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Sullivan County Animal Shelter Holds Jailbreak Adoption Event

The Sullivan County Animal Shelter invites the public on an escape; the shelter, in partnership with the Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism, is hosting a pet adoption event Saturday at the historic Old Sheriff’s Home and Jail. The community can attend this event to learn about the historic former Sheriff’s House, now home to the Heritage Visitor Information ...

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Due to increased volume, Walker County, Georgia is considering combining animal control and animal shelter

Due to an increase in animal control calls and admissions to the Walker County Animal Shelter, the county commission is considering combining the animal control department with the shelter and adding new positions. “One of the challenges we have in Walker County with animal control is that our volume is increasing,” Chair Shannon Whitfield said at the county’s monthly meeting ...

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Former prison building proposed as animal shelter | News, Sports, Jobs

News Photo by Julie Riddle A map of a proposed animal control facility in the old Alpena County Jail building appears Thursday. ALPENA – With secure bedrooms, carpet-free floors and a yard with no public access, the former Alpena County Jail building would be an ideal new home for the Alpena County Animal Control Shelter, said Michelle Reid, County Animal ...

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Businesses and individuals can help end pet homelessness

Despite Americans’ general affection for pets, the reality is that at any one time, nearly 48 million cats and dogs are without homes in the United States. homelessness. At the forefront of this enormous challenge is Dr. Ellen Jefferson, animal welfare advocate, longtime pet shelter veterinarian, and president and CEO of Texas animal shelter Austin Pets Alive. TriplePundit spoke with ...

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The new Williamson County Animal Center building

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Williamson County Animal Center has a new home! WCAC Director Ondrea Johnson joins Nickelle Smith in the News 2 studio to discuss what the new center includes. Johnson says the new facility was necessary due to an increase in population in Williamson County that affected several different settlements and entities. “Our old facility was built ...

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Ark Animal Sanctuary – Week of February 16, 2022

Lorraine Monfils, special Comté cheese • February 13, 2022 Last month we received many phone calls from cats needing help. One of these cats is Nick, who lived outside in sub-zero temperatures. He was fed by a very nice person who really cared about him. Last month we received many phone calls from cats needing help. One of these cats ...

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County urges residents to spay pets during Spaying and Neutering Awareness Month

Hays County urges all residents to help control pet overpopulation by spaying and neutering their pets as the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter faces capacity issues. The county’s efforts to prevent pet overpopulation come as the Court of Commissioners approved a proclamation recognizing February 2022 as Sterilization/Spay/Neuter Awareness Month, which coincides with World Sterilization Day, launched on 22 February 1995. ...

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Betty White inspires donations to Maury County Animal Shelter

Even in death, famed actress Betty White makes a difference. White, known for her roles on hit TV series ‘The Golden Girls’ and ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show,’ died peacefully in her sleep on New Year’s Eve. A passionate animal welfare activist, White would have celebrated her 100th birthday on January 17. Following her passing, the #BettyWhiteChallenge swept across social ...

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January 31 – Chatham County to Host Virtual Public Animal Services Pledge Meeting | Local governments and politics

January 31, 2022 – Chatham County Animal Services will host a virtual public engagement meeting to educate and update residents on current services and gather feedback for strategic direction. Chatham County Animal Services enforces county animal control ordinances and operates the county’s open-admission animal shelter. Animal services officers respond to many complaints, including nuisance complaints, neglect, bite reports, and stray ...

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Special rescues help sick owners find their pets’ next home

Who will take your pet when you die? The question often does not have an easy answer, especially for sick or elderly people who are moving to home nursing or assisted living. During the pandemic, specialist rescue, advocacy and adoption services run by volunteers try to fill the void, one animal at a time. Leaders of the small movement said ...

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When you adopt 1 animal from a shelter, you save 2 lives | Pets

How does this work? Is it magic? Some sort of weird Harry Potter witchcraft? No, it is quite simple. In animal shelters across the country, there are usually more animals than you see on the adoption floor. There are animals in what is often called a “holding area”. These are animals that have recently been stray, abandoned, seized in a ...

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ACCT Philly has struggled with leadership and funding. What’s next for the animal shelter?

Philadelphia’s main animal shelter in 2004 euthanized nearly 90 percent of the cats and dogs that came through its doors. Today, the non-profit organization that provides these the city’s housing and animal control services save almost 90% of life. Yet year after year ACCT Philly grapples with harsh criticism of its management, revolving door leadership and chronic underfunding. The shelter ...

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Find your new family member at the Tri Cities Animal Shelter and Adoption Center

Photo credit Tri City Animal Hospital Facebook Twitter Pinterest Adoption fees for pets aged 4 and over are waived Although you can’t wrap them on their own, a new pet is a most pleasant and caring gift – for a human and the animal itself. The Tri-Cities Animal Shelter & Adoption Center, a collaboration between the cities of Cedar Hill, ...

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Donation from Local Business Owner Paves the Way for Pet Adoption in Catoosa County, Georgia

Thanks to a donation from businessman John Linderman, a dozen animals at Catoosa County Animal Shelter in Georgia have found a new home just in time for the holidays. Dozens more will be helped by his commitment to make a constant donation to the animal shelter throughout the year. Catoosa County spokesperson John Pless said Linderman, owner of Linderman’s Furniture ...

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BITS & BYTES: Shakespeare & Co., BTG queues; Rockwell Museum vax policy, holiday hours; Audubon mass programs; Berkshire Humane and Animal DREAMS merge

Shakespeare & Company Announces First Three Events of 45th Season LENOX – Shakespeare & Company recently announced the first three titles slated for production in its 45th season, which will begin in June 2022. Two works by Shakespeare and a modern production will open the season, which also marks the New Spruce Theater’s first anniversary – the 500 seats in ...

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Maclean-Cameron Animal Adoption Center Offers Advice

GREAT FALLS – The Maclean-Cameron Animal Adoption Center in Great Falls sees a lot of adoptions during the holiday season, which also means the center sees a lot of animals visiting as well. Marketing director Misha John said it is always better for the animal to be abandoned than to be left in an environment where it cannot thrive. “Whenever ...

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Pandemic mystery: Scientists focus on animal origins of COVID |

Almost two years after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the origin of the virus that is plaguing the world remains shrouded in mystery. Most scientists believe it emerged in the wild and passed from bats to humans, either directly or through another animal. Others believe he escaped from a Chinese lab. Now, with the worldwide COVID-19 death toll surpassing ...

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director of DVHS named ‘Unsung Hero’ | Local news

According to Arm & Hammer, Erin Insinga, director of the Delaware Valley Humane Society, is the cat’s meow. The New Jersey-based company announced in a December 8 press release that Insinga is one of its unsung heroes, named through its Feline Generous program. The statement said Insinga was one of three heroes named, out of nearly 4,500 nominations, representing “thousands ...

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Local News: Plymouth County Cats and Dogs Find Shelter (12/8/21)

(Photo provided) An open house is scheduled for this Saturday, December 11 at the new Wet-Nose Rescue animal shelter pictured above. This view is from the north side. The entrance to the open house will be in the west. PLYMOUTH CO. ?? Homeless cats and dogs in Plymouth County will have better luck, thanks to a new animal shelter. Wet-Nose ...

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Robinsons Malls Happy Pets Club donates to animal welfare groups

Robinsons Malls, through its Happy Pets Club, has a program that reinforces its commitment to promoting responsible pet ownership through partnerships with two of the nation’s well-established pet advocacy groups – Animal Kingdom Foundation and Pawssion Project. The collaboration between the Robinsons Malls Happy Pets Club and these two pet advocacy groups is one of the most vital aspects of ...

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New Prince William Animal Shelter Opening | Securities

Prince William County has completed the first phase of construction of a massive upgrade to its animal shelter. The County Animal Control Bureau began moving into the West Wing of the Animal Service Center on November 23. Prince William’s animal control office workers began moving animals to the new shelter last week. PROVIDED The $ 16.7 million project will replace ...

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Moore to Receive New $ 8.2 Million Animal Shelter After Obligation Passes | Community

Moore is expected to receive a new, full $ 8.2 million animal shelter following the issuance of a bond earlier this month. Moore Animal Welfare’s future home is S I-35 Service Road, east of the freeway and south of SW 34th Street. The 15,040 square foot shelter will include separate areas for adoption and admission, a multi-purpose training room, quarantine ...

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Dorchester Paws forced to impose moratorium on admissions due to large animal capacity | New

SUMMERVILLE – The only animal shelter in Dorchester County has been forced to briefly suspend admissions after maximizing its space. By November 4, the adoption, admission and treatment floors at Dorchester Paws were completely full. The organizers reported that in 62 days, the shelter had welcomed nearly 750 cats and dogs. That’s about 15 animals a day, officials said. Dorchester ...

