McKee Project Helps Latin America's Strays

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Stray Dog Rescued in Mumbai

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An old stray dog was wounded in the Mumbai attacks and rescued. Sadly, he is the lucky one in a city filled with starving strays. Sheru was a stray dog hit by an errant bullet when two gunmen opened fire in a crowded railway station during the first night of the assault. Tags: India animal rescue strays dogs He is now recovering and will hopefully find a home. But still.

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Shelter Strays Used as Lab Animals

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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. Under Portuguese legislation, stray and unwanted animals that are kept in municipal kennels, even healthy ones, can be put down after eight days if unclaimed.

Utah's Shelters Providing Strays to Labs for Research

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Sign ALDF Petition to Help Kentucky's Homeless Animals

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California Budget Woes May Lead to More Shelter Deaths

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Pet Proofing Your Home Electronics

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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. 5 easy ways to keep your pets and your gadgets safe.

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“Elsa’s Lullaby”

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NEeMA wrote the song “Elsa’s Lullaby&# about her dog Elsa, a former stray she took in from the cold streets of Northern Canada. The song is an endearing depiction of the relationship between pet and owner, and a testament to the triumphant spirit of rescue animals everywhere.

A video on the importance of pet insurance

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Theft/Straying. Sheila Stewart from the Capricorn Animal Rescue centre speaks with money supermarket’s Felicity Hannah on the importance of pet insurance. Pet insurance video from moneysupermarket.com.

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Helping Feral Cats in Your Neighborhood

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The video was done on behalf of the Stray Cat Alliance. Cory Williams, of the famed "Mean Kitty" YouTube videos (which are really funny), has a good how-to video about doing a trap, spay/neuter, and release of feral cats in your neighborhood.

10 Reasons Street Dogs Deserve to be Defended

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While we call them “strays,” implying they just absent-mindedly wandered away from home, most of them are what the rest of the world calls “street” dogs (and cats). No dog is happier to be rescued. I remember the first night after I left the streets.

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Economic Troubles in Portugal Lead to More Abandoned Animals

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Figures released by the National Veterinary Authority, Direção Geral de Alimentação e Veterinária, show that in the Lisbon area alone, a total of 5,629 stray cats and dogs were caught last year, up from the 4,442 caught in 2010. From the Portugal News Online.sad stuff.

Documentary Spotlights Plight of Mexican Dogs

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The hourlong film is an unflinching commentary on the overpopulation of stray dogs in Mexico, who even outnumber us humans in some regions. In a series of gruesome shots that even the most hardhearted will find difficult to watch, Buchanan’s camera captures the method used to rid the streets of the thousands of unwanted stray dogs in Mexico -– electrocution. This sounds like it would be very difficult to watch. It's called "Companions to None (Companeros de Nadie)."

World Animal Day in Minsk

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I doubt caring for strays in Belarus is an easy task , so kudos to these people for the work they do. They also put up a tent to collect donations, such as pet food, cages, collars and other pet supplies, for stray and abandoned animals kept at the shelters. City Fauna and another animal welfare charity named Ehida brought around 40 pets from their shelters to the park on Sunday in an attempt to re-home them.

Selena Gomez Auction For the Dogs of Puerto Rico

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We've blogged quite a bit here about the poor conditions for stray dogs in Puerto Rico. Here is a documentary on Youtube narrated by actress Selena Gomez. She is currently having an auction to benefit Island Dog Inc. I'm glad that this will get more publicity for the issue.

University of Utah Continues Getting Bad Press

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Researchers told the Tribune that the testing gave the shelter animals "a second chance at life," while records obtained by the Tribune revealed that the labs had killed 116 of the 190 strays last year. Most of their animals get put down.

Kittens!

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Some time ago a neighborhood stray cat came to the yard to have her kittens. This little mama cat was super smart and found her way into the hot tub, and here are her little kittens snuggled up in a flower pot.

Three High Tech Pet Gadgets

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But some dogs can’t get used to having to push the door open themselves, and there’s also potential for stray animals or even wild animals like racoons to find their way into your home.

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Animal Protective Association’s Harmony House for Cats

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Since 1970, Animal Protective Association’s Harmony House for Cats has rescued and rehabilitated stray and injured cats in a no-kill cageless environment. We are excited to tell you about Animal Protective Association’s Harmony House for Cats new eco-friendly, net-zero cat shelter in Chicago!

Hope For Paws and Planet Blue

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The rescue group who helped Fiona, Hope for Paws, is teaming up with Planet Blue to help spread the word and raise awareness of the overwhelming population of stray dogs. Do you remember the heartwarming rescue video of Fiona the blind dog?

Dharamsala Animal Rescue

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These stray dogs are also without vaccinations, making them easy targets for contracting rabies. Dharamsala Animal Rescue helps the thousands of homeless street dogs that roam the streets of Dharamsala.

DogTipper.com

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After all, she currently has four fur babies– all tuxedo cats (formerly strays) from the same family! We first learned about the great website, DogTipper.com , on Twitter via @HollywoodDogs (Grace)!

