• Animal Care

    RI Foundation awards nearly $500K in grants for animal welfare

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Some local animal shelters are now sharing almost half a million dollars in grants thanks to the Rhode Island Foundation. Nearly $500,000 has been awarded to dozens of animal welfare programs across the state to support a range of uses including low-cost vet care for pets of low-income households, preparing animals for adoption and wildlife rehabilitation. “The generosity of our donors and the commitment of our grantee partners is expanding humane education, increasing care options for shelter animals and pets owned by low-income households, and improving the quality of animal care in Rhode Island,” Adrian Bonéy, who oversees the R.I. Foundation’s Program for Animal Welfare (PAW),…

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    ‘Bingo with Betty’ raises funds for Animal Welfare League | News, Sports, Jobs

    Staff photo / Bob Coupland Bergen Giordani of BGMG Marketing, left, and Lori Shandor, CEO of the Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County, right, stand by cutouts of the cast of television’s “The Golden Girls” on Wednesday at a “Bingo with Betty” event that raised funds for the AWL in Vienna to help animals at the shelter. This week, Betty White would have celebrated her 100th birthday.

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    Cat charity CEO quits over colleague keeping 18 cats in house | Animal welfare

    The chief executive of the UK’s largest cat protection charity has stepped down after a row over the welfare of 18 cats being kept in his colleague’s three-bedroom house. Concerned about cat welfare and the charity’s reputation, Charles Darley, 59, said Cats Protection should not support the chair of trustees, Linda Upson, in keeping the pets on welfare grounds. “To have a chair that apparently isn’t adhering to best practice is very damaging to the charity, and disastrous for staff morale,” Darley told the Guardian. “Defra guidelines say cats should be given sufficient space to hide from other cats and from people. Every cat should have its own food bowl,…

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    Grand County officials investigating 2 ‘significant animal welfare’ incidents this week

    GRAND COUNTY, Colo. — The Grand County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two “significant” animal welfare incidents this week, with one involving dogs and another involving horses. On Sunday morning, the sheriff’s office received a tip regarding possible animal neglect at a home in the Gore Pass subdivision in unincorporated Grand County. Deputies, along with animal control officers, responded to the property, where they found several short-haired mixed breed dogs. They evaluated the dogs’ condition. Deputies spoke with the homeowners, who agreed to allow the officers to take 15 dogs to the Grand County Animal Control and Shelter in Granby, according to the sheriff’s office. The dogs were evaluated by a…

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    Animal Welfare Audits: Why Are Third Party Audits Important? | Main Edition

    What is a third-party animal welfare audit? To understand this, we need to discuss what an audit is, what animal welfare means, and why animal welfare audits are important. What is an audit? An audit is a verification of adherence to a set standard. These standards need to be clear for the audit to be successful. An audit is also a snapshot in time. It is not a hunt to find errors, a management review or training, or proof that the site is meeting all criteria all day, every day. It is also not the auditor’s personal opinion about the facility. There are three types of audits — first party,…

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    Two local animal welfare providers to be honored Nov. 14

    Memory book supplies will be available at tables curbside for those who want to share their gratitude, favorite memory, anecdote, and/or photo to help create a memory book for the family of each honoree. The community is invited to participate in a drive-up tribute to celebrate the lives of two special animal welfare providers in San Benito County who passed away in 2021:  Dr. Robert Darrell (Doc) Wilson and Ms. Terry Klein. This event honors two beloved local animal care-givers and pets are also invited to this drive-up tribute. The community event will take place on Nov. 14 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 72 California Street in Hollister.…

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    EU Commission seeks feedback as it looks to revamp animal welfare rules

    The initiative will explore several options for addressing the shortcomings identified in a recent evaluation of such legislation, which looks to regulate animal welfare at farm level, during transport and at slaughter. The consultation​​ period is open until January 21, 2022; the Commission is hoping to present a revised legislative proposal to member states and the European Parliament by Q4 2023. EU legislation on the welfare of farmed animals consists of one directive concerning the protection of animals kept for farming purposes and four directives laying down minimum standards for the protection of laying hens, broilers, pigs and calves; it also includes regulation on animal transport as well as rules…