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  • The Propaganda Machine and `the Backfire Effect’

    A Humane Nation
    Wayne Pacelle
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:35 am
    Millions of Americans support the work of The HSUS and our agenda to pull out animal cruelty by its roots. Photo by iStockphotoIn 2006, scholars Brendan Nyhan and Jason Reifler presented a paper to the American Political Science Association about the “backfire effect” – presenting evidence from a series of studies to show that “when your deepest convictions are challenged by contradictory evidence, your feelings get stronger.” In short, rather than change your views when presented with incontrovertible evidence that you are wrong, you just charge ahead with your preconceived ideas…
  • The ups and the downs

    Dog Rescuers Life
    15 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    This year has been a great year so far with the rescue and really in my life.  I mean there are ups and downs but you just take the hits and keep on pushing through.  The good for sure outweighs the bad.I found out that the person who had in the past, which is why the blog went off line for about 2 years has moved.  I feel bad for this person's spouse. They have reached out to me several times, you can tell the spouse feels bad for the way they were acting.  Just nice knowing I don't have to "look over my shoulder" on my own property any more.2 weeks ago we had some pretty…
  • Epilogues: June 2015

    Felis Catus
    Angela
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:53 am
    If you’re reading this post, you’re doing July right. Before you can properly celebrate Independence Day, Bastille Day, and Tapioca Pudding Day, you must know how the cats spent all the days of June. Just this week, our sweet, ancient renegade Jasper joined John Adams and Webster and many of our great Americans by heading heavenward. As usual, the Tabby’s Place cats squeezed out every drop: Arrived: Tyrion, Elmer, Bubbles, Frida, Georgia, Picasso, Jema, Opie, Jax, Chibs, Lepton, Boson, Quark, Gregor, Yuri, Pasha, Amy, Polina, Betty, Pat, Sterling, Lana, Malory, Cheryl,…
  • Stop Playing Three Card Monte With Our Pets

    This Bitch Craves Attention: Animal Welfare in Los Angeles
    Madeline Bernstein-spcaLA President
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:42 am
    this is what no-kill should look likeThe term "no-kill" was abandoned years ago by enlightened and legitimate organizations as it became synonymous with horrific and sometimes hoarding conditions, as well as touted  by ignorant politicians, less than savory “rescue” groups and fundraisers to assuage a concerned public that all was well with the animals. After all, it's a catchy, quick concept phrase that achieved its original purpose of sparking an aspirational dialogue which advocated that all animals able to be physically and mentally rehabilitated should be placed into homes.
  • Animal Concerns Community - Farewell

    Animal Concerns News Service
    5 Jul 2015 | 5:44 am
    Animal Concerns Community (Animalconcerns.org) will cease operation at the end of August.
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    A Humane Nation

  • The Propaganda Machine and `the Backfire Effect’

    Wayne Pacelle
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:35 am
    Millions of Americans support the work of The HSUS and our agenda to pull out animal cruelty by its roots. Photo by iStockphotoIn 2006, scholars Brendan Nyhan and Jason Reifler presented a paper to the American Political Science Association about the “backfire effect” – presenting evidence from a series of studies to show that “when your deepest convictions are challenged by contradictory evidence, your feelings get stronger.” In short, rather than change your views when presented with incontrovertible evidence that you are wrong, you just charge ahead with your preconceived ideas…
  • On the Road in Colorado, and a Reminder That Every Life Counts

    Wayne Pacelle
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:48 pm
    My wife, Lisa, holds the baby squirrel we found lying motionless on the ground on a searing, 95-degree day in western Colorado. Photo by Wayne PacelleI’m at a conference in western Colorado, called Curiosity Retreats, which brings in luminaries on a wide array of subject areas to explore big ideas. Among a roster of extraordinary speakers, I was most excited to listen to a talk scheduled yesterday afternoon called “Wonders of the Ocean” by Dr. Sylvia Earle, a National Geographic Society explorer-in-residence and a former chief scientist at the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric…
  • Brazil Steps Forward on Animal Welfare

    Wayne Pacelle
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Brazil is on the way to phasing out cruel gestation crates for pigs. Photo by iStockphotoSao Paolo, the largest city in Brazil and in all of the western hemisphere, and a financial and cultural center of South America, has banned the sale of foie gras and the fur products from animals farmed solely for their fur, in yet another victory for animals in the world’s fifth largest country. The state of Sao Paulo banned most fur farming last year. And all of Brazil is on the way to phasing out cruel gestation crates for pigs and cosmetic testing on animals. The progress in Brazil and India is a…
  • Will Humanity Rise to the Defense of Elephants?

