The decision by a Danish zoo to kill a giraffe named Marius sparked outrage around the world. Copenhagen Zoo officials said they had to euthanize the healthy two-year-old giraffe because it was genetically too similar to other giraffes at the zoo and the zoo wanted to prevent inbreeding.
For many people, their dogs and cats are more than just pets, they are a part of the family. So when pets get sick, some veterinarians make house calls and bring much needed medicine directly to the animal to keep it as comfortable as possible, especially when the pet has to be euthanized. But now, a new federal law is making that nearly impossible.
A Kendall businessman hopes a weekend publicity will raise awareness and garner a few more ‘yes’ votes for a measure on the November 6th ballot which would save more animals at the county’s Animal Services from being put to death.
A Kendall businessman is putting the spotlight on South Florida’s homeless pet crisis by spending the weekend in a cage at Miami-Dade Animal Services.
Miami-Dade county residents will get a chance to vote on the creation of the Miami-Dade Pets’ Trust that would help eliminate the killing of some 20,000 dogs and cats a year.
Stray and unwanted animals living in Miami-Dade’s animal shelters are officially on-track to be protected from euthanasia.
Thousands of dogs die every year at Miami-Dade Animal Services because space is limited, too few dogs are adopted, and new animals arrive every day. The numbers have drawn sharp criticism from animal activists, but now the country is moving to make charges.