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  • Do Not Leave Children and Pets in Cars -Even For a Minute

    This Bitch Craves Attention: Animal Welfare in Los Angeles
    Madeline Bernstein-spcaLA President
    14 May 2014 | 11:08 am
    Courtesy Google ImagesEvery year children and pets are left in hot cars - often left to die. Just last week a dog was found dead in a car in Riverside California. The owner was charged with felony animal cruelty.In warm weather the car heats up quickly and cracking the windows is useless in cooling it down. Furthermore, your shady parking spot can quickly be in the sun as the earth rotates. The shortest of errands can be too long for your loved ones to survive the oven like conditions of the vehicle.In these cases we see people who love their pets so much that they take them everywhere only…
  • Vet Care on the Move

    Michael Markarian: Animals & Politics
    Michael Markarian
    8 Jul 2014 | 2:39 pm
    The House today approved a bill to allow veterinarians to transport and dispense important drugs for veterinary care in remote situations outside of their registered location, ensuring that animals will not be denied critical medical services at farms, sanctuaries, spay and neuter clinics, animal cruelty and fighting crime scenes, and emergency shelters during natural disasters. H.R. 1528, the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act, sponsored by Reps. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., and Ted Yoho, R-Fla.—the only two veterinarians serving in Congress—passed the House by voice vote. An identical bill, S.
  • Please Don't "Rescue" Me

    This Bitch Craves Attention: Animal Welfare in Los Angeles
    Madeline Bernstein-spcaLA President
    8 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Courtesy spcaLAThere seems to be an epidemic of animal hoarding cases  involving 501(c)(3) not for profit corporations who characterize themselves as “rescues” or “no kill” shelters,  but are in fact the perpetrators of animal cruelty. It is critical that animal shelters, both public and private, screen, physically inspect, and research the reputations of these “rescues” before releasing animals to them or giving them pull privileges. Animal hoarding is defined as keeping higher-than-normal numbers of animals without the ability to properly house or care…
  • Updates on Urgent Battles for Animals

    Wayne Pacelle: A Humane Nation
    Wayne Pacelle
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Today, some updates on important issues in our orbit. Ag-gag legislation Our investigations like this one at a California slaughter plant have unearthed shocking animal abuse. Photo: The HSUS Last night, former HSUS undercover investigator Cody Carlson and I appeared on PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton to talk about the concerted effort by agribusiness interests to stifle animal welfare investigations of factory farms and slaughter plants. This was an in-depth treatment of the issue, with undercover investigative footage broadcast on MSNBC. It was especially nice to see Rev. Sharpton, who has…
  • Free grace from free Grace

    Felis Catus
    Angela
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:05 pm
    There have been too many losses this past month. But somehow, loss never has the final word. We are different than we were pre-Jean Valjean, pre-Nimbus, pre-Janice, pre-Levi. While our sadness will ease, the grace they gave us will only grow. In times of sorrow, it’s easy to lose sight of these lasting riches. Sometimes we need the wisdom of a child to set us straight again. Leave it to a girl aptly named Grace: Where once our hearts were small and grey, now we see the colors. Where once we were curved in on ourselves like gnarled claws, now we’ve been raised up, arms…
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    Wayne Pacelle: A Humane Nation

  • Updates on Urgent Battles for Animals

    Wayne Pacelle
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Today, some updates on important issues in our orbit. Ag-gag legislation Our investigations like this one at a California slaughter plant have unearthed shocking animal abuse. Photo: The HSUS Last night, former HSUS undercover investigator Cody Carlson and I appeared on PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton to talk about the concerted effort by agribusiness interests to stifle animal welfare investigations of factory farms and slaughter plants. This was an in-depth treatment of the issue, with undercover investigative footage broadcast on MSNBC. It was especially nice to see Rev. Sharpton, who has…
  • Time to Make a Racket About Ractopamine in U.S. Pigs

    Wayne Pacelle
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:04 pm
    If you have any doubt about the contempt that some leaders within the pork industry have for their own customers – to say nothing of the pigs locked in gestation crates – the dispute over a dangerous animal drug named ractopamine should dispel it. On Monday, McClatchy reported that the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is maneuvering to derail free trade talks with the European Union unless the EU agrees to accept imports of pork from pigs fed ractopamine. Ractopamine is a beta-agonist (a drug used to treat asthma in humans) that producers feed pigs, cattle and turkeys to induce…
  • The True Cost of the Doggie in the Window

    Wayne Pacelle
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Every year, 40,000 homeless dogs pass through the doors of Maricopa County Animal Care and Control, the most populous county in Arizona. That’s more than 3,330 dogs a month and almost 110 dogs each day. The influx of Chihuahuas and Chi mixes alone is so large that the shelter has set aside three of its rooms just for the tiny breeds. Most pet-store puppies come from puppy mills which treat the mother dogs like breeding machines and the puppies like a cash crop. Photo: Jason Miczek/AP Images for The HSUS This seemingly unending stream of homeless pets was one of the reasons Phoenix passed an…
  • Houston, We Have a Problem – With Bird Poisoning

    Wayne Pacelle
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:05 am
    Images of distressed birds writhing, seizing and flopping their wings, broadcast last week on Houston television, were tough for the public to see. Photographers for KHOU-TV recorded this horror show at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) after a contractor hired by airport authorities, in cooperation with United Airlines, intentionally poisoned grackles, pigeons and other birds, with corn kernels mixed with the deadly toxicant Avitrol®. Startled airport employees saw birds dropping out of the sky shortly after dawn on Saturday and the deaths continued through the weekend.
  • Every Field of Humane Work – Everywhere

    Wayne Pacelle
    18 Jul 2014 | 2:10 pm
    *An earlier version of this post incorrectly said that nearly 50 counties and cities have laws against puppy mills. This version has been corrected. Nearly 50 counties and cities have outlawed the sale of puppies in pet stores. Given that it’s our 60th year, and we’re now six months into 2014, I thought it might be a good time for a progress report on the major accomplishments of the year – as signs of the forward movement for animals and also as indicators of what your investments in The HSUS yield in very tangible terms. PHASING OUT SOW GESTATION CRATES After years of negotiations…
 
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  • Free grace from free Grace

    Angela
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:05 pm
    There have been too many losses this past month. But somehow, loss never has the final word. We are different than we were pre-Jean Valjean, pre-Nimbus, pre-Janice, pre-Levi. While our sadness will ease, the grace they gave us will only grow. In times of sorrow, it’s easy to lose sight of these lasting riches. Sometimes we need the wisdom of a child to set us straight again. Leave it to a girl aptly named Grace: Where once our hearts were small and grey, now we see the colors. Where once we were curved in on ourselves like gnarled claws, now we’ve been raised up, arms…
  • Catso

    Jonathan
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:24 am
    I’m the first to admit that “Catso” is a terrible name for a cat.  But, one of our first FIV+ cats arrived bearing this name.  He was a wonderful cat, so before too long the name grew on us. We recently received a donation to the Linda Fund from Catso’s adopters and this reminded me of this funny boy. Catso always reminded me of a cat constructed by a 3rd grader out of spare parts: it looked like a cat but the parts didn’t quite match. Catso, looking sooooo cute His head and tail were from a tabby cat. His eyes and torso were from a Siamese. His paws were from…
  • Levi: Forever Loved

    Jonathan
    15 Jul 2014 | 9:40 am
    [NOTE: The following is from Jane, an employee of Tabby's Place and one of Levi's favorite people.] As a staff member at Tabby’s Place I have seen many cats pass through our compassionate doors.   Some have been adopted, some still live a wonderful happy life with us and others have crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. Each one leaves paw prints on my heart. Some of those paws reach deeper than others. Levi’s paws did just that. Levi was found weaving and wandering the streets of central New Jersey. He had no identification and little ability to see or hear. As a feline senior citizen (15+…
  • Oolongings

