Tri County Albany Ky animal shelter stories


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!

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Tri County Animal Shelter II

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.”

Mila before

Mila after

Canon before

Canon after

Memphis before

Memphis after


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Tri County Albany Ky animal “shelter”

imageAnother sad commentary on animal welfare in Ky:

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Why I’m Voting for Hillary (and you should too)


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?

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GnR diversion

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) 🙂

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Lily-livered Legislators


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!

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Protect Ky’s Kids and Pets

Please call 1-800-372-7181 and ask reps and the House Judiciary Committee to vote yes on SB 53 and SB 16 to protect children and pets left in hot cars in KY!

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Fucking Crazy Animal People

Good article 😉

No Dog About It Blog

Jack Russell Terrier SnarlingI used to pooh-pooh the people who used to claim that the animal activism aimed at eliminating puppy mills and backyard breeders was the first step on a slippery slope of animal activism that would lead to crazy people trying  to control every aspect of an animal’s care and welfare.

I say “used to” because now I’m not so sure that they were that far off from the truth. The advance of social media has created some wonderful new and inventive ways to help animals in need. More dogs are being networked and finding homes, many lost dogs are finding their way back home, but social media has also given rise to little pockets of reactionary and aggressive vigilantes who are willing to take whatever action they deem necessary to save a pet, even when that information is based on hearsay and mistaken assumptions.

When someone posted a picture of an injured dog in a private Facebook group a…

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The attached is a draft of a presentation on dogs rescued from Homeward Bound in Ky:hb


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How I Failed as a Rescuer: Lessons from a Sanctuary

Interesting, in light of this week’s events in Laurel County, Ky:

notes from a dog walker

This has been a heavy, heart breaking week in the world of animal welfare. A few days ago a formerly reputable sanctuary in Texas called Spindletop Refuge was raided by authorities. Close to 300 dogs, mostly pit bulls, were discovered living in terrible conditions. It was just one of many failures this week.

The reason why this particular case is so upsetting is that this was supposed to a “good” sanctuary. Rescue groups and families from around the country have been sending their dogs to live there, paying hefty boarding fees, in the hopes that the dogs would have a chance at another life out in Texas. Some dogs were adopted out, others lived at the sanctuary for life.

Apparently on the surface, this place seemed a like a good one. People have come forward to say that they visited Spindletop as recently as the first week of July and…

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