There may be animal shelters near you with dogs for adoption, but how do you know which shelters are honest, helpful, and willing to go through the effort to make sure their dogs end up in safe and loving homes? Here’s what you should know.
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 only […]
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 revisions […]
Dispatch from the Santa Fe Humane Society, February 8, 2011At 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 afternoon in […]
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 reported […]
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 in your favorite […]
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 the […]
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, […]