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Cats

Foster Pets

One of our Wordless Wednesday submissions was from Foster Mommy and it got us to thinking about the wonderful people that open their homes to pets that need our help.

Foster homes are extremely useful to assist animal shelters, local humane societies and breed rescues. There are so many pets in need that some of them could use a little extra help to find a permanent, loving home. Fostering a pet may seem like a huge task but it is a very good way to make a difference. A break from kennel life will give the pet a second chance at becoming someone’s forever cherished pet. Fostered pets become better adapted to home life and increases their chance of remaining in the new home permanently. The individual love and care of a foster parent gives the animal an opportunity to flourish. After some of these lovable pets have spent several weeks or months at the shelter without being adopted they are euthanized for lack of space. Getting involved and doing whatever we can to prevent this fate is worth the little time and effort it takes.

Shelters & Rescues

The Shelter Pet Project

PetsBlogs is a steadfast supporter of adopting a pet from your local shelter. Whenever we get wind of a project that encourages adoption, we like to help spread the word.

The Shelter Pet Project is a public service campaign from The Humane Society, Maddie’s Fund and the Ad Council. The Shelter Pet Project, launched in 2009, is a public service ad campaign focused on spreading the word that pets in shelters are wonderful and lovable, and encouraging potential adopters to consider the shelter as the first place to look when acquiring a “new best friend.”

Health & Safety

A Happy 4th of July for Pets

The Fourth of July celebration is one of the most popular holidays in the United States. Families and friends gather for cookouts, parades, fun and fireworks. For the safety of all creatures, great and small, we’d like to share the following press release from the Humane Society in hopes of keeping more furry friends safe and secure this Independence Day.

Tips for a Safe Fourth of July for Your Pets

Make the holiday happy and safe for the whole family

Everybody loves a holiday, but our beloved pets can become distressed by the additional noise and commotion involved with Independence Day.

In fact, animal shelters across the country are accustomed to receiving “July 4th” dogs—dogs who run off during fireworks celebrations and are rescued by animal control officers or good Samaritans who take them to the safety of a local shelter.

Contests

Spay Day Pet Photo Contest

The 17th annual Spay Day is Feb. 22, 2011.

Spay Day an annual event of The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International to inspire people to save animals’ lives by spaying or neutering pets and feral cats. Spay Day officially takes place on the last Tuesday of February—but events will be running all through the month!

In celebration of Spay Day, Zazzle will present the Spay Day Online Pet Photo Contest this year. The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International will again be the host of the contest. This is a great opportunity to celebrate our pets, raise funds for spaying and neutering, and win great prizes!

Products

Holiday Cards Support Pet Causes

Sending Holiday cards is an annual tradition for many people. Pet lovers have the opportunity to choose from many beautiful greetings this year. Guidepost has made it easy by posting an article…

Animal Rights

Heartbreak Of Puppy Mills

We recently received an email from the Humane Society of the United States about The Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act that will appear on the November ballot in Missouri. I decided to research puppy mills to see if it warranted a blog. Much to my chagrin there was a lot of information showing the extent of the problem.

There are seven states that are known as puppy mill states because they have the majority of the puppy mills in the country. They are: Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania.

Tragically, approximately 40 percent of all pet store puppies nationwide come from Missouri, where nearly 200,000 breeding dogs produce up to a million puppies a year.

Animal Rights dog with his paw to his ear listening to ahs (animal humane society)

April is Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month

“Humane education gives Animal Humane Society the ability to prevent animal cruelty before it starts,” states Tammy Noack, Humane Education Manager for AHS. “Our focus is to help students develop compassion, empathy, and respect for animals. We can change attitudes regarding what is acceptable and what is not when it comes to how animals should be treated.”

Shelters & Rescues

How To Get Ready To Foster A Pet

by Connie Janzen

What if it’s too hard to let it go?
That was my first thought before I decided to become a Foster Parent for the Humane Society. I’m so glad I put my concerns aside and set out on one of the most rewarding experiences ever.

Events

Celebrate This Father’s Day at The Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort With a Getaway That The Whole Family Can Enjoy

For Those Spending Father’s Day at the Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort, The Bahamas Humane Society Invites Guests to the First Annual Bahama Papa Fest to Enjoy a Beach BBQ for a Cause

Nassau, The Bahamas (June 3, 2009) – Make this Father’s Day one to remember with a Bahamian getaway that the whole family can enjoy! Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, is undoubtedly an affordable and easy-to-get-to destination

Animal Rights

The “u” in Humane is You

Five Things You Can Do to Help Companion Animals in Distress

Chances are that when you look around your home, you see one or more four-legged creatures gazing patiently back at you: dogs and cats. Recent pet industry statistics show that over 63% of American homes keep pets, and that over 40% of pet-owners think of their pets as highly-valued members of the family. People of all ages, colors

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