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Blog: JoAnna Lou
Long Lasting Effects of Puppy Mills
Study shows the emotional scars of dogs from large breeding operations
In recent years, countless talk shows, news documentaries and celebrities have called attention to the inhumane conditions in puppy mills. As if this environment isn’t bad enough, a new study shows that the effects of these facilities extends far beyond the dirty kennels and rampant illness. The animal welfare organization, Best Friends Animal Society, teamed up with veterinarians, James...
Blog: Guest Posts
Shelters Rock
Show how much you appreciate their work
Take a minute this week to reflect on the important service the approximately 3,500 animal shelters and the many more rescue organizations around the country provide by offering refuge to an estimated 6 to 8 million homeless animals every year. They can’t save them all—but shelters and rescues find homes for an astonishing number of them. I think of all the fantastic rescue dogs I have known—...
Blog: Karen B. London
Can Your Rescue Top $36,000 in One Night?
G.R.I.N.’s Golden Gala: a fundraising inspiration
The 7th annual G.R.I.N. Golden Gala raised $36,000 on a Saturday night in late October. G.R.I.N. stands for Golden Retrievers In Need, and is a rescue group. Each year, they rescue and foster around 200 Goldens and place them in loving homes. They also provide for G.R.I.N. Goldens in need of medicine, surgery, training or help with their behavioral issues. When they are short of foster homes...
Blog: Karen B. London
Singer Mýa on Team Animal League
They’ll run NYC Marathon to raise money
Grammy-award winning singer Mýa takes on new challenges every year. In the past she has tried hang gliding and starting off the new year by jumping off a Brazilian cliff. This year, running the ING New York City Marathon will be among her adventures. She is undertaking this challenge to raise money for North Shore Animal League America in New York, for which she is a spokesperson. Fifty...
Dog's Life: Humane
A Team Player
An "ah-ha" moment led baseball manager Tony La Russa to establish the Animal Rescue Foundation
Tony La Russa, manager of this year’s World Series champs St. Louis Cardinals, is the only manager of any professional sport who is also a champion to rescue animals. Twenty years ago he and his wife started the Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) in Walnut Creek, California, that had its start when a liittle kitty ran out onto a baseball field… A few years ago we published this profile of the man...
Dog's Life: Humane
Guest Editorial: Just Say No
I recently read a story (“Dog Story,” The New Yorker, Aug. 8, by Adam Gopnik, their award-winning staff writer) that saddened me. Mr. Gopnik wrote that he knowingly purchased a puppy-mill dog from a Manhattan pet store simply because his 10-year-old daughter asked him to. Since buying puppies from pet stores supports a cruel industry in which breeding dogs suffer every day of their shortened...
Blog: Guest Posts
Pop Star Adopts Husky-mix Puppy
Setting a good example for young fans
Disney starlet Selena Gomez, traveling in tandem with teen sensation and boyfriend Justin Bieber, adopted a 10-week-old Husky-mix from a Winnipeg shelter over the weekend, according to People magazine. We don’t write much about celebrities and their dogs but this sort of high profile adoption is a good thing, especially when it makes an impression on young, devoted followers. Plus, I love...
Blog: Guest Posts
Super Dog Gets Super Break
After fall from bridge, shelter covers costs of stray's surgery
Bonny Kelani the Labrador has a nickname: Super Dog. She’s a great girl, for sure, but her alternate moniker is a little tongue-in-cheek. Five months ago, she went flying off a highway overpass in Aurora, Colo. A driver on the street below stopped to pick up the wounded pup and took her to a nearby animal hospital. (Nobody saw what happened, but the theory is that she was thrown.) Bonny’s...
Blog: Guest Posts
I Love My Pit Bull
National Pit Bull Day celebrates this misunderstood breed
I don't think of myself as particularly political or controversial. Yet the “I love my Pit Bull” magnet on my minivan makes some people see red. I've heard everything from, "Do you really have one?" to "Those dogs are horrible and should be banned." I wish I could say these words were spat out by complete strangers, but in fact, they were friendly acquaintances, which meant I had to keep...
Blog: JoAnna Lou
Invisible Dogs Promote Adoption
Meetups across the nation bring attention to rescue
Two years ago, I wrote about Improv Everywhere's stunt that sent thousands of '70s-style invisible dog leashes to the streets of New York. Now these wire leashes are being used to bring attention to the many “unseen” dogs sitting in animal shelters around the country. The movement is being spearheaded by Best Friends Animal Society and is calling for people to organize local Invisible Dog...

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