an establishment, especially one supported by charitable contributions, that provides a temporary home for dogs, cats, and other animals that are offered for adoption.
Visit an animal shelter, pick out the sorriest mutt you can find, and then put it down.
A Field Guide to Valentine’s Day Office Etiquette Jen Spyra February 12, 2014
To qualify as a no-kill shelter, the animal shelter must: maintain a 90% or better live release rate.
The Humane Alternative to PETA’s Pet Slaughter Ryan Prior April 12, 2012
- Animal spirits
exuberance arising from an excess of energy; vivacity and good humor: The children romped on the lawn, full of animal spirits. Historical Examples It may possibly be imagined that he was made a mere book-worm, or might have been naturally deficient in animal spirits. Olive Leaves Lydia Howard Sigourney Most of this cruelty, I think, […]
- Animal starch
. Historical Examples Some of the sugars, for instance, the liver turns into a kind of animal starch (glycogen), which it stores away in its own cells. A Handbook of Health Woods Hutchinson Thus we have animal starch, or glycogen, stored up in the liver. A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell animal starch found in […]
- Animal warden
- Animal-assisted therapy
noun See pet therapy