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Cat Trap Fever: The best of the bad options for feral cats?
One every six minutes, seven days a week, eight hours a day. That’s the rate at which the Lied Animal Shelter euthanized cats in 2009. Seventy-five a day, upwards of 27,000 a year, according to Keith Williams, founder of the Community Cat Coalition of Clark County — C5 for short. The vast majority of those […]
Report: Animal Foundation ‘on the brink of a crisis’
A report authored by the chief operating officer of The Animal Foundation just days before he parted ways with the government-funded shelter paints a picture of dysfunction. The report, obtained by the Current, details problems that include unpaid bills leading to dog food deliveries being cut off, injured animals left untreated and without pain management, […]
Animal Foundation slashes services to public
The Animal Foundation of Las Vegas, Southern Nevada’s publicly-funded shelter, has cut services to the public after the departure of much of its veterinary staff, according to its new chief operating officer. TAF is also at odds with animal welfare advocates who say it is needlessly placing adoptable cats at risk by releasing them where […]
2019 selections & reflections from the Nevada Current’s staff
Note: 2019 was the Current’s first full year of publication. To look back on the year, each member of the Nevada Current staff picked a few stories (or commentaries in my case) they wanted to highlight. Maybe it was a story that had the most impact, or one they worked on most, or something that didn’t […]
GDP sports 3.2% growth as consumer spending … slows?
Is America great again or what? In the first quarter of 2019, U.S. gross domestic product rose 3.2 percent, which would be making all of Trump’s supporters cheer in delight, except for they’re all busy shouting “no collusion.” In normal times, in which we are not and to which we will likely never return no […]