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LA Animal Services Pet Pantry Opening Third

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A third LA Animal Services pet pantry will open Sunday at the North Central Animal Services Center. “At LA Animal Services, we believe the best place for pets is with the families who love them, even in tough times,” LA Animal Services general manager Dana Brown said in a statement. “The sustainability of the Pet Food ...

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Critteraid Animal Food Drive at Penticton School Nov 6 – Penticton Western News

Tessie the Goat is just one of the happy animals that live at Critteraid Animal Sanctuary. (Photo of the critter) Critteraid Animal Food Drive at Penticton School November 6 Critteraid if they hope to fill 3 food trucks for their pigs, alpacas, cats and more Critteraid Animal Sanctuary will host Num Num November, hoping to fill three trucks with much-needed ...

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Opportunities to adopt, foster and volunteer to help animals abound in the metro area

Animal shelters in the greater Albuquerque area are overcapacity and are looking for volunteers to help them. Volunteers receive training and support services to optimize positive outcomes for animals and volunteers. Information on three large organizations is provided here, with more relief groups serving the community. Volunteer applications are available on the websites. The Bernalillo County Animal Care and Resource ...

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Firefighters visit dogs in Battersea

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home was treated to one of the cutest sites south of the Thames this week as firefighters from the London Fire Brigade (LFB) paid a friendly visit to the center’s dogs. Their presence came courtesy of the world famous wildlife sanctuary’s’ Wear Blue for Rescue ‘campaign, which encourages people across the UK to show their support ...

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Animal shelter seeks to make more room in the filling facility

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – An abundance of furry friends leaves little vacancy at Winnebago County Animal Services. Recently, around 20 dogs and 70 cats are patiently waiting to be adopted on any given day. “There has been an influx of cats and dogs into our facility, mostly stray dogs,” says DeShawn Christiansen, shelter operations coordinator. “We struggle a bit to ...

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Reconstruction of animal shelter in Rockland begins, but what about mandates

The county said the new refuge is expected to be completed by mid-2023, but it wasn’t sure who would operate it. The call for tenders is open for the construction of the new Hi-Tor animal care center County executive. Ed Day announces that the tender is open for the construction of the new Hi-Tor animal care center John Meore, Rockland ...

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Maine Voices: Right to Food Amendment Would Have Unintended Consequences

Looking at the many respected and disparate organizations in Maine that oppose Question 3, it’s clear that the proposed constitutional amendment creates more problems than it solves. While the inclusion of a ‘right to food’ in the state constitution sounds appealing, the impact of the amendment on food safety and animal welfare is not at all appetizing. . The heart ...

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Bryan Animal Center at full capacity, pets looking for homes

BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) – The Bryan Animal Center is currently at full capacity, which means there are tons of sweet animals that are in desperate need of a home forever. The easiest way to adopt your new furry baby is to visit the Bryan Animal Center website and complete an application. You can also browse the website to see which ...

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Maryville Animal Rescue Masquerade Ball Fundraising Event This Friday

Some MAARC puppies Maryville Alcoa Animal Rescue Center (MAARC) Logo You are invited to the masked ball The No-Kill Maryville Alcoa Animal Rescue Center (MAARC) event is expected to be the largest yet for the 100% volunteer organization. Maintaining a No Kill initiative is a community effort, and the Knoxville / Maryville area business community has come together firmly behind ...

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Northwest Indiana Communities Consider Ordinance To Ban Pet Puppy And Kitten Stores | Local News

Anyone who violates the order is liable to a fine of no more than $ 500 for each violation, or $ 500 per day for a continuing violation, the order says. “We’re more or less just saying, ‘We don’t really want it in town,'” Starkey said. “Again, one of the fears was that if they get kicked out of Illinois, ...

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Overcrowded animal shelters fear crisis as moratorium on evictions ends

Animal rights activists say they are bracing for the worst as ending the federal moratorium on housing evictions could strain shelters across the country, many of which are already full. Up to 8 million pets could flock to shelters over the next few months – which would double the country’s annual accommodation count – as tenants move out, said Kristen ...

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Animal welfare leagues of Alexandria and Arlington team up to vaccinate animals and people

AWL Alexandria’s veterinarian volunteers to check the cat. (Photo courtesy of Gina Hardter) ALEXANDRIA, VA – On September 25, the Animal Care Leagues of Alexandria and Arlington teamed up to vaccinate animals and humans. “By connecting with people and their pets at the same time, we have the potential to make our community a healthier and safer place for all ...

