Our team ultimately found 50 dogs on the property - most chained to posts driven into the ground, with nothing more than a modified plastic barrel for shelter.
On occasion, someone will send me a story which needs a larger audience and nothing else from me. This is such a story, sent (along with the photo) from Anne Sallot.
What has evolved is an educational program that works with the local community, and across the San Francisco Bay Area. Jessica's Haven & Rescue has a vocational skills training program that operates four days a week in addition to rescuing and finding homes for unwanted dogs.
As our animal rescue team entered a trash- and feces-filled house last Friday to rescue more than 50 dogs and cats from an Internet pet seller in Rutherford County, N.C., they nearly stumbled over a kitten.
As a pet writer, it goes without saying that I have a soft spot for animals. So when a friend emailed me a photo of a little kitty wearing a tutu and using a wheelchair, I was intrigued.
Animal welfare advocates and shelters are uniting to defy the idea that we can't do more to significantly reduce the need for euthanasia. The truth is we can do better, inspire more, and increase the number of lives we save year in and year out. We must, given the millions of lives still at stake, and so many people who care.
It was a beautiful, sunny, breezy Sunday in Los Angeles when my son Michael and I drove north into the foothills to spend some time at the Gentle Barn.
When Tanzy first came to Tabby's Place, no one knew whether or not she would survive the animal attack that left the day old kitten without the use of her back legs.
It was her eyes that caught my attention. I don't think I've ever seen a dog whose eyes were the same color as her fur - cocoa-colored with beautiful ...
Like most humans, animals don't respond well to chaos. With hurricane season not ending until November, it's critical for pet owners to be the true "first responders" -- knowing just what to do when their beloved companions need them most.
The videos online of soldiers coming home from overseas deployment after months and sometimes even years to be greeted by their pets who missed them a...
Although the bird was still completely unresponsive, his heartbeat was strong, and when she checked his eyes for a pupillary response, the pupils dilated slightly, if erratically, in response to the light. Despite still being comatose, the bird had actually improved!
Our pet came to us by accident. He was a skinny, ten-month old pit bull who was punched, kicked and dragged by his previous owner in the industrial part of Brooklyn, NY. As soon as the owner walked into the bodega, he was ours. That was our first rescue.
The Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary has seen unspeakable cruelty. One horse arrived at the sanctuary with a fractured skull after being beaten with a two-by-four and dragged behind a truck. Another arrived with untreated third degree burns from a stable fire.
In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...
The first time I saw her, she was dragging a heavy chain fastened around her neck. Each step the skinny and weak dog took was an effort painful to watch. From the first moment I saw Maza, something about her told me she wanted more than a full stomach and a place to be safe; this dog wanted to be part of a family.