    Angela
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:43 pm
    People say that brown tabbies are common, average, unexciting. People say that those Tiggers and Tigers are dime-a-dozen, ordinary, “meh.” People say a lot of things. But we know: if brown tabbies aren’t your cup of tea, you’re missing out on some of the sweetest warmth known to humanity. Just ask Oolong. I've got the love...now what's my name? Actually, we already did. With a bit of opposable-thumbed assistance from his adopter/typist, our recent adoptee writes: “Dear Friends at Tabby’s Place, “I LOVE my new home! Thanks for helping my mom…
  • Forever Loved: Nimbus

    Karina
    8 Jul 2014 | 11:43 am
    Winnie the Pooh said it best: “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” I have known Nimbus since the day he was born to a feral mother cat in my barn. It was a wild and crazy storm that day, which is how Nimbus, and his sister, Hailey, got their names. We put the 2 tiny kittens into a crate to lure their momma, and we caught her very quickly. I brought the whole family inside, set them up in a spare room, and let momma do her thing. She was a good mom to them, but hated humans. She was fiercely protective, and whenever I wanted to get near the kittens…
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    This Bitch Craves Attention: Animal Welfare in Los Angeles

  • Please Don't "Rescue" Me

    Madeline Bernstein-spcaLA President
    8 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Courtesy spcaLAThere seems to be an epidemic of animal hoarding cases  involving 501(c)(3) not for profit corporations who characterize themselves as “rescues” or “no kill” shelters,  but are in fact the perpetrators of animal cruelty. It is critical that animal shelters, both public and private, screen, physically inspect, and research the reputations of these “rescues” before releasing animals to them or giving them pull privileges. Animal hoarding is defined as keeping higher-than-normal numbers of animals without the ability to properly house or care…
  • Help Los Angeles Keep our Wildlife Residents Safe

    Madeline Bernstein-spcaLA President
    4 Jun 2014 | 3:48 pm
    Courtesy Google ImagesLast week a bear was hit by a car and killed on the 101 Freeway. This is one of many incidents of wildlife encountering traffic while looking for food, water and the company of friends. Mountain lions and bears have turned up in residential yards, at school or, as in the case of a baby lion, in a Santa Monica office building. As we develop more cities and encroach into areas inhabited by wildlife, it is incumbent upon us to commit to doing our best to keep them safe and minimize the likelihood of chance encounters with people.We know there is a proposal to create a…
  • aspca et al bribed witness which costs us all

    Madeline Bernstein-spcaLA President
    27 May 2014 | 10:01 am
    Many of you have been sending me this story and asking about it. Many of you also think that aspca and hsus are national/umbrella organizations. They are not. They are not connected in any way to the other spcas and human societies across the country. Your spcaLA has nothing to do with this egregious conduct. That said, 14 years ago aspca and others sued Feld for issues regarding the improper treatment of their elephants. As standing is required to be heard in court - a plaintiff was identified and the case was allowed to proceed. When it was learned that there was an issue regarding the…
  • Veterans as Our New Vulnerable Class

    Madeline Bernstein-spcaLA President
    23 May 2014 | 12:10 pm
    This weekend spcaLA is partnering with Animals for Armed Forces® to give pets to members of the military and their families at no charge.Photo courtesy of spcaLAMany veterans can benefit from a bona fide service dog to assist with head injury issues, and all can be helped by the therapeutic healing powers of a family pet. Unfortunately, the difficulties encountered by veterans in getting treatment for, or even recognition of their injuries, such as PTSD, have become insurmountable as we learn more each day about the ineptness of the Veterans Administration.As the daughter of a World War II…
  • Do Not Leave Children and Pets in Cars -Even For a Minute

