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These Posts Reveal The Terrible Double Standard Of How We Handle Black Death

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.08.2016 | Black Voices

The double standard in the way America reacts to the death of black civilians and the death of cops have never been so evident than in the past 48 hou...

David Duchovny Wants You To Film Your Dog Licking Your Face

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 06.24.2016 | Good News

This isn’t just fluff. David Duchovny launched the #LickMyFace campaign on Wednesday, with a video of him spreading organic peanut butter all over h...

When the Going Gets Tough, No Kill Keeps Going

Kristen Auerbach | Posted 06.09.2016 | Good News
Kristen Auerbach

This spring has been challenging for Central Texas animals. After an unusually warm winter, the region has been plagued by a series of severe thunderstorms and floods, causing the displacement of large numbers of people and animals. As a result, animal shelters have seen high intake of both stray and surrendered pets.

The Plight Of Shelter Animals

Julie LeRoy | Posted 06.01.2016 | Impact
Julie LeRoy

There is no other topic that leads to heated discussion as the topic of kill versus no kill shelters. But many people are not familiar with the differences in these types of shelters because sometimes the status of a shelter can be misleading.To understand the differences in these shelters, it is important to learn what they are.

Filmmaker JD Disalvatore Talks 'How to Save a Dog' and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 04.29.2017 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

How To Save A Dog is a feature-length documentary project that provides a compelling inside look at what it takes to rescue animals in America.

#Savetheroosters: What We Learned From Rescuing and Rehoming 26 Fighting Roosters

Kristen Auerbach | Posted 03.10.2017 | Good News
Kristen Auerbach

When Austin Animal Center received 29 roosters from a cockfighting bust, we knew we wanted to save them. Cockfighting, while illegal in all 50 sta...

Defining No Kill

Nathan J. Winograd | Posted 02.05.2017 | Politics
Nathan J. Winograd

The "adopt some and kill the rest" paradigm which has dominated our nation's shelters for so long is being replaced. But what is it being replaced with? In other words, what does "No Kill" mean? And when does a shelter or community truly achieve it?

A New Way to Save Shelter Cats

Susan Houser | Posted 01.04.2017 | Impact
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.

Should We TNR Dogs?

Nathan J. Winograd | Posted 12.11.2016 | Politics
Nathan J. Winograd

If a pound is going to kill community dogs, if rescuers are not going to find them homes, if robust transfer programs are not in place to get those dogs to a community where they could find homes, they, like the dogs in the Dominican Republic and cats in the U.S., should realize all the other benefits that would come of sterilization.

Irremediable Psychological Suffering? There's No Such Thing.

Nathan J. Winograd | Posted 12.04.2016 | Politics
Nathan J. Winograd

There is no such thing as an animal who is irremediably psychologically or behaviorally suffering. There is no such thing as an animal who is so traumatized that he wants to die.

It Is Now Time For Us to Become Their Best Friend

Craig E. Sherman | Posted 11.09.2016 | New York
Craig E. Sherman

These poor creatures are entangled in a system where their fate is determined by financial viability rather than an undeniable right to exist. For many animals, the sand is flowing quickly and unimpeded. However, there is hope.

How Austin Became America's Largest No Kill City

Kristen Auerbach | Posted 11.05.2016 | Impact
Kristen Auerbach

This coming February, Austin will celebrate its five-year anniversary of being America's largest no kill city, saving more than 90 percent of its homeless animals since 2011. We're looking forward to the next five years, with the hope of taking the lessons we've learned to help other cities towns save more lives.

Pit Bull's Adorable Shelter Video Earns Him A Ruff Over His Head

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.24.2015 | Good News

Last spring, Earl the pit bull came into an animal shelter as a stray. The brown and white doggie instantly ingratiated himself to volunteers and staf...

5 Things I Learned From Working for an Animal Shelter

Bernard Lima-Chavez | Posted 10.02.2016 | Green
Bernard Lima-Chavez

One part of the adoption process needs to be educating people- on the specific animal they want to adopt, on what kind of medical care will be needed, on keeping the dog safe, on the importance of basic obedience training, and the list goes on.

Mythological Creatures I Have Known

Francis Battista | Posted 08.28.2016 | Impact
Francis Battista

Dogs, like people are individuals and should be treated and evaluated as individuals, not by the blanket categories of breed or appearance. Too many dogs have senselessly lost their lives simply for being born with a big head and a muscular looking body, but the tide has turned.

The Faithful Shopper, for the Felines: Couture Cats

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 08.17.2016 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's no wonder that for many people cats are the "purr-fect" pet. Why not treat your favorite feline to a visit at one of New York City's chic cat-centric centers?

Help Shelter Cats As A Volunteer Snuggler At These Kitten Nurseries

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 07.31.2015 | Good News

How would you like to spend your free time as a volunteer baby kitten snuggler? Can we sweeten the deal by pointing out that the snuggling takes plac...

The Partner Animal Rescue Can't Do Without

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 07.29.2016 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

There are compassionate people like this across the country, and it's critical to connect their compassion to causes that save and protect animal lives. Some people are already inspired and active; others are just waiting for a local event like this to capture their concern.

Mira The Pit Bull Spent 4 Years In A Shelter. Now She's A Poster Dog For Hope

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 07.23.2015 | Good News

A few months ago, Danielle Hopper put out a call to action on behalf of a sweet and grunty 8-year-old pit bull who'd spent nearly four years at New Yo...

How A Dying Pit Bull Got A Beautiful Home For The End Of His Life

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.05.2015 | Good News

Canela the pit bull was found as a stray, then wound up at a San Francisco-area shelter with a gigantic, raw-looking, inoperable tumor on his rear, ea...

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.

PETA's Killing Machine Loses in Landslide 95-2 Vote in Virginia

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 04.25.2015 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

The bill to rein in PETA's killing at their headquarters in Virginia passed the House of Delegates in a landslide 95-2 vote. Shelters will now be required by definition to make efforts to adopt out animals, instead of summarily killing them.

PETA Hires Lobbyist to Quash Bill That Would Restrain Their Pet Killing

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 04.17.2015 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

The Virginia Senate voted overwhelmingly for a bill that would restrict PETA's mass killing of dogs and cats at its Norfolk headquarters; but PETA has hired a crack lobbyist in an effort to push for the vote to fail tomorrow in the Virginia House of Delegates.

WHISTLEBLOWER: PETA Ex-Employee Alleges She Was Encouraged to Steal and Kill Pets, and to Falsify Records

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 04.12.2015 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

A woman employed by PETA fifteen years ago is now alleging that she was encouraged by its president to steal and kill pets, and to falsify records. Heather Harper-Troje is the wife of a US diplomat serving at the American embassy in Honduras, and her eyewitness account is unprecedented.

What Is a No-Kill Shelter?

Rescue Idiot | Posted 04.12.2015 | Green
Rescue Idiot

While most individuals have heard the term "no-kill shelter," many don't know what it truly means.