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  • Making Gains Against the World’s Biggest Spectacle of Animal Sacrifice

    Wayne Pacelle: A Humane Nation
    Wayne Pacelle
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:02 pm
    With our team on the ground, Humane Society International (HSI) and its partners are making pretty remarkable progress to halt the largest religious sacrifice spectacle in the world -- in the mountain nation of Nepal where nearly half a million animals could be hacked to death later this week. Buffaloes for sacrifice are collected in a pit at the site of the Gadhimai Festival in Nepal. Photo: Kuni Takahashi/AP Images for HSI Participants in the sacrifice have been hauling and carrying water buffaloes, goats, sheep, pigs, chicken, and pigeons to Nepal’s Bara district, just 100 miles outside…
  • Epilogues: November 2014

    Felis Catus
    Angela
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    I have it on good authority that it is a marshmallow world in the winter. It is, however, a Fancy Feast world in all seasons. And so the Tabby’s Place cats are fortified for whatever winter may bring. TeePee dreams in the tube of one thing: being adopted by Tabby’s Place veterinarian Dr. C. And then, promptly, his dream comes true. But just in case you were concerned about that: Arrived: Kanye, Biggie*, Pascal, Pythagoras, Laverne, Squiggy, Lenny, Dalton, Spumoni, Lotte, Olaf, Tenzing Adopted: Timberland, Converse, Okra, TeePee, Sapphire (who joins Maxine), Creamsicle and George…
  • MUSEUMS and SKINNY DOGS WITH PINK LEGS

    This Bitch Craves Attention: Animal Welfare in Los Angeles
    Madeline Bernstein-spcaLA President
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:31 am
    courtesy spcaLAI am not an art expert, but I must ask why we need a live skinny dog with a pink leg, bees, ants, and hermitage crabs put into an exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)? Is it art? Is it to attract customers? Is it entertainment? Is is ethical? I need not spell out the stress factors involved for a dog, roaming an exhibit, surrounded by crowds taking photos, making noise and trying to reach for him.For now, the exhibit is closed as the matter is under investigation by spcaLA and the Los Angeles City Department of Animal Services. It may very well reopen once in…
  • Animal Concerns Community - Farewell

    Animal Concerns News Service
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:51 pm
    Animal Concerns Community (Animalconcerns.org) will cease operation at the end of August.
  • Mass animal sacrifice at Nepal festival goes ahead despite protests

    Animal welfare | The Guardian
    Pete Pattisson in Bariyapur
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:23 am
    Thousands of buffaloes, goats and birds killed at Gadhimai festival, Bariyarpur, as act of gratitude to Hindu goddessMillions of devotees attended a mass animal sacrifice in Nepal on Friday, despite efforts by animal rights activists to end the practice.The organisers of the Gadhimai festival, which is held in Bariyarpur, near the border with India, claimed about five million worshippers came to sacrifice tens of thousands of animals, including buffaloes, goats and birds, as an act of gratitude to the Hindu goddess. Continue reading...
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    Wayne Pacelle: A Humane Nation

  • Making Gains Against the World’s Biggest Spectacle of Animal Sacrifice

    Wayne Pacelle
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:02 pm
    With our team on the ground, Humane Society International (HSI) and its partners are making pretty remarkable progress to halt the largest religious sacrifice spectacle in the world -- in the mountain nation of Nepal where nearly half a million animals could be hacked to death later this week. Buffaloes for sacrifice are collected in a pit at the site of the Gadhimai Festival in Nepal. Photo: Kuni Takahashi/AP Images for HSI Participants in the sacrifice have been hauling and carrying water buffaloes, goats, sheep, pigs, chicken, and pigeons to Nepal’s Bara district, just 100 miles outside…
  • Brazil Adds Its Might to the Movement to End Gestation Crates

    Wayne Pacelle
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:08 am
    Brazil, the largest pork producer in Latin America, struck a body blow to inhumane sow gestation crates today with two major announcements. First, BRF, Brazil’s largest pork producer, announced that it will eliminate the lifelong confinement of breeding sows in gestation crates on company-owned and contract farms – a move expected to affect more than 300,000 animals. At the same time, the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply signed formal agreements with the Brazilian Association of Pig Farmers and the European Union (EU) to encourage the country’s pork producers…
  • Pets for Life: Keeping Animals in Loving Homes and Out of Shelters

