Shelter news

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, May 2007:

The Pigs As Pets Association, of Fort Myers, Florida, and
The Pig Preserve, of Jamestown, Tennessee, on April 14, 2007
announced that they “have joined forces and will now be known as The
Pig Preserve Associa-tion,” headquartered in Fentress County,
Tennessee. PAPA, founded in 1998 by Lana Hollenbeck, has focused
on education, outreach, and placement of cast-off pigs at
sanctuaries. The Pig Preserve, of Jamestown, Tennessee, founded
by Richard and Laura Hoyle in 2006, “is a 100-acre natural preserve,
which will eventually provide a home for approximately 400 rescued
pigs of all breeds,” Richard Hoyle said, “including miniature pigs
and domestic farm pigs.”

Laura Maloney, executive director of the Louisiana SPCA
since 2000, will in August 2007 follow her husband Dan Maloney to
Melbourne, Australia. Dan Maloney, general curator of the Audubon
Zoo in New Orleans since 1999, is moving to Zoos Victoria. The
Maloneys won extensive recognition for improving the zoo and
Louisiana SPCA, and then rebuilding them after Hurricane Katrina. A
17-year employee of zoos and the Aquarium of the Americas, Maloney
markedly escalated Louisiana SPCA efforts to stop cockfighting and
dogfighting. (See page 1.) Her successor has not yet been hired.

The Best Friends Animal Society is managing the Pets Alive
sanctuary in Walkill, New York, at least through June, after the
March 19, 2007 death from cancer of founder Sara Whalen, 64.
“Sara was a one-woman band with a heart of gold, a will of iron,
more than 500 homeless animals, a small local staff, and no
succession plan,” explained Best Friends president Michael Mountain.
“Things had deteriorated badly during her illness. Shortly before
the end, members of the board asked if we could come to the rescue.
We’ll be coming up with a series of options for the future of Pets
Alive,” Mountain said, noting that “The sanctuary has enormous
potential to do good,” with a strategic location at the edge of the
New York City metropolitan region.

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