Archive For The “Pet Rescue” Category

California Becomes First State in U.S. to Ban Sale of Puppy Mill Dogs in Pet Stores

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California Becomes First State in U.S. to Ban Sale of Puppy Mill Dogs in Pet Stores

Animal protection groups celebrate Governor Brown’s signing of landmark bill protecting pets and consumers   SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Local and national animal welfare organizations today commend CA Governor Jerry Brown for signing into law legislation that will prevent the sale of commercially raised dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores across the…

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Podcast-Special-Over 500 dogs and Cats in emergency Houston shelter getting help

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Podcast-Special-Over 500 dogs and Cats in emergency Houston shelter getting help

In this special report we speak to Wellpet Foundation volunteer Carly White who is at a convention center in Houston with Best Friends Animal Society who is coordinating this massive shelter for displaced dogs and cats. Recorded earlier today. It is an incredible effort to save these animals and reunite then with their families. Carly…

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The Kitten Game-How to Help Feral Kittens

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The Kitten Game-How to Help Feral Kittens

by Bernadette E. Kazmarski   The universal response to finding kittens is to presume they are abandoned and unable to care for themselves and to take them home, but not only is that rarely the right response, it’s not even the right presumption and can often be harmful to the kittens and backfire if you are…

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Podcast: Marooned With 20 Dogs in Houston

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Podcast: Marooned With 20 Dogs in Houston

  A riveting interview with Betty Walter, a young woman caught in the hurricane and aftermath marooned in her home with 20 dogs in her care and refused to leave until rescuers were willing to take all her dogs. She shares that when the water reached four feet in her home, she decided to move…

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Save a Pet Seeks Community Help to Care for 30 Dogs Following Death of Rescue Group Owner

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Save a Pet Seeks Community Help to Care for 30 Dogs Following Death of Rescue Group Owner

  LONG ISLAND, New York – (August 28, 2017) – It’s not every day that a pet rescue organization gets a call to help rescue 30 dogs, but that’s exactly what happened last week when tragedy struck in Marion County, Texas. Save a Pet, located in Long Island, New York, has a great reputation for…

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Animal Rescue Deployed in Houston

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Animal Rescue Deployed in Houston

  WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Disaster Response team was activated by partner Code 3 Associates to support the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). “We are deeply saddened by the devastation caused by hurricane Harvey and will do our very best to…

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A Wonderful Foster Failure

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A Wonderful Foster Failure

By Lauren Lee He knew it was his turn. That much was clear. Finally, he was getting his “freedom ride.” It was a sweltering, late August afternoon, easily one of the top five hottest days New England had seen that year. The foster contract was filled out and left behind on the front desk mid-signature….

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Compassion Fatigue: The Consequence of Caring

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Compassion Fatigue: The Consequence of Caring

By Jennifer Blough, MA, LLPC   Several years back, when I worked at a local animal shelter, a co-worker of mine came bursting through the door with tears in his eyes.   “I can’t take it,” he screamed. “I can’t do this anymore!”   If you’ve ever been involved in shelter work or animal rescue,…

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What to do With Ferals in Your Neighborhood

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What to do With Ferals in Your Neighborhood

by Beth Frank, President and Founder of Community Cats United, Inc   Let’s talk about a few  topics in the world of community cats.  But first, what exactly is a community cat?  Community cat is a term that includes any unowned cat, whether they are feral (unsocialized) or friendly (lost or abandoned pet cats).  …

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Podcast- Finding Gobi- A LittleDog With a Big Heart

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Podcast- Finding Gobi- A LittleDog With a Big Heart

  In this special podcast we talk to Dion Leonard who met a little stray dog in the middle of the Gobi desert of China during a marathon race that changed his life forever. It is a heart warming story of love, tenderness, and an unbreakable bond that will last forever. A story that took…

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