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Dog Starved And Left To Die In Filthy Crate Now Has The Best Life Ever

Kristen Auerbach | Posted 12.21.2016 | Home
Kristen Auerbach

On November 2, the Austin, Texas Police Department’s Animal Cruelty Division received a report of a dead dog inside a crate at a busy intersection n...

Bodies of US Dogs Sold to UK Universities Raises Ethical Questions

Monica Engebretson | Posted 12.08.2016 | Home
Monica Engebretson

Cruelty Free International recently discovered that three UK veterinary medical colleges -the universities of Cambridge and Nottingham and the Royal V...

You Can Borrow A Shelter Dog To Visit Maui's Gorgeous Beaches

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 10.24.2016 | Home

When you’re sitting on a white sand beach throwing back mai tais in paradise, there is little room for improvement. Unless, of course, you can add p...

Lucky and Unlucky Pets

Marc Joseph | Posted 09.01.2016 | Home
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...

Each View Of This Paw-Some Puppy Video Helps Feed Dogs In Shelters

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 03.31.2016 | Home

Puppies have the the magical ability to flip any mood into full on happy. Purina and SoulPancake, a YouTube channel founded by Rainn Wilson that creat...

One Small Change Could Save The Lives Of Thousands Of Pit Bulls

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 03.29.2016 | Home

Our biases against pit bulls are so detrimental, according to new research, that they may even affect other dog breeds in adoption shelters. The pit b...

The Unexpected Companion I Never Knew I Needed

Cathy L. Mason | Posted 03.15.2016 | Home
Cathy L. Mason

I love quiet. I really, really love quiet. And cleanliness, and order ... all the things I didn't have much when we had kids at home. We loved raising our children but now we're in a different chapter and the quiet is pretty nice. And so, of course, I looked at the local shelter's Adoptable Dogs page.

A New Way to Save Shelter Cats

Susan Houser | Posted 01.04.2017 | Home
Susan Houser

When animal shelters try to improve their live release rates, finding homes for cats is often the biggest problem they face. In recent years more and more shelters have been turning to a program called Return to Field (RTF) to get cats out of the shelter alive.

Watch The Moment Vet Learns He'll Gets His Dogs Back After Hospital Stay

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.20.2015 | Home

It was a combination of luck and kindness that led to a joyous reunion between two dogs and the owner who'd been forced to give them up during a hospi...

7 Ways to Help Homeless Pets This Holiday

Laura McHolm | Posted 12.01.2016 | Home
Laura McHolm

Are you or your kids busy writing Santa lengthy wish lists? Are you looking for a way to keep the entire family in the giving spirit? And, maybe, just maybe, keep them a little less focused on the receiving spirit? Well, this season make it: All 'bout The Reindeer. No trouble!

Happiness Wins: Three Reasons to be Thankful

Finnegan Dowling | Posted 11.24.2016 | Home
Finnegan Dowling

If you follow the news, you're probably aware of what an enormous crap sandwich the past few weeks have been around the world. In times like this it's easy to forget what a wonderful, beautiful place the world is and how many good people are in it.

Dog That Was Buried Alive Gets The Loving Home She Deserves

The Dodo | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.21.2015 | Home

A dog who was saved from certain death after being found buried alive in an unconscionable act of cruelty is now discovering what it means to be a che...

How My Husband Turned Me Into a "Crazy Cat Lady"

Caitlyn McIntosh | Posted 10.19.2016 | Home
Caitlyn McIntosh

I came to love these girls as my own fur kids, and I'd like to think they love me back the same way as their human. Considering all things, I was at the very least an upgrade from their last human pseudo mom, who would get annoyed with them and lock them in the garage.

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

Jen Reeder | Posted 09.30.2016 | Home
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 | Home

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 it...

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

Ken White | Posted 07.31.2016 | 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 07.27.2016 | Home
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 07.10.2016 | Home
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 06.29.2016 | Home
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 | Home

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 being...

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 | Home

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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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?