Ban Shock http://banshock.org/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 08:23:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.2 https://banshock.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/ban-shock-icon-150x150.png Ban Shock http://banshock.org/ 32 32 American animal welfare group receives over 800 parakeets as unexpected “gift” | Tendency https://banshock.org/american-animal-welfare-group-receives-over-800-parakeets-as-unexpected-gift-tendency/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 12:28:01 +0000 https://banshock.org/american-animal-welfare-group-receives-over-800-parakeets-as-unexpected-gift-tendency/ These Facebook posts from the Detroit Animal Welfare Group showed how they received over 800 parakeets as “gifts.”

Over the holiday weekend, when everyone was busy receiving gifts from loved ones, this animal welfare group in the United States called Detroit Animal Welfare Group received something quite unexpected. They received over 800 parakeets from one inhabitant.

“(…) An inhabitant returned more than 400 parakeets last night. Yes that’s okay 400. We were also in shock but couldn’t turn them down as they were all crammed into 7 cages and were choking and needed immediate help. Thanks to a wonderful team who were able to quickly set up suitable temporary accommodation and miraculously we just received parakeet food, ”begins the caption of the first post in this regard.

They received help from an organization called Birds and Beaks which helped take care of the baby birds. Here’s what the post said:

There were tiny birds and adult birds, the Detroit Animal Welfare Group (DAWG) shared the following posts about them. They explained in detail how the birds were doing on a daily basis.

By December 27, the number of parakeets had suddenly increased to over 800. The reason was clarified in the caption: “We thought 497 parakeets was a lot… until they delivered 339 more. in boxes this afternoon. The grand total of parakeets surrendered is 836! ”

The group has received much-needed assistance with bird rehabilitation and care from organizations such as Jojo’s Flying Friends, Birds and Beaks, and East Michigan Bird Rescue.

What do you think of this surprise “gift”?

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Heartache at Animal Welfare Charity as Abandoned Puppy “Just Not Strong Enough” to Survive https://banshock.org/heartache-at-animal-welfare-charity-as-abandoned-puppy-just-not-strong-enough-to-survive/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 10:43:00 +0000 https://banshock.org/heartache-at-animal-welfare-charity-as-abandoned-puppy-just-not-strong-enough-to-survive/
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Colleen Tinnelly of the charity said the abandoned puppy was “just not strong enough” to survive.

“Unfortunately, it is very sad to say that one of them passed away last night (Thursday),” she said.

“Our vet team worked tirelessly around the clock yesterday at the USPCA and it was probably one of the most heartbreaking I have ever had in this job – watching our staff try to keep one of these puppies alive.

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“The other four are doing very well, but this is only the beginning.

“They are very, very young and they have been taken away from their mother, but they are happily doing well and we hope they make a full recovery.”

The litter is one of many cases of animal abandonment reported by the USPCA when it reopened on Wednesday after the Christmas holidays.

Ms Tinnelly said: “This is the worst year I have seen. We are under great pressure with restrictions and the number of volunteers and staff on leave with Covid per minute

“So we find it really difficult. We have had the busiest two days I have seen in a long time.

Other animal shelters across Northern Ireland are said to be operating at full capacity.

Speaking on Thursday, Ms Tinnelly said: “Unfortunately, in the months after Christmas we are bracing for an increase in the number of unwanted animals and trying to accommodate as many as possible.

“Never have we seen cases like this so quickly behind Christmas. We are shocked and very disappointed that this continues to happen.

She added, “Our advice on responsible pet ownership is clear: an animal is not a toy.

“It is a lifetime commitment and does not come with a return policy.”

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Crestview sever ties with Panhandle Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) https://banshock.org/crestview-sever-ties-with-panhandle-animal-welfare-society-paws/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 21:47:59 +0000 https://banshock.org/crestview-sever-ties-with-panhandle-animal-welfare-society-paws/

CRESTVIEW – A long, latent dispute over an animal control services contract has led the city to sever relations with the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society.

Negotiations on a renewal, which Crestview City Manager Tim Bolduc said to have been ongoing throughout the year, broke down on December 23 when PAWS officials told city staff they could take or leave a new contract that included a rate hike greater than 100% .

Relationship’s abrupt end left the city scrambling as it struggles to establish its own animal control function. Bolduc said he hopes to have something in place within 45 to 60 days.

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Until then, animal control calls are handled by the Crestview Police Department, no deposits are accepted and emergencies will be handled by Walton County Animal Control.

“Until the 23rd, I thought there would be a resolution,” Bolduc said. “We have to make a transition pretty quickly.”