in Frankfort, Ky, the state’s capital, Stephanie Tyler let a pit bull die in her hot car. Neighbors called 911 after not being able to enter the vehicle without damaging it, but help came too late.
Today in Frankfort, House Judiciary Chair Darryl Owens had the chance to change the law by calling up SB 53, filed by Sen. Carroll, which would provide immunity for people damaging vehicles to save dogs and cats. However, despite calling and getting passed SB 16, which provides the same protection for children, Owens declined to protect animals. It is wonderful that he chose to protect children. Unfortunately, he apparently doesn’t have the same compassion for animals. No doubt his predecessor John Tilley would not have hesitated to call such a bill. His loss to Bevin’s executive appointment is a loss for animals as well as House Democrats. At this writing, no rep has filed a floor amendment to the children’s bill to include animals. If no one does in the next couple of days, the bill is lost.
Also as of now, HB 428 has not been assigned to committee in the Senate. If it doesn’t pass, it will be business as usual (or lack thereof)for animals in Ky. What a colossal waste of taxpayer dollars!
The attached is a draft of a presentation on dogs rescued from Homeward Bound in Ky:hb