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Pet Euthanization

The Biggest Mistake Pet Owners Make at the End

Jessica Vogelsang | Posted 09.21.2016 | Green
Jessica Vogelsang

If I had a big huge red pen and could permanently strike five words from the Standard Veterinary Dialogue, it would be this: "You'll know when it's time."

This Pup In Wheelchair Was Saved From Euthanization And Now She's An Instagram Superstar

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 05.14.2015 | Good News

With a spunky, can-do attitude and an adorably delightful face, this pooch will make you fall in love. Daisy the dog from Los Angeles was abandone...

'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 ...

For Pedro, Duck and All the Others

Abbye E. Meyer | Posted 11.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Abbye E. Meyer

It'll be just Pedro and me who go to the hospital, and I'll let his meatball head rest in my hand as the two of us share that private moment, probably crying and drooling, and definitely feeling exhausted. On that day, Pedro hopefully will be left with some relief, and I'll be left.

Birth and Death

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Robin Amos Kahn

Lola taught me how to handle adversity and Lucy taught me how to love unconditionally. Lola taught me to laugh and Lucy taught me to cry. She taught me that it's okay to love someone so much that when they finally die, you feel that your heart is broken.

How You Can Help Shelter Pets

Posted 03.19.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Morieka Johnson: Many dogs and cats live the good life in the United States. But the prospects aren’t as good for th...

Economist Wages War On Cats, Wants Strays Euthanized

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.25.2013 | Green

Cats of New Zealand. Be afraid. Be very afraid. In an interview that appeared in the Atlantic on Thursday, prominent economist and environmentalist...

When the Cat Pees in Your Hat

Bill Persky | Posted 02.06.2013 | Entertainment
Bill Persky

"When the cat pees in your hat... is it time to say that is that?" Where is Dr. Seuss when you need him? As all who own pets will understand -- and those who don't never will -- how much do you endure and spend before putting the family pet to sleep?

Pet Store Owners Up In Arms Over New Law

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 10.26.2012 | Los Angeles

Animal right activists are applauding a controversial Los Angeles City Council vote Wednesday to require all pet stores to sell only rescued animals. ...

The Pets' Trust: Will Voters Approve Funding to Curb Pet Population?

Dan Renzi | Posted 12.09.2012 | Miami
Dan Renzi

Miami-Dade County, Florida residents voting in the November 2012 election will vote on a measure to assist some of the county's most desperate residents: homeless dogs and cats.

On the Loss of a Furry Loved One

Jenna Henry Hansen | Posted 11.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Jenna Henry Hansen

I never wanted the responsibility of children, yet this min pin taught me much about being responsible and accountable, and I learned how to give and receive absolute unconditional love. Certainly, I underestimated the impact her presence would have on my life.

One Last Plea to the City of Belfast: Save Lennox and Save Face

Joan K. Smith | Posted 09.07.2012 | Impact
Joan K. Smith

The saga of Lennox, the non-aggressive Belfast family pet sentenced to death under the U.K.'s "Dangerous Dogs Act" based not on any misdeed but simply on his appearance as a "Pit Bull Type," has riveted the world.

Is This Dog's Life Worth $23 Million?

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.05.2012 | Los Angeles

Gov. Jerry Brown has championed himself as the lone politician willing to make unpopular state budget cuts. But he may be biting off more than he can ...

Speaking Up for the Underdog

Gary Weitzman, DVM | Posted 04.02.2012 | DC
Gary Weitzman, DVM

I urge you to speak up for animals, even -- or rather, especially -- for pit bulls. When enough people do, and do so at every opportunity, change will come.

Saying Goodbye to a Good Dog

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.15.2014 | Parents
Holly Robinson

A dog isn't just a dog, but a carrier of family history. Saying goodbye to a dog you've had for years means shutting the door on an era.

Euthanizing a Loved One

Ken White | Posted 12.13.2011 | San Francisco
Ken White

Those of us who work in animal welfare are frequently asked to answer a question that has no answer: When is the right time to end the life of a loved animal? A lousy question, but I guess it's just part of the job.

Animals With No Place to Go... But Home

Gary Weitzman, DVM | Posted 11.14.2011 | DC
Gary Weitzman, DVM

Caring for and finding homes for animals with nowhere else to go is what we do at the Washington Animal Rescue League. Some people might think that this is a lot to go through for the sake of some animals nobody wanted.

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.

Bill Brady Dumps Sponsorship Of Controversial Bills: Now Hiding Support Of Mass Euthanasia, Denying Basic Rights To LGBT Community

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After a weekend of criticism over his support of a bill that would re-legalize mass euthanasia of dogs and cats by gas chambers, Bill Brady removed hi...

Pat Quinn Rips Bill Brady For Pet-Kill Legislation, Brady Backed Off The Bill This Week

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There's a political dog-fight brewing between Governor Pat Quinn, a dog owner, and his likely Republican rival Senator Bill Brady. Earlier this mon...