animal shelters

  • Los Angeles considers 3-year ban on commercial pet sales

    Los Angeles considers 3-year ban on commercial pet sales

    In the past few years, animal shelters in the city of Los Angeles have taken in a record number of relinquished, unwanted, and abandoned pets. In 2009, Stray Cat Alliance board member Missy Woodward told the Los Angeles Daily News that rescue organizations have become overwhelmed since the economic downturn. “The rescue groups are not […]

  • Update: Missouri’s Prop B rewritten in favor of breeders

    Update: Missouri’s Prop B rewritten in favor of breeders

    Confession: I’m confused by the revisions to Prop B that came out of yesterday’s congressional assembly in Missouri. On Wednesday, the House voted 85 to 71 to alter the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act, which Missouri citizens passed last November. The revised bill now heads to Governor Jay Nixon’s desk. A couple of the […]

  • Tuesdays with stories: hope for shelter dogs

    Tuesdays with stories: hope for shelter dogs

    Dispatch from the Santa Fe Humane Society, February 8, 2011 At a municipal animal facility, sometimes a simple story of hope can be hard to come by. I’m counting on this first Shelter Dispatch of 2011 to turn into just that, though for the moment, it’s only achy observation on a snowy Tuesday night… This […]

  • Many ways to support your local shelter

    Many ways to support your local shelter

    This article courtesy of woofreport.com. Thank goodness pets can’t read. It would just break their hearts to see Petfinder.com’s most recent shelter and rescue group survey results. Though they may not contribute to the current economic crisis, America’s family pets are feeling its wrath. As much as 84% of Petfinder.com’s animal shelters and rescue groups […]

  • Shop online? Raise money for shelters without spending a cent!

    Shop online? Raise money for shelters without spending a cent!

    Dear Reader, Are you someone who buys things? Any sorts of any things at all? If you said yes, I’ve got GREAT news for you! You can help animals in need every time you shop online, and it won’t cost you a cent. It’s called Save a Dog Shopping, and it’s already in place […]

  • Prevent euthanasia for 500 Gulf animals — vote every day in the Pepsi Refresh Challenge

    Prevent euthanasia for 500 Gulf animals — vote every day in the Pepsi Refresh Challenge

    Though it’s been over six months since the BP oil spill, the first thing you see on the homepage of Louisiana’s St. Bernard’s Parish animal shelter is this: The BP Oil Spill disaster has had a devastating effect on the animals of St. Bernard Parish.  Dogs and cats by the scores are being surrendered to […]

  • ASPCA partners with DogTime to list adoptable animals on their website

    ASPCA partners with DogTime to list adoptable animals on their website

    Yeah, I know – I’m a goofy, emotional “animal person.” But right now I’m extra verklempt because this is a big day for my employer, DogTime.com.  And it’s a huge day for shelter dogs and cats around the country. For the first time in its history, the ASPCA is now listing adoptable animals, nation wide, […]