you're reading...
Hisses and Purrs

Hisses and Purrs!

It’s Tuesday, and that means it’s time for another edition of Hisses and Purrs. Each week we run down the good, and not-so-good, in animal welfare.  

First up is Hissy Fit Jones, and boy, does he have some vicious hisses to dole out this week!

I am shocked and appalled!

I am shocked and appalled!

Hisses to Taiwan, for allowing an outbreak of rabies in the country. Rabies had been eradicated from the country 50 years ago, but disease control officials have not been diligent in ensuring it didn’t return. Now all shelter and breeder animals are required to administer vaccinations to their animals.

Hisses to Angela Russell and five of her family members who ran Crunchy’s Animal Rescue near Abingdon in the UK. The center was raided in January, 2012, and 80 animals were removed from horrific conditions. Each person involved was convicted of 16 animal welfare offenses and banned from owning animals for 10 years.

Hisses to the Durham, Connecticut, Agricultural Fair Association for bringing an elephant show to the fair. Florida-based Elephant Experience, owned by Bill Morris, will display its two elephants. Morris sees his show as educational because he talks about the difference between Indian and African elephants. Of course, I’m sure he won’t say anything about how elephants require companionship from family members and thrive on touch.

Oh Dog! I am disgusted! I think we need a dose of purrs now to calm us all down. June Buggie? Ya got any?

You make an ornery kitty smile!

You make a ornery kitty smile!

Purrs to the North Carolina legislature for not passing the ag-gag bill in that state. That means that none of the 11 ag-gag bills on state dockets this year became law. YAY!

Purrs to the country of Nepal, whose population of tigers in the wild has increased by 63% to 198 since 2009. Sadly, it’s estimated that less than 2,000 tigers remain in the wild worldwide.

Purrs to Sam Simon, co-developer of The Simpsons, who after learning he was terminally ill willed his fortune to animal welfare causes and to food banks. Simon has supported animal welfare for years, and now wants his fortune to benefit others.

And purrs to the thousands of animal-loving people of New Zealand who turned out today to protest against the Psychoactive Substances Bill. The bill, which would regulate the sale of party pills and synthetic cannabis, allows for testing of the products on animals.



That’s awesome, June Buggie!  Thanks!

Now it’s your turn. Do YOU have any hisses or purrs to share with us this week?


And don’t forget, it’s your last chance to vote for your favorite blogs in the Dogtime Petties Awards. I’m supporting The Creative Cat and Animal Shelter Volunteer. Who are you supporting?

About Jen and the Furries

Hello and welcome. I’m a 50 something woman who’s probably awake when she should be sleeping. Oh, and there are animals, because who doesn’t have pets?


34 thoughts on “Hisses and Purrs!

  1. I wish A. Russell and her gang would be banned from owning animals for lifetime. The animals were found in their own extrementitious matters without water or food. What a….

    Posted by easyweimaraner | July 30, 2013, 5:49 AM
  2. Sadly, hisses to mutilated shark http://www.smh.com.au/environment/animals/shark-found-strung-up-after-being-slashed-20130730-2qw3n.html found by diver in NSW, Australia – WTF? why, why, why…

    Posted by EllaDee | July 30, 2013, 5:55 AM
  3. Big hisses for the lady who owned Angel, a dog with cancer that was left untreated and was so bad she had to be put to sleep.

    “When an RSPCA inspector went to her home, she found Angel had a huge seeping mass on her belly area. Her ear infection also had a thick discharge.”

    A vet said she had been suffering for around four weeks and early intervention would have saved her. Purrs to the people who banned that terrible woman from keeping animals for two years.

    Also, can’t decide what to make of this story but I thought you might find it interesting. The lady’s cat, Gem, looks rather like a certain June Buggie!



    Posted by hutchagoodlife | July 30, 2013, 6:22 AM
  4. As long as it’s educational for humans right, I hate animals used to prove points, or test them even.

    Posted by LifeOfBun | July 30, 2013, 6:43 AM
  5. Yay for Nepal! They threw out their corrupt monarchy and are saving their tigers!

    Posted by Russell Smith | July 30, 2013, 6:59 AM
  6. Purrrs to one of mom’s friends who has recently rescued two baby pigeons who suddenly showed up on her balcony and were seemed very skiny and hungry. She says that probably their mother gave up bringing them up. She feeds them and cleans her balcony twice a day for those pigeons.She says that she looks after them until they will be big enough to be independent. 🙂

    Posted by eripanwkevin | July 30, 2013, 9:03 AM
  7. So happy about North Carolina! No ag-gag bills passed into law — woohoo!

