It’s no secret to those of us who love animals that they hold intrinsic value in our lives and in society. In this age of transparency, we can and do demand better of our municipal animal shelters. Co-founder Francis Battista challenges us all to get on board with the no-kill movement that is gathering steam every day in his insightful essay for the The Huffington Post. Together, we can Save Them All...read full article
Pets for Life is a program of The Humane Society of the United States to prevent shelter overpopulation, reduce animal suffering, and promote veterinary care. It improves the lives of not just animals, but the people who care for them in under-served communities.
Black Dog Syndrome is a phenomenon in which dogs with black fur often go unadopted because of misinformed stereotypes. Black dogs are are euthanized at a much higher rate than dogs with different complexions.
Dailymail- Black dogs are last to be picked at shelters
KDHNews: Black Dogs, Cats, last to be adopted
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The first museum of its kind
This Memorial, is a visual recording and reflection of an important time in our history; a time where our humanity is facing a critical crossroads.
One path, led by the force of fear, will continue the way of suffering and destruction. The other, led by the power of love, will lead us towards community, compassion and the courage to do the right thing. We have the collective wisdom to choose correctly and trust that social change cannot be reversed, when generated from the heart.
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A VERY Important Message to All Pet Owners
I think our society needs a huge “Wake-up” call. As a shelter manager, I am going to share a little insight with you all… a view from the inside if you will.
First off, all of you people who have ever surrendered a pet to a shelter or humane society should be made to work in the “back” of an animal shelter for just one day. Maybe if you saw the life drain from a few sad, lost, confused eyes, you would stop flagging the ads on Craigslist and help these animals find homes. That puppy you just bought will most likely end up in my shelter when it’s not a cute little puppy anymore...Read more