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Pasco Animal Services Outlaws Flea Market Sales of Kittens

The Pasco Animal Services Ordinance PASSED Alternative #1 that forbids breeders to conduct sales at Flea Markets. I want to thank those of you who took the time to call or email the board of county commissioners. I also want to thank those of you who were able to speak in front of the commissioners and show them that we care, are here, and speak for our companion animal family members. Below is how the ordinance now reads.   (Alternative #1)  (PASSED)  SECTION 14-108. LOCATION OF SALE OF DOGS AND CATS. (a) Any Read More

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Florida Governor Signs Bill Supporting Pound and Shelter Transparency and TNR

Great News! Florida Governor Signs Bill Supporting Pound and Shelter Transparency and Trap Neuter Release You did it!  Ally Cat Allies is happy to report that yesterday, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law the bill supporting pound and shelter transparency—and it was amended to also endorse Trap-Neuter-Return! This is a huge step forward for Florida’s animals. Thanks to everyone who took action, you will now be able to assess how well each pound and shelter is working to save the lives of animals—and how effectively they Read More

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Save the Critically Endangered Indochinese Tiger

IUCN Headquarters IUCN Conservation Centre, Rue Mauverney 28, 1196, Gland, Switzerland  Phone:+41 22 9990000 Fax:+41 22 9990002   Asia Regional Office 63, Soi Prompong, Sukhumvit Soi 39, Wattana, 10110 Bangkok, Thailand  Phone: +66 2 6624032  Fax: +66 2 6624387  Fax: +66 2 6624388   International Union for Conservation of Nature Headquarters, Asian Regional Office,   The Indochinese tiger is a tiger subspecies found in Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam Read More

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Circus tiger escapes during Kansas show

Circus tiger escapes during show in Salina   SALINA, Kan. (AP) — A circus tiger gets loose behind the scenes during a show in Kansas but is quickly captured by handlers before many spectators knew what was going on.The Salina Journal ( reports the big cat escaped backstage during an Isus Shrine Circus show at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Salina Bicentennial Center. Staff members blocked off all entrances where the public could come into contact with the tiger to minimize risk. That included a public restroom, where Read More

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AVMA Condemns Declawing of Wild or Exotic Cats

The AVMA has strengthened its opposition to declawing captive exotic and other wild cats.


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Five Years After Tiger Escapes and Kills and Then is Killed

  SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- On Christmas, it will be five years since the deadly tiger attack at the San Francisco Zoo. Tatiana, a 320 pound Siberian tiger, killed one person and injured two others that night, after making an amazing escape from the Tiger Grotto. ABC7 News reporter Vic Lee was the first reporter to respond; he talked to the father of the victim and with one of the officers who shot and killed Tatiana.   Even in death, it's hard to miss Tatiana. She now graces the front entrance of the zoo.   Her former Read More

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Tiger population increases in Sathyamangalam reserve forests

Erode: Population of tigers in Sathyamangalam reserve forest areas in the district has risen to 25 in 2012 as against 18 last year, a census by forest officials stated.   "According to recent wildlife census, there are 25 tigers inside the Sathyamangalam reserve forest areas", District Forest Officer N Sathish told PTI here.       A large number of wild animals were noticed in Thengumarahatta in the forests as the Moyar River was flowing in the area and water would be available throughout the year, he said.   The Read More

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Tiger found dead in Ranthambore tiger reserve

  JAIPUR: A mutilated, maggot-eaten carcass of a tiger was recovered the Gilai Saga-Khadar area of the Ranthambore tiger reserve in Sawai Madhopur district on Sunday morning. Officials claimed that the tiger, suspected to be male tiger T-27, died in a territorial fight but activists do not rule out the possibilities of it having being poached or killed by humans. The body of the tiger was found behind the Khandar fort in the forest area.   Forest officials rule out poaching   "The terribly mutilated body of the tiger Read More

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High court seeks report on lion deaths at Nahargarh rescue centre

JAIPUR: The Rajasthan high court has sought details on the two lions who reportedly died at the Nahargarh rescue centre recently due to lack of care. A bench of Justice Mahesh Chand Sharma asked for the details on the basis of a request made by lawyers during the hearing of Hingonia cowshed case on Friday.   As senior forest officials were present in the courtroom for the cowshed case in which irregularities are alleged in its upkeep, lawyers P C Bhandari and Lalit Sharma also brought the issue of lions' death. Justice Sharma promptly Read More

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Half Moon Bay mountain lion cubs were size of house cats

  HALF MOON BAY -- A necropsy report released late Friday showed two mountain cubs shot to death by California Department of Fish and Game wardens Dec. 1 were much younger and smaller than the agency had previously stated, and Director Charlton Bonham acknowledged the agency needs to do better.   The report, conducted by Fish and Game, found the cubs were about 4 months old and weighed 13-14 pounds, the size of a house cat. Their stomachs were empty and they were in poor condition when they were gunned down while huddling under Read More