    Thanks for the final vote-stumping. We love you, and appreciate your friendship and support so much! We.are.exhausted. 🙂

    Posted by meowmeowmans | July 30, 2013, 11:25 AM
  8. You found just about the only good news coming out of the NC state legislature.

    Posted by somethingwagging | July 30, 2013, 11:25 AM
  9. Only ten year ban? Should be for life!!!

    Posted by CATachresis | July 30, 2013, 1:15 PM
  10. You tell ’em Jones – we bet that scary face will make them pay attention.

    Woos – Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

    Posted by Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning | July 30, 2013, 2:41 PM
  11. Hisses for the new US farm bill and the King amendments to it that would remove states rights to legislate the treatment of farm animals!

    Posted by Sue | July 30, 2013, 3:38 PM
  12. Thank goodness for the purrs, the list of hisses makes us so sad (& mad)!

    Posted by Prudence & Theresa | July 30, 2013, 4:57 PM
  13. Ugh! I really get so sick reading the Hisses, but I’m glad for the Purrs! xo

    Posted by Moxie Reviews™ (@MoxieReviews) | July 30, 2013, 7:10 PM
  14. I love your Hisses and Purrs post. Thanks

    Posted by BJ Pup | July 30, 2013, 7:31 PM
  15. Those are some really bad hisses, but yay for Sam Simon in particular. And purrs to all the unsung persons who help animals every day without recognition or fanfare.

    Posted by Oui Oui | July 30, 2013, 8:49 PM
  16. I always look forward to hisses and purrs!

    Posted by Dennis | July 30, 2013, 8:58 PM
  17. Hey Rumpy… Those hisses are awful… Since the circus this is inevitable, I do hope he does explain to the audience that elephants need their own “pack”.

    Glad to hear about Simon’s decision. One more animal welfare supporter I am a big fan of is Ian Somerhalder,

    Posted by haopee2 | July 30, 2013, 9:33 PM
  18. Reblogged Hisses and Purrs and will try to remember to do so going forward…my mind is slippery slope so no promises…purrrs to Nepal

    Posted by Savannah's Paw Tracks | July 31, 2013, 1:21 PM
  19. Reblogged this on Savannah's Paw Tracks and commented:
    Purrlease read Hissy Fit Jones and June Buggies animal welfare “Hisses and Purrs”…posted on Rumpy Dog every Tuesday.

    Posted by Savannah's Paw Tracks | July 31, 2013, 1:22 PM
  20. Jumped over here from Savannah’s. Great post. Didn’t know you did this each Tuesday. We’ll definitely check it out again. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

    Posted by Kitties Blue | July 31, 2013, 1:47 PM
  21. I am SO PROUD of the legislators in North Carolina for DOIN’ THE RIGHT THING! I’ll like to add a few more purrs for them, please.


    Posted by Nerissa's Life | July 31, 2013, 2:10 PM
  22. I agree with Austin = They should be banned for life !!

    Posted by Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal | July 31, 2013, 3:03 PM
  23. Came from Savannahs and like the lay of the land. Purrs

    Posted by stealthfur0ne | July 31, 2013, 3:12 PM
  24. Pawsum blog!!! Stoopid peeple who did bad fingz n HURRAH to Sam Simon fer bein so so kind to 4 leggedz…DAT iz a real GUUD Hu’Man!!!
    Nylablue n SherriEllen xoxo

    Posted by Nylabluesmum | July 31, 2013, 3:33 PM
  25. HISS on this! Father denying the evidence of his son getting caught on video abusing “their” cat!

    Posted by Nessy San | July 31, 2013, 7:29 PM
  26. What a lot of news in one post. You obviously keep up on animal news around the world. Do you visit pepismartdog.com? His mom is trying to save dogs from being eaten.

    Posted by jansfunnyfarm | August 1, 2013, 10:42 AM


  1. Pingback: Hisses and Purrs! | Catgurl40's Blog - July 30, 2013

What would you like to add to the conversation? Bark at me in a comment!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Want me to email you when I upload a new post? Then click here.

Join 9,133 other followers

Follow us on Twitter!

%d bloggers like this: