From ANIMAL PEOPLE, April 2013: The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs are Smarter Than You Think by Brian Hare & Vanessa Woods Dutton (c/o Penguin USA, 375 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014), 2013. 367 pages. $37.95/hardcover or $14.95 paperback. Publicity for The Genius of Dogs alleges that co-author Brian Hare has done more than [...]
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, April 2013: WASHINGTON D.C.––National Audubon Society president David Yarnold on March 26, 2013 announced that Audubon magazine editor-at-large Ted Williams had been reinstated after a 10-day suspension for allegedly urging the use of the over-the-counter pain reliever acetaminophen to poison feral cats.
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, April 2013— By Merritt Clifton & Kim Bartlett The American Veterinary Medical Association, 150 years old this year, has from the beginning pitched a broad tent. The AVMA is at once a trade association representing the economic concerns of veterinarians; a professional body setting veterinary standards; an umbrella for ongoing efforts to [...]
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, March 2013: Inflated cat stats panic birders WASHINGTON D.C.––Inflating the U.S. pet cat population by ten million, the outdoor pet cat population by closer to 50 million, and the best documented estimates of the feral cat population by up to 64 million, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute ornithologists Scott Loss and Peter Marra [...]
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, March 2013: New adoption center gives embattled Fresno humane community a point of pride FRESNO, Calif.––Celebrating a rare “good news for animals” event in a city which has had little to celebrate, the Cat House on the Kings and the Petco Foundation on February 15, 2013 together opened a new 1,500-square-foot adoption [...]
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, March 2013: Ousted In Defense of Animals executive director takes dossier to state attorney general’s office SAN RAFAEL, California––Four executive directors and founder Elliot Katz have left the top management position at In Defense of Animals since 2009. Joe Haptas, the IDA executive director since July 2012, was suspended by the board [...]
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, March 2013: Dogs of Courage: The heroism and heart of working dogs around the world by Lisa Rogak Thomas Dunne Books (175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010), 2012. 269 pages, paperback. $14.99. Dogs of Courage: The heroism and heart of working dogs around the world begins with Ebony, a hyperactive giant schnauzer. [...]
Suzanne Saueressig, DVM, 89, died on February 8, 2013 in Richmond Heights, Missouri. Born in Nuremberg, Germany, Saueressig “grew up with cats and dogs,” remembered St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Michael Sorkin.
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, March 2013: Training the Best Dog Ever by Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz & Larry Kay Workman Publishing (225 Varick St., 9th floor, New York, NY 10014), 2012. 287 pages, paperback. $14.95 Training the Best Dog Ever is the paperback release of a manual originally published in 2010 as the Love That Dog Training Program.
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, March 2013: Australian & Indian Supreme Courts overturn dog laws MELBOURNE, DELHI––The Supreme Courts of Australia and India on January 26 and February 6, 2013, respectively, struck down enforcement of recent appellate court rulings upholding dangerous dog laws.