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Animal Shelters

New PSAs Get the Word Out for Shelter Pets

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 01.16.2012 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

While euthanasia rates for dogs and cats in our nation's animal care and control facilities have been in steady decline for more than three decades, there are still millions of healthy dogs and cats euthanized every year. We as a nation shouldn't stand for that.

The Pit Bull Dilemma

Gary Weitzman, DVM | Posted 01.14.2012 | DC
Gary Weitzman, DVM

We'll continue to try to save animals from needless euthanasia in this country. We'll save the pits, and anything else we can. And we'll try to convince the adopting public to go their local shelters first, if they're in the market to adopt.

A Moment In the Sun for a Dog No One Wanted

Gary Weitzman, DVM | Posted 01.04.2012 | DC
Gary Weitzman, DVM

The biggest problem today in animal welfare is too many animals where no one wants them and too few where they do.

Animal Homelessness Is a Community Challenge

Gary Weitzman, DVM | Posted 12.27.2011 | DC
Gary Weitzman, DVM

November 6-12 is National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week. It's a great time to get to know your local animal shelter and show them that you're ready to become part of the solution.

Foreclosures Fill Animal Shelters While High-End Pet Products Take Off

WBEZ | Zach Stedt and Dan Weissmann | Oct. 10, 2011 | Posted 12.11.2011 | Chicago

When people lose their jobs--and their homes--things like food and vet care for their animals start to look less like priorities. At the Animal Wel...

Are Celebs To Blame For Increase In 'Handbag Dogs' At Animal Shelters?

Posted 11.28.2011 | Impact

Rarely leaving home without a tiny pup tucked into their purses, Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian and Nicole Ritchie helped spearhead the chihuahua and te...

New Digs for the Dogs, And Everyone Else

Ken White | Posted 11.22.2011 | San Francisco
Ken White

A first of its kind in the nation, PHS/SPCA's new Center is literally a life-saving tool. A 57,600 square foot, three-story-tall life-saving tool built to care for animals in need.

Arin Greenwood

Despite Some Stabilization, Local Animal Shelters Still In Tough Spot | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.15.2011 | DC

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- One mark of the recession: scores of pets being dropped off at animal shelters. Shelters and rescue groups across the country repor...

Buddy the Wonder Dog

Tom Gregory | Posted 11.07.2011 | Los Angeles
Tom Gregory

Six long weeks ago our dachshund Jack passed away. After the tears and the emotions of loss, I came to my characteristic conclusion that it was time to make lemonade of life's latest crop of low-down lemons.

WATCH: Hey, What Kind Of Dog Is That?

Posted 10.29.2011 | Comedy

Adopting a shelter dog isn't all sunshine and rainbows. Sure, you're getting an adorable new family member, and you're giving an animal in need a chan...

Animal Shelters Fall On Hard Times Nationwide

Northbrook, IL Patch | Samantha Nelson Email the Author | Posted 09.13.2011 | Chicago

Heartland Animal Shelter in Northbrook is looking for a home for Sparky, who was rescued from a shelter that euthanizes animals. He was sent there by ...

Undercover Investigation of a Dog Factory Farm

Josh Tetrick | Posted 09.11.2011 | Green
Josh Tetrick

Last week, the animal protection organization Mercy For Animals released a video taken undercover by an employee wearing a hidden camera at a dog fact...

Animal Shelter's AC Units Stolen, Pets In Peril

Posted 08.31.2011 | Chicago

Some 100 orphaned cats and dogs living in a Chicago animal welfare center are in danger heading into the expected-to-be-hot weekend after vandals eith...

Bring Him Home, Get Fit?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 08.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

My dog has been the number one biggest contributor to moving my body every day -- rain, shine, sleet or snow.

ASPCA Strives to Save More Lives Through New National Animal Transport Initiative

Ed Sayres | Posted 07.19.2011 | Impact
Ed Sayres

Relocation is just one way that the ASPCA will continue to be a voice for homeless animals. We look forward to a nation where no dogs and cats die simply due to a lack of space.

Let's Save Our Best Friends

Mike Schwager | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Schwager

Each year we kill 3 million healthy and treatable dogs and cats at our shelters. For those who don't believe it is possible to transition from kill to no-kill, lets look at other shelters who've done it.

A Most Unfortunate Target

Suzy Shuster | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Suzy Shuster

Target, the hero dog who saved American soldiers from a suicide bomber attack, was euthanized this week because of mistaken dog identity. This dog survives a suicide bomber and then is put to death by our barbaric animal "shelter" system.

Lobsters Versus Dogs: Trading 'Claws for Paws' Is Not the Thing to Do

Marc Bekoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marc Bekoff

Lobsters and many animals who we think don't feel pain actually do.

Is Someone Killing Your Next Pet?

Janet Kinosian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Kinosian

If you're an animal lover, please educate yourself about what really goes on at your local animal shelter. We need to stop this madness, now.

'No Kill' or Torture? Nathan Winograd and His Animal Sheltering Movement

Mike Stark | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Stark

"No kill" is probably suitable and the ethically sound choice for some shelters, but for many more, a "no kill" policy condemns animals to a miserable existence.

Priceless: Low-Cost Pet Health Clinics in Gulf Coast Communities (VIDEO)

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

Last month I featured a guest blog from Amanda Arrington, The Humane Society of the United States' manager of spay/neuter initiatives, spotlighting one of the pet health clinics that are part of our larger Gulf Coast initiative.

Prop B: A Battle Against Puppy Mills That All Can Support

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

There are tens of thousands of dogs who are lonely and depressed and ill because it is their awful misfortune to pass each day on a puppy mill operati...

Special Attention for Special Shelter Pets: Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable Pet Week

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

Each of us can be a voice for shelter pets -- and this week and beyond, let's speak up in an especially loud voice for the seniors and the less-than-perfect animals.

Hoarders: Stepping Out of Your TV Set Into Your Local Shelter

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ingrid Newkirk

Pet hoarders now threaten to turn back the clock on hard-won animal shelter reforms in many municipalities by bullying authorities into adopting magical sounding "no kill" policies that do animals no favors.

Camp Bow Wow's 'On Our Way Home Project' Provides Much Needed Aid For Animal Shelters

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Pet services company Camp Bow Wow has just announced their On Our Way Home Project, which will aid in the improvement of current animal shelter facili...