Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Sunday, May 25, 2008

North Carolina Dogs Need Homes

This was forwarded to Our Place to Paws:

Hi Neighbors. I hate to be an animal pusher, but even more, I'd hate to
see these dogs assigned to a terminal study. If you have any questions
please send them directly to Angel Rollins at the vet school (see contact
below). These dogs must find homes before the month is out.

Link to their photos:

http://www4. ~lnshewmo/ dogs/index. html

Thanks for listening.
Laura Shewmon
708 Brent Rd.

LAR has 9 dogs available to be adopted out immediately. These dogs have
been offered before and we had no takers. These dogs will go to a
terminal study if we do not have any takers before May 30th. We would
much rather see these dogs, who have given so much to research, go to a
good home to live out the rest of their lives but can not keep them here
any longer. Please contact me before May 30th if you are interested.

ID# Name Sex Breed Wgt(kg) Age/ DOB
79131 Fallon F Retriever mix 23 5 yrs
83741 Isabelle F Foxhound 29 6 yrs
84522 Jacqueline F Beagle 9 1/30/02
61932 April F Lab mix 26 6-8 yrs
83740 Ikester M Foxhound 29 6 yrs
96348 Dabney FS Small mongrel 10 8/8/04
96349 Talley FS Small mongrel 10 8/24/04
96352 Carter MC Med mongrel 14 8/4/04
96354 Doak MC Med mongrel 13 8/4/04

Angel Rollins
Assistant Facility Manager
College of Veterinary Medicine
Laboratory Animal Resources
4700 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh NC 27606
919-513-6340( phone)

Friday, May 16, 2008

This is a really disturbing article about what happens to races horses that lose in Puerto Rico. Are people really this cruel and insane? What can be done to stop it?

They Just Want The Horse Dead

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The Animal Rescue Site

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Animals along the way

We went for a bike ride in upstate, N.Y. this past weekend and saw some beautiful wildlife. We're always on the lookout for beaver huts, and we saw plenty of those...but no beavers. While we were admiring one of the huts along an out-of-the-way dirt road, however, we looked up and saw a graceful great blue heron fishing in the middle of a swampy area.

Next, while riding along a well-traveled route, we looked down a hill and saw a large doe staring up at us through some trees. We stopped and looked at her for a while, until she took off in the opposite direction, her white tail disappearing fast.

Finally, just before we turned for home, I spotted a red-winged black bird flying nearby, it's bright red feathers unmistakable.

We didn't have a camera with us, unfortunately!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Again, Our Hearts Are Broken

I said I would never watch another horse race after Barbaro died, and so I was not watching the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. Still, the news reached me of course, and it is hard to bear.

With sadness for Eight Belles