Category Archives: Best Friends Animal Society

Obsession with breed: As troublesome as discrimination against it

In light of the current political context surrounding both the teaching profession and pit bull welfare right now, I thought this could use a repost.  This piece was originally posted in March of 2012. Most of my professional experience has … Continue reading

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Best Friends Animal Society Training Video: Feral Cat Trap-Neuter-Release

Best Friends just published a fantastic educational video on how to responsibly and safely perform TNR for feral and community cats.  The details provided in the video are exceptional and perfect examples of the expertise that this organization has developed … Continue reading

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The Voice of Reason: Francis Battista of Best Friends weighs in on Michael Vick’s adoption application

Apparently the motto for my week is going to be, “Ask, and you shall receive.”  Because no sooner did I voice my somewhat untempered opinion on the notion of Michael Vick as future rescue dog adopter and Humane Society of … Continue reading

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I Read to Animals

On May 3, Buster Brown and I will be tackling the second piece of a 3-part therapy dog certification test.  And hopefully if all goes well, The Peach will follow suit shortly after with her own testing (fingers crossed). There … Continue reading

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Bunny, honey?

My recent trip to Best Friends also included a volunteer shift (my “first time”) at the Bunny House.  And no, I’m not talking about Heff’s place, that brothel in the desert that you heard about on HBO or, the movie … Continue reading

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