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? cats dogs people helping animals rescues animal adoption animal rescue animal shelter psaIt is such a sad statistic, you can read even more about the.

Happy National Shelter Pet Adoption Day!

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We want to wish you a very HAPPY national shelter pet adoption day by introducing “Happy” the Cat and “Happy” the Dog! These beloved Pet Ambassadors of Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries were adopted last year by Crown … Continue reading → The post Happy National Shelter Pet Adoption Day!

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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! 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. The campaign has one unified goal, to increase pet adoption.

The Shelter Pet Project

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The Shelter Pet Project is a wonderful public service campaign from The Humane Society, Maddie’s Fund and the Ad Council! The project goal is to help the many great pets waiting in shelters. The campaign motto is “a person is the best thing to happen to a shelter pet”! Ways you can help spread the word: Like the Shelter Pet Project on Facebook [link]. Watch and share The Shelter Pet Project videos on YouTube [link].

Smooches for Pooches campaigns help shelter pets find true love!

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‘Picture Me @ Home’ provides animal shelters with turnkey marketing campaigns to help increase adoptions, community support and donations in February! And just look at how cute these pets are! Animal shelters need … Continue reading → The post Smooches for Pooches campaigns help shelter pets find true love!

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Purina Pet Haven, Manhattan’s first-ever dog park in a domestic violence shelter

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We are happy to introduce Manhattan’s first-ever dog park in a domestic violence shelter! The new dog park is located at Urban Women’s Retreat (UWR), a emergency … Continue reading → The post Purina Pet Haven, Manhattan’s first-ever dog park in a domestic violence shelter appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. This post is sponsored by Purina. As always, all opinions are our own.

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National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

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October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. Orvis has partnered with PetFinder’s Foundation to benefit pet shelters and provide homes for … Continue reading → The post National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. There are so many wonderful dogs waiting to find forever homes, now is a great time to adopt!

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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!

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? 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)!

Shelby at the Shelter

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Even tougher though, was moving a bit further away and into an apartment complex that did not allow for me to own any pet other than a goldfish. But for some reason, on a non-spectacular weekday morning I found myself reading a story about how a local shelter was calling for more volunteers to walk pups, as the number needing to be adopted had gone up drastically as during a down economy, many families were forced to leave their animals in the care of shelters.

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. 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. For those who adopt a pet, Pet Supplies Plus will provide an informative New Pet Checklist and a coupon for $10 off $50 spent at the store.

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How Pets Can Improve Your Health

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Expert cites scientifically-proven therapeutic, physical and emotional health benefits of loving and caring for a pet. Pet ownership runs far deeper than simply caring for a possession. Yes, the sheer responsibility of caring for a pet has notable benefits in and of itself. Pets can ease loneliness, reduce stress, promote social interaction, encourage exercise and playfulness, and provide unconditional love and affection. Caring for a pet may even help you live longer.

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Pet Proofing Your Home Electronics

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5 easy ways to keep your pets and your gadgets safe. Whether you’re concerned about man’s best friend getting caught up in your computer cords or your purr machine eating the buttons off of your stereo pets of all kinds need a little assistance when it comes to getting into mischief. Protecting your pet in your home starts with putting down the toilet lid, securing the garbage, and putting away stray things that they can mistake for food.

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Traveling With Your Pets

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However, if your best friends just so happen to be a menagerie of pets, there are a few things to consider before revving that engine and heading out the door. Sure, your pet bulldog Max might chase his own tail around his food bowl, but when you throw a blanket over your suitcase to hide it from view, you’re not fooling anyone. Even better, give your pets a glimpse of the future so that when everything suddenly changes, they’ll have some bit of normalcy to hold on to.

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Pets do the funniest things!

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One of the many reasons why we appreciate out pets is because they always keep us laughing. From the adorable sounds our bird makes when she is happy, to watching our dog do “zoomies” around the couch again and again, and many other funny things in between, our pets have always had a way of brightening our days. What would our lives be like without our beloved pets to keep us laughing? Be sure to vote for a shelter to win a donation thanks to PAL.

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Shelters Fill Up Due to Wildfires in Australia

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Pets have been displaced as well as their owners in the recent wildfires. ANIMAL shelters are searching for the owners of hundreds of dogs, cats, horses, rabbits and other pets displaced by fires. Shelter workers fear many owners may have assumed their animals died or they could be looking for them in the wrong places. They are urging anyone who has lost a pet to register with their council.

