Hundreds of dogs die at animal shelter after viral disease outbreak
by PF Louis
(NaturalNews) A Humane Society animal shelter in a New Braunfels, Texas, had to euthanize approximately 75 percent of its animals due to a distemper outbreak in the shelter. Distemper is highly contagious and very little if anything can be done about it, although maybe half of them, usually older dogs, do survive.
The problem is that animal shelters are places where many are picking up a pet to adopt, and taking home a distempered animal will definitely create problems for other animals, but it doesn’t produce symptoms in humans.
Apparently, the source of this outbreak was a dog brought in by an owner who refused to have his distempered dog put down, then brought the animal to the shelter as a stray that he couldn’t care for.
Although the virus is slightly different, there is also a feline version of distemper. Evidently because of this one fraudulent attempt to pass on a diseased dog without liability, hundreds of dogs and cats were put to death.
At the time of this writing, shelter officials had only 28 dogs and 16 cats left alive out of the daily average of 250 animals that had been taken in by the shelter. They are trying to quarantine them from exposure while they clean up the facility to eliminate any possible future infestations.
About the viral infection called distemper
Viral canine distemper is the most common type that is passed on through saliva, respiratory secretions, urine and other bodily excretions. The most susceptible canines are puppies who had already begun the weening process, thus depriving them of the protective immunity from the mothers’ milk colostrum.
Infected puppies have the highest rate of mortality. Older dogs can sometimes survive, and from then on they are permanently immune. Whether they can survive or not depends a lot on their genetic heritage. Veterinarian Ron Hines, DVM, PhD, recommends vaccinating older puppies against distemper as the initial immunity conferred by mother’s milk is likely to wane shortly after weening.
Wild animals can also carry the disease, even racoons, skunks, weasels and ferrets can be infected. Distemper usually affects the nerves, spinal cord, brain and immune system. Neurological problems may become noticeable from poor movement coordination or behavioral issues that resemble rabies. Loss of appetite and high fever follow.
According to Hines, throughout the first half of the 20th century, canine distemper was the most prominent cause of dog death. Then, during the 1940s, vaccines were developed and improved to the point that its use may be warranted in your animal.
No-kill animal shelters’ plight with overcrowded conditions
An estimated 6 to 8 million animals are brought to shelters annually, and almost half of them have to be euthanized. It was worse during the 1970s, when up to 20 million strays and pets brought in were “put to sleep.” The major reasons for this decline are shelters’ insistence on having adopted pets spayed or neutered, more responsible pet ownership and no-kill shelters.
But no-kill shelters are controversial. There are some that actually create very liveable environments for dogs or cats and are properly staffed. This author’s wife found one in Los Angeles that resembled a spacious fenced-in open-area zoo for the remaining cat that we couldn’t take upon leaving Los Angeles permanently. He was an outdoor cat who roamed occasionally for a couple of days at a time, and he took to the place nicely.
But many are the old-fashioned enclosed shelters that simply create more cages and confine animals that are poorly treated. Many consider this institutional, extended animal cruelty. They endorse painlessly euthanizing animals that have overextended their stay without adoption as more humane than keeping them alive in overcrowded conditions without proper care.
If you ever have to leave a pet behind, take care to examine all options. The first option should be to find another person as the new guardian of your former pet.
Please, Stop Immediately the Brutal Slaughtering of Dogs in China
- author: Annamaria Grabowski
- target: An: Seine Exzellenz Shi Mingde 2
- signatures: 6,439
6,439 SIGNED MY PETITION – WORLDWIDE – THANK YOU FOR EACH VOICE LIFTED UP FOR SUFFERING ANIMALS
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A weekend in a country house at S. County,a county of Zhejiang province,China , when this group of visitors arrived on site they found an abandoned dog house keeper (the dog lived in the place where the house is located) they commonly decided to make a meal of him and to film the slaughter for to disseminate on internet, the poor wretch does not yet know what awaits him…
I decided to make this album as a tribute to this poor guard dog, murdered mercyless.
