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Homeless Animals

Today Is A Really Great Day To Get Your Pet Spayed Or Neutered

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 02.24.2015 | Green

Look at this face. Like millions of other animals around the country, this stray pup could use a home, and you can help. For the past 21 years,...

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?

This Woman Will Give $10,000 to an Animal Shelter for Implementing Her "Name the Rescue" Idea

Jen Reeder | Posted 04.12.2015 | Impact
Jen Reeder

Her concept, "Name the Rescue," is simple: animal shelters allow people or businesses to name an adoptable pet (a.k.a. rescue pet) in exchange for a donation.

From the Streets of LA to 90210; The Real Beverly Hills Chihuahua

Julia Orr | Posted 03.31.2014 | Los Angeles
Julia Orr

Against all odds, the life of a 9lb Chihuahua-mix dog called Anastasia changed dramatically, from living on the streets of LA with a homeless girl, to a Beverly Hills mansion.

Operation Chihuahua Flies Homeless Pups First Class

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.14.2013 | Good News

Nine of San Francisco’s homeless chihuahuas were treated to a red carpet and first class flight treatment this morning -- a swankier ride than most ...

You and Your Shelter

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

In only 90 days, how many homeless dogs and cats do you think one local animal shelter can help find permanent homes? 100? 1,000? 2,000?

Animal Shelter Numbers Tell Only a Part of the Story

Ruth Steinberger | Posted 04.10.2013 | Impact
Ruth Steinberger

Shifting our current practice from the collection and dispersal of homeless animals to preventing their births can stop the suffering and abate the need for building or expanding shelters. It can be done.

When It Comes to Rescue, Should an Animal's Origins Matter?

Pam Townsend | Posted 03.30.2013 | DC
Pam Townsend

Animals rescued from puppy mills, hoarding situations or natural disasters generate more public attention than those picked up as strays or dumped like trash on an almost daily basis at local shelters in almost every county or municipality in every state in the nation.

Those Who Care for the Homeless Animals

Ken White | Posted 10.07.2012 | San Francisco
Ken White

The first people I see when I come to work are a group of professionals we call our animal care technicians.

Should Pantries Provide Food For Homeless People's Pets?

Posted 04.04.2012 | Impact

When stomachs start rumbling, homeless people with pets often feed their best friends first. To help the estimated five to 10 percent of homeless p...

After Backyard Farms Fail, Homeless Animal Population Grows

Posted 03.06.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Laura Moss: The Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary gets weekly calls from people looking for new homes for their rooster...

Animal Homelessness Is a Community Challenge

Gary Weitzman, DVM | Posted 12.27.2011 | DC
Gary Weitzman, DVM

November 6-12 is National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week. It's a great time to get to know your local animal shelter and show them that you're ready to become part of the solution.

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.

Aiding The Animals Of Joplin

Ed Sayres | Posted 08.31.2011 | Impact
Ed Sayres

Not spared from the Joplin disaster were the animals of the community, many of whom were left homeless by the tornado and in need of shelter.

ASPCA Strives to Save More Lives Through New National Animal Transport Initiative

Ed Sayres | Posted 07.19.2011 | Impact
Ed Sayres

Relocation is just one way that the ASPCA will continue to be a voice for homeless animals. We look forward to a nation where no dogs and cats die simply due to a lack of space.

Are Egypt's Animals Now in Peril?

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wendy Diamond

The political upheaval in Egypt has greatly affected Egypt's people. But their animal population has truly been decimated. The people have been heard. Now it's the animals' time.

Economic Downturn Puts More Animals In Need Of Foster Care, Adoption

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As a result of the national recession, many pet owners across the country have been forced to give up animals they can no longer afford to care for. ...