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DIY crafts for shelter animals

Many animal shelters don’t allow kids to volunteer, so DIY crafts are a purrrfect way to involve them in rescue efforts. So you want to...

How the ASPCA saves and protects during kitten season

Kitten season starts in April and lasts through September. This means shelters and rescues are overwhelmed with homeless kittens during the warm weather months....

Help turn kitten season into foster season

Warm temperatures can put kittens in serious peril, but if people, shelters, and communities step up to tackle the problem together, we can hopefully...

2 traveling dogs: a cross-country journey

This couple and their two dogs are on a mission to make rescues the breed of choice. In 2011, my husband and I packed...

7 ways to help animals this holiday season

Looking for a way to help animals in need this holiday season? Here's eight.  Sadly, millions of dogs and cats don't have a family to...

Pins for non-profits

Have you heard of Pincause? This two-man operation sells uniquely designed pins to raise money for non-profits across North America. Eager to find out...

LA architects design creative shelters for homeless cats

This October, Architects for Animals® “Giving Shelter” returned to the HermanMiller showroom in Los Angeles. The event featured inspurrational and functional outdoor dwellings for...

Acupressure in animal shelters

How acupressure-massage can play a role in easing anxiety, fear and confusion in shelters. Animal shelters are tough places no matter how hard staff and...

New study reports fewer homeless dogs

This month, researchers at the College of Veterinary Medicine for Mississippi State University (MSU) revealed that the availability of dogs in animal shelters is...

Adopting an older dog?

Ensure success when adopting an older dog with these helpful tips. Dogs are considered teenagers when they’re around two. A few years after that, they’re...

Nala the “undercat”

This gorgeous "undercat" named Nala is an internet star and poster child for shelter adoption. There’s something arresting about Nala’s eyes. Perhaps it’s because they’re...

Black Cat Rescue

Dark-coated kitties have a harder time getting adopted than their more colorful cousins, but Black Cat Rescue is changing that. When Jennifer Stott and Samantha...

Protecting animal victims of domestic violence

Did you know that more than 40% of Canadian and American women will not leave an abusive situation if they have to leave their...

Introducing your dog to a blended family

Your dog is an important member of your family. When that family changes, make sure you help her, your partner, and any children fit...

A sanctuary for disabled animals

Set in the spacious grasslands of Montana, Rolling Dog Ranch gives sanctuary to disabled animals. Rolling Dog Ranch began as a dream in the minds of...

Adopting a dog online

The internet makes it easier than ever to find the right companion. But, make sure these online sites have the best interests of the...

How to find a missing animal

Don’t push the panic button if your animal companion goes missing. Instead, follow these suggestions to help him get back safe and sound. Over the...

Ways to help homeless animals

Your furry friend gifts you with his devotion and companionship all year round. Why not pass on some of that love to homeless animals? Help...

MUTTS Comics: A Message of Compassion

If you've ever read the cartoon section of a major newspaper, you've surely come across the antics of Earl and Mooch. This dog and...

Reducing the cost of veterinary care

Many people unable to afford veterinary care are forced to give up their companions. Here is one organization that can help. Lulu is a boxer...

Dogs supporting veterans with PTSD

Thanks to Pets for Vets, military veterans with PTSD are reducing their symptoms by adopting specially trained shelter dogs as companions. Up to 20% of...

Cat rescues merge to save more felines in need

The merger of two cat rescues results in a strong organization of professionals who work tirelessly to help homeless and feral cats. The tearful voice...

Elaine Hendrix and animal protection

Actress Elaine Hendrix is one of the driving forces behind an animal welfare organization that truly puts its money where its mouth is. As a...

How to care for a feral cat colony

When caring for a feral cat colony in your neighborhood, factor community relations into your action plan to avoid friction with those who don't...

Using social media to promote dog adoption

Wish you could help more dogs find loving forever homes, but don’t have the resources to be a rescuer yourself? Social media is an...