    Madeline Bernstein-spcaLA President
    14 May 2014 | 11:08 am
    Courtesy Google ImagesEvery year children and pets are left in hot cars - often left to die. Just last week a dog was found dead in a car in Riverside California. The owner was charged with felony animal cruelty.In warm weather the car heats up quickly and cracking the windows is useless in cooling it down. Furthermore, your shady parking spot can quickly be in the sun as the earth rotates. The shortest of errands can be too long for your loved ones to survive the oven like conditions of the vehicle.In these cases we see people who love their pets so much that they take them everywhere only…
 
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    Animal welfare | The Guardian

  • How to survive a heatwave, North Korea style

    Moon Eun-ju for Daily NK, part of the North Korea network
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:51 am
    From dog meat soup to boiled rabbit, Pyongyang recommends eating a 'revitalising' diet to survive the hottest days of the year. Daily NK reports When the summer heat strikes the Korean peninsula, it's not ice or water that North Korea's authorities recommend to get through the sweltering conditions it's dog meat, among other "revitalising" foods.On the Korean peninsula, the three hottest days of the year are known as sambok, which usually takes place in mid-July (the dates depend on the lunar calendar), and are a time of feasting for Koreans to energise tired bodies and improve…
  • Man pours beer over tiger as London Zoo Lates parties get out of hand

    Adam Vaughan
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:26 am
    Sources raise concerns about impact of drunken behaviour following incidents with tigers and penguins at Zoo LatesThe welfare of animals at London zoo is being put at risk by drunken visitors at its Friday night parties, including one incident in which a man poured beer over a tiger before being thrown out by staff.Another incident this month saw a man strip off and attempt to enter the penguin pool, forcing staff to intervene. There are also unconfirmed reports that a drunken woman tried to enter the lion enclosure in June. Continue reading...
  • Laboratory-grown beef: meat without the murder, but would you eat it?

    Carole Cadwalladr
    12 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Growing meat in labs could cut hunger, tackle climate change and end animal slaughter, but creator Professor Mark Post says the biggest beef will be convincing consumers Continue reading...
  • Imperial College registrar quits animal welfare post after university broke rules

    Ian Sample, Science editor
    11 Jul 2014 | 11:26 am
    John Neilson resigns role after staff 'fell short' of guidelines to make sure animals did not endure more pain in experimentsThe registrar of Imperial College London has resigned from his role in animal research after a report from government advisers found the university broke rules and put animal welfare at risk.John Neilson, who continues as the university's secretary and registrar, was responsible for making sure that staff complied with laws around animal research, but was asked to step down after a discussion between the university and Norman Baker, the Home Office minister responsible…
  • Sheep cruelty video sparks RSPCA investigation

    Oliver Milman
    10 Jul 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Animal rights group releases covertly filmed video it says shows abuse in shearing sheds across three states in AustraliaThe RSPCA has launched an investigation into footage that allegedly shows the severe abuse of sheep in numerous Australian shearing sheds.The animal rights group Peta has released video it says was taken covertly in 19 shearing sheds in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. Continue reading...
 
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  • Action Alert from the National Anti-Vivisection Society

    National Anti-Vivisection Society
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:31 am
    This week's Take Action Thursday looks at efforts to ensure more humane treatment for marine mammals held in captivity.
  • Legal Action to Help Angel and Other Dolphins

    Animal Blawg
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:42 am
    Angel’s is a sad story. She was swimming with her mother in the Pacific Ocean off Taiji in January when she was spotted by dolphin hunters. Angel’s mother fought desperately to protect her, but the dolphin hunters ripped Angel away and wrapped her in a net. Angel was driven away on a sling, and Angel’s mother and family were slaughtered. Now Angel is a “freak” show on display in an abusive tank at the Taiji Whale Museum, a local “aquarium” owned and operated by the local government.
  • Animals in the News

    Gregory McNamee
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:19 am
    by Gregory McNamee Anxiety. It’s a constant of modern life. It yields all sorts of side effects, from suicidal ideation to spasms of violence, from gnawing worry to an impressive arsenal of tools for self-medication: In 2010, the American Psychological Association estimates, Americans spent $11 billion on antidepressant drugs, to which add another $50 billion […]
  • The Art for Animals 2014 Contest Winners

