Dog boxes help homeless and struggling dog owners

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Homeless and struggling dog owners in Bristol are set to get some additional support from August, with an innovative new business that gives out free ‘dog boxes’ to those in need. The Hound Haus is a subscription service that allows … Continue reading → The post Dog boxes help homeless and struggling dog owners appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.

Scarlett The Cat: From Homeless To A Hero

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The story of homeless Scarlett is, probably, one of the most touching, unbelievable and heart-stirring over the last decades. Being homeless, at first, this cat became one of the top-figures in press, both newspapers and TVs: even Oprah Winfrey has talked about her in own talk-show! In 1996 Scarlett saved her five children during the fire and not so long ago, in 2008, she died after a long-term sickness and ensuring consequences of skin burns.

"No More Homeless Pets" Conference Scheduled for October

Critter News

Join Best Friends Animal Society for the annual No More Homeless Pets National Conference, October 23-25, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Each year, five million healthy, adoptable homeless pets are still being put down. Make valuable new connections to make your work for homeless pets even more effective! From a Best Friends email. This is the conference for people who want to make a difference.

Ellen Donates a Million Meals to Homeless Pets

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Very cool of her to do this

Sign ALDF Petition to Help Kentucky's Homeless Animals

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Sounds like it's hell for these animals in Kentucky shelters. The State used to provide oversight, but in 2004, they abrogated responsibility to the counties. According to the Animal Legal Defense Fund, things are not going well. Please sign the petition to help them.

Want to Help Feed Homeless Animals?

Animal Ethics

The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily to meet their quota of getting free food donated every day to abused and neglected animals. It takes less than a minute to go to their site and click on the purple box "Click here to give" to fund food for animals for free. It doesn't cost you a thing. The Animal Rescue Site's corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals inexchange for advertising.

Angel Tree Campaign To Help Homeless Pets at 70 Shelters

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Can you help make the holiday better for a homeless pet this year? I was really excited to hear about an Angel Tree program for pets. The program, which is run by Best Friends Pet Care , is now in it’s 11th year! You can help pets in need through the month of December by donating food, supplies or cash which will then benefit more than 70 community animal shelters across the U.S. There are 42 Best Friends Pet Care centers, and all of them have an Angel Tree in the lobby.

A tale of two brothers

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A great perspective for those who are concerned about homeless pets. A tale of two brothers | The Best Friends Blog. Click the photo to read an interesting story about the animal welfare movement. cute animals people helping animals

Shirts to save animals

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Throughout the month of August, Booster is showcasing and supporting t-shirt fundraisers launched by pet lovers to save homeless animals, and to raise awareness and much needed funds for animal-related 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. The B-Cause: Pets campaigns benefit a wide … Continue reading → The post Shirts to save animals appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cats clothing dogs gifts for pet lovers people helping animals

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PurinaOne is Helping Shelter Pets

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They will donate up to $300,000 to help homeless pets this season, so please visit YouTube.com/PurinaONE and watch a video about their new pet food, beyOnd. Between now and December 10th, Purina is donating one dollar for each time a video is viewed on their YouTube channel! If you want to help shelter pets with just a click of the mouse, be sure to visit their page and watch a video! The new food, which is made with natural ingredients will be available January 2011.

Guest Post: Foreclosures Threaten Pets As Well As People

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The culprit for this surge in animal homelessness is a testimonial to these trying times: human homelessness. While there are no exact numbers on how many animals are coming in from foreclosed homes (since many people don’t give an accurate reason), shelters have noted a dramatic increase in the number of homeless pets they take in, either from owners dropping them off, or from pets that are simply abandoned outdoors or in empty houses.

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Fix Nation

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Caring for the homeless cat population in Los Angeles, FixNation , offers free spay and neuter services to caregivers of community cats. FixNation uses Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), which is a community-based program that involves trapping homeless, free-roaming cats, getting them spayed or neutered, and then returning the cats to the exact spot where they were trapped so they can live out the rest of their natural lives.

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Springtime Tree Cutting and Wildlife

10,000 Birds

Two families were split up and made homeless by the cutting of one tree. Here’s a can-you-top this tale of cutting down trees in the springtime.

The Blue House Dog

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A New York Times story that ran in 2001 about a homeless dog wandering around a suburban part of New York City, struck a chord with me. The boy was wounded by his loss, just as the homeless dog was wounded when his owner died. The homeless dog, once called Bones, renamed Blue, who played a “hide and seek game” with Cody, to protect himself and stay alive, ends up at Cody’s side. “I Today we have a lovely guest post from author Deborah Blumenthal.

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Best Friends to Celebrate 25 Years of Helping Animals

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It’s a celebration befitting 25 years of drastically reducing the euthanasia rate around the country, improving the lives of animals around the world, and setting the stage for a time of No More Homeless Pets. Starting July 19, Best Friends will be having a celebration of their 25th anniversary.

