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Rebuilding Lives Of Survivors Of Domestic Violence In Kazakhstan

UN Women | Posted 11.17.2016 | Women
UN Women

Crossposted from UN Women. Under-funded and facing huge demand for their services, non-state domestic violence centres offer women anonymity, confid...

This Nonprofit's Shelter Pup Sleepovers Aim To Help Spur Adoption

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.01.2016 | Good News

With pups involved, these slumber parties are anything but a snooze. The LifeLine Animal Project, an animal welfare nonprofit in Atlanta, Georgia, al...

Louisiana Assesses Flood Damage As Residents Return To Soaked Homes

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 08.18.2016 | Green

GONZALES, La., Aug 17 (Reuters) - Ron Allen set out electric fans at his rental property in southeastern Louisiana on Wednesday, hoping to dry floors ...

The Plight Of Shelter Animals

Julie LeRoy | Posted 06.01.2016 | Impact
Julie LeRoy

There is no other topic that leads to heated discussion as the topic of kill versus no kill shelters. But many people are not familiar with the differences in these types of shelters because sometimes the status of a shelter can be misleading.To understand the differences in these shelters, it is important to learn what they are.

Paralyzed Dog Found Near Shelter With Crushing Note From Owner

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 05.09.2016 | Good News

Words from this pup's previous owner will leave you in tears. A paralyzed dog was recently discovered near the Humane Society of Tampa Bay in Florida...

A Call to Action

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

In New York City, over 150,000 children under five are poor. Last year, nearly 20,000 of these children slept in homeless shelters - enough to fill Madison Square Garden. From the moment they're born, children in poverty face an uphill struggle to survive, thrive and learn with so many odds stacked against them.

Hawaii Is Using Igloos To House Homeless

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 12.19.2016 | Impact

Hawaii is implementing a homeless solution that is just plain cool -- and hopefully effective: igloos. The First Assembly of God church plans to orde...

Video Of Vet Technician Comforting Rescue Pit Bull After Surgery Goes Viral

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 02.29.2016 | Good News

Sometimes, you just need some hugs and kisses to make it all better. A video shared on the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter's Facebook page ...

A Kentucky Domestic Violence Shelter Helps Women Grow Food -- and Confidence

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 02.15.2017 | Impact
Sarah van Gelder

As mist hovers over the rolling fields of Kentucky and the sun is still low in the sky, the women of Greenhouse 17 emerge from the house they share, clippers in hand. They spread out over a field and cut bouquets of fresh flowers.

Telling the Full Story of America's Animal Shelters

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 12.22.2016 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

While some reasonable estimates exist, the true number of U.S. animals sheltered at a national level has never actually been counted, much less shared. This lack of clarity severely impedes our ability to best serve our country's homeless animals.

The Current State of Total Madness

William Spear | Posted 12.08.2016 | World
William Spear

"Nothing comes from violence and nothing ever could." Sting We are all mad. Not just angry, crazy or furious; we have all begun to go stark raving...

WATCH: This homeless shelter allows families to keep their pets

The Huffington Post | Ishita Singh | Posted 12.08.2015 | Impact

Families who lose their homes often have to make a difficult decision, since many homeless shelters do not allow pets. Family Promise, a network of sh...

DC's Mayor Will Evict Homeless Residents From Their Tents

Patty Mullahy Fugere | Posted 11.20.2016 | DC
Patty Mullahy Fugere

The Mayor must ensure that the conditions and safety of emergency shelters are improved significantly so the street is never a safer option than a DC-funded and operated homeless shelter.

These Empty Cages Have Been Called A 'Miracle.' Here's Why

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.13.2015 | Good News

The room was pin-drop silent. The cages were totally bare. And for staff members at Summit County Animal Control in Akron, Ohio, the emptiness was the...

Pope Francis Pays Surprise Visit To Homeless Shelter In Rome

Religion News Service | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.15.2017 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis has made a surprise visit to a new homeless shelter just outside Vatican City, the pontiff’s latest move to draw att...

Depth of a Salesman

Jerry Zezima | Posted 10.13.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Despite the lamentable fact that I couldn't sell skis in Vermont during the winter, or surfboards in Hawaii during the summer, or even beer to castaways on a desert island, mainly because I would have consumed it myself, I recently got a job as a salesman.

This Rescue Pit Bull Made His Bed Every Day While Waiting To Be Adopted

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.12.2015 | Good News

During his wait for a forever home, this pooch remained particularly polite throughout his stay at an animal shelter. A video uploaded to YouTube earl...

Cat So Scared In Shelter Won't Even Look At You

The Dodo | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 09.25.2015 | Green

One heartbreaking picture captures all the fear and sadness that comes with abandonment....

Acts of Loving Kindness & Profound Cruelty

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 09.08.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I believe two of the litmus tests by which we can judge any society are to investigate both the ways in which societies treat their children, and the ways in which they treat animals. In some countries around the world, we have clear evidence of the poaching of animals for their body parts, such as tusks and as trophies.

No Place to Call Home: Government of Jordan Blocks Shelter Projects for Syrian Refugees

Vicky Kelberer | Posted 07.06.2016 | World
Vicky Kelberer

Mohammed's* house is falling down around him. Dampness and mold have invaded his walls, his roof is crumbling over his family's heads, and he desperately needs to fix it before winter arrives.

When Military Members Are Deployed, This Group Helps Provide Care For Their Pets

HuffPost Live | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 06.24.2015 | Good News

When Alisa Johnson and her husband, Shawn, were both due to begin military service in June 2011, they found themselves in a dreadful situation: they h...

Helping Pets Before They're in Harm's Way

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 05.01.2016 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

The ASPCA's Cruelty Intervention Advocacy is a holistic intervention approach that takes into account how the societal challenges that pet owners often face -- including poverty, housing restrictions, lack of transportation, and limited resources -- profoundly affect the animals under their care. I'd like to share why this uncommon approach is so necessary to keep animals alive.

Give Spay/Neuter Options to Those Who Need Them Most

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 04.25.2015 | Los Angeles
Matthew Bershadker

Could you imagine having to give up your pet because you couldn't afford to spay or neuter it? Sadly, in underserved communities in and around the greater L.A. area, the biggest obstacles to spaying and neutering pets -- which is critical to preventing animal homelessness, suffering, and unnecessary euthanasia -- come down primarily to issues of economics and geography.

A Call to End Child Poverty Now

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

It is a national moral disgrace that there are 14.7 million poor children and 6.5 million extremely poor children in the United States of America -- the world's largest economy. It is also unnecessary, costly and the greatest threat to our future national, economic and military security.

Prayers For Our Children For The New Year

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

In a world rife with war, religious, racial, gender, sectarian, and political strife, when so many children lack safety, enough food, shelter, health care, and education and suffer unthinkable losses of parents to disease, violence, and war, I hope this New Year will bring adults closer to our common sense and moral responsibility for children's well being.