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  • Dogs available for adoption at the Richland County Dog Shelter
    Dogs available for adoption at the Richland County Dog Shelter
    Once again the shelter is filling up, so please help share and spread the word for the dogs of the Richland County Dog Warden’s Office and Shelter. Available dogs include hounds, beagles, terriers, a Tibetan Mastiff mix, Pomeranian, Dogue de...
  • Shelter pet adoptions accelerate, which is good news
    Shelter pet adoptions are on the rise, and showing no sign of slowing down
    Once upon a time, people generally thought of shelters as pounds, with emaciated, poorly treated animals left in tiny, dirty cages. Because of that, people preferred to get their pets from pet stores or breeders. Now, though, shelter pet adoptions...
  • Teaming up to create no-kill communities in Wisconsin
    Wisconsin shelters team up to create 'no kill' community
    The Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha, Wisc. (HAWS), and the Elmbrook Humane Society in neighboring Brookfield, have teamed up to try and create a "no kill"community. According to a May 3, 2015 story on Fox 6 News, they're...
  • Bonnie
    'Bonnie' is 16-years-old, mostly toothless and she does not have a home
    Update 4/26/15: Bonnie made it to her new home on Saturday!A down-on-her luck feline is in need of the assistance of animal-loving friends to help get her into a home. The 16-year-old cat is without her family after a feline brother passed away...
  • Wendy, a senior beagle, would love a homec
    Sweet and happy senior beagle hoping for adoption at Save A Pet
    Wendy is the oldest dog at Save A Pet in Grayslake, Illinois. She is at least 13 years old, but don't let that fool you. The light in her brown eyes sparkles and shines when she sees a leash or a treat!Wendy is a tri-color beagle, and her tail...
  • Cats get ignored by people, in media
    The world needs animal advocates, but it needs more advocates for cats
    "Cats Never Seem to Get their Day." That's the title of an article in Nova Scotia's The Chronicle-Herald. The article appears in the paper's "Pet Corner," and is written by an admitted animal lover and cat advocate....
  • Dreams come true in 'Before I Wake'
    Dreams come true in 'Before I Wake'
    What are dreams? Are they visions of what our imagination sees as beautiful? Or are they the manifestation of our worst fears brought to life while we sleep?For a little boy named Cody, his greatest nightmare is falling asleep. When a young couple...
  • South Korean adoptee deportation: This brother and sister came to the US 30 years ago as adopted children, now a man, the brother faces deportation.
    South Korean adoptee: Deportation looms for man, 39, adopted in U.S. when just 3
    A three-year-old South Korean boy and his sister came to America almost three decades ago where adoptive parents gave them a new home. That new home didn’t last and the two were separated. Now at 39, Adam Crapser who is married with three...
  • Ariana Grande
    Ariana Grande helps rescue dogs on her Honeymoon tour
    Ariana Grande has an intense love for animals, especially for dogs. She is the mother to 6 rescue dogs of her own named; Coco, Toulouse, Ophelia, Fawkes, Cinnamon and Sirius and has always been an advocate for adopting animals. Ariana is taking...
  • Stray older dog desperately in need of foster home
    Unnamed older sweet girl with huge tumor on leg needs foster or will die
    UPDATE: A reader of this column offered to foster her for Recycled.Pits so this girl is safe and will get the medical attention she needs!A darling older dog who is gentle and sweet has a huge tumor on her leg. She is sitting in Chicago Animal...
  • New survey shows people's perceptions of cats is changing
    Survey shows that Americans' perceptions of cats is changing
    A new survey, conducted by Petsmart Charities, still shows a huge gulf between how people perceive cats and dogs, but people's perceptions about cats, and cat parents, are changing for the better. Specifically, people are still more likely to...
  • You Can Adopt Without Debt
    All-in-one guide on adoption
    Adopting a child is a thought many parents – including me – carry in our hearts. Giving a safe, dependent and loving home to an orphan, in my opinion, is one of the most selfless and priceless gifts. So when I was asked to review Julie...
  • Cover of "Death of an Irish Diva" by Mollie Cox Bryan
    Read "Death of an Irish Diva" by Mollie Cox Bryan
    With St. Patrick’s Day, one of my children’s favorite holidays, approaching this week, I decided to review “Death of an Irish Diva,” by Mollie Cox Bryan.This is the third book in the Cumberland Creek Mystery series. The...
  • Cover of "Finding Sky" by Susan O'Brien
    Enjoy "Finding Sky" by Susan O'Brien
    “Finding Sky” is the first book in the Nicki Valentine Mystery series by Susan O’Brien. This is Ms. O’Brien’s first mystery novel and it has been nominated for the prestigious Agatha Award for Best First Novel. Ms. O...
  • Justin Harris adoption: Ark. rep accused of turning over adopted girls to abuser
    Justin Harris adoption: Ark. rep accused of turning over adopted girls to abuser
    Arkansas State Rep. Justin Harris was involved in an adoption of a 6-year-old girl. Six months later, she was “re-homed” as it were, evidently regifted – right into the hands of a sexual predator who raped her. Now State Rep....
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