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The Monty Hall problem.
Originally posted on NJ Animal Observer:
In my last blog, I disclosed New Jersey’s depressing animal shelter statistics. This blog explains why so many dogs are losing their lives in the state’s animal shelters and whether these facilities can end…
HRC’s just updated this with CA’s 2013 data. http://spot.humaneresearch.org/content/animal-shelter-statistics They continue to show good effects for s/n clinics.
I’m too excited to wait for the final polish on some of these charts.
If you study the NC map I posted last blog, you will notice areas of low shelter euthanasia near spay/neuter clinics that I’ve dubbed “The Infertile Crescent.” NC has a statewide license-plate s/n voucher program, and is the home of … Continue reading
The 2013 NC data is out! http://ncagr.gov/vet/aws/fix/ or download my spreadsheet http://www.spayship.com/NC%20shelters%2001-13%20bare.xlsx
While limiting intake, increasing adoptions, or Shelter-Neuter-Return can improve a shelter’s Live Release Rate, they can result in putting the burden of killing on neighboring shelters. Opening a s/n clinic, however, benefits the neighbors as well, as happened when the … Continue reading
Originally posted on moggiepurrs:
I’m reminded of the poem written by Carl Sandburg: Fog The fog comes on little cat feet. It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on. It reminds me of the…
“Humans have no exclusive claim on intelligence. Across the animal kingdom, all sorts of creatures have performed impressive intellectual feats. A bonobo named Kanzi uses an array of symbols to communicate with humans. Chaser the border collie knows the English … Continue reading