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.
Puppy mills, by definition, come up short on animal welfare, taking moral and practical shortcuts in order to churn out dogs for the pet trade - by co...
The story of Mickey the mama cat is a testament to a mother's instinct and love for her children. There are so many stories of pregnant cats and dogs winding up at the shelter, and the horrors all animals, especially vulnerable newborns, face in that environment.
Arwen is a 10-year-old pittie mix. She was one of 89 dogs found in a bad hoarding situation. Our story starts in the Mojave Desert where an animal h...
Today would have been Tango's 14th birthday. I'd hoped to be celebrating; instead, I'm mourning his passing three weeks ago and reflecting on his life with us.
There is no harder lesson about spaying and neutering your dog than the story of Mimi. Mimi, an unspayed Maltese, suddenly became pregnant. She was only four-years-old when the adorable, white fluffy dog was turned into the shelter.
Pet homelessness is a solvable goal. If each person looking for a new pet chose adoption, a lifelong home for every pet could be a reality. I've followed my passion for pets throughout my career, and I hope to inspire others to consider how adopting a pet can change their life, too.
After the trauma that he had suffered on the bile farm, it took some time for him to feel relaxed in his new spacious surroundings and trust those who were caring for him. To him, humans meant pain and cruelty.
April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month, and the ASPCA is urging supporters across the country to support their efforts to fight animal cruelty. This post is dedicated to their efforts, and to the efforts of animal lovers everywhere who spend time saving all animals from cruelty and danger.
What is this world made of? The hate. The abuse. The death. But...this world also has hope.
Who knows how Augie got there, but there he was. Found wandering through an orchard with a broken leg, and no identification. How had he become separated from his home? When had he been hit by the car that broke his leg? How long had he been wandering around in this pain?
Meet Emerson, an adorably sweet little Papillion/Pomeranian mix. You'd never guess the struggles this tiny guy has faced by looking at him now, but little Emerson is a fighter and a survivor. This is where Emerson's story begins.
Over the past year, I've been getting involved with several animal rescue groups in the Los Angeles area where I live. Their Facebook pages are compelling and the dramatic rescue videos they post often go viral - with good reason.
(Jon?) Snow and Margaret from MickaCooRescue/PigeonRescue.org (both are "bachelors"). They're wearing Pigeon Pants. ...
Bono was the strangest looking cat I'd ever seen. Apart from his enormous head, shaggy feet and the feather duster tip of his ridiculously long tail, he was entirely shaved.
I think most people look at stray animals and see them as a nuisance. But these are actual living feeling beings that lead incredibly brutal and painful lives. And it's largely because of things that we humans have done.