The Shelter Pet Project

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Did you know that every year, of the 8 million dogs and cats that enter animal shelters, 3 million of these healthy and treatable pets are euthanized? Luckily, The Shelter Pet Project hopes to change this! They hope to reach the 17 million people who plan on getting a new pet this year, letting them know that shelters are the first and best place to find animal companions. Here is one of the great PSAs that The Shelter Pet Project has out.

Paws UP for Union Township Animal Shelter

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Rock & Rawhide , a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that aims to increase adoptions for dogs and cats in shelters by providing toys and other items that serve as a form of distraction therapy, reducing the stress and noise levels. On June 16, 2012 R&R will be driving through Union, Middlesex, Monmouth Counties and more to bring hundreds of items to the shelter on Route 22. This shelter has hundreds of dogs and cats coming and going on a daily basis and need our help!

10 Compelling Reasons to Add a Shelter Dog to Your Life

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It’s Adopt A Shelter Dog Month! Here is an article full of wonderful reasons to get your next furry friend from a shelter. 10 Compelling Reasons to Add a Shelter Dog to Your Life. events rescues

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Learn Pet CPR – Save a Life!

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No actual animals will be at this event. All proceeds will benefit the shelter animals that we support! events If you are in NYC, please consider joining this important class. Sat May 3 from 10am-1pm in Manhattan. Get certified while learning what to do if your dog or cat is in trouble. $80 80 per person. To register email Rock & Rawhide. The post Learn Pet CPR – Save a Life! appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.

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Ladybug Love Run to benefit Rock & Rawhide!

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You can be anywhere in the world to take part, any distance, any way to help shelter animals!! And if you are in the NYC area, you can take part in a special event in Central Park! A portion of race proceeds will go to Rock & Rawhide to help shelter animals in need. Once you have signed up be sure to join the Facebook Ladybug Love Run event page so you can be kept up to date! cats dogs eventsDo you enjoy running, biking, or walking?

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#LightForPets Remember Me Thursday

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This Thursday, you can be a light for pets waiting in shelters. cats dogs events people helping animals The message of Remember Me Thursday is to remember the millions of orphan pets who lost their lives over the last year. By uniting animal lovers across the world on one very special day, we can help raise awareness about animal adoption, and hopefully save the lives of more pets. If you are active on social media, please help spread the message.

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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. Rock & Rawhide is a non-profit organization who aims to increase adoptions and quality of life for dogs and cats in shelters, by providing distraction therapy and noise/stress reduction through the donations of toys, tough chew items, Kongs, Nylabones, bones, rawhides, blankets and more. This is going to be a great event!

Second Annual National Family Pack Walk

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What began as a regional event in Los Angeles in 2011 has expanded to include a series of local Pack Walks around the country between September 24 – 30, led by North Shore Animal League America national shelter partners and Mutt-i-grees Curriculum schools. I want this to be a symbolic event for the community as a goal towards building healthy relationships with their dogs and each other.”. dogs events rescues

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Purina ONE Tour For Heroes

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Purina ONE has teamed up with Martha Stewart to visit animal shelters from San Francisco to NYC throughout the month of February. The event is called the Purina ONE Tour For Heroes, and you can see if they are coming to your city by vising tourforheroes.marthastewart.com. At each stop, Purina ONE will give out free Purina ONE dog and cat food to all attendees (11,000 bags across the nation), and also host adoption events at local shelters.

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Write a Post, Help a Dog!

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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. In all, 7,820 pounds of food was donated to two shelters renowned for their care of senior dogs: Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in San Francisco and Castaway Critters in Harrisburg, Pa. events

Adopt Me Because I Need You

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Shelters and rescue groups will nominate a very special pet in their care who is waiting for a home. events rescuesMany factors can make a pet seem “less adoptable&# , from special needs, to age, and even just the color of their fur! To help find homes for these special pets Petfinder has designated Sept. 17-25, 2011, as “Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week.&#.

Leap Day is Friskies Plus Day!

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The amazing Canstructure will feature thousands of cans of Friskies Plus, all of which will be donated to three Los Angeles cat rescue organization after Wednesday’s event. We hope to enhance the lives of cats and help support organizations that help shelter cats live happy, healthy lives before they’re adopted into new homes, and do it in a fun way with our giant Friskies Plus Catstruction.”. events people helping animalsFriskies is declaring February 29 “Friskies Plus Day”!

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. In response, maurices is launching a nation-wide effort to support local shelters and the animals they help.

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Weekend Adopt-a-thon for Joplin Tornado Pets

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Nearly 600 cats and dogs looking for permanent homes during major pet adoption event June 25 – 26. 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. WHERE : Emergency Animal Shelter located next to the Joplin Humane Society (140 E. events

Little guy with big heart helping animals!

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In addition to his $25,000 sponsorship support of the event, Benjamin bid on the $25,000 live auction item of a Dog Rescue, the funds from which will save 100 animals. Ready to respond at a moment’s notice, the HSUS Animal Rescue Team uses its equipment, expertise, and other resources to assist law enforcement agencies with investigation, evidence collection, and animal seizure as well to coordinate animal care, sheltering, and relocation. events people helping animals

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It’s National Dog Day!

