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ASPCA Change Your Chicken Challenge #ChangeYourChicken

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There are probably not many people who know and … Continue reading → The post ASPCA Change Your Chicken Challenge #ChangeYourChicken appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. The love that we have for all animals is what inspired us to begin this blog in 2007.

ASPCA Groups Galore

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It's all the ASPCA Online communities you can join. Tags: aspca This site is overwhelming. Yikes, there's a ton!

Support the ASPCA!

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I have a very easy way for you to help the ASPCA today! If you are on Facebook, all you have to do is “like&# the Mr. Chewy Facebook page and when they reach 10,000 likes they are going to donate $10,000 to the ASPCA!

ASPCA Joplin Adopt a Thon

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The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) and Joplin Humane Society successfully found permanent homes for 745 pets during its weekend adopt-a-thon event on June 25 and 26. Such happy news from Joplin!

Darling felt “internet animal” ornaments benefit the ASPCA

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Not only are they cute, and will look perfect on our tiny live tree this year, but they help the animals of the … Continue reading → The post Darling felt “internet animal” ornaments benefit the ASPCA appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. It had to be done. I just had to have these darling felt ornaments from West Elm.

26 Dogs saved by the ASPCA

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The ASPCA continually does amazing work on behalf of our animal companions. “It’s bad enough that these dogs were treated cruelly and raised in horrible conditions,&# said Tim Rickey, the ASPCA Senior Director of Field Investigations and Response. “But to leave them like this to starve is incomprehensible and speaks exactly to the kinds of heinous crimes the ASPCA fights day in and day out.&#.

April is Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month

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Here's a web page on the ASPCA's site with some activities. Tags: aspca animal cruelty welfare They are also doing the talk shows.

Pet Parents Spending Billions on Their Dogs and Cats

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Pet insurance plans, like ASPCA Pet Health Insurance , typically cover visits to any licensed veterinarian, including specialists. Did you know US dog and cat parents spent more than $52 billion on their pets last year? That’s not all on adorable sweaters and toys.

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The Happy Act

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I wanted to share this email I received recently from the ASPCA. That’s why the ASPCA supports H.R. Visit the ASPCA Advocacy Center online to send an email to your U.S. Tags: ASPCA It concerns the Happy Act, which would be a great benefit for pet owners. Dear Animal Advocates, Introduced by Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, H.R.

Prepare a pet rescue plan.

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The ASPCA would like to offer a sneak peak at six steps to follow BEFORE you’re faced with evacuation.&#. Tags: ASPCA Hurricane Season’s Here: Six Steps to A Rescue Plan that Includes Pets. “Katrina, Ike and Gustav are more than just names to those whose homes and families were devastated by these destructive storms. Even with the aid of disaster response teams, many evacuees permanently lost their companion animals.

Legislative Victories for Animals in the US

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Here's a summary from the ASPCA. legislation animal policy us politics

Detecting Animal Cruelty

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Per the ASPCA's cruelty FAQ , here are some signs. Tags: aspca animal cruelty Animal cruelty occurs when someone intentionally injures or harms an animal or when a person willfully deprives an animal of food, water or necessary medical care.

Shop With Your Heart

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We are excited to share this new iniative from the ASPCA on behalf of farm animals.

Free Microchip Clinic to Commemorate Five-Year Anniversary of Joplin Tornad

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Jeter’s Favorite Sweet Potato Chips

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This is not the first time Chef Carmen is advocating animal rights: On “Top Chef Masters” Chef Carmen raised $10,000 for her charity, ASPCA.

Open Eyes Open Heart – Jewelry that Matters!

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The store is called Open Eyes Open Hearts, and they are supporting the ASPCA with each sale of their fun, animal themed jewelry! I’m excited to share this great shop with you today. Half of every sale from the animal … Continue reading → The post Open Eyes Open Heart – Jewelry that Matters! appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. gifts for pet lovers

Why Adopt a Senior Dog?

