Update on Borko, the poor dog attacked by a mob! (There’s good news!)  »

If you missed the story, Borko is a dog with a spinal injury living with a doctor in Bulgaria. He was attacked by a mob several months ago. At the time, we didn’t know what would happen—instead of serving justice, the townspeople were trying to evict the doctor and his dogs! Well now I have an update on that story and it’s good news. 

After Borko was attacked, amazing things happened. Basically the whole world was upset and a small group of people literally came to Borko and the doctor’s aid, traveling to Bulgaria. The main organization involved is K9 Rescue in UK, a group that primarily works in Bulgaria, helping street dogs. The first happy development in the story is that people all over the world donated funds to get Borko his own wheelchair! Now Borko has wheels and gets around quite well!


But, as the org says, Borko only needs one chair, so the outpouring of funds now goes to helping other disabled dogs get their own wheelchairs!

The next good news is that the judge threw out the eviction case and the doctor and his dogs can stay in their home! Unfortunately, I haven’t heard anything about the awful man who beat Borko being charged with anything. So, hopefully that will happen but we must celebrate the good news we do have.

Finally, Borko has a book! It’s a coloring book! As well as an “education(al) lesson for kids on how dogs should be treated.” So nice! Yay Borko! Congrats on all the new developments. 

For the latest updates, follow Borko’s fb page




A heartwarming update about the Turlock hen rescue! Turns out, the hens love the sun! And spreading their wings! And food and water! Who would have thought. 

Don’t forget to donate Farm Sanctuary and Animal Place for continued care of the 4000+ rescue hens. And don’t buy eggs!


Update on the 50,000 chickens left to starve in California  »

The news site wouldn’t let me embed their video…come join us in the 21st century, KTVU! This is a still though—they can’t stop my screengrabbing! Can’t stop won’t stop.

Here’s an update on the 50,000 chickens that were left for dead in Stanislaus County. Apparently, while most of the 50,000 chickens were euthanized because of their poor condition or they were already dead when rescuers got there, 500 chickens have been rescued. Still, 2000 chickens have to stay over night without food again. I’m not sure if that means they are being rescued tomorrow or just that they definitely aren’t being rescued tonight. 

A petition has been started on Care2 to let the shelters rescue the surviving chickens. It takes a minute to sign and certainly can’t hurt the situation! Happy petitioning. 


Souley Vegan canceling brunch, starting 6 a.m. breakfast!  »

So, bummer news! Souley Vegan has a sign in their window that reads:

Souley Vegan will no longer be open for brunch on Sundays starting August 28, 2011. We will be offering Breakfast from 6 to 9 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays… BEGIN date to be announced soon. Thank you!

And that’s almost 100 percent verbatim because the fantastic Rick went to check it out for us. So—6 a.m. breakfast on Friday and Saturday and no brunch FOR NOW. They’re supposed to move the brunch to weekdays, but I’m not sure when that’ll happen. I don’t know what kind of business plan this is! I am a little worried! I don’t think I’ve ever been up at 6 a.m.! Like, not once in my life! However, for all you earlier birds and club kids, have at that breakfast and let me know how it is. If it’s amazing, which I’m guessing it might be, I need you to bring some elephant-grade No-Doz and come at me. 

Now, let’s all stare at the Toasty Crispy and relax.


Saturn Cafe in Berkeley veganizes it!  »

So I’m about to start your day off with some good news and you may return the favor with large wads of cash. Deal? No? OK! I just heard from Tristan, the most wonderful owner of Saturn Cafe, and she has some NEWS: Saturn’s Berkeley location has buttloads of new vegan options (ow!), including:

  • Vegan French Toast
  • Vegan Sampler Platters
  • Vegan Quesadillas
  • Vegan Cheeseburgers
  • Vegan Banana Walnut Pancakes
  • Vegan Huevos Rancheros
  • Vegan Homemade Saturn Patties
  • Fall Exclusive: Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes (!!!!!!)

What’s even more awesome is that ALL the pancakes and french toast are VEGAN! There is no non-vegan option! Can I get a what-what!? And also a bib because I’m gonna enter a French Toast-eating contest against myself where the only loser is also the only winner and the prize is obesity with a side of guilt and also smug satisfaction. Let the games begin!

Tristan tells us they’re still looking for a supplier for Gardein (chicken patties, ahoy!), vegan chocolate cookie crumbs (so they can make vegan mud pie HELLO!!), onion rings, and much more. Le sigh, I love her. Listen, there is a God. And her name is Tristan. And she has heard our prayers and our prayers have been answered. God is good.

[Photo of amazing pancakes isn’t from Saturn, it’s from iStock. But I’m sure Saturn’s pancakes are equally ridiculous-looking!]

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