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Friday July 18th, 2014 at 11:00 AMAlthough reputable breeders screen for preventable diseases inherent in a breed, some ailments cannot be predicted.
I dont know what possessed me to even read something entitled Why Id Never Adopt a Shelter Dog Again, written by Erin Auerbach, who also wrote a story entitled, I Hope My Dogs Die Soon, but call me a glutton for punishment.
I loveshelterdogs. I also lovepurebreddogs (some breeds more than others). I dont think loving one is mutually exclusive of the other especially...
Tuesday July 8th, 2014 at 10:28 AMA map of the Brooklyn area in New York, which shows a void of veterinary clinics in the most impoverished areas. (Photo credit: BeyondBreed.com)
How could their owners leave them behind?
Its the question many animal lovers ask themselves when they see the photo of a homeless cat or dog in an animal shelter photo. Recently, I saw a large no-kill shelter inTexaspost a photo of a youngPit Bullmixon their social media page. In addition to taking in animals from high-volume, open-admission...
Wednesday June 25th, 2014 at 09:44 AMZoom, a 9-month-old Doberman puppy, is our latest foster.
I tiptoed out of his room, closed the door, and made it all the way upstairs before whispering to my husband, I think he is just going to sleep. No crying! Sure enough, it was only our third night together, but the baby went to sleep without a sound and slept through the night.
But this was no human baby, peacefully tucked into a crib. This wasZoom, our 9-month-oldDobermanfosterpuppy, snoozing away in hiscrate. And just like with a...
Monday May 19th, 2014 at 08:53 AMDolce and Gabbana were two Chihuahuas up for adoption in New Mexico; despite 936 Facebook shares, they were euthanized due to shelter overcrowding.
I want to apologize to the public on the [unofficial] behalf of animal rescuers this National Pet Month. Normally, were a bit nuts about our furry friends, but, as a whole, we know, in the back of our minds (for better or worse), there are no pets without people.
Were often called overprotective toward our wards, and we can tend to throw our...
Monday May 12th, 2014 at 07:40 AMHaving a child ask to pet your dog is a heartwarming experience, and adults should follow their example and also ask before petting.
Last week, I was walking my two dogs when a little girl, about 4 years old, approached me, and asked if she could pet my dogs. I asked her where her parents were, and she pointed behind her house, where I could hear a lawnmower running. I told her if her parents said it was okay, she could say hello to the brown dog (my AmericanStaffordshire Terrier,Lill) but...
Monday March 31st, 2014 at 11:48 AM
With 3 to 4 million animals euthanized in American animal shelters every year, rescuers and animal lovers everywhere continually wonder what can be done to stem the tide of homeless pets flowing into the system. When you work in a shelter, and in a single day, you receive two dozen puppies and kittens, carried in by the box-full, and only two or threeadopters, its easy to get desperate to do whatever you can to save more lives. And out of that desperation, came the concept of mandatoryspay...
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