5 Surprising Things Your Local Animal Shelter Needs Right Now

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The Pixie Project, along with 250 other animal shelters and nonprofits across the country, have posted their needs on TheGivingEffect.com, a new website that connects donors with local causes that need stuff. According to TheGivingEffect.com the top five things most local animal shelters need are: 1. Miscellaneous items that can be sold to raise money. Building supplies (to construct fences, crates, dog runs). Hint: you’ve probably got them at home.

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7 Tips for Creating a Dog-Friendly Yard

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Although dog ownership may pose some challenges in the quest to achieve garden greatness, it’s definitely not a hopeless cause. You may need to make adjustments to your landscaping design in order to create a safe, welcoming environment for your canine companion, and the dog should make certain compromises as well. The following tips will help you create a beautiful yard where you and your dog can happily coexist. dogs guest post

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Write a Post, Help a Dog!

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Pedigree is resurrecting is insanely successful Write a Post, Help a Dog program. If you are a blogger, please join in and help shelter animals! In 2010, 391 bloggers wrote about the program and with each post, Pedigree donated 20 pounds of its Healthy Longevity dog food to shelter animals. Simply spread the word about Write a Post, Help a Dog 2011 and once again Pedigree will donate 20 pounds of food for each blogger’s post. Ryan Rice at Houston Dog Blog.

Freaky Dog People

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Want to show the world just how much you love your dog? If so, Freaky Dog People has just what you need. I recently got a chance to try one of their shirts, now known as the most comfortable shirt in my entire closet, and not only is it well made, it has started more than one conversation about our dog! Not only does their site have a lot of great items for dog lovers, but they also have a mission to help make a difference in the lives of dogs.

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Skittles’ Surgery GoFundMe

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So far, Bridget has raised over 50% from friends, family, and animal lovers from all over, which is amazing! Any funds that are raised in excess of Skittles’ medical bills will be donated to Cape Ann Animal Aid, a no-kill animal shelter in Gloucester, Massachusetts. cute animals dogs people helping animals Reader Bridget needs our help! On April 15th, 2014, Skittles required emergency surgery due to an intestinal obstruction.

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Managing Emotional Problems in Rescue Dogs

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Many dogs are rescued out of abusive or traumatic situations, causing them to exhibit a wide variety of emotional and behavioral problems. Sadly, however, one of the reasons people are hesitant to adopt these dogs is because of the assumption that such dogs are always “damaged goods,&# and can’t be re-trained. Juliet had a nasty case of Sarcoptic mange, which the shelter’s vet had misdiagnosed as an allergy.

26 Dogs saved by the ASPCA

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The dogs had been left to starve, no food, water or even shelter from freezing temperatures. Sadly, there were also 27 dead dogs found on the property. It is believed that the dogs were part of a dog fighting ring. “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.


Service Members Get a Second Chance with Service Dogs

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The Dublin Dog Foundation (DDF) has partnered with Freedom Service Dogs, Inc. The DDF will be raising $20,000 for the training and care of a service dog (including medical bills, training and food) which will be donated to one lucky war vet from the FSD group. DDF will raise the money for the service dog by raffling off a used Jeep that features a custom paint job and custom parts. About The Dublin Dog Foundation. About Freedom Service Dogs.

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Can Puppies Fix Boredom? #PowerofPuppies

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SoulPancake has teamed with Puppy Chow to release their new #PowerofPuppies video and help raise pet food donations for shelter dogs in need. For each video view, Purina will donate one pound of Puppy Chow Natural to Rescue Bank (up … Continue reading → The post Can Puppies Fix Boredom? PowerofPuppies appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cute animals cute of the day cute video people helping animals

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FiXiT Aims to Facilitate 25 Spay Neuters This Week

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Every year 3-4 million dogs and cats die in animal shelters in the United States because there aren’t enough homes for them. In honor of World Spay Day 2014, GetYourFix will dramatically ramp up a microfunding feature – Fix of the Week – to meet a goal of raising funds to spay/neuter 25 animals. cats dogs events people helping animals Sponsors Are Able to Contribute As Little as $10 to Help an Animal Get Spayed/Neutered.