    Wayne Pacelle
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:02 pm
    HSI has inaugurated an innovative project in Kenya that engages the Chinese community to halt its participation in elephant poaching and trafficking of ivory through education. Photo by Vanessa MignonYesterday, The New York Times published a Sunday editorial celebrating the latest progress for chimpanzees – an announcement two weeks ago from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that all chimps, including the captives, will be listed as endangered. This announcement, which comes after The HSUS petitioned for it, will have game-changing implications for these great apes used in entertainment,…
  • Let Your Workplace Go to the Dogs

    Wayne Pacelle
    26 Jun 2015 | 2:47 pm
    My dog Lily is exceptionally good at the office. She sleeps in a bed, begs for treats like any self-respecting, food-obsessed beagle, and, at various intervals throughout the day, she takes walks. Photo by Pete MarovichWhen I’m not on the road traveling for work, I get to work chauffeur-style – except I’m the driver, and the backseat space goes to Lily, my beagle mix of uncertain age but very certain place in my heart. When I look back from the rearview mirror, she’s typically gazing out the window, or is curled up in a fox-like pose. I can live with this arrangement because she’s…
 
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    Dog Rescuers Life

  • The ups and the downs

    15 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    This year has been a great year so far with the rescue and really in my life.  I mean there are ups and downs but you just take the hits and keep on pushing through.  The good for sure outweighs the bad.I found out that the person who had in the past, which is why the blog went off line for about 2 years has moved.  I feel bad for this person's spouse. They have reached out to me several times, you can tell the spouse feels bad for the way they were acting.  Just nice knowing I don't have to "look over my shoulder" on my own property any more.2 weeks ago we had some pretty…
  • I am not Willy Wonka

    26 Apr 2015 | 8:29 pm
    I am a busy person, I don't do "fluffy" very well.  If you ask me a question that is a Yes or No type of question then you are going to get a reply of Yes or No.  I am not being mean, I am not mad at you, you asked a questions I answered.  Sorry I didn't thank you for emailing me and ask you how you are doing... to be honest I am rushing around like a chicken with my head cut off and I just don't have time.I was always taught not to lie so if you ask me "do you think I am a bad pet owner..." and my answer is YES don't tell me I am mean, horrible and curse at me.  I am not…
  • This was posted on Craig's list and wroth sharing!

    25 Apr 2015 | 4:52 am
    Craigslist Pet Policy Please ReadCraigslist clearly states animal selling or breeding is prohibited.Pet Posting GuidelinesSome of your posts are painful to read. Do us all a favor and memorize this list. *Unless he ate a loaf of bread, your dog is NOT a PUREBREAD, he is a PUREBRED *Horses are thoroughbred; dogs are not. *AKC is NOT proof of breed quality. Two horribly bred dogs can have AKC puppies *Rehoming to ENSURE good home, not INSURE good home *It is spelled: Neuter not Nueter or Newter Chihuahua not Chiguagua, or Chiuauauaua, or Ciuauaua or…
  • Applications

    29 Mar 2015 | 8:13 pm
    People sure do act like total children when they don't get their way!I really want to say "you filled out an application not an order form!"  In 1 week we have had:An application that was great but the foster home's 2 year old was in LOVE with the dog.  We let the 68 year old man know that the foster home was going to keep the dog and that in turn made him scream at us, hang up and then send a nasty gram.   I think the 2 year old would have been less childish if the dog was going to be adopted by someone else.An application from a women who has an unspayed 1 year old Great…
  • Sorry for the 2 year lapse

    8 Feb 2015 | 6:32 pm
    Not sure how much I am going to write but just wanted to say hello.A lot has changed in the last 2 years.  My baby boy was born early March, the rescue has exploded and is bigger then I ever thought it would be.  In 2013 and 2014 we spent around $40K each year just at the vet!!!  We rescued just under 200 dogs each year.  Things are going amazingly well.  I have an amazing job, amazing rescue, amazing child, amazing husband.  Life is great.Rescue is still stressful but I think with age I have learned to not let it get to me so much.  Saying NO has helped a…
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    Felis Catus