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There are TONS of amazing dogs (and other animals) just waiting in shelters and rescues. Tags: events good idea Have you hugged your dog today? It’s National Dog Day, so why not celebrate by spoiling your dog a bit more than usual today! We sure love our dog, and all dogs really. To celebrate National Dog Day we have been encouraging everyone who follows us on Twitter to hug their dog! No dog to hug?

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Is fostering the answer? We think it is.

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NEW JERSEY – Animal shelters are full, they have no space, they often have no money, and they have a small amount of dedicated volunteers. There is an estimated 3-4million pets euthanized each year in US animal shelters. There is a strong lack of homes willing to open their doors to fostering a shelter pet. Many shelter animals are down on their luck, and need a second chance. Will they get sick in the shelter?

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Urban Resource Institute and Purina Unveil the Purina Play Haven

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Studies show that as many as 48% of domestic violence victims stay in abusive situations out of fear of what would happen if they left their pets behind, and more than 70% of pet owners who enter shelter report that the abuser has threatened, injured, or killed family pets. Among New York City’s 50 domestic violence shelters, URI is the only one that accommodates pets, filling a critical gap by addressing the unique challenges families with pets face.

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Race for the Rescues

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The event will be held on Sunday, October 4th, 2009. 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. That is why events like these are so vital.”. Tags: events 4th ANNUAL “RACE FOR THE RESCUES” FUNDRASIER.

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1st Annual Washington DC Week for the Animals

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Beginning on the kickoff day of Saturday, May 30, 2009 Washington DC Week for the Animals will be bringing together educators, animal shelters, humane organizations, zoos, sanctuaries, restaurants, businesses, students, musicians, artists, community leaders, decision makers and caring citizens in an action-packed compassionate week of community activities for the animals in an unprecedented manner! Tags: events

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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. This year’s event will feature numerous special guests and fun activities. The evening’s main events include a canine fashion show and charity auction. This year’s fundraiser event is being coordinated via Choice Productions along with organic catering. Tags: events

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Canada’s Naughtiest Dog contest

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Bark Busters will also make a $500 donation on the winner’s behalf to a registered animal shelter or rescue organization of their choice. A $250 donation will be made on each winner’s behalf to a registered animal shelter or rescue organization of their choice. Their vision was to save as many dogs as possible from being surrendered to shelters or euthanized because of behaviour problems that were seemingly impossible to solve. Tags: events

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Star-Powered Auction for Animals!

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In addition to being the director of media and special events for Precious Paws, I am also a foster mother. Since 2003, Precious Paws has been rescuing unwanted companion cats and dogs in Southern California from both the streets and local shelters. Tags: events celebrities helping animals fundraiser

See OCEANS, Save Oceans!

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The 700 islands that comprise The Bahamas contain miles of vital coral reefs, which are the foundation of a healthy ocean environment, providing shelter, nurseries and feeding grounds for hundreds of marine species, including dolphins, sea turtles and a wide range of fish. Tags: events Disneynature’s next big-screen splash “OCEANS” has launched group ticket sales to boost its efforts to save coral reefs with proceeds generated from the film’s opening week. “

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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. Most recently they had their special event honoring pets who have passed. 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. Today is Blog the Change day, a special day where bloggers write about animal causes near and dear to them.

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Walk for Farm Animals Scheduled for this Fall

Critter News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Meredith Turner, Farm Sanctuary, 646-369-6212, mturner@farmsanctuary.org 2011 Walk for Farm Animals Aims to Raise $1 Million for Abused and Neglected Farm Animals Thousands of People in More Than 35 Cities Across North America to Gather for Family-Friendly Event That Promotes Compassion for ALL Animals WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. Farm Sanctuary’s shelters in New York and California provide lifelong care for nearly 1,000 rescued farm animals.

“New York’s Kindest” includes Rock & Rawhide!

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Rock & Rawhide , the charity that helps increase adoption levels of dogs and cats in shelters, announced today that it is included in Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C)’s latest advertising campaign, “New York’s Kindest” for their donations and assistance in increasing adoption levels through distraction therapy. The campaign encourages New Yorkers to support their city shelter by adopting, volunteering and donating to make a difference in the lives of shelter animals.

#ShakeItForward Punk’d Puppy

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The IAMS #ShakeItForward food donation starts today through December 31st – giving pet owners and animal lovers a fun and easy way to help provide meals to nonprofit animal shelters across the country during the holiday season. Let’s feed a lot of shelter pets this holiday season! cute video dogs events holidays What happens when you trick your dog with treats? Well, in the newest Talking Animals video called “ Punk’d Puppy ” you will find out!

Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home Coming to Orlando

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Ask family members and friends who are unfamiliar with animal issues to join you in attending the festival events. You can send them our evite or our facebook event invitation , post it on your website, blog, social networking site (facebook, myspace, twitter, meetup, etc.), add it to your calendar of events, or just send an email or call your family, friends and colleagues. From the makers of Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home.

