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Animal Shelter Celebrates When All Of Its Dogs Are Adopted In Time For Christmas

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 12.25.2016 | Good News

There’s plenty of holiday cheer at a Colorado animal shelter after it found new forever homes for every single dog in its kennels last week. The Hum...

The Power of Unconditional Love to Heal the Trauma of Domestic Violence

Maria E. Garay-Serratos, M.S.W., Ph.D. | Posted 12.22.2016 | Women
Maria E. Garay-Serratos, M.S.W., Ph.D.

The team at Sojourner Center is dedicated to the field of domestic violence. We go to work every day now at a campus that includes the Southwest's lar...

The Same Old, Same Old is Not Working for Those Who Experience Domestic Violence

Maria E. Garay-Serratos, M.S.W., Ph.D. | Posted 11.28.2016 | Women
Maria E. Garay-Serratos, M.S.W., Ph.D.

If we want a world free from domestic violence, we must demand new ideas. At Sojourner Center, the largest domestic violence research, advocacy, shelt...

Shelters Offer Genius Way To Help Transition Dogs Into Forever Homes

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.12.2016 | Good News

Animal shelters aren’t ideal environments for dogs. Oftentimes, they can be noisy, stressful and isolating. But some shelters across the country a...

Homesick Dog Busts Out Of Shelter In Heartbreaking Search For Previous Owner

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 09.25.2016 | Weird News

A dog took matters into her own paws shortly after being dropped off at an animal shelter in southern California. A German shepherd named Ginger made ...

Someone Anonymously Slipped $8,000 Into An Animal Shelter’s Donation Box

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 09.23.2016 | Good News

An animal shelter in California is feeling quite paws-perous after a generous donation. On Sept. 21, someone mysteriously dropped $8,000 into a Pasade...

InVESTing in Our Future: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.15.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

For close to a year, refugees from the Syria, Afghanistan and elsewhere in the Middle East have been fleeing by the masses to pursue hope and better l...

Lucky and Unlucky Pets

Marc Joseph | Posted 09.01.2016 | Impact
Marc Joseph

Pets can be expensive. The Tibetan Mastiff dog has an average purchase price of $3,000, while the Portuguese water dog costs $2,500 and the Black Russ...

This Guy Is Living Inside A Kennel For 2 Days To Help Homeless Pets

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 07.22.2016 | Good News

Rob Morlino doesn’t deny that living inside a dog kennel for 48 hours is “absolutely a publicity stunt.” But it’s for a cause — helping home...

Animal Shelter Wants Pokemon Go Players To Walk Dogs

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 07.14.2016 | Good News

If you’re an enthusiastic Pokemon Go player, there’s an Indiana animal shelter that wants your help. But Muncie Animal Shelter isn’t looking for...

Live Out Your Dreams Of Frolicking With Farm Animals Through Virtual Reality

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.07.2016 | Good News

We bet the farm you’re gonna love this video. National farm animal protection organization Farm Sanctuary recently released a virtual reality tour ...

'Dead Cat' Taken To Animal Shelter Turns Out To Just Be A Hand Puppet

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 06.30.2016 | Weird News

A sad situation turned hilarious on Monday when someone brought a “dead cat” to an animal shelter on the island of Guernsey and it wound up being ...

No Kill: Are We Running As Fast As We Can?

Susan Houser | Posted 06.24.2016 | Green
Susan Houser Content License We all want the United States to get to No Kill as fast as possible, but institutions take time to change. Given the i...

Eric McCormack Takes a Stand for Shelter Dogs Used in Experiments

Monica Engebretson | Posted 06.06.2016 | Impact
Monica Engebretson

New poll reveals overwhelming majority of Canadians agree shelter dogs shouldn't be sold to laboratories.

Is the End in Sight for the Use of Shelter Dogs in Experiments in the US?

Monica Engebretson | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact
Monica Engebretson

If you've ever had the unfortunate experience of having your beloved dog go missing then you know firsthand the anguish and despair that brings. The l...

Dog Who Was Born In A Shelter Can't Stop Kissing His New Baby

The Dodo | Annum Masroor | Posted 05.17.2016 | Good News

When a family in Iowa welcomed a baby girl into their home recently, a dog named Blake was among the first to greet her....

An Adoption Meant to Be

Pam Townsend | Posted 05.13.2016 | Good News
Pam Townsend

The phrase "meant to be" is used a lot...perhaps to excess. But a recent adoption at the animal welfare organization I work for truly is an example of something that was meant to be.

ASPCA at 150: The Next Steps in Preventing Animal Cruelty

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 04.18.2016 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

While our historic milestone provides plenty of reasons to take pause and commemorate our past, the urgency of our cause demands that we continue to look ahead. To that end, the ASPCA is at the forefront of three relatively new areas of animal welfare concentration where the potential for saving lives is nearly limitless.

They Gave A Sick Puppy A Peaceful Place To Die — But She Lived Instead

The Dodo | Annum Masroor | Posted 04.02.2016 | Good News

When Mary and her three daughters moved to Ankara, Turkey, for her husband's job, they decided they wanted to do something to give back to their new c...

For Harley: Let's Shut Puppy Mills Now!

Lois Pope | Posted 03.29.2016 | Impact
Lois Pope

A true American hero died last week, and I - and, in fact, all of us - should be deeply saddened. For while Harley had but one eye, he saw, and exper...

ICYMI: Unexpected Sentiments From Strangers, And A Big Tip From Amy Schumer

Posted 03.29.2016 | Good News

When you start your Monday with good news and a delicious breakfast, it can lead to a great day. So we’ve partnered with Jimmy Dean to bring you the...

When Compassion Defeats Cruelty

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 03.23.2016 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

One of the reasons animal cruelty is so shocking is because these atrocities stand in stark contrast to the values of our culture and communities. In January, that cruelty reached a horrific scale during our rescue of nearly 700 animals

Awesome Community Program Lets Kids Help Shelter Dogs Through Reading

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 02.25.2016 | Parents

A Missouri animal shelter is offering kids the chance to do volunteer work while practicing their reading skills. The Shelter Buddies Reading Program ...

Make Animal Fighters Do More Time for Their Crimes

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 02.16.2017 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

When someone commits a heinous criminal act, we always hope the punishment will match the offense. But when it comes to one of the most abhorrent and brutal crimes there is -- animal fighting -- things rarely work out that way.

This Shelter Is Shooting Dogs — And It's Completely Legal

The Dodo | Annum Masroor | Posted 02.05.2016 | Green

An animal shelter in Bristow, Oklahoma, is reportedly putting down dogs in the worst way possible: by taking them behind the building and shooting the...