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ASPCA | Why Adopt a Senior Dog? Please visit and read some great reasons to adopt a senior dog! There are so many amazing senior pets who would love a forever home to live out there remaining years in. If you have room in your heart and home, please consider all ages of animals

Weekend Adopt-a-thon for Joplin Tornado Pets

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ASPCA , Joplin Humane Society to Host Weekend Adopt-a-thon for Joplin Tornado Pets. WHAT : The Joplin Humane Society and the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) are hosting a major adoption event on June 25 and 26 for nearly 600 animals who need permanent homes after being displaced by the May 22 tornado that tore through Joplin. To date, the ASPCA has provided emergency sheltering for approximately 1,300 animals.

Animal Relief Efforts in Haiti

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The ASPCA has a page too. The Humane Society has information here. I imagine like everything else, this is going to take a lot of hard work. Even under the best conditions, animals have a tough life in poverty stricken nations like Haiti. But, of course, we don't pay attention to Haiti unless the buildings all fall down.

PetArmor Protection Promise.

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Actress and rescue advocate Amy Smart is teaming up with the ASPCA for the PetArmor Protection Promise, a national campaign that will provide more than 20,000 flea and tick treatments to shelter pets from coast to coast. Pet owners can “Like” Facebook.com/PetArmor and choose to donate three ways: by supporting the ASPCA’s national disaster relief efforts; selecting a shelter that faces a high incidence of fleas and ticks; or choosing a local shelter in their state.

Rescues and Runways

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Together with the ASPCA, their Rescues and Runways program hopes to find homes for pets, and raise money for shelters. will go to support the ASPCA and its national shelter outreach program. I was very excited when the email came through about Rescues and Runways!

BBS Giveaway – Pet Fire Safety Awareness

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You can get these stickers from the ASPCA free of charge. Yesterday was Pet Fire Safety Awareness Day. Many people don’t have a set plan for house fires. And sadly, even fewer have plans that include their pets.

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What Foods you should Avoid Feeding your Dog?

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Keep your vet’s number handy, as well as the number for the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center – 888-426-4435. Dogs seem like pretty hardy animals for the most part, perfectly capable of eating all sorts of foods. However, man’s best friend has rather strict dietary restrictions. You should avoid feeding your dog the following foods. Certain Fruits and Vegetables. Your dog should stay away from avocados, grapes, raisins, persimmons, peaches, and plums.

7 Tips for Creating a Dog-Friendly Yard

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Consider making a wish list, and then cross reference those plant varieties with the free database maintained by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Having a pet does not mean you have to give up hopes of having a lush, well-manicured yard.

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Top 5 Summer Foods that are Dangerous to Pets

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According to the ASPCA’s website, all parts of the avocado, including the pit and skin, contain a substance called Persin, which can cause vomiting and diarrhea in dogs. According to the ASPCA, lemons and limes are toxic to both dogs and cats. A recent poll conducted by online pet retailer MrChewy.com that found the majority of pet owners unaware of some of the most dangerous summer foods for family pets.

Heart U Back

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We recently got a chance to check out a lovely line of jewelry that celebrates animals, and supports the ASPCA! We especially love that Heart U Back has made a promise of a minimum of $125,000 to be donated to the ASPCA.

Ringling Brothers Wins Court Case Over Elephant Abuse

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FEI) at the outset of a nine-year-old suit brought by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) that culminated in a six-week trial in March. The ASPCA, Born Free USA (Animal Protection Institute), Animal Welfare Institute, Fund for Animals along with former Ringling animal trainer Tom Rider had accused the circus of shackling, confining and striking elephants with bullhooks, which have a sharp steel hook at one end. Pretty heavy blow.

Dosomething.org helps lost pets.

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Thanks to our friends at the ASPCA, DoSomething.org gave 2 $500 grants to young people with the best ideas. Read more about the ASPCA’s Return to Owner programs by visiting their website here. Every year, roughly 3 million lost dogs and cats end up in shelters in the United States. DoSomething.org is all about empowering young people to take action on causes they care about. Lost pets is a growing issue that teens care about.

