I’ve been involved in animal welfare for most of my life. I started volunteering at my local shelter at 18, and it has since taken me to places I would have never imagined, and allowed me to work with some of the most amazing, inspiring people. Thanks to animal welfare, I was given the opportunity
We need your help! One after another, states are enforcing “shelter at home” orders. When this happens, the administrators need to determine which services are and are not deemed “essential.” We need to make sure that all animal control facilities, shelters, rescue groups and veterinarians are deemed essential, so they can continue to take care
I’m a political agnostic…meaning I believe in good politics, I just have yet to find a good politician I can believe in. And with the current “offender in chief” in office, I think we all knew it was only a matter of time before our government was going to shut down. So, here’s the question
Even before a hurricane comes, many animal shelters are having to prepare for the unthinkable. And unfortunately, most of them are faced with tough decisions as they never have the resources necessary to save all the pets in their care. When flood waters rise, these shelters need to ensure their animals aren’t left behind to
The Founder of the world’s largest pet adoption site has a new mission…to save the ones that have been left behind…
If you’ve ever looked at adopting a pet, then you’ve probably gone to petfinder.com, the largest pet adoption website in the world. Created 20 years ago by Betsy Saul, petfinder has facilitated over 25 million adoptions nationwide and works with over 15,000 shelters and rescue groups. That’s awesome…. but unfortunately not awesome enough. See, even
Studies show children are healthier, happier, more responsible, and more socially engaged when caring for a pet When I was a kid, I remember my mom telling me to “go out and play” and “be home before dark.” We would all meet up at my buddy’s house and decide on our day… was it going
The issue is only getting bigger and bigger every year. They walk our streets among us. They are every race and nationality. Light hair, dark hair, brown eyes, blue eyes, you name it. Sometimes we may offer them some food, other times we may look away and think this is someone else’s problem. Or, we
That’s it. Enough is enough. I’ve always voted from the gut. But what do you do when your gut feels queasy just thinking about the current Presidential candidates? Easy – leave it to your most loyal four-legged friend. I mean, I know how important the election is. But I just can’t in good conscience, vote for
The Yulin Dog Meat Festival is horrific, but is it worse than what we do in America with our own dogs?
So, over the next 10 days, butchers will be selling live dogs in the streets of Yulin to be made into meat for their annual festival. Simply horrific. So horrific that over 11 million people, including many Americans have petitioned for the end of it. Imagine. Street butchers literally killing dogs (some still with collars
I am an avid fan of pit bulls and pittie mixes. I have a few of my own. In my opinion, they are unjustly villianized by the media and others that don’t understand much about dogs in general. But whether you’re for or against pit bulls, the big question is, could you even recognize one?