    National Anti-Vivisection Society
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:25 am
    The National Anti-Vivisection Society extends a heartfelt "Thank You!" to everyone who participated in Art for Animals 2014. We received nearly 300 compelling pieces of artwork illustrating this year's theme, "Compassion for Animals." Entries represented a wide range of subjects and the use of diverse mediums---including painting, poetry, photography, sculpture, collage, and even a quilt.
  • Protecting False Killer Whales in Hawai’i

    Earthjustice
    18 Jul 2014 | 2:58 am
    The false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) of Hawai'i are in trouble. And sadly, humans are to blame. When the Hawai’i-based longline fleet catches yellowfin tuna, mahi mahi, and other target species on its hooks, false killer whales are attracted to this all-you-can-eat buffet and are often wounded or killed by the gear. Typical injuries include dorsal fin damage or hooking with trailing gear that leaves the whales unable to swim, gather food or reproduce. Whales can also get tangled in the longliners’ miles of lines and drown.
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    Animal Blog

  • RSPCA to launch investigation into ‘silly prank’ after stolen pet rabbit found in postbox

    admin
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:35 am
    Independent: A stolen rabbit found in a postbox as part of a “silly prank” has been returned to its owner...
  • World’s smallest deer born at Chester Zoo

    admin
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:33 am
    Wirral Globe: Chester Zoo has welcomed a rare pudu fawn – the world’s smallest species of deer. The baby pudu, which keepers have named Selene, is part of a European conservation breeding programme to protect the species…
  • Defra unveils plans for badger vaccination in TB Edge Area

    admin
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:31 am
    Farmers Guardian: DEFRA has unveiled more details of its plans to encourage badger vaccination in England’s so-called bovine TB ‘Edge Area’…
  • Reward offered for emu stolen from Carlow wildlife park

    admin
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:28 am
    Newstalk.ie: Owner of the Southern County Fishing Resort and Wildlife Park, Chris Kavanagh, has warned that an emu missing from his centre is already in grave danger.  Speaking to Independent.ie, Kavanagh explained that they rely heavily on their families and as the emu is only a few months old, will need it’s family around it for nurture and support…
  • Baby boom in the British Wildlife Centre

    admin
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:26 am
    Get Surrey: Spring at the British Wildlife Centre in Newchapel, near Lingfield, witnessed a host of adorable new editions to charm the visitors and keep the staff on their toes. The red squirrels produced a healthy litter of kittens, good news for an increasingly rare species…
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    Michael Markarian: Animals & Politics

  • PAST Act is Past Due

    Michael Markarian
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    Congress is in session for another week before the August recess, and has a lot of work to get done. While there have been a number of notable legislative achievements for animals so far in 2014—upgrading the federal animal fighting statute, de-funding horse slaughter plants, allowing mobile veterinary care, and defeating the noxious King amendment—there are a number of critical animal protection bills that still need to get over the finish line. Advocates rally in support of the PAST Act on June 18 at the U.S. Capitol. Credit: The HSUS One of those measures, the Prevent All Soring…
  • Poultry Slaughter Rule Still in (Fowl) Play

    Michael Markarian
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
    There’s some potential good news for birds, consumers and workers: although the rule is not final yet, there are indications that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has pulled back on its plan to increase line speeds at poultry slaughter plants. More than eight billion chickens and turkeys are raised in the United States for food each year, but they are excluded from the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act. Photo by Compassion Over Killing As I wrote last month, the agency had proposed allowing poultry companies to slaughter 175 chickens per minute, up from the current maximum speed…
  • Unsporting Bill Shot Down

