Thursday, May 22, 2014
BY RYAN LAKICH
5.20.14 | 9:12 am
This week, Austin Pets Alive! is looking for a match for Furline, a beautiful black-haired kitty who likes attention, despite usually having a grumpy disposition. But this grumpy cat lets her humorous side, too, with playful moves like sticking out her tongue and it soon becomes clear as to why she would be a great addition to your family.
Breed: Domestic medium hair mix
Adult size: Medium
Age: 4 years, 3 months
Adoption donation: Furline's adoption fee is normally $75, but she is part of APA!'s Back in Black Promo so she has a "name your own price" adoption fee.
Location: On site
What APA! says about Furline:
Furline may seem shy and distant at first, but she just prefers that you come to her to give her a pet. She's not as playful as other cats, but she never says no to receiving attention and a nice scratch behind the ear.
Her best friend is Carmella — they were rescued together and spend plenty of time together now. If you want to adopt Furline, you may consider adopting a second kitty to keep this dynamic duo together.
With a proper introduction, Furline should adapt to other animals in the home.
Why APA! says she deserves your love:
Whether she's wearing a scowl or sticking out her tongue, Furline is a well-behaved and friendly cat looking for a laid-back family. As long as she's with her BFF, Carmella, she will be happy wherever she ends up.
To learn more and adopt Furline, visit the APA! website.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
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In the Republican Primary Runoff for Texas Attorney General, the two candidates are Representative Dan Branch from Dallas and Senator Ken Paxton from McKinney. The Texas Attorney General race is one of special importance to animal advocates since that office is responsible for interpreting and in some instances enforcing the animal welfare laws of Texas. For example, in 2002 it was then Attorney General John Cornyn who issued a landmark opinion confirming that Texas law prohibits the slaughter of horses for human consumption. Again in 2007, Attorney General Greg Abbott opined that it is illegal for foreign horse slaughter plants to transport their horsemeat through Texas. Thus, it is important to know the past voting records of these candidates on animal welfare issues.
Below are the records of both Branch and Paxton on important animal welfare bills.
In 2007, Branch was the author of the Pet Evacuation Bill (HB 88) which requires that all companion and service animals be included in evacuation plans in the event of a natural disaster. Previously evacuees had to either abandon their pets or leave them at local emergency shelters during natural disasters.
In 2011, Branch co-authored the Puppy Mill Bill (HB 1451) which required commercial breeders of dogs and cats to be registered with and regulated by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. It took two legislative sessions to pass this bill which was a major step in providing humane conditions and care for dogs and cats in breeding facilities.
In 2011, Branch voted for the Civil Seizure Bill (HB 963) which allows law enforcement and animal control officers to seize cruelly treated animals and remove them from their abusers.
In 2011, Paxton voted against the Puppy Mill Bill (HB 1451).
In 2011, Paxton voted against the Civil Seizure Bill (HB 963).
THE PRIMARY RUNOFF ELECTION WILL BE HELD.EARLY VOTING COMMENCES MAY 19, 2014 AND ENDS .
IF A VOTER DID NOT VOTE IN THE PRIMARY ELECTIONS, THE VOTER MAY STILL VOTE IN THE RUNOFF ELECTION. THIS RUNOFF ELECTION WILL BE VERY CLOSE AND EVERY VOTE WILL COUNT.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU VOTE AND ENCOURAGE YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO DO THE SAME.