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The Monty Hall problem

The Monty Hall problem. Advertisements

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New Jersey Animal Shelters’ Report Cards for Dogs

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…

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New Years Resolution: blog more

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.

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Oregon update: More good news thanks to spay/neuter

I’m too excited to wait for the final polish on some of these charts.  

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The Infertile Crescent: North Carolina’s Spay/Neuter clinics’ impact

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

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The 2013 North Carolina shelter statistics report is out!

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

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Spay/Neuter clinics benefit a wide area: example, Foothills clinic in Catawba County, NC

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

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Kitten Season Approaches: What You Can Do

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…

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“Humans have no exclusive claim on inte

“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

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Happy World Toilet Day. #WorldToiletDay

Happy World Toilet Day. #WorldToiletDay Well, you have to admit, they are awfully nice to have. http://ow.ly/i/3LT62

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