  • Epilogues: June 2015

    Angela
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:53 am
    If you’re reading this post, you’re doing July right. Before you can properly celebrate Independence Day, Bastille Day, and Tapioca Pudding Day, you must know how the cats spent all the days of June. Just this week, our sweet, ancient renegade Jasper joined John Adams and Webster and many of our great Americans by heading heavenward. As usual, the Tabby’s Place cats squeezed out every drop: Arrived: Tyrion, Elmer, Bubbles, Frida, Georgia, Picasso, Jema, Opie, Jax, Chibs, Lepton, Boson, Quark, Gregor, Yuri, Pasha, Amy, Polina, Betty, Pat, Sterling, Lana, Malory, Cheryl,…
  • Wart removal

    Angela
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Cats are capable of great feats. There are, however, certain activities they do not, will not, shall not do. Not for you, not for me, not for QuestLove and all the Roots. What have we here? One Sherlock Rosenberg. They will not watch The Bachelor. They will not listen to music from Paul McCartney’s solo career. And they will not, most assuredly not, worry. We, as you know all too well, are a different species. We will do all three of those things, and suffer accordingly. But dunderheaded though we are, we’re not entirely ineducable…and the cats will never give up on teaching…
  • That buncha guys

    Angela
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:57 am
    You know that buncha guys. If you were a certain stripe of nerdy, you may have bunched together with that buncha guys. And, like every high school worth its mystery meat, Tabby’s Place has that buncha guys. Mango is proudly part of that buncha guys. That buncha guys may be five-three and ninety-two pounds, but they wear shirts that say No Fear and mean it. That buncha guys gets excited about new graphing calculators. That buncha guys thinks it’s the height of hilarity to crank call the customer service number on the back of the cereal box and tell them they found centipedes in…
  • You can, in fact, dance

    Angela
    25 Jun 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Dickens me this: are these the best of times? Are these the worst of times? Or are these, simply, the times of our particular, prosaic, miraculous lives? Thinking about heavy Things? Or choreographing her next move? It is no secret that 2015 is not the epicenter of a cotton-candy golden age. I need not rehearse the sorrows that slink around our days: Charleston in mourning. New York in fear. Persecution in every pocket. The thousand tiny disappointments like a choir of evil kazoos. The big, breaking ones like ghouls’ gongs. Hurting cats. Hateful people. Haunted hearts clear across…
  • The million and the one

    Angela
    19 Jun 2015 | 1:45 pm
    We are about a lot of things at Tabby’s Place. We are about love. We are about “the least of these.” We are very much about Veggie Straws, and the color orange, and obscure names for kittens. But we are not, and have frankly never been, about the numbers. There’s a sense in which we left the ninety-nine “easy,” “adoptable” cats to go save the one Adelaide. Tabby’s Place is part of a few loose networks of sanctuaries and rescue organizations. Some of these networks require regular reporting on our “outcomes” — that is, our…
 
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    This Bitch Craves Attention: Animal Welfare in Los Angeles

  • Stop Playing Three Card Monte With Our Pets

    Madeline Bernstein-spcaLA President
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:42 am
    this is what no-kill should look likeThe term "no-kill" was abandoned years ago by enlightened and legitimate organizations as it became synonymous with horrific and sometimes hoarding conditions, as well as touted  by ignorant politicians, less than savory “rescue” groups and fundraisers to assuage a concerned public that all was well with the animals. After all, it's a catchy, quick concept phrase that achieved its original purpose of sparking an aspirational dialogue which advocated that all animals able to be physically and mentally rehabilitated should be placed into homes.
  • A Small Thank You To Our Veterans

    Madeline Bernstein-spcaLA President
    18 May 2015 | 2:30 pm
    This Memorial Day, May 23rd and 24th,  spcaLA will again partner 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…
  • Step Away From the Tortoise

    Madeline Bernstein-spcaLA President
    15 May 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Spring is a time that desert tortoises awake from hibernation and search for food and mating partners. As such, they can be seen walking around, basking in the sun, grazing, drinking, and, yes, crossing the road to get to the other side. They need to replenish their water and food reserves so they can go about their business and store up food and water for next winters' slumber. Attracted to colors, they will race to flowers, plants, litter, and toes with bright pedicures expecting a fabulous treat.Photo credit - Dustin AlpernIf you see or are approached by a hungry tortoise, do not touch,…
  • The Art of the Scam

    Madeline Bernstein-spcaLA President
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:20 am
    Courtesy Google ImagesA few days ago I did a segment for NBC4 about adoption scams. Essentially, people saw an animal on line, sent money, then more money, only to discover there was never a pet at all. As the criminals frequently insisted on the use of debit cards only, the ability to reclaim the funds through credit card intervention was impossible.But that's not all.  The animal business is big business, and as such, is attractive to all types of human predators. Additionally, criminals are fully aware of the depth and strength of the human animal bond and will capitalize on that…
  • Where Have All The Geniuses Gone?

