Browsing: Shelters & Rescues

Animal Rights
Dog Bless You

In the United States alone, as many as ten million animals enter shelters each year and millions must be euthanized due to lack of space., a brand new concept that combines philantrhopy, travel, and learning embarks on fact-finding missions to identify potential grant recipients and document the great works of non-profit organizations through films and photography.

In this video, Explore speaks with Jo-Anne Dixon, the Executive Director and

June is Now Social PetWorking Month Launches a “Social PETworking” Campaign To Empower Internet users to Help Get Homeless Animals Adopted

Saving a pet’s life is only a few clicks away . . . so twitter a critter, blog a dog, or chat a cat!

LOS ANGELES – JUNE 1, 2009 – With the economic disaster contributing to a drastic increase in homeless pets,, North America’s largest non-profit pet adoption web

General Launches Effort To Save the Lives of Rabbits, Horses, Pigs . . .

Non-profit online pet-search service already helping dogs and cats expands focus to include other species in need…

LOS ANGELES – APRIL 2, 2009 –, North America’s largest non-profit pet adoption website, today announced the expansion of its pet adoption database to include rabbits, horses, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, farm-type animals and other small pets. This is in addition to the already extensive database of cats and dogs

This October, Bring Home a Shelter Dog for American Humane’s Adopt-A-Dog Month(R)

With Home Foreclosures Displacing People and Dogs Alike, Shelters and Rescue Groups Need Adopters

DENVER, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ — The housing crisis and economic turmoil have taken their toll on an unexpected group: dogs.

Driven largely by the rising tide of home foreclosures, animal shelters across the country are overpopulated with furry friends. While no national statistics exist, shelters across the country say they are receiving dogs everyday

They May Have Nine Lives, But They May Not Have Birthdays!

North Shore Animal League America Declares ‘CATober The First’ as ‘Purr-fect’ Occasion to Recognize Felines’ Legacy

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For the pet experts who lovingly tend to cats and kittens waiting to be adopted at North Shore Animal League America, among the most frequently asked question is “How old is that cat?” Most rescuers can determine the approximate age of a feline, in years, but for the majority

Poppy’s Plight

by Johnny Summerton


She first came to our attention after we had visited a local show at the village hall organised by a nearby refuge for abandoned dogs and cats.

At the ripe old age of eight Poppy, we were told, had been “rescued” from owners who had over time collected more than 30 dogs, many the result of

Toody and the Jewelry Box

Some years ago my eight year old daughter begged to adopt a cat. One Saturday morning we drove thirty miles to the nearest animal rescue center and toured the cat enclosures for a suitable feline candidate.

We must have looked at sixty cats and not one of them appealed to my daughter. Then, the keeper asked if we would be prepared to spend some time nursing a sick cat

Twas the Night Before Christmas at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

by Nola Kelsey

Twas the night before Christmas, and all through Best Friends,
Not a creature was stirring, except a few hens;
The stockings were hung way up high in the air,
In hopes that no goat kids would give them a tear;

The cats each were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of families danced in their heads;
And dogs in their lodge runs

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