How To Figure Out A Shelter Cat’s Age
Millions of animals are in shelters, but how are their ages determined when they first enter the facility? Janet Tobiassen Crosby, DVM, gives an answer.
Having Cats May Cut Risk Of Heart Disease
“Several studies showed that pets decreased the body’s reaction to stress, with a decrease in heart rate, blood pressure and adrenaline-like hormone release when a pet is present as opposed to when a pet is not present,” Dr. Levine explains.
Buying Is Not Rescue
Some think buying a puppy or kitten from a pet store is the same as rescuing it; it isn’t – in fact, doing so merely perpetuates a cycle of mill breeding and misery.
Pet Store Tricks Customers Into Adopting Shelter Pets
A pet store in Brazil tricked its customers by replacing the purebreds puppies and kittens for sale with shelter puppies and kittens which are free of charge.
He Made A Career Photographing Homeless & Special Needs Animals: Meet The Furrtographer
It all started in 2005 when he adopted a blind cat. Now, photographing homeless and special needs pets is his passion and has turned into his career as well.
PAWMICON: Comic-Con San Diego Gets One-Upped By Pups & Kitties In PAWSplay
For the third year in a row, the animal rescue group is making a super HULK SMASH in order to help raise awareness for their rescues and hopefully get them adopted.
Rescued Puppy & Kitten Are Best Friends [VIDEO]
Ruggles is a tiny shih-tzu who was rescued from a puppy mill bust. His kitten friend named Chompers was found alone under a porch when she was only two days old.
Your Valentine may have four legs
Valentine’s Day is tomorrow (February 14), and if you’re thinking of adding a pet dog or cat to your household, Best Friends Animal Society has a deal for you.
Study results: Adopt or purchase a pet?
PetSmart Charities’ 2014 Shelter Pet survey reveals surprising results from the 3,000 pet dog and cat owners who participated — especially in regard to adoption.
Top 10 things every responsible rescue should offer
Editorial: An examination of animal rescue organizations that choose which animals are admitted to their programs and 10 telltale signs of a responsibly run facility.
Saving lives starts with support, not shame
Editorial: Several outreach programs are working to help spay and neuter pets and keep them in homes and off the streets with non-judgmental tactics. And they’re working.
Proposed Illinois bill would put rescue pets at risk
Illinois Senate Bill 628 would make it mandatory for private shelters and rescues to turn over any animal taken in to their facility to animal control within 24 hours.
Why mandatory spay and neuter laws don’t work
Editorial: “Okay, so we just force people to spay and neuter their pets to solve the overpopulation problem — that’ll work, right?” No, it won’t, and here are seven reasons why.
Scare tactics, safety, and free to a good home
Editorial: The Internet doesn’t lack horror stories of pets who were given away, but with a little due diligence, you can ensure an unwanted pet finds a safe forever home.
City council’s win for the animals — Phoenix: 1, puppy mills: 0
Editorial: Phoenix’s city council voted to ban sale of kitten and puppy mill animals in pet stores within the city limits, but some are not happy with the decision.
Kentucky shelter needs help after facility and animals are lost in fire
A fire completely destroyed the Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter in Rockholds, Ky.; some of the dogs were saved, but most of the cats perished — here’s how you can help.
November is National Adopt a Senior Pet Month
Often times, people leave shelters with an adopted puppy, kitten, or younger pet, as senior dogs and cats are often overlooked; November is devoted to finding older pets homes.
National Shelter Appreciation Week 2013
Established by the Humane Society in 1996, this week encourages people to get involved with local animal rescues and shelters; find out how you can help and build awareness.
Dog rescue and animal rescue stories
Follow DogTime Editor-in-Chief, Leslie Smith, as she travels the country profiling animal shelters and their teams, passionate in their commitment to aid animals in need.
Thinking about fostering an adoptable cat or dog?
Do you have what it takes to be a foster parent for a cat or dog? What happens if you fall in love with the pet and want to adopt? We examine what’s involved.