    Wayne Pacelle
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:32 am
    The Hurricane Katrina crisis – 10 years ago, next year – was a wake-up call for our movement on so many levels. One takeaway: most disadvantaged and underserved people with dogs or cats love their animals, but typically they have been unable to afford or access basic services for them. Many of the animals we rescued from neighborhoods in New Orleans and other communities were not spayed or neutered and had never been inside a veterinary clinic. But it wasn’t as if they didn’t love their animals. There was a gap between what the caretakers wanted and what they were able to…
  • The HSUS Celebrates a 60-Year Quest to Stop Cruelty to All Animals

    Wayne Pacelle
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:21 am
    It was 60 years ago, on November 22, that four individuals founded The HSUS, with grand ambitions but only a few nickels in their pockets. At the time, there were just 500 or so local humane organizations scattered across 3,100 counties. Like islands, with scant connection and sense of unity, they lacked resources and, to a degree, a connection to a cause larger than their own operations. They were often disassociated from the larger dynamics driving animal homelessness and cruelty. It was within this context that our founders stepped up to provide effective national leadership…
  • The Intersection of Gestation Crates and Presidential Politics

    Wayne Pacelle
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:42 am
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie faces a threat to his brand of “straight talk” and “no nonsense” with the full-blown national controversy over his veto last year of a bill to ban gestation crates, and his apparent recent pledge to an Iowa pork producer to veto a revised version of that bill -- despite an extraordinary level of popular support for the measure in the state he was elected to serve. Last night, New Jersey native Jon Stewart focused on Christie and his inclination to again veto the legislation to ban the use of the two-foot-by-seven-foot immobilizing metal crates.
 
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  • Epilogues: November 2014

    Angela
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    I have it on good authority that it is a marshmallow world in the winter. It is, however, a Fancy Feast world in all seasons. And so the Tabby’s Place cats are fortified for whatever winter may bring. TeePee dreams in the tube of one thing: being adopted by Tabby’s Place veterinarian Dr. C. And then, promptly, his dream comes true. But just in case you were concerned about that: Arrived: Kanye, Biggie*, Pascal, Pythagoras, Laverne, Squiggy, Lenny, Dalton, Spumoni, Lotte, Olaf, Tenzing Adopted: Timberland, Converse, Okra, TeePee, Sapphire (who joins Maxine), Creamsicle and George…
  • When you’re grateful

    Angela
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    When you’re grateful, you see the secret glitter on everything. When you’re grateful, your own purring is contagious. When you’re grateful, you find more goodness to be grateful about. When you’re grateful, you sow seeds of future gratitude in all kinds of other lives. When you’re grateful, you don’t forget the grit and grief. When you’re grateful, you know that grace wins. Joy wins. Life wins. And everything you’re grateful for today is just a signpost and a sparkle of the feast yet to come. All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all…
  • Fear lies

    Angela
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:02 pm
    It won’t appear on your calendar, but this is a very important season for cats, humans, and all assorted animals, vegetables, minerals and politicians. It is the three-week period after Election Day, the great window of mercy…the time when campaign ads are silenced. “Talk to the tuches, ’cause the face fears you.” A wise professor once pointed out something unsettling about campaign ads. If you listen to them, you’ll recognize it immediately. Politician A isn’t simply telling you that Politician B will make bad choices. Politician B isn’t merely…
  • Guest post: Ten minute warning

    Angela
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:08 am
    When someone loves the Tabby’s Place cats, it makes me happy in my heart. When someone loves the Tabby’s Place cats so much that it bubbles over in words, it makes me very happy in my heart. And when someone’s words overflow into a grand guest blog post, I’m HIMH to the hilt. The following comes from uber-volunteer Florie. Enjoy the heart-happiness: Charlie says, “Perhaps you could spare a few snuggles prior to crating me to eat before my insulin?” “I used to arrive at Tabby’s Place for my Friday afternoon feeding shift at 4pm, as requested, and…
  • Ode to joy