Pets Add Life; Guinea Pig Interview

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” he asks, but more importantly he will let you know the real reason why being an only pet isn’t much fun! You can see more pet interviews on the PAL YouTube channel. We would love for you to join, you can pledge to help pets three different ways; adopting your next pet, volunteering at a shelter, or even just taking a photo of a pet in need of a good home and sharing it online. Will you take a pledge to help pets?

Learn Pet CPR – Save a Life!

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All proceeds will benefit the shelter animals that we support! The post Learn Pet CPR – Save a Life! 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. No actual animals will be at this event. To register email Rock & Rawhide. appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. events

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Falling for a Shelter Animal: Barberry’s Story | elephant journal

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people helping animals pet storiesWe love hearing stories like this , and hope you will enjoy it too. Click the link or the photo above to read about Barberry!

San Francisco Considers Banning Pet Sales

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Pet sales would be banned altogether, except for the sale of pet fish. All companion animals including dogs, cats, hamsters, mice, rats, chinchillas, guinea pigs, birds, snakes, and lizards would be considered as pets. If it passes, San Francisco residents would have to go to a shelter or rescue group to adopt an animal. I can't believe the pet industry would allow such legislation without a fight. Tags: california san francisco legislation pets

Must-Have Apps for the Avid Pet Lover

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Keep your pet happy and healthy with these mobile apps. Pets can be a bigger commitment than many people expect, between adoption, health care, training, and environment, there are a lot of variables to consider. Fido Pet Adoptions (iOS, Android). When you’re in the beginning stages of adopting a pet, the choice can be nerve-wracking, and going to the shelter without a plan is like going to the grocery store on an empty stomach. Pet First Aid (iPhone).

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Pet Amber Alert

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A site that is dedicated to helping lost pets and their owners reunite? Thankfully our pets have not been lost, so I can’t tell you first hand how well it works. Pet owners can choose from three different options, Poster Alert, Phone Alert, or Amber Alert. The Poster Alert option will send a faxed Lost Pet Poster to vets, shelters, animal control, etc., so they are aware of the pet that has been lost.

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Keeping Ducks and Geese as Pets

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Ducks and geese may not be a particularly unusual sight in the wild, but have you ever thought about keeping them as pets? They can make excellent, if slightly quirky, pets. Ducks and geese make excellent pets because it is interesting to watch them as they go about their activities and engage with their environment. Adequate shelter from wind, rain and heat should also be provided for all ducks and geese.

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Dosomething.org helps lost pets.

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Every year, roughly 3 million lost dogs and cats end up in shelters in the United States. 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. 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. Dosomething.org helps lost pets.

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Can A Hawk Carry Off Your 12-Pound Pet?

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No hawk can carry off a 12-pound pet. No hawk can carry off a 3-pound pet. That did not stop a New Jersey animal shelter from publishing this rabble-rousing flyer on Facebook, all written in alarming red capital letters: PARK RANGERS AND VET OFFICES ARE PUTTING OUT WARNINGS. THE PETS THAT ARE IN REAL DANGER ARE THE ONES WHO ARE 12 POUNDS AND UNDER. THESE ARE THE PETS THAT HAWKS CAN SWOOP DOWN AND GRAB. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PETS OUTSIDE WITHOUT SUPERVISION.

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Soup kitchen for pets

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The family simply did not have enough money to feed their beloved dog and with breaking hearts they relinquished him to a shelter where he died shortly thereafter of a broken heart after being so loved by this family for many years. In 2008, with 19 offices nationwide, Tiertafel has helped 4,028 customers to feed 6,291 pets on a regular basis. It’s quite a miracle when you think about this number of animals who will not wind up on the streets or in shelters.

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Keeping Ducks and Geese as Pets

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Ducks and geese may not be a particularly unusual sight in the wild, but have you ever thought about keeping them as pets? They can make excellent, if slightly quirky, pets. Ducks and geese make excellent pets because it is interesting to watch them as they go about their activities and engage with their environment. Adequate shelter from wind, rain and heat should also be provided for all ducks and geese.