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Blog the Change

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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. So today I want to tell you about my personal favorite, Best Friends Animal Society. Above is a photo of Flat Buster.

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Spotted: Better Buddies!

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Better Buddies has several social impact programs in the works and currently donates a 10% of profit to the Best Friends Animal Society, who works on creating a world with “No more homeless pets.” We love a company with heart, especially a company on a mission to help homeless pets! Better Buddies, Inc., is a new business that offers consumers the best quality pet products that are built with an interior design eye and an eco-conscious heart.

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Happy Holidays from Iams – View and Share to Help Feed Homeless Pets!

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Every Like, Share and View means another meal donation for homeless pets in the Iams shelter network, so please watch! Plus, it’s pretty cute (there were some parts in the middle that made me laugh out loud).

FiXiT Aims to Facilitate 25 Spay Neuters This Week

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FiXiT is dedicated to coming up with solutions to reduce the number of homeless animals by helping people get their animals get spayed/neutered. Sponsors Are Able to Contribute As Little as $10 to Help an Animal Get Spayed/Neutered. Every year 3-4 million dogs and cats die in animal shelters in the United States because there aren’t enough homes for them.

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

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As the only organization in New York City whose doors are open to any animal in need, AC&C rescues thousands of New York’s homeless, neglected, abused and abandoned animals each year. Those who adopt an animal, volunteer to walk dogs or spend time with cats, or donate – whether it’s a financial contribution or toys and blankets – truly make a difference in the lives of homeless and abandoned pets, says Risa Weinstock, interim executive director.

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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Bow Wow!

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We love stories like this that help homeless pets put their best paw forward! We wanted to share this clip from the TODAY Show, featuring animal expert Jill Rappaport helping revamp dogs desperately in need of a good home. Luckily, the story has a follow up happy ending for at least one dog that we know of… read on. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news , world news , and news about the economy.

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On SPECIESISM, by Joan Dunayer

Animal Person

And perhaps my favorite: "[I]f healthy, homeless humans were rounded up and killed, no one would call the killing facilities 'shelters'" (55). I finally read SPECIESISM , by Joan Dunayer, which was published a couple of years after ANIMAL EQUALITY , which I wrote about a couple of weeks ago. This book has so many great quotes that I'm going to have to write a couple of posts about them. Off we go (and all of the below are exact quotes).

ASPCA Joplin Adopt a Thon

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“Thanks to the generosity of these wonderful people, the animals left homeless by last month’s tornado are sleeping in new beds tonight.&#. Such happy news from Joplin! 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. More than 5,700 people from 24 states rolled into Joplin, Mo.

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On Taxes, Veganism and "Pets"

Animal Person

But then I wasn't able to put that theory into practice once weighed against, say, the millions of dogs and cats who are going to be killed for the brutal crime of homelessness. Because I'm a highly-social, party-loving gal who loves to get gussied up and enjoy an all-nighter on New Year's Eve, I. did my taxes yesterday. And by "did my taxes," I mean I went through all of my income and expenses and created a spreadsheet for my accountant (I don't know enough to do my own taxes!).

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Bowl by Bowl Challenge

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It’s such an easy way to provide help to homeless pets. We wanted to share this great initiative called “Bowl by Bowl” that challenges negative perceptions of shelter pets as well as helps feed animals in need. Purina One will donate a bowl of food to a shelter for every quiz completed on their Facebook page. Each month’s quizzes feature a different theme that helps to educate and inspire more people to turn to shelters when they want to bring a new pet into their lives.

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Best Welcome Home Ever

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About Adopt-a-Pet.com: Adopt-a-Pet.com is North America’s largest non-profit pet adoption website, helping over 11,000 animal shelters, humane societies, SPCAs, pet rescue groups, and pet adoption agencies advertise their homeless pets to adopters. It can be a leap into your arms, a friendly lick or a little nuzzle on your cheek. The warm welcome a pet provides to his/her owner when they come home is one that cannot be beat!

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Shine a Light on a Shelter

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Do you know of a shelter that is doing good work on behalf of homeless pets? Purina ONE® beyOnd® brand dog and cat food and GOOD have teamed up to host the Shine a Light on a Shelter challenge and award a $10,000 grant to an animal shelter doing great work. Nominate them today, they could win the $10,000 grant and you could win too (the person who submitted the winner shelter will win a year’s supply of Purina ONE beyOnd and a one-year subscription to GOOD magazine)! “At

Yet More Good News for Project Treadstone

Animal Person

I received a call yesterday from a woman who started a coalition for homeless cats. This one's more like Good News for Mary Martin. She said her Trapper Man could go to the Project Treadstone site--last night and this morning--and trap up to 10 cats that she would bring to Pahokee. Pahokee will keep them overnight after their surgeries, then they will be returned to their colony.

Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon 2010

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What a fun way to spread the word on behalf of homeless pets! This year, the with the help of Iams, the Surf Dog Surf-a-Thon helped raised $93,645 for orphaned pets! As you can see, the dogs are in their element! Check out this fun video from the event titled “When surfing dogs collide&# ! If you want to see all the great photos from the event, be sure to visit the Surf-A-Thon photo gallery.

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Pretty Paws Giveaway

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Not only does Pretty Paws help you pamper your own pets, but also takes it a step further and help homeless pets as well. We have a very fun giveaway from Pretty Paws! One lucky reader will get their choice of a personalized dog ID tag. There are a lot of different designs, made from hard-wearing polished stainless steel. The front of the tag has a colorful design, enamelled onto it. Contact information can be engraved onto the reverse of the tags. Even better?

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Purina ONE Tour For Heroes

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Every time a homeless pet’s photo is shared, Purina ONE will donate $1 – up to $50,000 – to feed pets in need in local communities. We love to see celebrities getting out there and helping animals find homes! 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.

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The Shelter Pet Project

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This new campaign, sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States, Maddie’s Fund, and the Ad Council, hopes to reverse this trend and find homes for these homeless, lovable pets. 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? It is such a sad statistic. Luckily, The Shelter Pet Project hopes to change this!

On "High in the Clouds"

Animal Person

From Barnes and Noble : "Wirral the Squirrel is homeless. High in the Clouds , by Paul McCartney, Geoff Dunbar and Philip Ardagh is supposed to be for Grades 2-4, but its themes, vocabulary and syntax are more advanced. The evil Gretsch have [ sic ] destroyed his wilderness home, trampling it in their relentless drive to expand. But Wirral does not despair; he vows to find a new home in Animalia, the fabled land where all creatures are said to live together in freedom.

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

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We hope that you will consider donating time, goods, or money, to your local rescue/shelter to help homeless pets. We have a great giveaway today for 10 lucky readers! New Lives: Stories of Rescued Dogs Helping, Healing and Giving Hope is a great new book that celebrates rescue dogs.

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Dosomething.org helps lost pets.

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She will also host her own animal homelessness awareness campaign in her city by posting fliers and information in public places. 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. So DoSomething.org asked young people to submit ideas for reuniting pets with their owners.

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DOGTOWN: THE ROAD HOME

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It’s such an inspiring show, with people who are doing amazing work on behalf of homeless animals. Have you been watching this season of DogTown? If you haven’t, I would encourage you to do so. DogTown is the name of an area of Best Friends Animal Society in Angel Canyon, Utah. We absolutely love Best Friends, and we know we aren’t alone in our love either! Ellen DeGeneres called DogTown one of her favorite shows, and often has folks from Best Friends on her show!

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Bring Pets Home

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The site’s primary purpose is to raise money to help shelters care for homeless pets. Bring Pets Home is a great way for pet lovers to raise money to help homeless animals without ever leaving home—and at no cost to them,” says Linda Block of Bring Pets Home. 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.

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Star studded Valentine Doggie Dinner Party

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The donation will help support Adopt-a-Pet.com’s mission to find forever homes for homeless dogs. On a snowy NYC evening, celebrities and dog-lovers alike gathered at Gotham Hall in New York City, to attend Chef Michael’s “Be My Valentine” Doggie Dinner Party! In the above photo you can see Michael Urie, of Ugly Betty fame (and new off Broadway star) and his super cute dog Sprout enjoying the party!

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Paws UP for Union Township Animal Shelter

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When pets have lower stress levels, their personality can shine through the cage which increases their chances of being adopted sooner, which in turn, provides space for another homeless pet to be rescued,” said Sean-Patrick M. 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.

What To Do If You Find a Pit Bull

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Like every dog they are vulnerable to homelessness and mistreatment. However, any breed of dog that has been abused, neglected, or homeless may be aggressive to humans or other dogs. Pit Bull Rescue Central (PBRC) is a great resource for pit bull owners and those that find a homeless or lost pit bull. As a breed, pit bulls have a bad rap. However, they are more vulnerable to being forced into fighting than other breeds.

On Project Treadstone and Welfare, OED-Style

Animal Person

5/1 The scandal of the ‘welfare hotels’ [in New York] where the city places homeless families has been simmering for many weeks. Project Treadstone If anyone in Palm Beach County wants to get involved in the Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) of feral cats, now is the time, as the county's Spay Shuttle is back in business (but for a whopping $40/cat rather than the original $15), and Pahokee ($25/cat) is open as well.

Bring Pets Home

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What I love is that you can use BringPetsHome’s “Shop to Help&# page all year long to raise money to help shelters care for homeless pets. Begun in 1996 by the Humane Society of America, National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week encourages everyone who loves animals to bring public awareness to all the important work shelters do throughout the year.

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