    Angela
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:14 am
    Some things are so perfect, so magnificent, so very nearly heavenly, that to add to them would be criminal. This image, for instance. Or, the following update from Edward and Juju‘s Pa. One box of joy, signed, sealed and delivered. Just a brief introduction shall suffice. Faithful readers will recall that Juju and Edward were adopted this spring. Juju was/is FIV+ and a bit petrified of reality. Edward was/is FIV+ and prone to wobbling all cattywompus and higgledy piggledy, courtesy of cerebellar hypoplasia. One might hide; the other might have outside-the-box incidents. To be adopted,…
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    This Bitch Craves Attention: Animal Welfare in Los Angeles

  • MUSEUMS and SKINNY DOGS WITH PINK LEGS

    Madeline Bernstein-spcaLA President
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:31 am
    courtesy spcaLAI am not an art expert, but I must ask why we need a live skinny dog with a pink leg, bees, ants, and hermitage crabs put into an exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)? Is it art? Is it to attract customers? Is it entertainment? Is is ethical? I need not spell out the stress factors involved for a dog, roaming an exhibit, surrounded by crowds taking photos, making noise and trying to reach for him.For now, the exhibit is closed as the matter is under investigation by spcaLA and the Los Angeles City Department of Animal Services. It may very well reopen once in…
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    Madeline Bernstein-spcaLA President
    10 Nov 2014 | 7:26 pm
    On November 8th and 9th  spcaLA again partnered 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…
  • The Black Cat Phenom is to Halloween as Ray Rice is to the NFL

    Madeline Bernstein-spcaLA President
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Courtesy spcaLAHalloween is the event that prompts Americans to collectively reflect and debate the issue of animal cruelty, specifically, cruelty to black cats.  This, in itself, may not be a bad thing.  The sad fact is that animal abuse happens year-round, to all types of animals whether in families, as part of organized commercial abuse or as victims or pranks on the street. If it takes the urban legend of legions of Satanists targeting black cats to remind us that animal cruelty exists, then so be it.Halloween is dangerous for all animals.While abusers might feel…
  • FBI Endorses Plan to Add Animal Cruelty Crimes to FBI National Incident Based Reporting System

    Madeline Bernstein-spcaLA President
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Your spcaLA has been on the front lines prosecuting crimes against animals since 1877. We have also led the campaign to prove that it is no coincidence that those who abuse animals will often commit violent acts against people. Your spcaLA also set the national example in creating programs that strive to address and reverse this progression including the launch of the only mandatory animal diversionary program for juvenile offenders convicted of animal cruelty, bullying or other qualifying crime, in the country.That said, we partner with the  National Law Enforcement Center on Animal…
  • Can Ray Rice Horror Open Eyes

    Madeline Bernstein-spcaLA President
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:46 am
    Notwithstanding the fact that the NFL has been the most hospitable sanctuary for the vulgar and the violent, (animal abuse, domestic violence, bar fights etc.), I am hopeful that some good will come of the latest horror story involving the Raven's Ray Rice.It is not coincidental that violence against the vulnerable allows for multiple targets in the same setting. In other words spousal abuse and animal abuse, abuse of the disabled and elder abuse and so on and so forth. The crime is the same – the opportunity reveals the victims. These are all parts of one deranged whole.As early as the…
 
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    Animal welfare | The Guardian

  • Mass animal sacrifice at Nepal festival goes ahead despite protests

    Pete Pattisson in Bariyapur
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:23 am
    Thousands of buffaloes, goats and birds killed at Gadhimai festival, Bariyarpur, as act of gratitude to Hindu goddessMillions of devotees attended a mass animal sacrifice in Nepal on Friday, despite efforts by animal rights activists to end the practice.The organisers of the Gadhimai festival, which is held in Bariyarpur, near the border with India, claimed about five million worshippers came to sacrifice tens of thousands of animals, including buffaloes, goats and birds, as an act of gratitude to the Hindu goddess. Continue reading...
  • Should we cull grey squirrels to save the native red? | Hugh Warwick

    Hugh Warwick
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:06 am
    In the longer term contraceptives, vaccination and predators could control the grey squirrel, but until then we have no alternativeWhat should we do about grey squirrels? Introduced from America in the late 19th century, the grey has made itself very much at home in Britain, with a population of around 2.5 million. The problem is that our native red squirrel suffers. And while the greys do out-compete them, the real worry is that the greys carry a disease – squirrel pox virus – that leaves the immigrants untouched but is lethal to the reds.So what to do? The BBC reported this morning that…
  • Cutting farm checks could risk human health | Letters: Dr Richard Carter, John Blackwell

