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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...

The Partner Animal Rescue Can't Do Without

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 07.30.2015 | 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 ...

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.

Alleged Theft and Killing of Dog by PETA Employees Moves Virginia Attorney General to Create New Legal Unit

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

Virginia's Attorney General has announced a new animal law unit in response to the refusal to prosecute PETA for some of its workers allegedly stealing and killing a little girl's dog.

Arin Greenwood

PETA Euthanized A Lot Of Animals At Its Shelter In 2014, And No-Kill Advocates Are Not Happy About It

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.24.2015 | Green

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals killed most of the animals at its Norfolk, Virginia, shelter in 2014, according to preliminary figures fil...

Bill to Prevent PETA From Killing Dogs and Cats Passes in the Virginia Senate, 33-5

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

The Virginia Senate has passed a bill aimed at preventing PETA from killing dogs and cats at their headquarters in Norfolk.

While PETA's Kill Rate Rises, VA Senate Bill Aims to Stop It From Slaughtering More Pets

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 04.04.2015 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

PETA's kill statistics for 2014 are now available. They're even uglier than last year's. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is once again poisoning over 88% of the dogs and cats entrusted to their care.

Why We Shouldn't Sugarcoat the Deaths of Thousands of Shelter Pets Every Day

Francis Battista | Posted 03.21.2015 | Green
Francis Battista

Let's all work together to make this practice a relic of the past, but we can't pretend that taking the lives of homeless pets when alternatives exist to save them is anything other than killing.

Have I Been "Threatened" for Defending Pit Bulls? You Tell Me

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 12.16.2014 | Green
Douglas Anthony Cooper

Heated argument is normal, when it comes to contentious issues. What deviates from standard practice, however -- especially on the part of a professional journalist -- is an effort to silence your opponent.

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...

Arin Greenwood

The Great Dog Migration Saved This Pup's Life. Here's How You Can Help Save More

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.10.2014 | Green

SUNDERLAND, Md. -- Kirstyn Northrop Cobb has a type: big and stocky, with cropped ears, and in imminent danger of being euthanized. On a recent Thu...

For Shelter Pets, a Hurricane Katrina-Scale Disaster Is Happening Every Week

Francis Battista | Posted 08.30.2014 | Green
Francis Battista

The tax dollars of many animal lovers are being used to pay for the sanctioned killing of 3 - 4 million healthy pets every year in our nation's shelters. That's more than 9,000 healthy, adoptable dogs and cats every day: 9,000 lives, in the fullest sense of the word, are wasted every day.

Walking Down a Tree-Lined Lane With Pope Francis

Mike Schwager | Posted 08.10.2014 | Religion
Mike Schwager

When the Bible spoke of our dominion over the animals, surely it isn't speaking of cruelty towards animals, but responsibility and stewardship. And implicit in stewardship is love and caring.

Artist Mark Barone's Portrait Project: 5,500 Shelter Dogs Who Are Gone, But Will Never Be Forgotten

Joan K. Smith | Posted 05.12.2014 | Impact
Joan K. Smith

Very few animals who enter the shelter system come out alive; instead, a high proportion are euthanized, often in horrific gas chambers, in spite of volunteer networks scurrying to place adoptable shelter dogs in homes before their short time runs out.

Thanks Cruella, But You Can Keep Your Puppy Mills

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

To have it suggested that you are in favor of puppy mills is about as ugly an accusation as you encounter in the world of animal rights or welfare: it is saying that you are in favor of the criminal abuse of animals.

No Kill No Problem: The Story of Austin Pets Alive! Part 2

Dawn Erin | Posted 03.05.2014 | Impact
Dawn Erin

If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes an army to raise an animal shelter -- an all volunteer army.

Maggie Q. Makes X-Mas Pardon Plea for Pound Animals

Frank DeGiacomo | Posted 02.22.2014 | Hawaii
Frank DeGiacomo

Maggie Q., star of the TV series Nikita, and Mililani High graduate, has made an appeal on behalf of less fortunate animals set to be killed Christmas Eve Day at the Hawaiian Humane Society pound.

Life Is Full of Pawsibilities: Celebrating Dogs -- Young and Old

Heather Hummel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Good News
Heather Hummel

We have even been known to FaceTime so they can see their granddogs, much to the confusion of Julie and Stephan who look quizzically at the screen when they hear the high pitched voices calling their names.

Animal Lovers Need Not Apply

Nathan J. Winograd | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Nathan J. Winograd

Ending the routine and casual killing of animals will not only save the lives of four million animals every year, but it will bring decency and compassion to our nation's shelters where these virtues are in tragically short supply.