Fabulous Pet Names

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The Limited will be making a special donation of $5,000 to their friends at the ASPCA. The Limited recently launched Fabulous Pet Names , a social media campaign to promote its new pet clothing line.

Giveaway: $25 Amazon Gift Card!

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Since we donate a portion of our ad revenue to Best Friends and the ASPCA, we really want to spread the word about our new ad program. A special Halloween treat to all our readers… a fun giveaway to one of our favorite shops, Amazon.com!

NEW LIVES: Stories of Rescued Dogs Helping, Healing and Giving Hope

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It tells of 18 dogs who were rescued from shelters and the streets, who are now performing miracles in animal therapy and as service dogs The foreword is written by Dr. Marty Becker (Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul), and cover endorsements are from both the ASPCA and the Humane Society.

Unlikely Healer Walks on Three Paws

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He was named the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Cat of the Year for 2010, and he has authored two critically acclaimed books.

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H1N1 and your pets.

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The ASPCA recommends taking “steps to limit possible transmission from humans to pigs and vice versa.&# With the latest news of finding the virus in a cat, here is an update about the H1N1 virus and how it affects your pets. Dogs are safe. Good news. According to theASPCA dogs have little chance of contracting swine flu. Experts are continuously keeping an eye on the situation for any changes. Cats should be monitored.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

Response is what our humane law enforcement officers do; the prevention aspect is then taken care of by the other resources of the A.S.P.C.A., Edwin Sayres President and Chief Executive A.S.P.C.A. To the Editor: “ For ‘Animal Precinct,’ Reality Subject to Dispute ” (news article, July 23) missed the entire point of comprehensive animal welfare: that effective animal welfare requires both response and prevention.

Pet Foster Care Helps To Smooth Adoption Process

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Also, the ASPCA has some great advice for foster parents who must be emotionally prepared for the temporary nature of the arrangement. Serving as a pet foster parent is an excellent way to welcome a new animal companion into your home and help an animal in need.

Bring Pets Home

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According to the ASPCA, as many as one million additional dogs and cats are in danger of losing their homes in 2009, at a time when fewer donations are coming in. Shop ‘til you drop in support of animal shelters, then get together with friends to share stories, advice and even pictures – all online. That’s the goal of the newly launched www.bringpetshome.org.

82-foot-long “Rescue Rig” on Way to Missouri

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American Humane Association is deploying in Joplin in partnership with the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) at the request of the Jasper County Emergency Management Agency. Following the devastating tornado that ravaged Joplin, Missouri, American Humane Association has mobilized its famed Red Star Animal Emergency Services™ team to help the animal victims there.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

Moreover, pigs are not the only ones that would be happier with welfare improvements: according to a nationwide poll commissioned by the ASPCA, a majority of Americans want farm animals to be treated in a way that inflicts the least amount of pain and suffering possible. Farm Animal Welfare, ASPCA New York, Feb. To the Editor: Re “ Don’t Presume to Know a Pig’s Mind ” (Op-Ed, Feb.

Kathy Bauck: The Face of Puppy Mill Cruelty

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An officer of the ASPCA reported her to the USDA for violations of the Animal Welfare Act back in 1998 and no action was taken. Kathy Bauck. Kathy Bauck, owner of Pick of the Litter Kennels in New York Mills, MN, was recently found guilty of four misdemeanors: one count of animal cruelty, and 3 counts of animal torture. Her crimes involved dunking dogs into vats of insecticide and performing surgery on dogs without a license.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

The vast number of meat eaters brake for geese, call the A.S.P.C.A. To the Editor: Your Feb. 21 editorial “ The Biggest Beef Recall Ever ” made some excellent points. Unfortunately, in a nation of more than 300 million people, it is becoming increasingly more difficult to produce enough wholesome food for everyone, especially as we start using our agricultural prowess to fuel our monstrous fleet of S.U.V.’s. Even “factory” agriculture has its limits.