    Madeline Bernstein-spcaLA President
    8 Apr 2015 | 10:09 am
    courtesy Google imagesOne of the reasons life exists on this planet is water. Humans, animals, vegetables all require water to thrive. Whether one is a conscientious omnivore or vegan, one will starve without water.Unlike some regions of the world, the United States is not water poor. So where are the geniuses?Why can't there be a national pipeline infrastructure system, essentially a giant irrigation network, that can transport water from areas where there is flooding to areas of drought?Where are the advances and creative uses of cloud seeding technology?We are surrounded by oceans. Are…
 
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    Animal welfare | The Guardian

  • Throwaway pup trend makes Britons dogs’ worst enemies

    Tracy McVeigh
    4 Jul 2015 | 4:05 pm
    Fickle owners, poor training and battery farms threaten UK reputation as nation of dog loversBritain risks losing its standing as a nation of dog lovers thanks to a new and appalling trend in “throwaway” puppies, according to charities. TV vet, author and animal welfare campaigner Marc Abraham said impulse buying of dogs, fuelled by unscrupulous internet dealers and bad practices in puppy farming, is leading to a rapid rise in cruelty cases while legislation to protect animals is “a total mess”.“We’re getting worse as a nation of supposed animal lovers. Puppies are so easy to get…
  • Migrating humpback whale freed from fishing trap near Sydney – video

    Guardian Staff
    28 Jun 2015 | 4:58 pm
    Australian national parks staff and water police freed a migrating humpback whale from a fishing trap near Sydney Heads on Sunday. Whale watchers, tracking a pod of three frolicking whales, raised the alarm when it became clear one distressed adult was entangled in a fishing trap, dragging three buoys behind it Continue reading...
  • Tim Burgess at Glastonbury 2015: 'Morrissey is right – meat is murder'

    Gwilym Mumford
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:43 am
    The Charlatans frontman gives us the lowdown on his dietary beliefs over a spicy beanburger at Worthy Farm following their Friday morning Other stage set Related: The Charlatans at Glastonbury 2015 review – indie everymen let the good times roll Tim is eating: a spicy beanburger with salsa and olive tapenade Continue reading...
  • In the dog house: when does crating your canine become pet abuse?

    Sofija Stefanovic
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Americans love to put their dogs in crates. But in Europe and Australia, it’s a big no-no. In Finland, it’s even illegal If you want to start a fight in a dog park, mention crates and watch the pro- and anti- tempers rise. The process of crate training consists of keeping a puppy in a crate and letting it out to pee and poop. A dog won’t soil where it sleeps, so it will hold on until you let it outside. Many people continue using a crate throughout their dog’s adulthood to avoid destructive behaviors, or because they believe a crate makes a dog feel safe. Continue reading...
  • Is it OK to eat dogs? | Julian Baggini

    Julian Baggini
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:30 am
    Before you sign the petition against the dog meat festival in China, consider that eating man’s best friend is a matter of cultural tastes, not moral worthWhenever western meat-eaters get up in arms over barbarous foreigners eating cute animals, it’s easy to throw around accusations of gross hypocrisy. Easy, because such accusations are often true. But responses to the dog meat festival in Yulin, China, which draws to a close today, merit more careful consideration. The double standards at play here are numerous, complicated, and not always obvious. Related: 'When the buying stops, the…
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    Advocacy for Animals

  • The Bird Is the Word

    Farm Sanctuary
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    As the diverse backgrounds of our rescued animals illustrate, however, the consequences of this attitude play out not only in the crowded production facility or on the slaughterhouse kill floor but also throughout our society---downtown, down the street, next door. As long as animals are exploited for the food we eat, the suffering they endure will always hit close to home.
  • Action Alert from the National Anti-Vivisection Society

    National Anti-Vivisection Society
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:43 am
    — Each week the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) sends out an e-mail Legislative Alert, which tells subscribers about current actions they can take to help animals. NAVS is a national, not-for-profit educational organization incorporated in the State of Illinois. NAVS promotes greater compassion, respect, and justice for animals through educational programs based on respected ethical […]
  • Congress Needs to Act Both at Home and Abroad to Protect Elephants from Poaching

