Animal Welfare http://tpr.org en ADL In Dire Need Of New Foster Homes For Sudden Increase In Abandoned Puppies And Kittens http://tpr.org/post/adl-dire-need-new-foster-homes-sudden-increase-abandoned-puppies-and-kittens <p>An increasing number of abandoned newborn kittens have been reported across the city, and the Animal Defense League is putting out a call for fosters to help take care of them.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ADL spokesman Hugo Vital said the younger kittens&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">have strained resources at the no-kill shelter.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:54:55 +0000 Eileen Pace 28704 at http://tpr.org ADL In Dire Need Of New Foster Homes For Sudden Increase In Abandoned Puppies And Kittens ACS Focusing On Areas With Most Bite/Stray Calls For Neighborhood Information Sweeps http://tpr.org/post/acs-focusing-areas-most-bitestray-calls-neighborhood-information-sweeps <p>The City of San Antonio's Comprehensive Neighborhood Sweeps Initiative continues this weekend to deliver responsible pet ownership info and resources directly to residents.</p><p>City Council District 1 is being targeted for the initiative this weekend.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Records kept by Animal Care Services of the high-risk neighborhoods pinpoint those with the most bite reports and the most stray animal calls. They deploy staff and volunteers to the targeted area to go door-to-door with education, awareness, and enforcement.</span></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 15:19:22 +0000 Eileen Pace 26325 at http://tpr.org ACS Focusing On Areas With Most Bite/Stray Calls For Neighborhood Information Sweeps Buddy The Dog Released Pending Appeal Of Euthanasia Order http://tpr.org/post/buddy-dog-released-pending-appeal-euthanasia-order <p>Animal-rights activists say public outcry has given a dog named Buddy another reprieve. But a local group is planning to work to bring about more awareness to state law that they say is too broad.</p><p>In a case that’s come to be known as "Buddy the Dog," the Golden Retriever’s owners are seeking a permanent resolution to keep him from being euthanized.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 22:32:39 +0000 Eileen Pace 25278 at http://tpr.org Buddy The Dog Released Pending Appeal Of Euthanasia Order Months After 'Blackfish' Release, Controversy Over SeaWorld Grows http://tpr.org/post/months-after-blackfish-release-controversy-over-seaworld-grows The<em> </em>documentary <em>Blackfish</em> made a splash at the Sundance Film Festival when it premiered last January, and got more attention when it was released in theaters over the summer. But it didn't reach its largest audience until October, when millions watched it on CNN.<p>It's a powerful documentary that focuses on Tilikum, the male orca who pulled trainer Dawn Brancheau into the water and killed her at SeaWorld Orlando in 2010. In telling the story, <em>Blackfish</em> relies heavily on interviews with former SeaWorld trainers like Samantha Berg.<p>"It's time to stop the shows. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 23:24:00 +0000 Greg Allen 25155 at http://tpr.org Months After 'Blackfish' Release, Controversy Over SeaWorld Grows Permit To Hunt And Kill One Black Rhino Sold For $350,000 http://tpr.org/post/permit-hunt-and-kill-one-black-rhino-sold-350000 The Dallas Safari Club's controversial auction of a permit to hunt one black rhino in Namibia raised $350,000 over the weekend, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/DallasSafariClub/posts/620656804679231?stream_ref=10" target="_blank">the club confirms on its Facebook page</a>.<p>That's at the lower end of the range that club executive Ben Carter had expected. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 15:06:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 24984 at http://tpr.org Permit To Hunt And Kill One Black Rhino Sold For $350,000 ACS Director Addresses Euthanasia Concerns At Little-Known Brooks Facility http://tpr.org/post/acs-director-addresses-euthanasia-concerns-little-known-brooks-facility <p>The City of San Antonio's Animal Care Services operates a dog shelter facility on the Southside at Brooks City-Base. In its three year history, it hasn't attracted much attention. It was used for overflow from the main campus located off Hwy 151 near the San Antonio Food Bank.</p><p>Several weeks ago the Brooks facility transitioned from an overflow shelter to quarantine. It is now responsible for holding animals for bite or cruelty cases.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 17:44:17 +0000 Ryan Loyd 22981 at http://tpr.org ACS Director Addresses Euthanasia Concerns At Little-Known Brooks Facility Texas Club Auctioning Off Chance To Shoot Endangered Black Rhino http://tpr.org/post/texas-club-auctioning-chance-shoot-endangered-black-rhino <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A North Texas club’s auction of a rare permit that will allow the winner to shoot an endangered black rhino is drawing criticism from international conservationists.</span></p><p>The <a href="http://biggame.org/" target="_blank">Dallas Safari Club</a> has obtained a rare permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and permission from the African nation of Namibia to shoot one of five endangered black rhinos.</p><p>Attorney John J. Jackson III is a member of the club and helped orchestrate the auction that he said will go to protecting the animal.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:54:50 +0000 Ryan Poppe 21146 at http://tpr.org Texas Club Auctioning Off Chance To Shoot Endangered Black Rhino Newest Pet Adoption Center In San Antonio Sets Ambitious First-Year Goal http://tpr.org/post/newest-pet-adoption-center-san-antonio-sets-ambitious-first-year-goal <p>The <a href="http://www.sanantoniopetsalive.org/san-antonio-pets-alive-to-manage-the-new-paul-jolly-adoption-center-and-petco-pavilion/" target="_blank">Paul Jolly Center for Pet Adoptions</a> is now open at Brackenridge Park and leaders are hoping the fresh design will make an impact on adoptions in a city that has struggled with animal overpopulation.</p><p>"We want this to be a destination [and] not just only for adoptions," said Joel Mclellan, the director of operations for the center.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 17:13:05 +0000 Ryan Loyd 20918 at http://tpr.org Newest Pet Adoption Center In San Antonio Sets Ambitious First-Year Goal ADL Expanding Veterinary Hospital To Accommodate Additional Population http://tpr.org/post/adl-expanding-veterinary-hospital-accommodate-additional-population <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://adltexas.org/" target="_blank">Animal Defense League</a> breaks ground this week on a future Hospital Recovery Kennel.</span> The new hospital space is needed to accommodate the 3,100 animals the city will start sending ADL late next year.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 14:41:13 +0000 Eileen Pace 20203 at http://tpr.org ADL Expanding Veterinary Hospital To Accommodate Additional Population Talk About It! Brings No-Kill Conversation To Pearl Stable Tonight http://tpr.org/post/talk-about-it-brings-no-kill-conversation-pearl-stable-tonight <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Talk About It! campaign continues its no-kill conversation tonight at the Pearl Stable, where one of the nation&rsquo;s top no-kill experts will speak and answer questions.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The San Antonio Area Foundation&rsquo;s campaign to make San Antonio a no-kill city has become an integral part of the community&rsquo;s overall effort to increase the number of pet adoptions and reduce the stray population.</span></p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 19:52:16 +0000 Eileen Pace 19522 at http://tpr.org Talk About It! Brings No-Kill Conversation To Pearl Stable Tonight