Posts Tagged “best friends animal society”

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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Strut Your Mutt

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Strut Your Mutt

By: Michelle Sathe  via Best Friends.org It was 1995 when Best Friends Animal Society® started a small dog walk event in its home state of Utah. Back then, even the most optimistic animal welfare enthusiast could not have imagined the community event growing to a multi-million dollar fundraiser benefiting hundreds of shelters and rescue groups…

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Francis Battista, co-founder of Best Friends Animal Society

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Francis Battista, co-founder of Best Friends Animal Society

Francis Battista is one of the founders of Best Friends Animal Society. Along with his wife, Silva, Francis created Best Friends’ Los Angeles programs, launching many model programs, such as the Catnippers spay/neuter program for community cats; celebrity events, such as the Lint Roller Party; super adoptions; and public awareness campaigns, such as Desex and…

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Study of long term effects on dogs from puppy mills

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Study of long term effects on dogs from puppy mills

There is no uniformly accepted definition of “puppy mill,” but one that encompasses the central features common to most definitions would be “any breeding facility in which puppies are produced primarily for profit and which keeps so many dogs that the physical and psychological needs of the breeding dogs and puppies are not met sufficiently…

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Dr. Franklin McMillan-Best Friends Animal Society

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Dr. Franklin McMillan-Best Friends Animal Society

Dr. Franklin McMillan Dr. Franklin McMillan has been the Director of Well-Being Studies at Best Friends since October 2007. As Director of Well-Being Studies, Dr. Frank assesses and studies the mental health and emotional well-being of animals who have endured hardship, adversity and psychological trauma. Through these studies, he hopes to learn what the effects…

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Elizabeth Oreck-Puppy Mill Initiatives

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Elizabeth Oreck-Puppy Mill Initiatives

Elizabeth Oreck National Manager, Puppy Mill Initiatives Best Friends Animal Society Elizabeth Oreck is the national manager of Best Friends’ puppy mill initiatives, which confront the puppy mill crisis in the U.S. through education, advocacy and legislation. Elizabeth has worked in animal welfare for 15 years, having entered the field as a managing director for…

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