    Michael Markarian
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Today the House Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously passed H.R. 2494, the Global Anti-Poaching Act, sponsored by Committee Chairman Ed Royce, R-Calif., and Ranking Member Eliot Engel, D-N.Y. This is a meaningful step forward in the effort to crack down on global wildlife trafficking and the poaching of imperiled species, including elephants and rhinos.
  • Quite the Trophy

    Administrator
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    The Truth Behind Trophy Hunting and Conservation by Lena Cavallo — Our thanks to Animal Blawg, where this post originally appeared on June 29, 2015. This past March, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approved the request to import “trophies” of two American hunters. These “trophies” will be the remains of two dead black rhinos […]
  • The Captivating World of the Octopus

    Richard Pallardy
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Though the slapstick quality of the animal's motion across the seabed might adumbrate an amused human manipulator, some mountebank of a marine biologist trying to pull one over on the scientific establishment, the footage was actually captured by Australian researchers off the coast of Indonesia. While the novelty of the behaviour is certainly enough to capture the attention of even the most jaded "amusing video forward" recipient, to biologists, it is truly revelatory in terms of its implications to the understanding of animal intelligence. These octopi appear to be the only known…
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    Animal Blog

  • Humpback whale filmed off Dartmouth in Devon

    admin
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:47 am
    BBC News: A humpback whale has been filmed close to the shore off south Devon. Pete Green filmed the animal off Dartmouth on Monday and said he often sees whales in the Bay of Biscay…
  • Thieves stole dog food from animal rescue woman’s store

    admin
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:45 am
    Hartlepool Mail: …Karen Anderson, who is well known in Horden for her years of rescuing Cavalier King Charles spaniels, said more than ten bags of dog food, which had been donated to help her work, were stolen during a raid on her garage….
  • Animal rights campaigners outraged as big cat ‘circus’ set to open in market town

    admin
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:43 am
    Mirror: Born Free and Animals Defenders International call for ban as show featuring tigers and lions set to open in Welsh town…
  • The Donkey Sanctuary is delighted to announce the release of the new Donkey Care Handbook

    admin
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:41 am
    The Donkey Sanctuary’s 45 years of experience and knowledge in caring for donkeys has been gathered together in one easy to read guide that covers every aspect of understanding the needs of donkeys and mules and how to best provide the correct care for them.  This handbook combines all of The Donkey Sanctuary’s knowledge and experience to make a difference to the lives of donkeys all over the world even though the Sanctuary may never see or touch them. Along with in-depth specialist donkey care there are fascinating did you know facts such as; ‘There is estimated to be a world…
  • Iceland’s Whale Hunting Season Begins Despite Global Moratorium

    admin
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:12 am
    Huffington Post: Iceland’s whale hunting season officially kicked off Monday, in defiance of the International Whaling Commission and ongoing public protest…
 
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    Michael Markarian: Animals & Politics

  • Congress Needs to Act Both at Home and Abroad to Protect Elephants from Poaching

    Michael Markarian
    25 Jun 2015 | 10:02 am
    Today the House Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously passed H.R. 2494, the Global Anti-Poaching Act, sponsored by Committee Chairman Ed Royce, R-Calif., and Ranking Member Eliot Engel, D-N.Y. istock.com This is a meaningful step forward in the effort to crack down on global wildlife trafficking and the poaching of imperiled species, including elephants and rhinos. We are grateful to Chairman Royce and Ranking Member Engel for spearheading this legislation, and we hope the House will take it up and pass it this summer. The bill takes a multi-step approach to combat the international poaching…
  • Pretty Doesn’t Have to Hurt: Humane Cosmetics Act Introduced

    Michael Markarian
    23 Jun 2015 | 10:22 am
    More than 30 countries—home to 1.7 billion consumers—prohibit the manufacture and sale of animal-tested cosmetics. The United States can help accelerate the pace of reform worldwide and drive the market toward cruelty-free products with new bipartisan legislation introduced today in Congress. istock.com The Humane Cosmetics Act, sponsored by Reps. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., Don Beyer, D-Va., Joe Heck, R-Nev., and Tony Cárdenas, D-Calif., will phase out both the use of live animals in cosmetics testing and the sale of cosmetics that have been tested on animals. Over the past two years,…
  • Who's Afraid of Big, Bad Policy? War on Wolves Wages On

