Humane Society says 'Baby Yoda' cat was released from care without their 'knowledge or consent'
ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. -- 'Baby Yoda' cat is no longer in the care of the Humane Society, according to a post on the rescue group's Facebook page Tuesday.In the post, Humane Society of Rowan County said Joy, better known as 'Baby Yoda' cat , was released without the organization's "knowledge or consent" to a person who claimed to own the cat.A North Carolina woman found Joy with a large neck wound and an upper respiratory tract infection in mid-December. The woman asked Humane Society of Rowan County for help, and one of the non-profit's veterinarians started treating Joy for her injuries. In the meantime, Joy captured the hearts of internet users for her resemblance to "The Child," the breakout star from the "Star Wars: The Mandalorian" series.In six days, Facebook users donated over $1,250 to help Humane Society of Rowan County pay for Joy's medical bills.Humane Society of Rowan County said the organization would still likely be responsible for Joy's veterinary bills. "We pray that Joy, still with unhealed wounds and not fully recovered, will be given proper medical care and make a full recovery," the organization said in its Facebook post.abc13.com
Shelter dogs in Dorian's path relocated inland
LANSING, Mich. - A Humane Society shelter in Michigan is doing its part in Hurricane relief by helping animals displaced by Dorian. 15 dogs from Florida were relocated in Lansing as part of a national effort to get the animals out of the path of the storm. Employees say these dogs are Florida shelter animals, so the dogs will be evaluated in Lansing and placed up for adoption. Obviously we help mostly animals in our community but sometimes the call comes in to do something more and we are happy to do it, said Julia Willson, the CEO and President of Capital Area Humane Shelter. Willson added that the dogs should be ready for adoption within the next week or so.
Demand for rescue dogs exceeds supply in some states
Demand for rescue dogs exceeds supply in some states According to the Humane Society, 1.2 million dogs were adopted in the U.S. last year. The popularity of shelter dogs and cats has led to a shortage of pets for adoption in some states, which is raising concerns about where some pets are coming from. Don Dahler reports.cbsnews.com