Mary Haight has been involved in animal welfare for over 15 years, working with horses, dogs, and cats, and serves as VP on the board of a no-kill organization, Lake Shore Animal Shelter, in Chicago, and as a member of the board, Chicago Animal Shelter Alliance. Mary Haight has as many years in business administration in the manufacturing industry as she has in not-for-profit work.
Dancing Dog Blog was built to get important information about animals to the public. Safety, health and animal welfare were the three pillars of this blog, later adding the human-animal bond component from an implied to an explicitly expressed part of the discussion.
When it comes to pet news, Dancing Dog Blog wraps it around the important background information the general public likely never heard. Context changes conclusions. News is put in a context that helps pet lovers understand the bigger picture.
There are many problems to be solved in animal welfare, but what Dancing Dog Blog has always done, where possible, is offer an avenue for taking action. Haight said: “It always frustrated me to read about bad things happening to animals with no recourse. It seemed natural that would be offered and upsetting when it wasn’t – people want to help the animals they love. Over the past four years (2008 – 2012) this has changed and more are offering people an outlet for their caring concern. It has been said Dancing Dog Blog speaks truth to power. I work to live up to that compliment every day.”
Mary also founded Animal Cafe, a podcast interview site where experts in dog training, pet health, pet travel, animal welfare, sometimes in wildlife gather, bringing fascinating well-informed guests to the microphone. There’s also a pet products review segment Mary Haight hosts with Carol Bryant, offering useful items to make pets’ lives happier. Mary Haight is also one of the award-winning writing team at BTC4Animals, a site where people can practice philanthropy and social change without spending a dim, just a little time.
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Mary and Craig, the posts are great, Congrats, you guys run a great pet blog! I couldn't find any email address to contact either of you personally though. Not sure if there's a reason for this, but if there's an addr you would like to share, let me know at jorgeg at mit.edu. Thansk
So, what is your position on these things? Is the HSUS a bunch of monsters? Why shouldn't people who own dogs simply as pets spay or neuter them. Why not just let the animals run loose and breed? Get a grip. Look outside your yuppie window and see the world.
If you read the link to original reports in this blog, you will find that I am all for spay/neuter, and have been since my teens. I've been on the board of one of the first no-kill shelters in the nation for over 10 years as I believe I've mentioned in text as well as in the About area. Rather than pursue your comment that leaps to dogs and cats running loose and breeding all over the place, I would ask you to take more than a few seconds when forming an opinion. That's my rationale for reporting the news. Not to give you too much, but hopefully enough, of what I think so you know my perspective, but more importantly to relate the available information and facts so you can see what's out there, read the positions, and make up your mind without knee-jerk reactions or emotional snap judgments. I think I was abundantly transparent regarding my opinion on Mandatory Spay Neuter, which I am against given the fact that after having cost cities btw $8-18 Million it has failed in its purpose in cities across the US and caused major increases, not any decrease, in kill rates, is unenforceable, has lowered compliance in licensing requirements, created health hazards like rabies, doesn't reduce bite stats, and the list goes on. If packs of wild dogs were roaming the streets and wrecking havoc with local populations, I guess I'd have to revisit my position. Groups like the ASPCA and HSUS do a lot of good work. That is not the case in this area of concern given the facts, and people should be made aware of that.