Primate Breeding Facility Generates Controversy In Puerto Rico Itself

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Plus, the horrible pictures I've seen of strays in Puerto Rico. Good! I come down hard on Puerto Rico, ever since the scandal in which dogs were being thrown off bridges by an animal control company. Plus the fact that I personally know the Latin attitude towards animals. Plus, well, you get this picture. They've been planning to build a facility to breed research monkeys in Puerto Rico for some time. Hey, it's a chance for some jobs for the young folks.

Welcome Home Mama & Boris: How a Sister’s Love Saved a Fallen Soldiers Beloved Dogs

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The Army doesn’t allow soldiers to keep animals on the base, Peter explains, and he knew that it was dangerous for them to be spotted so near to the walls, as often stray animals will be ordered to be put down if they are found to be engaging with soldiers.

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Why Humans Are the Only Ones with Rights

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Do you care about the stray dog or the almost extinct tiger? Someone posted a question about why humans have human rights and whether they should considering that others do not. I responded. I'm reposting what I wrote as I rarely do any original writing for this blog anymore. It's not profound, but an opinion.

5 Vital Questions When Adopting A Rescue Dog

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Right at the top of the list is the awareness that your new rescue has a shady history, especially if it was a stray. 5) Was the dog a stray or an owner drop off? Not all strays have health issues and many of them are simply pets that got loose and never claimed, however this question should still be asked. The decision to add a canine companion to your family is certainly a big one. Many factors need to be considered including breed, size and energy level.

The Blue House Dog

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At the end, the dog catcher doesn’t come to their neighborhood anymore because there are no stray dogs there anymore. Today we have a lovely guest post from author Deborah Blumenthal.

Finally. Jasmine the Greyhound

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The list of orphaned and abandoned youngsters she has cared for comprises five fox cubs, four badger cubs, 15 chicks, eight guinea pigs, two stray puppies and 15 rabbits. I received this steadily for a month or two and still find it heartwarming.

Rescue Ink Unleashed

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Members of Rescue Ink gather to discuss a game plan on how to catch a group of stray chickens running amok in Queens, New York. Did you happen to catch the premier of Rescue Ink Unleashed on Friday night?

Fix Nation

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The group, founded in 2007, also provides a free, full-time spay and neuter clinic for homeless stray and feral cats, plus low-cost, spay and neuter services for tame pet cats.

The Lady with 700 Cats

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Boxes of abandoned kittens, emergency CPR, meds for sick strays — each day brings a new set of challenges to her refuge on 12 acres in central California. Nat Geo WILD’s The Lady with 700 Cats, airs Saturday, July 30. Narrated by actor Jane Lynch of Glee fame, the program chronicles the story of Lynea Lattanzio, who is the founder and owner of California’s largest cat sanctuary. Can you imagine, 700 cats?!

Socks the Cat Dies

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A stray cat rescued by the Clinton's daughter, Chelsea, Socks lived in the governor’s mansion in Arkansas and later moved with the family to the White House. The Clinton cat Socks has died. Former First Cat Socks, one of the world’s most famous felines, died Friday at the age of 20 after battling throat cancer since November.

Keep pets happy and healthy in the cold months ahead.

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If you find a lost or stray pet, please call your local animal control or nearest animal shelter. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org ) has compiled some tips on how to keep pets happy and healthy in the cold months ahead.

Awkward Fostering

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The most spectacular case was in Krasnoyarsk Zoo (Russia), where people could watch the life of very interesting and strange family, consisting of four puma cubs, stray dog Mary and baby-badger. It turns out that people are not the only ones, who can adopt children – animals are good at this as well. Especially it is associated with dogs, which may raise kids of other species and even of scary and dangerous representatives of wildlife!

Forget About Equal, How About Alive

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But if a video must be made (and I realize this video wasn't made in the US, but we have the same issues here) to get people thinking about stray dogs as deserving of a life free of persecution and suffering at the hands of others, what hope is there for cows and other animals we have deemed "food?".

5 Sure-Fire Ways to Protect Your Pet From the Ice this Winter

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If you aren’t careful, you may very well cause a fatal accident to your pet, your neighbor’s pet or a stray. With Thanksgiving fast approaching, that means only one thing—the frigid cold will soon seep in.

Angel’s Miracle

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She came from another shelter as a stray, had been abused, was very skinny, and she was extremely shy and afraid of everyone. My name is Jan. On May 5, 2010, I adopted a two-year-old poodle/terrier mix from our local shelter, Animal Allies. I named her Angel.

Dog Death Squads in China

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Here is the letter: I’ve just received an urgent report that another city in China is planning a mass cull to slaughter any unregistered dogs, strays, and even registered family dogs that are over 14 inches (35cm) tall. I got this email from the IFAW recently and had to post it. I can’t even imagine being in a position where my government was telling me to kill my dog, or have it beaten to death.

Is fostering the answer? We think it is.

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A Pathway to Hope is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of abandoned dogs and cats, with a special focus on south to north rescue of northern breed dogs, the rescue of stray cats, and community outreach to further the cause of rescue.