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Top Ways To Volunteer, Donate To Charity This Holiday

Posted 11.17.2012 | Impact

As you continue to cross presents off your holiday shopping list, remember those who are need of your time and generosity, but may not be able to ask ...

PHOTOS: Cat With 26 Toes Comes To The Rescue Of Wisconsin Shelter

AP | By CARRIE ANTLFINGER | Posted 02.08.2012 | Impact

GREENDALE, Wis. -- In a reversal of fortunes, a once-unwanted cat has come to the rescue of an animal shelter in need of a new home. However, this or...

Miracle Dog

Domenick Scudera | Posted 01.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Domenick Scudera

Brian and I started receiving messages from concerned friends soon after this. They told us we were the only ones who could save this dog. We already have a house full of misfit animals, what's one more?

Where Did Your Pet Come From? Poll Reveals Surprising Numbers

AP | By SUE MANNING | Posted 01.15.2012 | Green

LOS ANGELES -- Where do people get their pets? A new poll found that the most common way people acquire a pet is as a gift, followed by...

WATCH: Dog Dragged Behind Truck Recovering Thanks To Good Samaritan

Posted 01.08.2012 | Impact

A dog in Riverside County, Calif., was dragged down the road while tethered to the back of a pickup truck last week. In a case of alleged animal c...

A Moment In the Sun for a Dog No One Wanted

Gary Weitzman, DVM | Posted 01.04.2012 | DC
Gary Weitzman, DVM

The biggest problem today in animal welfare is too many animals where no one wants them and too few where they do.

Encore's Long Road to Recovery

Gary Weitzman, DVM | Posted 12.20.2011 | DC
Gary Weitzman, DVM

One More Chance, a self-proclaimed animal "rescue," was operated out of a former hog farm. The dogs fought for what little food there was, and the injured lived with their untreated wounds or died alone in the corner of their pens.

WATCH: Resilient Cat Survives TWO Euthanasia Attempts

Posted 12.18.2011 | Impact

After surviving two euthanizing attempts, a Utah cat proved that she might actually have nine lives. When no one claimed Andrea, a black-and-white...

The Best Therapist You Ever Met

Marc Joseph | Posted 12.13.2011 | Green
Marc Joseph

October is Adopt a Pet Shelter Month, and as far as I am concerned, we should be celebrating this every month of the year.

Saving Puppies

Gary Weitzman, DVM | Posted 11.23.2011 | DC
Gary Weitzman, DVM

This country -- and the world, too, but let's stick with the U.S. for now -- is critically lacking in accessible veterinary care. And it's not the vets' fault.

New Digs for the Dogs, And Everyone Else

Ken White | Posted 11.22.2011 | San Francisco
Ken White

A first of its kind in the nation, PHS/SPCA's new Center is literally a life-saving tool. A 57,600 square foot, three-story-tall life-saving tool built to care for animals in need.

Mystery Of Willow The Cat Might Be Solved

Posted 11.16.2011 | New York

The mystery of Willow the cat, who escaped her Colorado home five years ago only to be discovered Wednesday 1,600 miles away in Manhattan, looks like ...

Arin Greenwood

Despite Some Stabilization, Local Animal Shelters Still In Tough Spot | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.15.2011 | DC

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- One mark of the recession: scores of pets being dropped off at animal shelters. Shelters and rescue groups across the country repor...

Progress in the Fight to Save NYC's Homeless Animals

Ed Sayres | Posted 10.24.2011 | New York
Ed Sayres

One of the major obstacles to our efforts to save the city's homeless animals is that the city cuts the budget of the city's shelter system virtually every year.

Protecting New York's Animals

Scott Stringer | Posted 10.16.2011 | New York
Scott Stringer

A key measure of any city's humanity is how it treats its animals, and unfortunately New York falls short compared to the rest of the country. It is time for this to change.

WATCH: Penn. Cat Shooter Ordered To Work With Animals, Shelters Say 'No'

Posted 10.05.2011 | Impact

After pleading guilty to shooting a cat with a crossbow, Patrick Canfield was sentenced Tuesday to serve 150 hours at two local animal shelters, WNEP-...

Social Media Saves Pets In Need

Posted 07.17.2011 | Impact

Around the country, social media have helped animals find homes and help. From 11th hour adoptions of pets on death row to finding funds for shelters ...

Rescuing The Rescuers: Viewers Donate $20,000 In One Day For Detroit Dog Group

Posted 07.13.2011 | Impact

When Detroit Dog Rescue was profiled on NBC Nightly News, the organization only had $40 left to its name. However, through increased visibility du...

My Birthday Wish to End Animal Cruelty

Cory Booker | Posted 06.06.2011 | Impact
Cory Booker

The recent story of Patrick the pit bull is one of countless instances of animal cruelty taking place daily around the world. It is a reminder that many animals suffer appalling abuse, and without our help, these cases will end tragically.

A Picture Worth 1,000 Woofs: Photographer Snaps Strays To Promote Dog Rescues

The Huffington Post | Melinda Clark | Posted 06.03.2011 | Impact

Real estate photographer Ginger Monteleone has been making headlines recently -- but not for her pictures of dining rooms and yachts. Monteleone has b...

Then and Now: 15 Years of Pet Adoption

Betsy Saul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Betsy Saul

Petfinder had this crazy notion that we could double adoptions if people just met the amazing pets who were awaiting them in shelters -- that homeless pets were suffering from a lack of exposure.

PHOTOS: Save Pets From The Pound At The Lange Foundation

The Huffington Post | Nicole Larson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

You might see a perfectly primped poodle or groomed chihuahua and think that these breeds are only available through a breeder or at an over-priced pe...

Dogs Rescued From Puppy Mill In Need Of Homes

NBC New York | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Forty-five dogs and puppies rescued from a Missouri puppy mill are looking for new homes in our area. The North Shore Animal League America's headq...

What It's Like to Run an Animal Sanctuary

Kathy Stevens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kathy Stevens

Last Tuesday, I hopped three planes, picked up a rental car and drove several hours to meet a woman whose farm in a remote part of the Midwest is in trouble.

A Tale of Two Ravens

Livia McRee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Livia McRee

Working as a wildlife rehabilitator has many ups and downs. The sadness of watching animals suffer can be overwhelming and often seems pointless. But occasionally there are bright spots that put everything into perspective.