HAPPY NEWS Precious has been approved to go into our senior home
setting. With a senior lady (Mary) forever home. It was a perfect match
today. Precious will need clearance from our rescue vet to move forward
in her forever home. Precious will be seen by our rescue vet tomorrow
morning for that clearance. Paws cross that Precious will be cleared to
move forward in a forever home. The senior home setting staff have
approved the adoption to move forward. Once our vet clears the adoption
final process. Our rescue will be backing fully any related medical cost
that maybe needed in the future for Precious while in our senior to
senior program. As well someone from our rescue will be checking in on
Precious once a month.
USA: Urge Your Representative to Join the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus!
US Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, 114th Congress Co-Chairs: Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA) ASPCA Position: Support Action Needed: Please
take a moment to urge your representative to join the Congressional
Animal Protection Caucus, a group of U.S. representatives committed to
advancing animal welfare legislation in Congress.
UPDATE: Jericho is the "brother" to Cecil the lion that was illegally killed several days ago in Zimbabwe. Jericho is now the caretaker of Cecil's cubs (shown below). Jericho has not been killed as was previously reported by Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, and has retracted their statement due to proof of life from Oxford University Department of Zoology/WildCRU. Their study lion was
Cecil, and they also said that Jericho is alive and well (tracking collar showed normal signs of movement). The department also
mentioned that both Jericho and Cecil are not brothers, and that
unrelated male lions form coalitions to defend their territories.
Why is this news? For the simple reason that the death of Cecil, has created the scenario of natural law in lion society: when a male dies and his weakened coalition is usurped, the new incoming males kill their predecessors' cubs. With Jericho standing guard, the cubs should be fine.
If Jericho's dies, it may lead to a cascade of death in the lion community.
Why is this so important: simply because these majestic animals are rapidly decreasing. An estimated 30% to 50% decline in 20 years in the last half of the 20th century. Primary causes of the decline include disease, and human interference. Habitat loss and conflicts with humans are considered the most significant threats to the species.