Blog posts : "General"

HSPCA Killers Import CA Dogs

The HSPCA kills 20,500* every year... *Statistics are from the 2005 Mayor's Task Force report. Current statistics are not available for some shelters as they refuse to produce their kill rate statistics to the public.

Houston SPCA is amongst those who vehemently HIDE their kill rates and utterly r…

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Melinda Merck, DVM, Perjurer?


Euthanasia IS humane, Really?

"Euthanasia IS humane" is a general statement that someone posted on an email list yesterday and a couple of people concurred, including the list moderator.  I wanted to take issue with that general concept but, alas, the moderator (who actually started the sub-thread with "Euthanasia *is* a hum…

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Take a Walk

Gracia Update, Last Friday's Hearing

As many of you realize, the HSPCA is accustomed to merely presenting a lengthy bill and having a court rubber stamp it.  The judge in the Gracia case ruled that they had to present a detailed bill AND "prove it up".  This is a significant ruling.  Further, she ruled that the bill should be reduced f…

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Missing Pet Network (MPN)

Missing Pet Network.  Let's get pets back to their HOMES.

  • The MPN is a group of volunteers sponsored by the USDA Animal Care Office, who help people find missing pet animals. It accepts no money, makes no endorsements, and uses no advertising on MPN web pages.
  • If you have found a pet, y…

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Gracia Hearing Friday 2 PM

On Friday at 2 PM, Attila the Prosecutor (aka Linda Geffin) will likely be the one arguing that the Gracias should pay thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands, of dollars for the "care" their animals received while this case has been pending.

Has everyone seen the Harris County's "news release" issue…

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Rare Dogs Seized, ARFs to S/N All

"A Fannett Township man recently was found with about 80 of the world's rarest wild dog breed"  Prior to this, 150 of this breed were known to exist worldwide in captivity and and they are suspected extinct in the wild and this guy has 80 more tucked away and has obviously been successful at breed…

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Gracia County Court Jury Decision

The jury came back with a decision.  Interestingly, they gave the German Shepherd back to the Gracias along with the chickens; forfeited the other animals.  I find the return of the German Shepherd most interesting.  This is a dog that was allegedly amongst the HSPCA's major initial concerns upon tr…

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Gracia Appeal Begins Wed Morning

The Gracia case is now on appeal before Harris County Civil Court #2

Kathy Heaton posted on October 11, 2010:  Voir Dire (questioning prospective jurors) will be held in the Ceremonial Courtroom on the 17th floor of the Harris County Civil Courthouse, 201 Caroline, Houston TX 77002.  It is s…

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Gracia Hearing on Friday

UPDATE: The hearing on Friday has been moved up to 9:30 A.M. (from the 11:00 A.M. shown below).

The Gracia case is now on appeal before Harris County Civil Court #2.  Pre-trial motions will be argued Friday morning at 11:00 A.M.  (These were originally scheduled for the 15th and moved up to the 8th.…

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On Playing God with Dogs

On man is dead and another stabbed, recovering in the hospital.  There are 70 or so dogs, Shelties, that have been snatched up by authorities for now... "Sheriff’s authorities are working to ensure that the animals are current on their vaccinations and are all spayed or neutered."  Who the fuck d…

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Love/Hate & the Apple Mac

I didn't learn to use an "IBM compatible PC" until about 5 years ago. Don't even know if that's still the correct terminology for them.  I was a very early convert to the Apple Mac.  LOVED my first Apple Mac SE.  It came in a box and was EASY.  I plugged in 1 cable and turned it on.  It came with 1 …

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September 12th

My current FB status: "☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ If you support our troops then please post this on your status.  They risk sacrificing their lives for all of us. We have rights and owe obligations to preserve those rights. Freedom is never free. Home of the Free... because of the Brave! Today, we honor the…

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Snake on a Porch

Not just any snake either.  This was a female tiger rattlesnake.  And it was amongst a batch confiscated from someone somewhere.  Wouldn't you think it would make the news, blogs, something if a dozen or more VERY venomous snakes were confiscated?  If it did, I haven't found it yet.  What DID make t…

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EPA Proposing A Ban that needs STOPPED

Even if you're not a diehard fan of the 2nd Amendment like I am, you should care about this one.  The EPA is proposing a ban on some forms of ammunition.  Every time one of these bans is proposed, people run out and stock up on ammo.  Now, if properly stored (COOL and DRY), ammo has a very, very …

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Have to do a second entry this morning!  A few months ago, late January, 2010, to be more precise, Marion County decided it was a good idea to seize all of the animals belonging to Barbara Hoffmann and Fred Lulling.  My first entry on that case was "Government Kicking the Widow Hoffman"  Yep, most…

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HPD is Thieving Guns Now?

I am incensed, completely INCENSED with the Houston Police Department (HPD)!  "Evelyn Maxey said she noticed several horses trampling through her yard and after several attempts to divert the unwanted animals" so she got out her gun and shot a couple of times in the air; not at the animals, mine y…

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California Needs Some of YOUR Time

California Needs Some of YOUR Time to protect YOUR rights.  "SB 250 will prohibit keeping unaltered and unspayed dogs and cats over 6 months old without a specific local license, except as specified."  We've been sold a bill of goods when it comes to early spay/neuter; told it's just fine and dand…

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