Finding Shelter

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Finding Shelter is an amazing documentary about an English family who found themselves unexpectedly rescuing street animals in Bulgaria. The film shares how the family has shared love and compassion for the homeless animals in their town.

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Angel Tree Campaign To Help Homeless Pets at 70 Shelters

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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. The holiday season can be challenging for local shelters and rescues, says Renee Coughlin of Best Friends Pet Care.

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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! Here is one of the great PSAs that The Shelter Pet Project has out.

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).

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Sign ALDF Petition to Help Kentucky's Homeless Animals

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Sounds like it's hell for these animals in Kentucky shelters. Tags: animal shelter management animal shelters Kentucky strays 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.

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.

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Shine a Light on a Shelter

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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. Do you know of a shelter that is doing good work on behalf of homeless pets?

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Iams Home 4 the Holidays Special Event

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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.

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Guest Post: Foreclosures Threaten Pets As Well As People

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While many animal shelters already struggle on a day-to-day basis to care for the millions of unwanted animals that are dropped at their door, the numbers have grown to an almost unmanageable degree over the last few years. The culprit for this surge in animal homelessness is a testimonial to these trying times: human homelessness. So what does this mean for animal shelters that are already overflowing? Foreclosures Threaten Pets As Well As People.

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Bowl by Bowl Challenge

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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.

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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.

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

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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. In turn, dogs and cats can pass their evaluations at shelters, and show more of their personality, making them more adoptable.

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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.

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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. FiXiT is dedicated to coming up with solutions to reduce the number of homeless animals by helping people get their animals get spayed/neutered.

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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.

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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. Dharamsala Animal Rescue is the only animal shelter in the province, giving lifesaving vaccinations to animals for as little as $1.

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Best Welcome Home Ever

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We hope that others find inspiration in these greetings and will look to their local shelter or rescue group to adopt their own furry welcoming committee into their lives.”. It can be a leap into your arms, a friendly lick or a little nuzzle on your cheek.

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Hilary Swank joins Home 4 The Holidays

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Founded by Helen Woodward Animal Center and supported by Iams, the Iams Home 4 the Holidays campaign began in 1999 with just 14 participating animal shelters in San Diego County. As many as 8 million animals are homeless in the U.S.

On the Keeping of Endangered Fishes

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As I share a home with rescued cats and rabbits, I can't help but think that it's better for them to live their lives cared for and loved than to be put to death in a shelter somewhere due to irresponsible overbreeding, even if they are now confined to the house.

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On SPECIESISM, by Joan Dunayer

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And perhaps my favorite: "[I]f healthy, homeless humans were rounded up and killed, no one would call the killing facilities 'shelters'" (55).

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. 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. With the economy, and so many people losing jobs and homes, many more pets ended up in shelters. We love to see celebrities getting out there and helping animals find homes!

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. Homeless Pets Need More Help Than Ever Before. August 20, 2009) – The struggling economy is taking its toll on animal shelters across the country.

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Bring Pets Home

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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. You can visit to learn more about National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week and ways you can help support the work of shelters, from utilizing the “ Shop to Help &# page to downloading a “twibbon&# to your BringPetsHome profile.

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.

What To Do If You Find a Pit Bull

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Like every dog they are vulnerable to homelessness and mistreatment. 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. However, any breed of dog that has been abused, neglected, or homeless may be aggressive to humans or other dogs. You can have this done at a vet’s office or at a shelter. helps lost pets.

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Every year, roughly 3 million lost dogs and cats end up in shelters in the United States. Sharleen D from Arcadia, CA plans to take pictures of all the lost pets at her local animal shelter and make an album on facebook and share it with her friends. She will also host her own animal homelessness awareness campaign in her city by posting fliers and information in public places. is all about empowering young people to take action on causes they care about.

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It’s such an inspiring show, with people who are doing amazing work on behalf of homeless animals. Shy dogs are often among the first to be euthanized in shelters because they are difficult to adopt, but not at DogTown, a no-kill facility. 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.

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Guest post: Dog Adoption

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If you’re planning on adding a dog to your family, it’s possible you’ll find your new family member at the local animal shelter or humane society. These dogs are homeless through no fault of their own, and by rescuing one of them, you may just save their life. If you’re going to adopt a shelter dog, it’s important that you do your homework beforehand, so you choose the right dog for your family.

Pet Adoption Tips from

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Q: Although there are literally millions of pets in shelters, pounds and other ‘temporary housing’, many pet-owners-to-be don’t think about pet adoption when they’re looking for their new four-legged friend. A: Many people who want to get a pet just are not aware of how many pets are available at shelters. They might also have the misconception that pets are shelters might be there because there was a problem with the animal. Common Questions About Pet Adoption.

On Project Treadstone and Welfare, OED-Style

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5/1 The scandal of the ‘welfare hotels’ [in New York] where the city places homeless families has been simmering for many weeks. If you substitute "farmer" for "employer" and "animals" for "work people" (among other appropriate substitutions), you get: The term "animal welfare" is used in a wider sense to include all of those "improvements" a farmer may make for his animals over and above basic food and shelter.

From the Mailbag

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Hello, I am a volunteer for, which is North America's largest non-profit pet adoption website , and I'm trying to get the word out about homeless pet adoption. Save-A-Pet is a totally free service where 5,000 animal shelters have 80,000 pets listed who need homes today, and a link from your website would be a great way to help get the word out!

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. AC&C takes in all homeless pets, including the over 120 new animals on the streets every day.

Good Idea: FlexPet

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Featured on National Geographic Channel’s show DogTown, Best Friends Animal Society works with members, individuals, humane groups and entire communities to set up spay/neuter, foster, shelter and adoption programs in neighborhoods throughout the country. Through the online Best Friends Network, the society helps communities rescue animals in distress and create No More Homeless Pets communities. FlexPet is a dog arthritis treatment!

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