Pet News in the Herald
So here's some links to stuff you might not have read, starting with a story I had in today's paper, about the Humane Society of Greater Miami/Adopt-a-Pet closing its old shelter in northwest Miami. For half a century, that's where Miamians went to look for lost pets or adopt a new one. The group has a glitzy new shelter in North Miami. To read the story, click here.
Chuck Rabin's You Got a Problem? column Friday, about the jam that Sabbath Rescue is in (having failed to pay rent since January, rescuer Robbie Coy got booted from his warehouse shelter, given two hours to clear out with 60 dogs, all of which need permanent homes). To read the story, click here.
Last week, I had a story about Cisco, the West Kendall cat that's going to compete with nine other cats from around the country in a feline webcast "reality show." They'll live together in a New York storefront and viewers can vote one cat out of the litter box a day. The winner will become a quality-control tester for Meow Mix, the cat-food company sponsoring the house. To read the story, click here.
Then there was a story about the Woof Patrol: a civic-minded band of dog lovers dedicated to ridding a stretch of South Beach of poop, so that there will be no cause to ban dog walkers from the area. I was honored to receive a Woof Patrol ball cap, which I wear proudly. To read the story, click here.
And one little tidbit: from a story about Olympic dive champ Greg Louganis, by Joseph Goodman.
"When he's not acting, which Louganis admits doesn't happen as often as he would like (``I don't have an agent but that doesn't mean I don't want one''), the former Olympian devotes most of his time to AIDS awareness, mentoring young divers, animal rescue and his dogs. Louganis owns two Jack Russell terriers and a border collie who compete in national dog-agility contests."
Guess his dogs are as athletic as he is!