Pets and Fireworks

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In fact, their site is always worth checking out as they are one of the coolest animal groups out there. Your July 4th obligatory pets and fireworks story. This is from Best Friends though, so it's worth checking out.

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Dogtown Episode 3 - The Vick Dogs

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Rescuing the Vick dogs was a controversial move by Best Friends and some animal groups, most notably PETA, did not agree with it. I'm a dues-paying member of both groups but, while I support euthanasia when it is CLEARLY an act of mercy, I come down pretty hard on Best Friends' side here. This final episode in the three-episode Season 1 disc was about the Vick dogs taken in by Best Friends for rehabilitation. (Be Be warned, there were some dog-fighting clips in the episode.)

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Dogtown Episode 2

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The show's narrator mentioned that hoarders often start off as trying to save animals and then just get overwhelmed. After watching this episode, I think death is often a more humane end for an animal than to be trapped for a lifetime with an animal hoarder. We've posted about hoarders before, but animal hoarders are more than just overwhelmed rescuers. There are numerous fact sheets about animal hoarding available from animal groups.

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ASPCA Go Orange in April!

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We just had to share this post from one of our favorite animal groups, the ASPCA. April is “Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month&# , and the ASPCA urges people to “Go Orange&# to show their support. Every April, the ASPCA invites supporters across the country to “Go Orange for Animals” and raise awareness for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month. originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on April 1, 2010

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Leona Helmsley's Fortune Goes to Medical Research

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Over $100 million went to medical research while about $1 million went to animal welfare causes. Actually, less than $1 million dollars went to animal welfare because a portion went to guide dog associations and that is human welfare as far as I’m concerned.) Originally, animal groups actually thought they’d get a huge piece of the estate because Leona Helmsley had supposedly wanted it that way. Yesterday I read about how Leona Helmsley’s estate was divided up.