Tag Archives: Shelter & Rescue

How NOT to advertise a pet needing a new home on social media

My third grade teacher once told me, “Never say or do anything that you wouldn’t want  to see splashed all over the morning newspaper.” Words to live by.

In this day and age, one would think the same goes with social media. One would also think that this is something a reporter would be privy to. 

But not Delta Dunklin Democrat reporter, Laura Ford. It’s likely she’s learning though, since she publicly posted her advertisement of two dogs, in need of a home, on Facebook- if advertisement is what you want to call it. 

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Mack is found but not home yet

Continued from “Mack’s a runner“. In the previous installment of Mack’s story, he’d escaped his owners, rewards had been offered and raised, and Rough Road Rescue had gotten involved in the search. I previously posted a screenshot of a Facebook post made by Steve Svehla himself, Christmas Eve, pleading for the public’s help to bring Mack home. And I quote,

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Pet flipper Patricia Zimmerle a.k.a. Brittnany Sparks making her rounds in Perryville and Ste. Genevieve

You’ll see her on Facebook as Brittnany Sparks but her real name is Patricia Zimmerle.

She’s got a whole list if names she goes by; Patricia Ellis, Chasity Brown, Sherry Evans, Theresa Clark, Stacy Camp, Lynn Clark, Renee Almaraz, and now Brittnany Sparks, just to name a few.

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Seth Casteel demonstrates how to photograph shelter animals [videos]

So do you know what Seth Casteel says about photographing shelter animals? He says, “Just one picture can save a life.” And he’s absolutely right. A good, attention-grabbing image of a shelter pet may be that animal’s best chance of getting out of the shelter and into a new and loving forever-home.

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Hayti man charged with two counts of animal abuse

Brian D. Garner of Hayti faces two counts of animal abuse stemming from a complaint made to Hayti police concerning several Pit Bulls in poor condition. Two of the dogs required immediate medical attention. Image used with permission CHS-PAWS “We take animal abuse very seriously,” said Hayti Chief of Police Paul Sheckell. “We are committed to working these cases and

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