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This Traveling Dog Film Festival Is Raising Money for Animal Shelters Across America

Jen Reeder | Posted 10.01.2015 | Good News
Jen Reeder

I love dogs, so I was thrilled last month when my town's animal shelter hosted the Bow Wow Film Festival. My husband and I had a fun date that involved popcorn, beer and watching about two hours of short films celebrating dogs.

PETA Won't Answer Some Very Basic Questions About Why It Kills So Many Shelter Animals

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 09.27.2015 | Politics

Last year, the nonprofit group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals euthanized more than 2,000 dogs and cats at its sole U.S. shelter -- and i...

In the Shadow of Cecil the Lion's Death, Do Something to Help Animals

Ken White | Posted 08.06.2015 | San Francisco
Ken White

The death of Cecil the lion has appropriately generated tremendous outrage. Good. But outrage only goes so far. Beyond that emotional response, there are many things you can do -- both large and small -- to help animals.

Oh, the Places You'll (Never) Go!

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 07.27.2015 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

Animals played starring roles in most of Dr. Seuss' works, so it's a treat for many people to see another book featuring animals, What Pet Should I Get?, published decades after his death. The publishers honored the kind author by including a PETA-requested addendum urging families who are considering welcoming animals into their homes and hearts to adopt, not shop, for them. But there is more to be said.

From Here to Eternity, Changing the Animal Control Universe for Community Cats

Becky Robinson | Posted 07.13.2015 | Green
Becky Robinson

As New Horizons makes its final approach, it does so due to the corrective measures its advocates used to help it reach its target. Similarly, the insights, inspiration, and new information collected at the Best Friends National Conference will help advocates reach our target.

Mourning a Pet and Noah's Rainbow

Michael Gilmour | Posted 06.29.2015 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

People say goodbye to beloved pets everyday so my experience is hardly unusual. Probably most clicking on this blog post can relate. But viewing such loss through a theological lens is not so common. A rather trivial incident turned my thoughts in this direction.

Blind Dogs Are Getting A Second Chance Thanks To This Simple Device

The Huffington Post | Alexa Liacko | Posted 04.21.2015 | Good News

One woman’s desire to help her 12-year-old blind poodle inspired her to create a device that protects vision-impaired dogs. Now, the device is b...

57 Canines Rescued From Dog Meat Farm Are Brought To US To Be 'Treasured' In Forever Homes

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 03.25.2015 | Good News

Dozens of dogs who were destined for a sad fate are now getting a new beginning. Animal rights group Humane Society International (HSI), along wit...

Famous Facebook Dog Inspires Community to Take Over Shelter

Rescue Idiot | Posted 05.16.2015 | Impact
Rescue Idiot

Arbor, a former stray dog, has brought the Las Vegas community together to advocate for the local town shelter becoming a no-kill shelter.

ER funds for Momma Daffodil, Marlin and Ben and Claudine

Rescue Idiot | Posted 05.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rescue Idiot

Second Chance Rescue NYC is currently trying to raise funds for Sweet Daffodil who just had her babies just over a week ago and is now at the ER Vet f...

Respect Your Elders

Rescue Idiot | Posted 05.09.2015 | Green
Rescue Idiot

Most people instantly feel some form of sadness when they walk into a diner and see an elderly person sitting alone; I often wonder why these emotions don't carry over universally towards senior animals. There are so many great reasons to consider adopting an older dog

When Animal Adoption Becomes a Chore: An Insider's Perspective

Pam Townsend | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
Pam Townsend

As I methodically and meticulously filled out the multi-page adoption form, diligently answering questions ranging from where my dog would sleep and what food I would feed her, it never for a moment crossed my mind that my application would be denied. Why would it?

Volunteers Rescue Cats From Hawaii Lava Flow

AP | Posted 02.25.2015 | Green

HILIO, Hawaii (AP) -- An animal rescue group is taking in stray cats near an active volcano on Hawaii's Big Island. The Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http...

Arin Greenwood

Horror: Dog Found Eating Another Dog At City-Run Animal Shelter | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.15.2015 | Crime

Abe Thomas says he was visiting an Oklahoma animal control facility with the intention of adopting a dog. But what he found was a gruesome sight that ...

450 Dogs Surround Life-Saving Secret Santa

Janet Kinosian | Posted 02.22.2015 | Green
Janet Kinosian

Yes, heroes are everywhere, but there are heroes and then there are HEROES. And for stray animals in Eastern Europe, these people are super-heroes.

TV Event Aims To Help Thousands Of Dogs Find Homes

AP | SUE MANNING | Posted 01.12.2015 | Green

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar winner Hilary Swank is unleashing some serious star power to help rescue dogs get adopted by families who want to make a di...

People & Other Animals: Who Rescued Who?

Ken White | Posted 12.22.2014 | San Francisco
Ken White

On occasion, someone will send me a story which needs a larger audience and nothing else from me. This is such a story, sent (along with the photo) from Anne Sallot.

We Love Shelter Pets! According To This Report, You Do Too

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.15.2014 | Good News

Shelter pets are the best! You know it, we know it and a new report shows we're far from alone in holding -- possibly also hugging and cuddling -- thi...

How Tanzy the Paraplegic Kitten Surprised Everyone

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 11.29.2014 | Good News
Brandi Megan Granett

When Tanzy first came to Tabby's Place, no one knew whether or not she would survive the animal attack that left the day old kitten without the use of her back legs.

These People Do The Dirty Work That Keeps Rescue Animals Happy And Healthy

Associated Press | Sue Manning | Posted 09.26.2014 | Good News

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Help Wanted: No pay, hours can be lousy, and sometimes it stinks. That plea from animal shelters and rescues across the countr...

From Killer Looks to No-Kill to Nabbing a Kitten Killer: The Barbi Twins Connect the Dots to Save Animals

Joan K. Smith | Posted 10.29.2014 | Impact
Joan K. Smith

What do stray cats and the ocean have to do with each other? Quite a bit in the current work of Shane and Sia Barbi, better known as the Barbi Twin...

This Abandoned Puppy Used To Fear Human Touch. Now He Can't Get Enough Lovin'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.26.2014 | Good News

Sometimes a little TLC can go a long way. Just ask Finn. The formerly homeless puppy still had baby teeth when the team at Hope for Paws discovered...

People In North Texas Just Adopted More Than 2,200 Animals In One Day

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.18.2014 | Green

More than 2,200 cats and dogs were reportedly adopted from animal shelters across North Texas on Saturday as part of "Empty the Shelter Day" — a pet...

'Dire' Overcrowding At NYC Animal Shelters

| Posted 08.18.2014 | Green

By Ben Fractenberg MIDTOWN — The city’s Animal Care & Control shelters are suffering from “dire” overcrowding after their online list of ...

First City in Iran to Ban Killing Stray Dogs and the Woman Behind It

Negar Mojtahedi | Posted 10.08.2014 | Impact
Negar Mojtahedi

Shooting stray dogs is common practice in Iran. However, now the northwestern city of Tabriz has become the first and only city in the country to outlaw killing street dogs. It's all thanks to the efforts of one Iranian woman who is campaigning for those who can't speak for themselves.