Want to read some really shocking statistics about pets and shelters? Check this out: In the US, there are 45 dogs and cats for every one person; Only one of every 10 dogs born will end up in a home; A shelter in Nashville has been reported to kill 95 out of every 100 dogs they take ... Read More about The Truth About Pet Over-Population
It's hard to believe it was 5 years ago today that the "Vick Dogs" were rescued from the Virginia home of NFL quarterback Michael Vick. On that day, 51 dogs were taken from Bad Newz Kennels. Most people were in favor of euthanizing all the dogs, believing that fighting Pit Bulls could never be ... Read More about Reinventing The Misunderstood Pit Bull
The other day in a Facebook group, I read a post that got me to thinking. A woman wrote that around noon that day, she'd seen two young men walking down the street, each with two Pit Bulls on leashes. What would YOU think if you came upon this scene? Would you think this group was on ... Read More about Ending Dog Fighting: What Would YOU Do?
When you work in dog rescue... and particularly when you manage Facebook pages that promote shelter dogs in need of rescue now... you hear all the excuses. "I'd rescue him in a second if I didn't already have two dogs." "I can't afford a dog, otherwise I'd come to ... Read More about Excuses Are Like… Well, Everyone’s Got One.
Imagine it's a beautiful morning and you're out walking your dog. Suddenly you're greeted by a sweet little stray. He's friendly and happy to see you, tail wagging with excitement, but there's no ID tag attached to his red collar. That's ok, you think. I'll bet he's ... Read More about The Case For Microchipping Your Pet
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." -- Mahatma Gandhi Animal cruelty is a battle that rescuers and shelter workers fight every day, year round. But because we can't do it all on our own, April has been dubbed ... Read More about April is Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month