The Squad Orejitas is a special division of a Peruvian Police Traffic Unit, dedicated to helping stray animals on the streets of Peru.
Formed by a group of female officers, this new squad is fully funded by the women who run of the ‘The Squad Orejitas’.
Force director of road safety and traffic, General Javier Avalos, said that 30 officers had been recruited to the team which operates on roads of the capital, Lima.
‘They have all been specially trained for the challenges’, he said.
Once animals are rescued, they’re taken to the nearest vet to be checked over, treated for any injuries or diseases, and often sterilized. The Traffic Unit then organizes the adoption of the animal. And since its launch this year, 60 stray cats and dogs have already found forever homes.
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By now many of us are aware of the cruel bloodthirsty killing of Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe by dentist Walter Palmer. Palmer, who tried to impress a waitress with a gruesome photo of his kill will hopefully be extradited and tried for poaching.
But Palmer is not the only American hunter whose blood lust has led to another senseless killing of wild life. According to recent reports, Pennsylvania gynecologist Dr. Jan Seski is accused of killing a lion in April and his guides have been arrested. Seski who has posed with dead elephants, hippos, zebras and ostriches 'killed lion in illegal hunt'.
What is it about these guys who have to compensate for obviously many shortcomings by killing animals for mere sport and ego? There is no fate bad enough for these psychopaths.
This is an idea whose time has come. The Internet Cat Video Film Festival, now in its third year, is being planned for August 12 on Walker Open Field in St Paul Minnesota.
The Walker’s wildly popular Internet Cat Video Festival heads to the new CHS Field in St. Paul’s Lowertown. The fourth showcase features a new selection of videos curated by Will Braden, the creator of the Henri Le Chat Noir videos and recipient of the festival’s first Golden Kitty (People’s Choice) Award. This year’s event will be hosted by radio personality Barb Abney of Go 96. Abney was voted Best Radio Personality in the City Pages Best of the Twin Cities Readers’ Choice poll.
Tickets are now on sale. All seats are general admission. Tickets are print-at-home.
The Internet Cat Video Festival 2015 includes a variety of cativities, art adventures, photo ops, and other meowvelous fun. Check back for more details about food, parking, and other updates.
Bring photos to share of your feline friends, but please leave pets at home.
ASL interpretation will be available. Please e-mail email@example.com for more information.
A Brief History of the Internet Cat Video Festival
In August 2012, the Walker Art Center planned a small experiment as part of its outdoor summer programming on Open Field, the greenspace adjacent to the museum. What if there were an evening program dedicated to the Internet phenomenon of cat videos? Would anyone come to watch videos that they could easily view by few clicks at home or work? How would this solo hobby translate to a public setting?
Word of the event quickly spread internationally via social media and the press, including coverage as varied as the New York Times, the BBC, Japanese television, Australian talk shows, Brazilian newspapers, CNN, NPR, the Wall Street Journal, Cat Fancy, Slate, Time Magazine, CHEEZburger, and many more. The result was some 10,000 people (and a few celebricats) gathered on the hillside at the Walker, enjoying the first Internet Cat Video Festival—together. Subsequent installments—at the Minnesota State Fair Grand Stand (with Grumpy Cat and Lil Bub, among other special guests) and back at Walker’s Open Field last year—attracted similar crowds, and the overwhelming success of the event has led to international tours of the program.