WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (February 1-7, 2010)

ANIMAL WELFARE

SPCA wards a labor of puppy love.” By Carolyn Jones. San Francisco Chronicle. February 5, 2010. Solano County’s newest inmates love to have their bellies scratched and to romp in a noisy, frolicsome pile. The prisoners are puppies: 75 shoe-chewing, face-licking, tail-chasing Yorkie and Maltese puppies in lockdown in Vacaville. The dogs are criminal evidence in an animal abuse case. Some of the dogs went to the county animal shelter, which was already nearly full, and some had to be euthanized because of severe illness. The rest went to the SPCA, a non-profit that’s not receiving any funds from the county to feed, treat or care for the animals.

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