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ANNA Shelter talks about the adoption of pets | New

For any pet parent considering adoption, there are a lot of things to keep in mind as they explore what such a trip could be like. Several misconceptions exist about adopting a pet from an animal shelter, says Ruth Thompson, founder and director of ANNA Shelter, 1555 E. 10th St., Erie. One of those myths is that shelters only house ...

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Animal shelters adapt to ‘the new normal’ | Local News

FRYEBURG, Maine – At the start of the pandemic, Harvest Hills Animal Shelter adopted a new way of adopting pets by requiring all prospective adopters to make an appointment. They always demand that, according to longtime executive director Joan McBurnie, as they’ve found when people make appointments they’re more likely to return home with a pet. “Back then we were ...

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Custom Stone Interiors KDUZ Pet Patrol – September 24

Each week, we’ll bring you some of the most adorable and adoptable pets available at our partner shelters in central and southern Minnesota. Join us live at 8:20 am on Friday mornings as we bring them to you live on the all new 1260 and 965, Classic Hits KDUZ, presented weekly by Custom Stone Interiors of St. Cloud. ************************************************** ************************************************** ...

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23 cats die after fire at Florida animal shelter

ORLANDO, Fla. (NewsNation Now) – More than 20 cats were killed when flames swept through an Orlando animal shelter on Wednesday night, officials said. Dramatic body camera video, released by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, shows deputies, firefighters and animal welfare officers frantically trying to save the animals inside. The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando reported Thursday that 23 cats ...

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Give Good For Louisville To Help Support The Floyd County Animal Rescue League, Others | New

FLOYD COUNTY – For more than 40 years, the Floyd County Animal Rescue League has helped Floyd County animals and their families when they need it most. But like so many other organizations, the past year and a half has been difficult as staff have seen both needs increase and sources of donation decrease. Kate Muss, director of the Rescue ...

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Animal shelter designs provide insight into expansion possibilities

Animal shelter designs provide insight into expansion possibilities Community, News September 16, 2021 , by Lonnie Adams ELLIJAY, Georgia – With the formal approval of the Gilmer County Animal Shelter expansion and two generous donations made to fund the project, the discussion now turns to the designs and plans for the project. Preliminary plans for the Gilmer Animal Shelter have ...

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Neglected shelter dog wonders why no one wants to bring her home

Allow us to introduce you this week Pet of the week of Vanderburgh Humanitarian Society. Hello, my name is Madelynn and I am 6 years old. They say I’m a Shar-lei / Retriever mix. For some reason at VHS I continue to be overlooked. I don’t know why as I am a great dog with a beautiful brindle coat and ...

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Western Lehigh Chamber Donates $$$ to Haafsville Shrine | The great book of the valley

Tuesday August 17, 2021 – As a follow-up to the inaugural Paws at the Park event held in May 2021 at Grange Park in Upper Macungie Township, the Western Lehigh Chamber is delighted to share the amount of funds raised for our local beneficiary, The Sanctuary in Haafsville. Thanks to our community, we were able to donate $ 1,488 to ...

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Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter Expansion Finally Paves The Way

To share Tweeter To share To share E-mail The Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter (SCCAS) has ushered in a large, phased expansion of its main campus in Santa Cruz. The project was originally scheduled to start in 2020, but the pandemic halted construction for more than a year as the shelter faced closures, restrictions and an influx of animals during ...

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Animal shelters almost full – Winnipeg Free Press

The city’s animal shelters are facing what Winnipeg Humane Society CEO Jessica Miller calls a “perfect storm.” Shelters such as the Humane Society are operating at near full capacity due to wildfires in the North, summer weather conditions and the pandemic. Fur babies left behind Residents of some Manitoba First Nations have been evacuated due to recent wildfires. But what ...

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Athens-Clarke Animal Shelter is looking for volunteers to welcome dogs and cats

The Athens Animal Shelter is teeming with cats and dogs during a seasonal peak that has inflated the facility to near capacity. Athens-Clarke County Animal Services operates a shelter for abandoned and stray animals, primarily cats and dogs. The shelter has 53 dog cages and as of Friday they had 55 dogs, including a mother and eight puppies, who were ...

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Pet owners find help with shelter and supplies

Many evacuees who fled the Boulder 2700 Fire and Finley Point area on Saturday evening and Sunday arrived at the Red Cross shelter at Linderman Elementary School in Polson with their pets. Lynette Duford of Life Savers Animal Rescue (LSAR) had set up an animal rescue aid site early Sunday morning. “When we got here almost all of the vehicles ...

