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.
Last February, while PETA's volunteers were delivering straw to chained and penned dogs in Portsmouth, Va., a neighbor pointed them to some dogs acros...
You often hear negative stories about pit bulls. The press often focuses on attack stories and dog fighting rings, so understandably there are many pe...
Once you learn to translate canine postures and responses, you'll find that your dog's actions speak louder than words. What then do specific dog behaviors tell us?
It all started with a kitten's mews. It was 3:00 p.m. in August at the Westfield Promenade Mall in Woodland Hills, Calif. Summer shoppers were looking for deals, when a host from Margianno's, an Italian restaurant, heard the unmistakable sound of a kitten mewing.
It was unsure if Thumper, a white kitten with black spots, would ever walk, but once he took his first step, there wasn't a dry eye in the room.
After the dog is rescued, a professional animal trainer works with the dog in order to become the perfect companion to a veteran who needs a friend and in some cases, a reason to get out of bed in the morning.
These are just a few examples of what a little seed money can do when put in the hands of someone with a vision and a plan to change the world.
In only 90 days, how many homeless dogs and cats do you think one local animal shelter can help find permanent homes? 100? 1,000? 2,000?
Roadrunner's life was left hanging in the balance after a coyote attacked him. Small dogs do not usually survive such a vicious attack. Roadrunner, a ...
I walked with a friend of mine this morning. She had her new rescue dog with her. The dog was a black, female lab. My friend has had the dog for less ...
Once the cat was out of surgery, she was still not in the clear. She was in horrible pain and the shelter could not afford the pain medication. They had done all they could for her, but the shelter was left with one final decision. They were going to euthanize Miss Renata.
Since my open letter was posted, I've been called names. I've had hundreds of people tell me that I have no right to judge Cocoa's former owners because I don't know their story. I don't owe anyone an explanation or itemized list of how I'm helping the world but suffice to say I help the humans, too.
Frankly, people who abandon their pets sicken me. In some ways, they are worse than people who abandon kids because if you abandon your kid, we arrest you and if you abandon your 12-year-old dog, we bite our tongues and let you believe you are still a nice person. You are not.
How do I know who you are? Because the people at Animal Control gave me Cocoa's intake sheet. You know, the one you filled out. The one that said Cocoa was 12 years old and you'd had her all those years. I just couldn't understand why someone would dump a family member.
Elvis will go blind. It might not be today or a year from now, or even five years from now, but it cannot be stopped. He has a genetic disease that causes blindness called progressive retinal atrophy.