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  • Adopt a Dog Month
    October is Adopt a Dog Month but dog lovers can help shelters in other ways
    Oct. 1st marks the beginning of American Humane Association’s Adopt a Dog Month and a growing number of shelters across America are educating the public on the benefits of rescuing. Although adoption is the goal there are many ways in which...
  • New, permanent cat cafe to open in New York City
    Little Lions to be New York City's first permanent cat cafe
    Earlier this year, Purina opened a temporary cat café in New York City, much to the delight of cat-loving New Yorkers everywhere. Now, New York City may be getting its first permanent cat café, called Little Lions. According to The Gothamist,...
  • Nurse
    Nurse goes above and beyond to fulfill dying mother's wish
    Last spring Tricia Somers was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer; on Thursday her amazing story was shared. As a single mother her biggest concern was not facing a vicious disease with equally vicious treatment nor was it coming to terms with...
  • ASPCA/Rachael Ray $100K Challenge
    Foothills Animal Shelter crosses the finish line of the $100K Challenge
    Foothills Animal Shelter has finished the ASPCA/Rachel Ray $100K Challenge and the adventure was an amazing success. While the ASPCA won’t release final statistics until October 7, Foothills was happy to release their summer adoption numbers...
  • 10 tacky turnoffs when talking with adoptive parents
    10 tacky turnoffs when talking with adoptive parents
    When do congratulations or curiosity cross the line into aggravations for adoptive parents?For generations a closely held secret, the adoption of a child has now become a festive cause for celebration among extended family members and friends....
  • BeBe strutting for homeless pets everywhere!
    Countdown to Strut Your Mutt in Austin this weekend
    Austin, Texas: This coming Saturday, September 13, 2014, lots of dogs will be strutting for homeless animals everywhere. Reunion Rescue will be bringing several of our adoptable dogs to the event.We still need strutters to help us get the word out...
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    Judge dismisses one case against Tutt Family, others remain
    Duncanville, Texas-As the school year opened Monday, there was confusion from observers in the most recent hearing in the Tutt case. Judge Tena Callahan stated at a hearing August 22 that she would give her ruling on continued oversight of 4 of...
  • Bhrama and Wrigley
    National Dog Day 2014
    There seems to be a holiday for every occasion. Some are serious, some just silly. Take for example January 3rd, this eventful holiday has three events to celebrate. National Fruitcake Toss Day, National Humiliation Day and Festival of Sleep....
  • Hansel & Gretel
    Adoptable Dogs of the Month: Sweet Hansel & Gretel!
    August's Adoptable Dogs of the Month – Adorable Hansel & Gretel!2nd Chance Dog Rescue's Dogs of the Month were rescued by Diana Czarnecki, 2nd Chance's founder, approximately one year ago, and everyone is scratching their...
  • A Mom for Umande by Marie Faulconer
    'A Mom for Umande' by Maria Faulconer: Picture book about a baby gorilla
    In "A Mom for Umande" by Maria Faulconer, a baby gorilla's birth mother doesn't know what to do with him. The keepers at the zoo must act as his mom.Twenty-four hours a day they play with little Umande and teach him to be a...
  • BeTA retreat 2014 in Orlando
    Retreats for families touched by adoption, trauma and attachment held nationwide
    Parenting children with special needs is a hard, frustrating, lonely, exhausting path. The journey is even more difficult when the children have invisible special needs, which is the case with many children suffering from difficulties due to early...
  • Dogs redeemed to owner thanks to a village of hard work at VCAS shelter
    Loving pit bull couple redeemed to owner at the world's best shelter in Ventura
    When I received the email asking for help for these two dogs found in the Frazier Forest, I wrote an article to try and help the dogs As the veterinarian who found the dogs was fearful for their lives and wrote that this shelter doesn't adopt...
  • Black cats apparently aren't photogenic enough for adoption
    Black cats 'not photogenic' enough for selfie generation
    Black cats already have a bad rap in the world of superstition. Thought to be bad luck, many people shy away from adopting them at shelters. They're also often the victims of cruel rituals around Halloween; a trend that's so troubling some...
  • PetSmart Charities Adopt-A-Pet Weekend
    PetSmart Charities partners with local rescues for annual Adopt-a-Pet Weekend
    PetSmart Charities, Inc. a nonprofit animal welfare organization separate from PetSmart, Inc. strives to save lives of homeless pets through their adoption program in all PetSmart stores and sponsored adoption events - partnering with local animal...
  • Lots of animals, like this tiny kitten, are in shelters waiting for "forever homes."
    The value of adopting a pet
    Many children yearn to have pets of their own and studies have proven that the experience can actually be healthy for children’s mental and emotional development. Children who care for pets tend to be more emphatic and patient and they get...