    Guardian Staff
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:31 am
    On the same day as you describe apparent manoeuvrings by the supermarkets to try to avoid the proper exposure of the extent of campylobacter infections in chickens (Tesco director may face scrutiny over lobbying about chicken report, 26 November), you also report that ministers are considering the supposed “elimination of the burden” on farms by reducing health inspections (Coalition plans reducing avian flu farm checks). Does no one in government believe in joined-up thinking, or is it totally in hock to the food industry?Dr Richard Carter London • BVA understands the pressures on…
  • Spanish judge rules euthanasia of Excalibur the dog was lawful

    Associated Press
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:59 am
    Dog belonging to nurse who contracted Ebola was euthanised over infection fearsA Spanish judge has ruled that health authorities didn’t commit a crime when they euthanised Excalibur, a dog that belonged to a nursing assistant who contracted Ebola last month.An animal rights group had filed a complaint against a Madrid health official, citing a violation of an animal protection law. A judge issued a seven-page ruling on Wednesday. Continue reading...
  • Animal rights protesters in Nepal seek to stop Gadhimai festival sacrifice

    Jon Boone in Islamabad
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:11 am
    Mass slaughter of buffaloes, sheep and goats in name of Hindu goddess Gadhimai to take place in BariryapurAnimal rights protesters in Nepal are making last-ditch efforts to disrupt the sacrifice of hundreds of thousands of animals including buffaloes, sheep and goats in the name of a Hindu goddess on Friday.Every five years, pilgrims flock to the temple of the goddess Gadhimai in the small Nepalese border town of Bariyarpur to behead vast quantities of livestock over two days, creating scenes of carnage that revolt opponents of the practice. Continue reading...
 
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  • Endangered Sea Turtles Get a Much-Needed Lift

    International Fund for Animal Welfare
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Any day you can help one critically endangered sea turtle is special. Any day you can help 193 of them is amazing.
  • The Secret Life of Class B Dealers

    Michael Markarian
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:39 am
    In honor of the 60th anniversary of The Humane Society of the United States, LIFE Magazine has revisited the classic Stan Wayman photo-essay, “Concentration Camps for Dogs.” The eight-page article and series of shocking photos, originally published in February 1966, built on a five-year HSUS investigation of dog dealing that brought to light the mistreatment of pets stolen and sold to medical research.
  • Animals in the News

    Gregory McNamee
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:05 am
    by Gregory McNamee About this time last year, we brought you strange news of the “ghost pigs” of Alderney, one of Britain’s Channel Islands, and the quest to contain the invasive porkers. This year we move inland, again courtesy of the BBC, to the Hungarian Plain, where farmers and conservationists have been successful in saving […]
  • The Language of Whales

    Gregory McNamee
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:05 am
    Scientists know that baby sperm whales "babble," issuing undifferentiated sounds just because they can. Eventually, as we school our young in language, adult sperm whales teach the babies what is meaningful and what is not. This proves to be of central importance in enabling creatures that may be miles apart in difficult, opaque water to tell who is a friend and who is not.
  • Japan’s “Newrep” Seeks to Kill More Whales, Not Fewer

    International Fund for Animal Welfare
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Despite initially committing to respect the World Court's judgment, the Government of Japan and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe days later announced a sort of "back-to-front about-face," defiantly declaring that Japan would return to whale killing around Antarctica after a one-year hiatus based on a yet to be developed new research plan and scientific rationale.
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    Animal Blog

  • Kendal College opens animal rescue centre

    admin
    28 Nov 2014 | 2:39 am
    BBC News: A college in Cumbria has opened an animal rescue and rehabilitation centre alongside its teaching department. Kendal College is thought to be the first in the UK to host such a facility, which will benefit students on animal care courses…
  • It’s a dog’s afterlife: Pope Francis hints that animals go to heaven

    admin
    28 Nov 2014 | 2:38 am
    Guardian: Animals, too, go to heaven. That, at least, was one interpretation of remarks made by Pope Francis in his weekly general audience in the Vatican…
  • Nepal set for mass animal slaughter despite protests