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Pet Supplies Plus Hosts National Adopt-a-Pet Weekend

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Pet Supplies Plus is teaming up with local animal shelters to host a monumental Adopt-a-Pet Weekend on October 19-20. Animals available for adoption include dogs and cats, and the times for the events will vary by location. Coinciding with National Pet Adoption Month and its annual October Donation Drive, the goal of Adopt-a-Pet Weekend is to place countless deserving pets with forever homes.

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Event: Save a Stray for the Holidays

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Found Animals Foundation to Host Spectacular “Save a Stray for the Holidays” Adoption Event at 14 Los Angeles Animal Care Centers. WHAT: Found Animals Foundation ( www.foundanimals.org ) will host their second annual “Save A Stray For The Holidays” adoption event on Saturday, December 19th, 2009 from 9am-2pm. Anyone who adopts a pet at the event will receive the amazing professional services of the Found Animals staff and volunteers. Tags: events

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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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Iams Home 4 the Holidays Special Event

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We are excited to be hosting a very special Iams Home 4 the Holidays event on our blog for the 7 days! For each heartwarming adoption story shared in this comment thread Iams will donate 10 meals to shelter pets! 1, and during scheduled “feeding” times each day, every “Like” or “Share” will result in a meal donation to a participating shelter. Cute photos and helping shelter animals?

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Research Animals Rescued from North Carolina Lab

Critter News

and more than a dozen animal shelters and rescues[1] succeeded in placing all of the rescued animals, offering hope that they will find loving homes and solace after their ordeal. This event serves as dramatic testament to what can happen when the humane community comes together to oppose cruelty," says AWI President, Cathy Liss. "We Awful story, but this is the reason I support PETA, even when they do wacky things sometimes. Their investigations produce results.

Preparing Your Pet for Winter

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SHELTER. Even if your pet is not outdoors for extended periods of time, it’s very important that you provide your pet with the right shelter. Most pets will benefit from having an enclosed area that is sufficiently insulated, such as a small shelter. This shelter should have an entrance that faces away from the wind, and be covered to protect against harsh weather conditions. The following is a great guest post from the folks at Pet Care Education!

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What To Do If You Find a Pit Bull

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Many shelters do not intake pit bulls at all, and many of the shelters that do find themselves limited in their intake by state regulations or their own policies that dictate pit bull capacity. You can have this done at a vet’s office or at a shelter. It is an identifying chip that many dogs have implanted into their shoulders to identify their owners in the event of being lost. Contact Local Pit Bull Friendly Shelters. As a breed, pit bulls have a bad rap.

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. During this week in Ireland, we are working on staging peaceful events outside of every possible greyhound stadium there is in North and South of the country but we desperately need people who are reading this email who say they care to hit the 'reply' button to get involved.

Huizaches, Granjenos, and Nopales

10,000 Birds

They do not make good shelter, but their flowers are an important nectar source for Broad-billed and other Hummingbirds, and their juicy fruits attract many of the same species that eat Granjeno fruits. Yes, the scroungy, spiny, but supremely tough Huizache has a tender side, as our biome’s favorite “nurse plant” This small Huizache shelters an even smaller Granjeno, to its left. But the Granjeno will eventally outgrow it.

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Organizations Putting Animals First

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In addition to their work in the field, the group also offers training and teaching to animal shelter volunteers and staff to ensure they are up-to-date on the best ways to care for their animals. From medical assistance to fundraising, education and adoption events, PAC 911 does all it can to improve the situation of animals in its area. In the fast-paced world of today, it seems people are always on the go.

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“Christmas in June” – Brasserie au Baron: Saint-Médard Cuvée de Noël

10,000 Birds

His hagiography describes an incident in which, as a child, he is said to have been miraculously sheltered from a rainstorm by an eagle hovering over him with outstretched wings. True, it’s not even yet midsummer and we’re still more than half a year away from Christmas.

From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

Hi Keith, I wanted to make sure you knew that Farm Sanctuary has officially launched its new shelter blog, “Sanctuary Tails,” which can be viewed here. This blog is an up-to-date listing of the exciting news and events happening around the farm at both our New York and California Shelters. If you’d like to include a link to this blog on your site, that would be fantastic! Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks, and all the best! Angela Barker

Adopt A Turkey!

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For a one-time donation of just $30, adopters or a recipient of their choice will receive a special Adopt-A-Turkey certificate complete with color photo of a rescued turkey who resides at one of Farm Sanctuary’s shelters and fun details about their adopted turkey. Farm Sanctuary’s shelters in New York and California provide lifelong care for nearly 1,000 rescued farm animals. events holidays rescues

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From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

Hi Keith, Below is a calendar listing for Farm Sanctuary's annual Country Hoe Down at our Orland, California Shelter. We would be very appreciative if you would please list and help us raise awareness about this inspirational and educational event for farm animal advocates. Please let me know if you would like more information. Warm Regards, Natalie Bowman Communications Coordinator Farm Sanctuary P.O. Box 150, Watkins Glen, NY 14891