I've been seeing quite a few anons claiming they work, had worked, volunteer, or had volunteered at shelters and rescues before. I was just curious how many other shelter employees/vollys are out there. Where are my niggers at? What general location is your shelter in, and is it dying down any more now that winter is coming?
Also stories, compliments, complaints, questions. General shelter thread.
I post a lot about working in a shelter. west coast/usa. place I'm at now is a dual location "no-kill" shelter, but used to be at a very high kill shelter and briefly at an emergency animal hospital. ask whatever you want
>is it dying down any more now that winter is coming? well, instead of leaving their dogs on the street they try abandoning them at our front gate or tie them to the bike rack. that's the only big difference. but since we got security cameras and can easily charge anyone with abandonment if they do... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I used to volunteer at a humane society shelter but they were very fussy and judgmental and while I respect that they may have seen plenty to make them that way, it was not the scene for me. Now I foster cats for different local shelter that's a little more I don't know... Optimistic? Happy? Passionate? It's a better place to be despite actually pulling animals from worse kill shelters.
This is smudge in socialization with a very nice dog who isn't bothering her in the least lol. The dog, an elderly Westie frequently used for socializing kittens with... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Has anyone here ever done any dog carting? I recently got an EXTREMELY energetic lab and rottie mix but I had a physical disability that makes it difficult to do long walks so I thought this might be good. Also, it looks fun.
The dog is almost three years old, is that too old to train it to do that? He's also well and above large enough to pull me.
And before you say that obviously a person wit a physical disability shouldn't get a dog and certainly not a high energy dog, you are completely right. But circumstances brought the dog into my life and instead... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1996698 My dogs cart and love it. I have a millennium mini sulky and it works pretty well but the harnesses are stupid expensive. If I were to buy a new one, I would go with a sacco cart, its 4 wheeled instead of 2, plus it has polk shafts so you have greater control of where you're going.
Health wise, they're not so bad as pugs. They actually don't even appear to have the issues short-legged dogs have with spine. All and all, they're very nearly as healthy as other breeds and quite healthier than some, such as persians.
Ethically, they're actually really problematic. You see the mutation is heterozygous and so this means only 50 percent of all of the kittens will be short-legged in a breeding between two short legged parents. 25 percent of the kittens will die in the womb due to gene lethality. The other 25 percent will be totally... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1996358 If I were a biologist and I were given all of the parameters like "This color sun, these minerals in the soil, this much water, this much space, this kind of atmosphere, etc" it might be possible to guess. And that's assuming alien planets plants would evolve the same mechanism as ours. Chemistry is too creative an engineer for that though.
This pug came up to my house and wont go away. There is this large hanging thing off on one side of his face and im not sure what it is, and help. I think some near me owns him, but of not, ill give him to my grandmother
Any ideas of what that thing on the side of his face is?
Just wondering if anyone could help me out. Today I found a blue tongue lizard in my yard that my dog had mauled on his head. Is there anything I can do to help him? So far I've cleaned the wound and given him food and water, as well as put him in a tank with some tissues and a tshirt to keep warm. He seems to be blind in one eye as well, but he's moving around a lot more than he was initially.
give it a soak in warm water for like 10 minutes if it doesn't freak out about that too bad and apply a topical antibiotic like neosporin or triple antibiotic or something. if it doesn't start eating within a few days let it go. look up if the food you're giving it is actually appropriate.
>>1996156 There are no vets open now that I can take him too. Is there nothing I can do for the poor little guy? He seems to be moving about alright but I don't know if they express pain like we do. He was lying on his back but now he's on his feet and waddling around.
Ok /an/, lets say I wanted to live a homestead life, and be reliant on a food garden and animals for food. I need an animal that I can milk. A cow or a sheep? (Don't say goat, goats milk is shitty in my opinion.)
>>1996090 Sheepskin milk is way worse than goats and you need more than 4 sheep, goats can be kept in ones or twos and need less grazing space. Different goats produce different milk as well, plus it makes great ice cream.
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