Petside Digest: Royals, Pet Tragedy Earmark Animal News for This WeekPublished February 3, 2012
The Petside Digest brings you the latest animal-related news for this week!
William and Kate Get Puppy: Petside
We'll start this week's Petside Digest off with a bit of light-hearted news. After weeks of speculation, it has been confirmed that the royal newlyweds, Prince William and Kate Middleton, officially have a new puppy! The Cocker Spaniel that they were spotted with a couple of weeks back is in fact theirs!
Even if you're not fans of following the royal family, how can you not feel good about this new addition to William and Kate's family? Everybody loves a puppy!
Soap Actor Nick Santino Commits Suicide After Putting Dog Down: Vet Street
A troubled soap opera actor, Nick Santino (who held roles on "Guiding Light", "All My Children" and "Gossip Girl", committed suicide earlier this week after feeling immense guilt over putting his dog, a Pitbull named Rocco, to sleep.
According to the report, Santino was forced to put his dog down due to his building banning Pitbulls. It is, sadly, yet another case of breedism. The result was Santino unable to cope with his actions, and in turn ending his own life.
All around, this story is immensely sad. What are your thoughts? Share them in a comment.
Bulldog Named Lucky Lives Up to His Name: Philly.com
A bulldog named Lucky has truly lived up to his name.
A report on Philly.com recounts the story of a Bulldog named Lucky, who was taken in by a family for adoption, forced to be given up and then, after a twist of fate, taken back in by the same family that first adopted him. Check out the full story on Philly.com--it's truly remarkable!
Animal Shelter Law Repeal?: Petside
Apparently, the governor of California is aiming to show that even animals aren't exempt from the massive budget cuts that are going to occur across the board. In an act that would repeal a previous law that protected animal shelters, California is hoping to reduce the number of days a shelter must keep an animal alive before it is euthanized from six days to three days. The reduced time in the shelter could lead to thousands of animal lives being lost.
Read the full story here!
Adoptable Pet of the Week: Abby
Abby is an adorable Dachshund / Jack Russell Terrier mix hailing from Indiana. She is already spayed, up to date on all of her shots and is already house-trained. To top it all off, Abby is appearing in this year's Puppy Bowl! Give Abby a chance at a forever-loving home!