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Preparing Your Pet for Winter

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The following is a great guest post from the folks at Pet Care Education! PREPARING YOUR PET FOR WINTER. However, before you start getting comfortable for the winter months, it’s very important that you first get your pet ready for colder weather as well. Many pets aren’t physically equipped to deal with winter weather, which is why preparing your pet for winter is a very important part of pet care. SHELTER.

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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. Spector, DVM, DACVIM, offers the following tips to help you be prepared when a disaster, such as a hurricane or tornado, strikes your home: If you are ever instructed to leave your home during an emergency situation, ALWAYS take your pets with you. Pet toy. - Pet blanket. pet care

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Have You Considered Keeping Goats as Pets?

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Have you considered keeping goats as pets? Cats and dogs are the most popular pets, along with hamsters, rabbits and guinea pigs also being amongst the favourites. If you want a slightly unusual pet that has lots of personality and can also be petted, consider keeping a couple of goats. Yes, you can’t keep them inside, but they do make truly great pets. It’s important to provide goats with a shelter to protect them from the elements.

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Guest Post: Foreclosures Threaten Pets As Well As People

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Foreclosures Threaten Pets As Well As People. 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 rise in foreclosures over the last few years has been paralleled by a spike in the number of animals that are being brought to shelters for what most owners are listing as “moving reasons”.

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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 www.BringPetsHome.org 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.

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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. About Bring Pets Home.

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Angel Tree Campaign To Help Homeless Pets at 70 Shelters

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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.

When Is a Dog Unadoptable?

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I rejoined my local animal shelter's volunteer program a few months ago (long story as to why I quit in the first place). I believe that a feral may never be a lap cat and they may never even let you pet them. Tags: animal shelter management euthanization animal shelters dogs One day while I was volunteering I met a little pit bull puppy who was recovering from a spaying. Very sweet and gentle animal (I have a soft spot for pits.and pugs!)

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Walking? Use the @ResQwalk app to help animals!

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Not only is it free, it’s helps your favorite shelter or rescue just by doing something you already do. If you are a rescue or shelter be sure to apply to partner with them too! dogs people helping animals pet care Pet Tech Friends, the ResQwalk app is awesome. Walking! When you have downloaded the app you can then choose which rescue you want your part of the weekly donation to go towards. You can actually choose up to three charities to walk for.

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Are Micro Pigs the Next Stupid Pet Trend?

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This lady is breeding tiny pet pigs that can live up to 11 years. The animal shelters who have to find them homes at the expense of other animals. Great. People are buying them like crazy, which means.eventually people will start dumping them like crazy. And who will suffer? Thanks lady! And, yes, she plans on making money from these animals by franchising. All for the love of animals right?

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Pet Adoption Tips from Adopt-A-Pet.com

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Common Questions About Pet Adoption. 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. Rescues pets are wonderful- just ask anyone who has one.

Pet Foster Care Helps To Smooth Adoption Process

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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. There are countless dogs and cats in shelters across the U.S. In fact, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 5 to 7 million pets are taken into animal shelters in the U.S. Patience – Animals in shelters or those who have been moved from home to home are often under tremendous stress.

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. 10,000 Tennis Balls to be Released to New York City.

How to Ensure Your Dog Has a Healthy Diet

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Their basic needs consist of shelter from the elements, regular exercise and a nutritionally balanced diet. cats dogs guest post pet careDogs are reliant on their owners for all of their needs. Sounds easy, but many new dog owners often struggle to get the diet … Continue reading → The post How to Ensure Your Dog Has a Healthy Diet appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.

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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. Nearly 600 cats and dogs looking for permanent homes during major pet adoption event June 25 – 26. WHERE : Emergency Animal Shelter located next to the Joplin Humane Society (140 E. The mandatory 14-day holding period for animals affected by the disaster was even doubled in an effort to reunite as many people and pets as possible.

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5 Vital Questions When Adopting A Rescue Dog

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With the growing awareness of pet overpopulation more and more families are choosing to adopt a shelter dog and save a life. Rarely do shelters know anything about the dog’s history when they first come in and the longer a dog lives at the shelter the more impact it will have on their emotional well-being. This shady history and unfortunate circumstance of being in a shelter is guaranteed to have a dog acting like anything but its natural personality.