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10,000 Tennis Balls to help shelter pets!

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Shelter Animals for Adoption Awareness. The Holiday Season will come early for Manhattan & Brooklyn shelter dogs and cats. Who: Rock & Rawhide will team up with Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C) to give an early Christmas present to the dogs and cats in their Manhattan & Brooklyn facilities. What: On Friday, November 16th, just over 10,000 tennis balls will be released to the dogs and cats patiently waiting in the facilities to be adopted.

Stamps to the Rescue

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Adopt a shelter pet stamps from the postal service were just revealed on the Ellen DeGeneres Show! This campaign continues the Postal Service’s 50+ year tradition of raising awareness of serious social issues with special commemorative stamps. The 44-cent stamps feature photos of five cats and five dogs who were all adopted from shelters. The Animal Rescue: Adopt a Shelter Pet stamps were photographed at an animal shelter in New Milford, Conn.,

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Blog the Change

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Buster is the mascot for Strut Your Mutt , an amazing event where dog lovers come together to raise money for Best Friends. But what we love most about Best Friends is that they don’t just help dogs, they help birds, cats, horses, and more! Best Friends’ No More Homeless Pets campaign has done so much to help bring shelter and rescue pets into the forefront, but there is still so much to do.

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Bring Pets Home

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Shop ‘til you drop in support of animal shelters, then get together with friends to share stories, advice and even pictures – all online. The fund raising Web site also offers exclusive content for cat and dog owners which includes information on pet care and safety, information on animal shelters, as well blogs, groups and open forums. The site’s primary purpose is to raise money to help shelters care for homeless pets. shelters.

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Dharamsala Animal Rescue

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Dharamsala Animal Rescue helps the thousands of homeless street dogs that roam the streets of Dharamsala. This month they are trying to raise awareness and funds to help end the suffering of animals in Dharamsala, India – please visit them on Facebook to help them reach their goal. Many of the dogs are sick, injured, or starving. These stray dogs are also without vaccinations, making them easy targets for contracting rabies.

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Mexican Activists Staged Protest Early this Month

Critter News

MEXICO CITY – Animal rights activists staged a protest against the sale of pets in Mexico City, urging residents to adopt dogs and other animals instead of buying them. Two of the activists, one painted to look like a dog and the other like a cat, stood in gift boxes holding signs that urged people not to view animals as toys and to adopt pets instead of purchasing them. Late on this story. I copied the full article from the Latin American Herald Tribune.

National Family Pack Walk Giveaway

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will walk to raise money to save the lives of shelter dogs. All proceeds from the National Family Pack Walk events will be donated to the Cesar Millan Foundation, which raises awareness and supports the rescue, rehabilitation, and re-homing of abused and abandoned dogs. This year’s National Family Pack Walk will prove, once again, that it’s not your average walk in the park. Scooby-Doo, Cesar Millan, four-legged friends and their pet parents from around the U.S.,

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Little guy with big heart helping animals!

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Benjamin, founder of American Dog Rescue , the little guy with a big heart! Not only has he founded his own dog rescue in honor of his beloved poodle Buddy, but he contributed to and helped raise more than $1,000,000 for The Humane Society of the United States Animal Rescue Team on during The Humane Society’s To the Rescue! American Dog Rescue, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the mission of “No Healthy Dog Without A Home”.

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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. August 20, 2009) – The struggling economy is taking its toll on animal shelters across the country. Families who are facing hard financial times are being forced to surrender their dogs, cats and other pets to animal shelters at an alarming rate. Our hope is to garner attention and support for the shelters.

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Great Question About Obama Pup

Animal Person

Here's a great question I received via direct message on Twitter ( www.twitter.com/mary_martin ): "Do you think that even if Obama had adopted a shelter dog-it still may have caused a run on breeders? This is why I didn't campaign for a greyhound--it raises their profile. Of course, a "mutt" from a shelter would have been the optimal situation, though from what they Obama's say, that would have been impossible.)