    Michael Markarian
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:18 pm
    The Senate today shot down a motion to move forward on S. 2363, the dangerous if innocuous sounding “Sportsmen’s Act,” which has been portrayed as feel-good legislation but could have serious and far-reaching consequences for wildlife, public spaces, and human health and safety. The bill needed 60 votes to advance, but only received 41 in favor, and 56 opposed—a result of some Democrats opposing the bill because of its extreme provisions and Republicans uniting in opposition because they could not offer amendments on gun rights and other topics. A bald eagle at Mystic Lake in…
  • Constricting the Trade in Deadly Snakes

    Michael Markarian
    9 Jul 2014 | 10:42 am
    Nearly every week, there are news reports of human encounters with non-native large constrictor snakes, such as boa constrictors and reticulated pythons, in residential neighborhoods. These large, powerful animals already have become an invasive species in parts of Florida, Puerto Rico, Aruba and Cozumel. With clutch sizes of up to 124 eggs, they reproduce rapidly, and without substantial action to prevent such an outcome, they could establish breeding populations in large portions of the southern tier of the United States, from Florida to Texas to Arizona to Hawaii. Burmese python found in…
  • Vet Care on the Move

    Michael Markarian
    8 Jul 2014 | 2:39 pm
    The House today approved a bill to allow veterinarians to transport and dispense important drugs for veterinary care in remote situations outside of their registered location, ensuring that animals will not be denied critical medical services at farms, sanctuaries, spay and neuter clinics, animal cruelty and fighting crime scenes, and emergency shelters during natural disasters. H.R. 1528, the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act, sponsored by Reps. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., and Ted Yoho, R-Fla.—the only two veterinarians serving in Congress—passed the House by voice vote. An identical bill, S.
 
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  • What’s New: “Is That Cat Feral?” Research Project

    Guest Blogger
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Thursday, July 24 2014Dr. Margaret Slater is back to share the most recent update on this ongoing research project, which aims to determine how to separate cats who are frightened but socialized from cats who are unsocialized to humans when in a shelter setting. It was always our intention to use this research to create a valid, practical and safe tool for shelters to be able to identify more and less socialized cats. Our team (Jesse Winters, Susan Britt, Kathy Makolinski, Emily Weiss, Natasha Drain, Laurie Garrison and Ed Mendez) has been working diligently to convert the research findings…
  • Spread the Word: July 21 Is No Pet Store Puppies Day

    ASPCApro Blog
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:25 am
    Saturday, July 19 2014This coming Monday, the ASPCA will be celebrating national No Pet Store Puppies Day, and we're asking for your help in raising awareness. Here's a great chance to educate your community about what happens in puppy mills and remind them not to buy puppies from pet stores—and instead adopt from a shelter or rescue group (like yours!). In honor of No Pet Store Puppies Day, the ASPCA’s latest video conveys the message that no dog should suffer for profit: We’d love for it to reach as many people as possible—please feel free to share on your social media channels this…
  • Keeping Up with the Contestants, Part 2: Piquing Their Pinterest

    ASPCApro Blog
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:54 am
    Wednesday, July 23 2014Congrats to Humane Society of Greater Dayton in Ohio—when Pinterest chose their Adoptable Pets Board as a recommended board for new users recently, the $100K Challenge contestant agency saw an increase in followers from 300 to nearly 6K! We turned to marketing and development project manager Jessica Garringer for advice on running a particularly Pinteresting account. ASPCApro: Most shelters are already on Facebook and Twitter. Why should they consider Pinterest as well? Jessica Garringer: Pinterest is an amazing social media tool—we were drawn in by the ability to…
  • Getting Grants for Cruelty Response: Techniques Built for Speed

    Guest Blogger
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:39 am
    Tuesday, July 22 2014Is preventing cruelty part of your agency’s mission? The ASPCA’s Claire Sterling shares tips for securing funding for your efforts. Aside from being heartbreaking and logistically difficult to address, cruelty cases are also financially draining for organizations doing the rescuing and caretaking. That especially applies to agencies short on cash reserves that are nevertheless assigned legal responsibility for animal victims throughout what is often a protracted custody period.  Unfortunately, applying for and receiving a grant can be a slow undertaking – a six-…
  • Tip of the Week: Have They Had Their Break Today?