Join No Kill Advocacy Center director Nathan Winograd in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, October 11. This will be the only Southern California showing and will be screened as part of the San Pedro International Film Festival. Advanced tickets are required.
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Hunde aus den Tötungen Nyíregyhaza oder Nyírbátor oder von der Straße befinden sich immer in diesem Album:
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GOD DOESN´T CREATE SOULLESS MONSTERS! DOGS ARE FRIENDS!
by Julie Wilson staff writer
(NaturalNews) The debate over whether or not animals experience human-like emotions has been a subject of interest for many over the years. While skeptics insist that animals are only driven by instincts, others disagree, pointing out that all mammals share the same neural apparatus and are therefore capable of experiencing similar emotions.
Some studies have compared portions of the brain that get fired up while experiencing emotions like excitement, anger and sadness, among others. “The amygdala is one such example, and it’s pretty ancient evolutionarily speaking,” reported HowStuffWorks.
“So since our brains are hardwired the same way as an animal’s, the theory is that it makes intuitive sense for similar stuff to be going on up there.”
All mammals share the same neural apparatus
Animal emotions seem to be quite complex. For instance, when your dog…
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Dieses Video zeigt auf, warum wir diese Canilegruppe eigentlich gegründet haben. Es zeigt ein leider typisches Canile, dieses Mal in Kalabrien; aber es gibt sie überall, in Apulien, Sizilien, Kampanien etc…der betreiber dieser Canile erhält für seine Dienste 1,50 Euro am tag, macht bei den 560 Hunden einen Verdienst von 25.200,00 Euro im Monat. Dafür lässt er die Hunde fast verhungern und verdursten, lässt ihre Krankheiten nicht behandeln, kastriert nicht, verhindert Adoptionen und schneidet den gestorbenen Hunden den Chip heraus und kassiert weiter….so wird es von den ortsansässigen Tierschützerinnen zumindest geschildert. Edoardo Stoppa von “Striscia la notizia” besuchte dieses Canile und der Betreiber stritt natürlich alles ab, die Bilder sprechen hingegen eine andere Sprache….die Aufnahmen wurden an die entsprechenden Behörden weitergeleitet; bis jetzt ist jedoch NICHTS PASSIERT.
Striscia la notizia è tornata nella Locride, a Sant’Ilario dello Jonio, e stavolta si occupa di uno scandaloso caso di maltrattamento di animali. Nel servizio di Edoardo Stoppa viene posta all’attenzione di istituzioni, forze dell’ordine e amministrazioni su un canile non a norma in cui vivono 560 cani. Il proprietario della struttura si rifiuta di concedere gli animali in affidamento gratuito, poiché percepisce un sussidio comunale pari a 1,50 euro al giorno per cane (denaro pubblico!). Gli animali vivono in condizioni disastrose, senza cure antiparassitarie, farmaci, sterilizzazione e con cibo insufficiente nell’indifferenza degli amministratori, dei veterinari, delle forze dell’ordine, della magistratura. Gli animali mostrati nel servizio sono chiaramente in gravi condizioni. Secondo quanto riferito dalle due testimoni il proprietario della struttura non denuncerebbe neanche le morti degli animali, conservandone il chip e continuando a percepire il contributo dal comune.
Stoppa allora è andato a chiedere spiegazioni e a verificare le condizioni degli animali e del canile. Il proprietario ha negato tutte le accuse e ha cerca di impedire le riprese delle telecamere, ma le immagini hanno parlato da sole. Inoltre l’inviato si è accorto che un cucciolo di cane moribondo, è riuscito ad ottenere che fosse chiamato subito un veterinario, purtroppo però non è servito a niente. L’inviato di Striscia è anche riuscito a portare via altri due cuccioli in fin di vita, solo uno è sopravvissuto.
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ABNDONEDIKN ROMANIA – A SONG DEDICTED TO STRAYDOGS