PETA Settlement over Shelter Records

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Follow-up from the Utah scandal in which shelter animals were being sold for research purposes. The Davis County Commission has agreed to pay the legal fees of an animal rights group after settling a lawsuit over animal shelter records. The money will cover a portion of PETA's legal fees for a lawsuit the group filed in January about animals that had been sold by the county shelter for research purposes. animal research utah animal shelters PETA

PetArmor Protection Promise.

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Actress and rescue advocate Amy Smart is teaming up with the ASPCA for the PetArmor Protection Promise, a national campaign that will provide more than 20,000 flea and tick treatments to shelter pets from coast to coast. Pet owners can “Like” and choose to donate three ways: by supporting the ASPCA’s national disaster relief efforts; selecting a shelter that faces a high incidence of fleas and ticks; or choosing a local shelter in their state.

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Animal Protective Association’s Harmony House for Cats

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We are excited to tell you about Animal Protective Association’s Harmony House for Cats new eco-friendly, net-zero cat shelter in Chicago! Animal Protective Association’s Harmony House for Cats is a registered 501c3 charitable organization.

Best Friends Animal Society Helps You Protect Your Pets this Independence Day

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Best Friends four-legged Celebrity Ambassador Lassie encourages everyone to protect pets this Independence Day weekend by keeping them in a safe, comfortable place inside the house during fireworks.

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Portuguese City Tries to End Killing of Strays

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This weekend Lagos Town Hall executives are expected to sign a landmark protocol drawn up in collaboration with animal protection association Cadela Carlota, in which it is decreed that the two organisations will endeavour to put a stop to the extermination of healthy unwanted and stray animals being held in the municipal kennel. Tags: animal shelters portugal strays Portugal is NOT known for its kindness to animals so this is a significant development for a Portuguese city.

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Santa Paws Drive 2012

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The mission of the Santa Paws Drive is to bring holiday cheer to shelter animals around the world. The Santa Paws Drive is an online toy drive dedicated to shelter pets to bring them a little joy and fun while they await their forever homes. Cat Shelter – Cumberland, Maine.

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Calling all animal lovers!

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Erubbermaid “Roughneck” homes offers protection from the elements. Some cats do not survive the winter due to frostbite, dehydration, starvation and exposure to toxic chemicals found under cars and in garages where cats seek shelter.

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When Choosing A Pup, Research ‘Breeds’ Results

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At an NYC puppy shelter a few weeks ago, my mind was just about made up when I met Chester – The cutest Lab puppy I’d ever seen. After talking to the owner of the shelter however, I learned there was more to adopting little Chester, or any pet for that matter, than my love at first bark.

Ligers in China

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One died and the other two were seized for sheltering at a research institution. Cross-breeding two protected species is completely against nature. A private zoo operator in Taiwan cross-bred lions and tigers, resulting in three "liger" cubs. Both species are endangered and it is illegal to cross breed them. From Focus Taiwan.

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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. ARAN works with volunteers, activists, members of the public and other animal protection groups. Also, you see how ARAN concentrates on the cruelty of greyhound racing, and their goal is to eliminate it, and they work with animal protection groups?

Walk for Farm Animals Scheduled for this Fall

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July 28, 2011 – This fall, thousands of people in more than 35 cities across North America will gather for the 2011 Walk for Farm Animals, a series of fun, community-focused events that promote kindness to animals and raise vital funds to support the lifesaving work of Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization. Farm Sanctuary’s shelters in New York and California provide lifelong care for nearly 1,000 rescued farm animals. From the Farm Sanctuary.

Organizations Putting Animals First

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Understanding that threats to animals can range from illegal trafficking to utter exploitation, these leaders strive to promote the safety and protection sanctuaries offer our fury, feathered, four-legged friends. Run by a very qualified staff, the organization’s employees boast a collective 40 years’ experience in animal protection in addition to their numerous accolades and certifications including MBAs, law degrees and more.

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Humane Society Endorses Obama

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The Obama-Biden ticket is the better choice on animal protection, and we urge all voters who care about the humane treatment of animals, no matter what their party affiliation, to vote for them. has been a solid supporter of animal protection at both the state and federal levels. Not a big surprise considering McCain's VP choice.

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Hope for Hen Welfare

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Animal Welfare Groups Win Industry Backing for First-Ever Federal Regulation of Hen Welfare Groundswell of Public Support Results in Full Court Press for Nationwide Law Protecting Chickens to Replace State-by-State Initiatives WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. For too long, animals on factory farms have had no federal protection from even the most heinous abuse. Farm Sanctuary’s shelters in New York and California provide lifelong care for rescued farm animals.

