As Naja settles in, I start to see how the abuse has hurt him. Any quick movements make him jump; any attempts to pet his head cause him to flinch. I have my work cut out for me, as I want him to trust and feel secure.
For a year and a half, rescuers sought to trap Rebel "without a cause," but he was too clever for their humane traps. However, when Rebel showed up one day with his face ripped open and according to Cathy, "nearly hanging off of him," they had to step up their efforts as his life depended on it.
This is a list I recommend to my coaching clients who are looking for more ways to help others. Similar to a bucket list or a magic list, you create a list of ideas to help others in need.
Animal control was called to the scene of a recently vacated apartment building in Arlington, Texas. Her owners had moved and decided not to take Sw...
I always knew -- or thought I knew -- that when Homer died, his page would die with him. It was inexpressibly painful to think about losing both Homer and my community at the same time.
Through it all she would shiver from the agony but would maintain a brave face and give "kisses" to the medical staff and rescuers. It was unbelievable how sweet she was.
Those daily walks and snuggle sessions have resulted in real health benefits: my mother has lost weight, her blood pressure is down and she's fully engaged in life again. It all really begs the question, "Who rescued who?"
Austin, Texas now had the potential to become the largest American city to achieve No Kill status. With that in mind, the dedicated board members and volunteers set their sights on finding a physical location that APA could call home.
Ever since I was a young girl, I've loved animals. My father says I even learned to bark with my dog Teddy before I spoke my first word. I loved growi...
Viola, a 5-year-old chocolate Labrador, was found wandering the streets when she was finally caught by animal control. She was taken to the Southeas...
We're safely past those first few years of awkwardly trying to adjust to the demands of motherhood, and now that I can look back at some of the more trying times, I can see something interesting: Every single one of those challenges was made easier by my dog and my cat.
This kitty was certainly in the wrong place but luckily, it was the right time. Southern California resident Paula Tiberius noticed a mama cat movin...
There's no reason to wait another day. Our conference speakers may not wear fuzzy cat ears but are just as passionate about cats as the Internet Cat Video festivalgoers, will show attendees the way.
Cats are low-maintenance pets. They smell better than dogs. Cats will never eat your baby. They'll never hump your leg. They don't need to be walked, and they bury their poop.
An Orange County based rescue, pulled Leo from the shelter and had their own veterinarian look at him, they realized the truth was much worse than a broken bone. Leo had been shot twice. The bone was shattered.
Approximately 3.4 million discarded dogs and cats will be euthanized in the United States in 20131. Imagine being the person that shows up for work each day to put these poor unsuspecting animals down. I personally would much prefer to have a job saving these animals instead.