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Disaster Preparedness Plan May Save Your Pet’s Life

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With June 1 marking the first day of the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season, it’s crucial to raise awareness about the importance of planning for pets’ safety before it’s too late. Canned dog/cat food. - If you have large dogs, consider partially filling the bathtub as a water source. Most often pets are not allowed in these shelters due to reasons of human health safety. However, some of them will allow cages or crates to be set up outside the shelter if you ask.

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The Uncommon Demise of a Wood Thrush in Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

Each day, the small bird then has to fly down and find a resting place, an area to feed and take shelter. If it finds a good spot to survive for several months, a spot with enough food and shelter, it might be able to fly all the way back to the north for another summer of song and nesting.


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A funny, heart-warming video called “ SMILE ,” developed by “I’m Tired of” (ITo), the makers of the popular “I’m Tired of Animal Cruelty” bracelet, which raises money for animal rights and rescue charities, has reached viral levels. The video is a collection of photos of dogs and cats, who appear to be smiling, set to music.” ITo developed “SMILE” to draw attention to the need to rescue animals from shelters, support animal rescue organizations and stop animal cruelty.

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From the Animal Rights Action Network re: Greyhounds

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Every day myself and other 'friends' went out of our way to terrify the poor helpless dog that used to live in this filthy run down shed for shelter. I hope that you'll find it in your heart to give up just two hours of your time as these beautiful and gentle dogs are literally running for their lives. That letter makes me want to raise a boy, just so I can see the impulse toward destruction and cruelty.

Race for the Rescues

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This day of fun with Hollywood flair will raise funds for seven Los Angeles animal rescues, all non-profit 501c3 organizations, who together help save thousands of animal lives. This is Los Angeles’s premier animal-related fundraising event benefiting the following non-profit rescue organizations: The Rescue Train, Best Friends Animal Society, Animal Alliance, A Dog’s Life Rescue, Stray Cat Alliance, Four-Legged Friends Foundation, and Molly’s Mutts & Meows.

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Annual Animal Care Gala in NYC

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The event is to be held at Pacha on Thursday, October 22, 2009, and all funds raised will benefit the city’s broad rescue, shelter and adoption services. Also that evening, attendees can bid on exclusive pet prizes such as a custom-designed dog house, created by Animal Planet’s canine carpenter David Leon. Last year, AC&C hosted over 200 guests and raised $85,000 for the Animal Care cause.

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Rescue for the rescuer.

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Following is a telepathic conversation I experienced while transporting dogs to a rescue. One day about 10 years ago, I was in the process of transporting quite a few dogs to a rescue from a high kill shelter. I decided to mentally ask the dogs in my car if they had any thoughts on what, we as rescuers could do to make the most of our efforts and help them heal.

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Pied Oystercatcher parenting

10,000 Birds

They sheltered the chicks under their wings and when there are only two chicks one parent can do this, but with three it seems to be more of a shared duty. However, being the weekend, there were dogs on the beach and they decided to move away after a short period of time. The birds immediately flew down towards the dog and tried very hard to tease it and make it follow, but it had no intention in doing that.

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Jeter’s Favorite Sweet Potato Chips

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Chef Carmen created an easy, holiday recipe for dog treats exclusively for Rock & Rawhide! Their mission is to reduce stress and increase adoptions for dogs and cats in shelters. Named after her own dog (Jeter), “Jeter’s Favorite Sweet Potato Chips” can be made for your own dog or you can take them to your local animal shelter.

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Iams Home 4 the Holidays

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Right before Christmas on December 23rd, orphan dogs and cats available for adoption visited the New York Stock Exchange to ring the closing bell and raise awareness for pet adoption! In honor of this occasion, representatives of Helen Woodward Animal Center, Bideawee, and Iams Home 4 the Holidays rang the Closing Bell, along with the help of orphan dogs and cats. Current Adoption Update: Dog/Puppy 467,015.

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Pet-Related Charities Receive Early Holiday Present

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On December 20th, Americans voted online to raise funds for five national pet-related charities. What an amazing early holiday present for the pups and kitties at these shelters! As a dog owner, and dog lover, I’m happy to support a brand like Purina ONE® that aims to make a positive difference in pets and the world we share.”. We got some great holiday news in our inbox this morning!

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