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. It may feel threatened, and animals that feel threatened instinctually protect themselves. For example, the petting a dog’s tail; an abuser may have done something violent to the dog’s tail, and the dog may try to protect itself when you touch it there.

See OCEANS, Save Oceans!

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See OCEANS, Save Oceans ” is an initiative developed with The Nature Conservancy where a portion of each ticket sold for the film’s opening week April 22-28 will help establish new marine protected areas in The Bahamas. “We

The Blue House Dog

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They offered him hand-outs and cared enough about him, not to call Animal Control and risk having him picked up and sent to a shelter where his fate would be doomed. Today we have a lovely guest post from author Deborah Blumenthal.

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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.

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Keep pets happy and healthy in the cold months ahead.

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Consider purchasing a doggie-style sweater or coat to keep your short-haired pooch protected when outside. If you find a lost or stray pet, please call your local animal control or nearest animal shelter.

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Research Animals Rescued from North Carolina Lab

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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. We applaud the dedicated efforts of animal welfare advocates who stepped up to take in these animals, and hope that the exposure of this situation will underscore the need for stricter enforcement to protect animals in research facilities."

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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Have You Considered Keeping Goats as Pets?

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It’s important to provide goats with a shelter to protect them from the elements. 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. Those wanting a more unusual choice may perhaps opt for a snake or tarantula, but these aren’t exactly cuddly or cute choices.

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The Animal Legal Defense Fund Public Registries

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Such registries would help protect animals, pet guardians and communities by preventing repeat offenses from anyone with an established history of abusing animals. Through its campaign, , the animal protection organization is promoting model legislation that state legislatures could enact. Shon Rahrig : While living in Ohio in 1999, Rahrig allegedly adopted several cats and a puppy from local shelters and tortured them sadistically.

ALDF Calling for An Animal Abuser Registry

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These laws would make a dramatic difference in keeping offenders away from potential new victims by allowing animal shelters and humane societies to more thoroughly screen potential adopters-and by alerting the public to their whereabouts. But we need much more support, in districts across the nation, to protect all Americans from repeat offender animal abusers. Here's the email I got from ALDF.

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5 ways to help the animal rescue efforts in Chile and Haiti

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WSPA (World Society for Protection of Animals). Local shelters and rescue organizations take in animals displaced from earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, house fires, and other tragedies. Contribute to rescue efforts. Most organizations aiding pets in devastated areas are not-for-profit. They depend upon charitable contributions to keep. going.

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82-foot-long “Rescue Rig” on Way to Missouri

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Red Star, which has a nearly century-long legacy of animal relief, is reaching out with critical help and on-the-ground sheltering and support services to assist with emergency operations and provide much-needed care for innocent animal victims. The Red Star team will also be assisting at the Emergency Animal Shelter. American Humane Association has been protecting children and animals since 1877.

IFAW rescuers have mobilized to Japan

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The UN reports that more than 350,000 people are taking shelter in 2,300 evacuation centers in the affected areas. One of IFAW’s goals in Japan will be to meet with representatives from local rescue groups and the veterinary community to discuss potential collaborative opportunities with the National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition or NARSC.

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Rescue Spotlight: Crest Care

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Here is the Crest Care mission statement: We are a group of individuals living across the United States and Canada, whose goals are to preserve and protect Chinese Cresteds in need. We provide education about the breed to private individuals interested in adopting, and to shelters as well, in an effort to help ensure the integrity of the breed as a whole. We work within the framework of local and civil laws, in order to protect both dogs and all parties concerned.

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From Today's New York Times

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People who adopt from animal shelters will tell you that it’s not only a rewarding experience, but also that shelters are filled with a smorgasbord of the most amazing, delightful, intelligent dogs you’ll ever find on the planet. But one thing they all have in common is the strongest desire imaginable to love you, protect you and bond with you. To the Editor: “ My Dog Days ,” by Arthur Phillips (Op-Ed, June 10), gave me those warm, fuzzy feelings and made my eyes tear.

From Today's New York Times

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Sadly, the situation in Puerto Rico is replicated in countries around the world where hundreds of millions of dogs live as strays, abandoned by the humans they have come to depend on for food, shelter and companionship. Allan Kornberg Boston, March 11, 2008 The writer is executive director of the World Society for the Protection of Animals