    admin
    28 Nov 2014 | 2:37 am
    Daily Mail: Hindu temple officials herded thousands of animals into pens in a remote corner of Nepal in final preparations for a mass slaughter Friday, defying a growing chorus of protests…
  • Common Health Conditions Found in Cats

    admin
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:29 am
    Guest Post From dermatitis to serious heart diseases, there are certain health conditions that cats are particularly susceptible to, and knowing how to spot the symptoms and implement the best methods of treatment can help your cat to remain in good health and in some cases, preserve life. It is worth noting that certain breeds of cats are more prone to particular health conditions due to hereditary predispositions, and this can give your an indicator as to what particular symptoms to be alert to. Looking out for health problems can often prove be a tricky process with cats, as they will…
  • Christmas buyers beware: Canadian women saying no to fur

    admin
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:43 am
    VANCOUVER – Black Friday marks the start of Christmas shopping season in Canada – and a national animal advocacy group has an important reminder for shoppers. “Our data is showing that the majority of Canadian women – 57 per cent – are saying that wearing real fur is unacceptable,” says Michael Howie, spokesperson for The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals (APFA). “Further, 63 per cent of those polled have no fur at all in their homes, and of those who do, 49 per cent acquired the fur at least six years or more ago.” The survey, conducted by Insights…
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    Michael Markarian: Animals & Politics

  • The Secret Life of Class B Dealers

    Michael Markarian
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:14 pm
    In honor of the 60th anniversary of The Humane Society of the United States, LIFE Magazine has revisited the classic Stan Wayman photo-essay, “Concentration Camps for Dogs.” The eight-page article and series of shocking photos, originally published in February 1966, built on a five-year HSUS investigation of dog dealing that brought to light the mistreatment of pets stolen and sold to medical research. Stan Wayman—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images The exposé generated more letters from LIFE readers than even the war in Vietnam, an attack on Civil Rights marchers by police, or…
  • Pentagon is on Active Duty for Animals

    Michael Markarian
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:10 pm
    The Department of Defense recently announced that it will halt the use of live animals in a variety of medical training programs, beginning January 1. As the Boston Globe reported yesterday, “The military has been instructed to instead use substitutes such as a realistic human dummy developed by a research team from Boston. Such training is designed to teach medical personnel how to administer anesthesia, resuscitate an unconscious person, and practice other life-saving procedures.” This is a major step forward for the Pentagon, bringing its policies into stronger alignment with the…
  • Focus on Enforcement of Dog and Cat Fur Law

    Michael Markarian
    12 Nov 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Congress returns today for the lame-duck session, and one of the first items on the House agenda is final passage of H.R.4194, the Government Reports Elimination Act. In May, the Washington Post published a report titled “Unrequired reading,” on the thousands of agency reports mandated by Congress, some of which are as thick as “doorstops” and are just “gathering dust.” Liz Bergstrom The argument is that the reports take agency time and resources away from other duties, and no one is actually reading or using them. Even in a dysfunctional Congress, it’s easy to generate…
  • 2014 Election Wrap-Up: Mixed Results and Hope on the Horizon for Animals

    Michael Markarian
    5 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Last night’s mid-term election saw a rising wave of red across our country, with Republicans taking control of the U.S. Senate and winning a surprising number of gubernatorial, U.S. House, and state legislative seats. It was the second wave election in four years, and it cements Republican power throughout most of the nation. There were important outcomes for animal protection, too, with humane lawmakers from both political parties in competitive races, and voters deciding ballot measures on animal issues. But the election again showed that continuing partisan divisions now plague the…
  • Today's the Day: Elect for Animals

    Michael Markarian
    4 Nov 2014 | 8:19 am
    Election Day is finally here, after months of debates, campaigning, and political ads by competing parties. Participation in the electoral process is an important responsibility that we all have in a civil society, and it has special urgency for those of us who have taken up the cause of the voiceless and voteless. Until animal advocates make elections a priority, we will never reach our high water mark when it comes to the reforms we're seeking. Alamy Vote today for animal protection! So please get out to vote today, if you haven’t done so already. You can find your polling place…
 
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  • What Are Grantmakers Most Thankful For?

