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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 02.16.2016 | 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...

Home is Where the Heart Is

Pam Townsend | Posted 02.02.2016 | Good News
Pam Townsend

They say, "Home is where the heart is." In this case, "home" is Malta House, an assisted living community in Hyattsville, Maryland. And the "heart" is Olivia, a German shepherd mix who now shares the residence with 31 senior citizens.

Officer Goes On Routine Call ... And Ends Up Falling In Love

The Dodo | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.30.2016 | Green

His life had only just begun, but things were already looking dark for one little dog in Florida....

Rescue Pup Flashes Adorably Cheesy Smile After Recovering From The Flu

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 01.13.2016 | Good News

When Herbert, an American Straffordshire terrier mix, was rescued last month from a city pound by PAWS Chicago, a no-kill animal shelter, he was extre...

Defining Adoptable-Confessions of a Shelter Director

Steffen Baldwin | Posted 01.04.2016 | Good News
Steffen Baldwin

(Chesty and I, one of our first rehab cases in 2013. Shot by a police officer in Dayton, OH as a stray dog, Chesty was kicked in the stomach while tak...

Falling in love with Lucy the Christmas pup

R.J. Marx | Posted 01.04.2016 | Fifty
R.J. Marx

We haven't had a lot of dogs over the years. Never more than two at a time. Our last Christmas dog was Rinaldo. It is our wont to go Christmas week ...

Family Gives Shelter Dog With Inoperable Cranial Tumor The Gift Of A Lifetime

Robyn Arouty | Posted 01.01.2016 | Good News
Robyn Arouty

"I wasn't sure what to expect from this poor boy and was preparing myself for a very lethargic and slow moving pup. Well, to my utter surprise, in walks Adalard, nub wagging, bounce in his step, and ready to receive and give love."

Shy Shelter Dog's Reaction To Getting Adopted Is The Definition Of Joy On Earth

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 12.23.2015 | Good News

A shy shelter dog turned into a jumping, tail-wagging bundle of joy when he was adopted by a loving family. Benny, an 8-month-old pit bull, was one o...

Telling the Full Story of America's Animal Shelters

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 12.22.2015 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

While some reasonable estimates exist, the true number of U.S. animals sheltered at a national level has never actually been counted, much less shared. This lack of clarity severely impedes our ability to best serve our country's homeless animals.