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More than 450 pets are to be adopted or placed in the Miami-Dade shelter, especially large and senior dogs

DORAL, Florida – Miami-Dade Animal Services is appealing to the public after an extremely large number of cats and dogs are in desperate need of permanent or temporary homes, especially older ones. According to Miami-Dade Animal Services, every year during the summer months, animal welfare and rescue organizations across the country experience an influx of pets in need of loving ...

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Mount. Juliet Building Remains Animal Rescue Site | Community

Another Wilson County animal rescue group will be relocating to the former Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary facility at Mt. Juliet to pursue her own mission of animal welfare. True Rescue, a non-profit group, works in Lebanon under the direction of Executive Director Amy Simcik. The group recently purchased the Old Friends building on Lebanon Road from Michael and Zina ...

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Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab calls for visitors

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary encourages visitors to return after more than a year of coronavirus restrictions. The pandemic forced Best Friends, which operates a 3,000-acre sanctuary in Kane County, just west of Kanab, to cut back on the number of animals it could keep and cut back on the number of volunteers and Staff. To announce that operations are mostly ...

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More pandemic pets up for adoption in Youngstown, Girard, Ohio

“It’s very frustrating when people think animals are disposable,” said Mahoning County dog ​​sitter Dianne Fry. A recent increase in abandonment and stray animals at Mahoning Valley animal shelters is due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic – but also to the irresponsibility of owners, local animal advocates have said. Local shelter owners said Mahoning questions some returning to work ...

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Children’s author encourages kids to celebrate their uniqueness in delicious new picture book

Making friends is such an exciting part of childhood. I really wanted to find a way to highlight how our individual differences can make our relationships with others more exciting and adventurous. VERNON, Texas (PRWEB) July 12, 2021 Children’s author Colby Becknell Hardison has published a lovely picture book that follows the charming story of Sammy Skunk and Rocky Racoon ...

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Cat adoption events hosted by a Washington, IA shelter with reduced fees

At the local animal shelter in Washington, Iowa, you might come across the orange and white colors of Crush or Tarot, the calico patterns of Rue and Brooks, or the tabby stripes of Delta, Adora or Mercury. But the PAWS & More animal shelter has welcomed far more – more than 129 cats and kittens – in the past eight ...

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Potter is a kitten. He is hurt. He needs your help.

Hey, this is important: I need to talk to you about Potter. Potter is a 2.5 month old kitten and seriously injured. He is now in good hands, but he really needs your help. A Good Samaritan earlier this week found the little guy wandering alone on Milwaukee Avenue and took him to Heartland Animal Shelter, a non-profit, no-kill shelter ...

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Long Beach resident creates platform to coordinate efforts of animal rights activists, activists and lovers • Long Beach Post News

“When it comes to animals, I’ve always had a real passion for their welfare,” said Gray. “I can’t stand that they don’t have a voice. And I see how many people love them. I wanted to create a platform and elevate the conversation in a way that could be heard. If we have a place for all of us – ...

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Animal shelter desperately needs new homes

FARGO, ND (Valley News Live) – An influx of animals into Homeward Animal Shelter forces them to pile crates of cats and dogs on top of each other. “We are really desperate for foster homes.” said Heather Klefstad, Marketing Director of Homeward Animal Shelter. The shelter currently has 164 animals in its care, but can only accommodate less than half ...

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UPAWS seeks to ’empty shelters’ with special adoption event

GWINN, Michigan – A state pet foundation partners with a local animal shelter for the national “Empty Shelters” event. The BISSELL Pet Foundation and UPAWS are hosting their national summer 2021 Empty The Shelters adoption event which begins today and ends July 11. The event helps pets find their forever homes with reduced adoption fees across the country. “The shelters ...

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Animal Rescue in Middletown Helps Transport Big Dogs and Cats from Texas

MIDDLETOWN – Imagine seeing 84 crates of cats and dogs unloaded on the tarmac at a New Jersey airport. The dogs are so exhausted that they are silent. The cats are huddled at the bottom of their tiny crates. Two hundred and forty-two pets were transported from a crowded shelter in El Paso, Texas, to 14 animal rescue groups across ...

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Turkey’s new animal welfare law: animals are not commodities

After years of campaigning by animal rights activists, NGOs and political factions such as the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) for stricter animal welfare legislation, Turkey has passed a law that defines animals as living things and not as commodities. Following public pressure, parliament created an Animal Rights Legislative Commission in 2019 that has since met with nonprofits, activists ...

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