    Guest Blogger
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Friday, November 28 2014What do funders talk about behind closed doors? Guest blogger Claire Sterling says you may be surprised by the answer. Last week in Phoenix, I attended the annual conference of Animal Grantmakers, a coalition of foundations and organizations that work locally, regionally, nationally and internationally making grants to benefit companion animals, captive and free-ranging wildlife, farmed animals and animals used in research.  What do funders talk about behind closed doors?  Well, I’ll tell you – and you may be surprised by the answer. We discussed the…
  • 10 Shelter Photos We Love, Thanksgiving Edition

    ASPCApro Blog
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Thursday, November 27 2014In this season of gratitude, we couldn’t think of a better time to add to our Photos We Love series. Our deepest respect and thanks for the inspiring work that is being done at shelters all across the country, this time of the year and all year long. Please enjoy and share these beautiful photographs that exemplify your never-ending courage and compassion. Here’s to you! Animal Welfare Association, Vorhees, NJ "Sometimes our vet techs have to use unusual methods to keep the babies warm." HALO Animal Rescue, Phoenix, AZ Princess Elsa was adopted by a truck driver…
  • How-To: Wood’s Lamp 101

    ASPCApro Blog
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wednesday, November 26 2014Ringworm is a highly contagious fungal infection that warrants screening at intake. Cats especially may be more likely to be infected with the virus and require more careful scrutiny. Enter the lifesaving tool known as the Wood’s lamp! According to Dr. Sandra Newbury, director of the shelter medicine program at the University of Wisconsin, the fur of most cats infected with ringworm will fluoresce, or glow, under the ultraviolet light of a Wood’s lamp. That means for a one-time expense of $100—the cost of the lamp—and a few minutes of your time, you can…
  • The Ceiling Is a Myth

    bertt
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:19 am
    Tuesday, November 25 2014Five years ago there were rumblings in the field that we’d hit the adoption ceiling. If you were around then, you might remember hearing, “We can’t adopt our way out of this.” Shelter overpopulation is a huge and complex problem, and while it’s true that there is no single solution, it’s also true that we should be very cautious about confusing “we can’t” with “we haven’t figured it out yet.” Also five years ago the ASPCA launched the first $100K Challenge. The Challenge called on shelters to save dramatically more lives over 3 months than they…
  • Tip of the Week: Set That Quarantine Clock!

    ASPCApro Blog
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Monday, November 24 2014Got quarantine questions? You're not alone! Cats who may have been exposed to panleukopenia, but are not showing any symptoms, should be separated from the general population, placed in quarantine and closely monitored for 14 days. If any of the cats in a given quarantine area break with the virus during that time, the quarantine clock will reset for all cats in that group. For this reason, small groupings of cats or kittens in quarantine are recommended to minimize the likelihood of long lengths of stay in quarantine for a large number of animals. P.S. Any cat who…
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  • Opt to Adopt Jake… by Sierra M. Koester, Cat Care Society Volunteer

    Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:01 am
    We'd like to welcome Cat Care Society Volunteer Sierra M. Koester to our communications team as a digital content creator. She socializes CCS cats usually every week at the shelter and will now be sharing her 'Opt To Adopt' columns and other interesting cat information with us on the Cat Care Society blog and Tumblr. In addition to blogging and freelance writing, Sierra is Cat Mom to two wonderful kitties, Carmine and Lita. Here's a posting by Sierra from last Tuesday about Jake in the Red Room: "Jake is a handsome black and white mancat with medium hair. Jake was adopted from Cat Care…
  • Beau Jo's Hosts Last Feasting for Felines of 2014 - Nov. 19 - five locations!

    Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
    11 Nov 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Cat Care Society's last Feasting for Felines for 2014 will be Wednesday, Nov. 19 at the five Front Range locations of Beau Jo's Pizza locations!ARVADA - 7525 W. 53rdBOULDER - 2690 Baseline RoadEVERGREEN - 28186 Highway 74IDAHO SPRINGS - 1517 Miner StreetUNIVERSITY HILLS - 2710 S. Colorado Blvd.Go to Beau Jo's for lunch, dinner, or take out on Nov. 19th, present this flyer, and 20% of proceeds will be donated to CCS!You can get your pizza fix and help the Cat Care Society cats at the same time. Remember to print out and bring the flyer: …
  • Mark Your Calendar: Cat Care Society is again part of Colorado Gives Day (Tue, Dec. 9th)

    Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
    7 Nov 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Cat Care Society needs your support on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, when thousands of donors will come together to support Colorado non-profits like ours. Last year, a record-breaking $20.9 million was donated to Colorado non-profits via Colorado Gives.This year, thanks to Community First Foundation and First Bank, Colorado Gives Day features a $1 million incentive fund, one of the largest gives day incentive funds in the country. Every non-profit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the incentive fund. Please help us by marking your calendar for Dec. 9 and making a…
  • Lakewood Pet Examiner: 'Cat Care Society announces Endowment Challenge Grant'

    Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
    7 Nov 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Quoting from Carrie Dow's November 3 posting:"The Cat Care Society has partnered with Community First Foundation, the same foundation that created Colorado Gives Day, to create a permanent endowment fund for the non-profit and provide care to cats and community for years to come.Over the summer Community First Foundation held a challenge for the cats-only shelter in Lakewood. If the shelter could raise $20,000 for the endowment, the foundation would provide an additional grant of $10,000 for a total of $30,000. That goal was reached with the help of some generous anonymous donors.This…
  • Mark Your Calendar: the 2014 Santa Paws Festival is coming

    Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
    6 Nov 2014 | 12:32 pm
    The annual Santa Paws Festival at the Cat Care Society shelter is Friday, Dec. 5, noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 6, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 'Santa Paws' is Cat Care Society’s annual bake sale and craft bazaar (plus more). This year the festival features:Santa Paws (played by Dave Genco).  Baked goods for purchase – best sellers include homemade candies, cookies, bar cookies, and pies; home-canned items such as pickles’ james and jellies; boxed cupcakes; Bundt cakes and other cakes that can be wrapped without destroying frosting; spiced nuts and fudge. Free refreshments,…
 
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  • Happy Veterans Day!!

    Cozy Hood
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Happy Veterans Day!!The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery . The ceremony commences precisely at 11:00 a.m. with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by veterans' organizations and remarks from dignitaries. The ceremony is intended to honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces.Thank You to All Who Served #HonorAVet
  • Meow ~ ^.^

    Cozy Hood
    7 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Cats are the most sensitive pets. The softness, comfort and warmth of their fur makes us want to spoil them, play with them and cuddle them all the time.  Besides their beauty, cats' anatomy allows them to be flexible and move around easily. Because of this great advantage, cats are able to reach places that are impossible for many other animals. Just like cats, Cozyhood jackets are going to make you look adorable. These jackets' fabric is so comfortable that you will be be able to move around just like a cat. You will also feel so warm that you will forget its winter. These fancy…
  • Winter's Taking It's Time

    Cozy Hood
    3 Nov 2014 | 7:39 pm
    But you should always be prepared! Like this polar bear here, he's got the right idea! Well then.. at least I have my warm coat of fur. Did you know polar bears actually have black skin, and although their fur appears white, it's actually transparent! That's.. incredible. Nature at work.Next fun fact - Polar bears spend the majority of their time at sea. The polar bears we're accustomed to were probably taking a break before diving back in.Lastly, polar bears keep warm thanks to all the blubber (10cm) under their skin. Too bad we can't have that kind of warmth... but wait!Check this out!
  • Dolphins - The Most Intelligent Animals Alive

    Cozy Hood
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Are you a Swimmer?  Have you ever swam with Dolphins?  I have! Dolphins can swim 25miles per hour.  They're the acrobats and court jesters of the sea.  Mesmerizing to watch, dolphins have been gliding, flipping and dancing into our hearts for centuries. Dolphins communicate with their whistles and burst-pulsed sounds and some can identify themselves using a signature whistle. Dolphins have no sense of smell, so eyesight and hearing are essential for hunt and survival. In addition to excellent eyesight, they can hear frequencies many times more than a human. Dolphins are…
  • Do You Care About Your Kids?

    Cozy Hood
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:51 pm
    No language can describe a mother's love but actions. Moms, It's time to show your love ones how much you care about them. Cozyhood offers all the products your kids need to be protected this coming winter and the many more to come. Make sure to give your kids the best, they deserve it. #horses #kids #jacket #hood #polarfleece Besides providing your family with the best winter protection, Cozyhood also cares about the love to nature. All our products are designed to encourage children's love to nature from an early age. Our children's coats, pajamas and other products will arouse curiosity…
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