This is our near-weekly segment where we list all the links we’ve shared on Twitter. It’s always a big post! So grab a coffee and prepare yourself for some serious reading.
Tweet of the Week
It’s common knowledge that too many victims of domestic violence stay with their partners because they can’t find temporary accommodation for their pets. They also often can’t leave their pets with their partners, because they are concerned that they may harm the pets in ‘revenge’ attacks. It was touching to watch this video on the pet shelter at Rose Brooks Centre. I truly hope that this sets a trend for women shelter’s internationally.
On the recent study showing a starch digesting gene in dogs: “Science Proves the Obvious” from Terrierman, “Dogs & Wolves: Diet and Sociability” from Patricia McConnell, and “Starchy genes made dog into man’s best friend“.
No Kill and Sheltering
One is the loneliest number (on the Lost Dog’s Home in Melbourne).
From YesBiscuit!: “Petsmart Charities/Ipsos Study: The where and why of adoption“, “Do shelter pets need a sob story and a Sarah McLachlan song to get adopted?“, and “The gap between rescues and adoptions“.
600 Million Stray Dogs Need You – on a edible, single dose stray dog sterilant.
Other Dog and Pet Stuff