    ASPCApro Blog
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Monday, July 21 2014Got a super busy day or event coming up? Keep in mind that all the excitement and hard work can be downright exhausting for your team. According to Donna Kincer, development director of Greater Androscoggin Humane Society in Lewiston, ME, it’s important to provide a break room to allow staff and volunteers relief from the chaos and crowds that come with a big event. Kincer says their break room is “well stocked with goodies, granola bars, fruit, coffee, soda, water, energy drinks and candy – whatever we feel will keep them going!” And on long adoption days, Kincer…
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    Cat Care Society News Feed Blog

  • Petline9: Kittens Butch and Sundance, plus Painted Cat Edwina Degas, hang out with Kathy Sabine and Suellen Scott

    Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Today Suellen Scott from Cat Care Society took kittens Butch and Sundance to Petline9, along with this year's Tails of The Painted Cats' raffle cat, Edwina Degas. All three are ready to move to their forever homes!Butch and Sundance are 12 weeks old and were found back in late May alone in an alley. They are now 12 weeks old and up for adoption as a pair. They are neutered, tested negative for disease, vaccinated for distemper and upper respiratory infection. They are litter box trained, micro chipped, and very lively, playful and full of purrs.Edwina will be raffled at the TAILS OF THE…
  • Tails of Painted Cats Tower of Wine Is Back in the Silent Auction This Weekend

    Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    The amazing Tower of Wine in back in the Tails of the Painted Cats silent auction for a third year.Selections range from a 1985 Chateau L’ Evangile French Red valued at $386 to a 2012 Rombauer Chardonnay valued at $40. You can peruse the list here (click on the photo for a larger image).The Tower always sells out quickly. Remember to come early (doors open at 5 p.m.) so you don't miss out.You can register for the Gala Dinner & Art Auction at: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e97ar39c4d110352&llr=mvjdg9fab
  • July 31-Aug 10: the Amazing Clicker-Trained Acro-Cats are back in Denver raising funds for Cat Care Society

    Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:38 am
    The Bug Theatre (3654 Navajo St, Denver, CO 80211) welcomes Samantha Martin and her Amazing Acro-Cats as they dive into Denver, again helping raising funds for Cat Care Society. Purr-formances begin July 31st through August 10th, 2014. Adult tickets are $18, children are $15.  Visit: www.circuscats.com or http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/69429 - these are clicker-trained cats.The one-hour show features over a dozen fabulous felines (former orphans, rescues, and strays) walking tightropes, pushing carts, skateboarding, jumping through hoops, ringing bells, balancing on balls and…
  • CBS4 Morning News: Kittens Frankie & Annette take Edwina, #1 Fan & Suellen to Channel 4

    Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
    19 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    Darling Kittens Frankie and Annette (2014 Kitten Painting artists) took Edwina Degas, Number One Fan and Suellen Scott to the CBS4 Morning News today for an interview with Mark Taylor about the 2014 Tails of the Painted Cats and Cat Care Society's great work in the community.Frankie handled the PR side, purring loudly in Mark's lap!You can still register for the July 26th Gala Dinner & Art Auction at: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e97ar39c4d110352&llr=mvjdg9fabYou can bid on your favorite painted cat through noon on Wednesday, July 23rd at:…
  • King Soopers Shopping For Cats: What's In Your Wallet?

    Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:36 pm
    This past month, use of the King Soopers/Cat Care Society reloadable gift cards has resulted in a $586 payment to Cat Care Society.Since starting the program in June of 2011, Cat Care Society supporters using the CCS King Soopers gift cards have raised $18,620 to support the Cat Care Society cats and its community outreach programs.If you need a card, they're available at the Cat Care Society shelter front desk for $25. Then as you shop and spend the funds down, you can reload the card again (any amount...as much as you'll need for shopping) at your own King Soopers store.Many…
 
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