Petside Digest: News, Cute Blogs, and More!Published August 5, 2011
Chinese City Lifts Ban on Dogs: Petside
We'll start this week's Digest off with a small dose of a harsh reality, if you will.
In the city of Jiangmen in China, government officials were recently ready to place a ban on dogs in the city, deeming the animals a health hazard to the general public. They were to start asking residents to relinquish their dogs to the authorities from August 10 to August 25, and begin actively seeking dogs after that on August 26. They would be relocated to foster homes / adoption centers outside the city limits.
Due to public outcry, government officials decided to lift that proposed ban in favor of implementing a series of lifestyle-limiting laws, including making it illegal to bring your pup to public places, such as parks or city squares.
While it's good to hear that a ban is not officially in place, it seems that the plight of the Chinese dog owner is far from over. We'll keep you covered on this story as it develops more.
Eco-Friendly Pet Projects: Raise a Green Dog!
Here on the Digest we like to shout out cool blogs that we think our readers should visit for their own enjoyment. This newest blog is no exception. In our search and seizure of the Internet, we stumbled across a blog devoted to eco-friendly pet projects and promoting the environment.
The blog is interesting, and if going green is up your alley then we highly suggest this for you! Check them out and give them some page views--they seem like a really worthy cause!
Daily Dose of Cute: The Daily Kitten
We all get to some point during our work day when we're stressed out and need something cute to look at to relieve our minds. If that's the case, this blog is most definitely for you.
Every day at exactly 3:07 PM, this blog posts a new kitten for us to "oooh and ah" at. And yes, they are pretty darn cute. We stumbled across this one this morning. Talk about a Feel-Good Friday!
Should You Get the Day Off When Your Dog Dies?: Dogster
We thought this article might interest you. At it's core is the fundamental question: should we get the day off when our dog dies? It's a pretty interesting look at it. Pets are family members, after all.
What do you think? Do you think you'd take the day if your pet passed away? Let us know in a comment!
Adoptable Pet of the Week: Teddy
Teddy's an adult male Domestic Medium hair from the NY area. He does love attention, but has his limits, and really needs an owner who knows how to read cat signals. He's up to date on all his meds. If you think you can handle Teddy, give him a chance! He's sure to make a great addition to a loving furever home!