There is a Chill in the Air!

IF YOU SEE AN ANIMAL IN DISTRESS IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA,
PLEASE REPORT THE SITUATION TO ANIMAL CONTROL,
PLEASE CALL 202-576-6664 24/7

It's cold outside! Report animals in the cold to Animal Control, 202-576-6664 24/7





Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Art for the Animals and an Adoption, Too!



Sheridan School's 7th grade students are not only awesome artists but they are crafty, resourceful  kids who decided to do something to help the animals at the Humane Rescue Alliance.   They created dog toys out of scraps from other art projects.
The dogs at the shelter serenaded visitors with the hand sewn squeaker toys and the puppies played tug with the long braids.
Many of the Sheridan School students live with rescue animals. One of the student's family adopted  a little puppy, Patagonia,  from the shelter a couple of years ago.  Cole  kindly forwarded a photo of the regal looking Bella for staff to see .   We LOVE updates.   Bella is pretty in pink!
Patagonia
Bella, formerly Patagonia,
all grown up!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Ringling Brothers to Close Circus

Image result for circus bear clip artThis is a headline that was a long time coming.  Animal welfare activists have worked tirelessly for years to put an end to carting wild animals around for the purpose of  profit and human amusement.  
The January 15th announcement that Ringling Brothers, the grand-daddy of  circuses, would close after 100 years was welcomed news.    
The decision to disband the circus was based on economics.  The high operating costs and the decline of ticket sales, "made the circus an unsustainable business for the company," said Feld Entertainment CEO Kenneth Feld.

Image result for black bear in the wild clip artNow comes the difficult task of finding proper placement for the animals. The Washington Post's Sunday, January 22nd article, Where Will All The Animals Go,    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2017/01/19/one-problem-with-shutting-down-the-circus-where-will-the-animals-go/?utm_term=.0fb487a6ec02, raised the question, what now?  
The circus animals deserve to live out their lives in sanctuaries that provide an environment as close to a natural habitat as possible.   Anything less would be just plain wrong!