    Michael Markarian
    17 Jun 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Some anti-wolf politicians in Congress are once again pushing to force the removal of wolves from the Endangered Species Act and to block wildlife biologists, the courts, and so many members of the public from having anything to say about it.  It’s the worst kind of back-room deal-making, and we need your help now to stop it. Alamy Both the House and Senate versions of the Interior appropriations bill include noxious provisions to completely strip wolves of their Endangered Species Act protections in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. They would hand over wolf management to…
  • Wildlife Disservices

    Michael Markarian
    15 Jun 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Longtime wildlife advocate Congressman Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., led a briefing today to expose the annual, irresponsible killing of millions of wild animals on behalf of a few special interests. John Harrison The USDA’s century-old “Wildlife Services” program is a little known, taxpayer-funded effort to deal with wildlife conflicts, but the agency principally focuses on the outdated and inefficient model of lethal control. And that killing routinely utilizes shockingly inhumane and indiscriminate methods, such as toxic poisons, steel-jawed leghold traps, and aerial gunning. In Fiscal Year…
  • Where Science and Compassion Overlap: Making Progress on Animal Research Issues

    Michael Markarian
    9 Jun 2015 | 11:48 am
    If you want evidence that animal research in the country has gone off track, you don’t need to look very far. After using chimpanzees in medical experiments for three decades, the New York Blood Center simply abandoned 66 chimps in Liberia and cut off funding for their care. Volunteers were handing cups of water to the animals every couple days, to prevent their deaths, until The HSUS stepped in and provided support to keep them alive. Agnes Souchal for The HSUS Liberian chimps receive relief. Earlier this year, the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center was exposed for conducting ghoulish…
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    ASPCA Professional

  • Print & Post On July 4th: The Five Freedoms for Animals

    ASPCApro Blog
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:15 am
    Friday, July 3 2015Let freedoms—for all animals—ring! In the spirit of Independence Day, we’re asking shelters to print and post our Five Freedoms handout. Developed in 1965 in the UK, the Five Freedoms speak to the fundamental needs of animals kept by humans. (You may have heard about them in conjuction with the ASV Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters.) There’s no better time than the 4th of July weekend to show your community that you are working to uphold these freedoms—feel free to hang one in your shelter for visitors to see, and to share our ASPCApro Facebook…
  • Big Bang Theory

    emilyw
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:12 am
    Thursday, July 2 2015It’s almost the 4th of July – and that means Dr. Emily Weiss is here with the latest stats to address the theory that more pets are lost on this day than on any other. Ah, the 4th of July – picnics, boating, sunshine (we hope), celebration and argh – fireworks! This time of year I tend to get more calls from folks wanting to know how to resolve the noise phobia in their dogs, and we tend to see more stories in the media noting that more pets get lost on the 4th of July than any other time. We have conducted a couple of surveys focused on lost pets – and have…
  • Wordless Wednesday

    ASPCApro Blog
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Wednesday, July 1 2015Think POSITIVE.. What’s RIGHT with this picture? Check out our how-to for tips on creating the best communal cat room ever. (But first, please leave a comment and share your thoughts!) Photo: Animal Humane New Mexico Related links Wordless Wednesday: Communal Cat Room Capacity Webinar recording: Group Housing
  • Ask the Expert: Lourdes Bravo On Running a 24-Hour Kitten Nursery

    ASPCApro Blog
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:33 pm
    Tuesday, June 30 2015This is the second installment in our new monthly blog series, “Ask the Expert,” in which our colleagues at the ASPCA share their expertise on a variety of sheltering topics. What’s it like to run a round-the clock facility for newborn kittens? Here, ASPCA Kitten Nursery Senior Manager Lourdes Bravo gives us the scoop.   Q. How is a kitten nursery different from a shelter? A: Many of the processes are similar—the most significant difference is that the nursery is staffed around the clock with staff trained in bottle-feeding kittens who are still too young to eat…
  • Tip of the Week: What to Include On Adoption Photos

    ASPCApro Blog
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:52 am
    Monday, June 29 2015Congratulations – your amazing picture of an animal up for adoption went viral on Facebook! Someone’s mother’s brother’s cousin’s friend wants to adopt… if only he could figure out where the photo originally came from. Since you never know where your photos will end up on social media, include all relevant info on your pics to help folks locate the animal who’s caught their interest. Be sure to include your agency’s logo and/or website, the name of the animal and his ID number. Broward County Animal Care and Adoption includes this info for every photo they…
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  • $17.76 Adoption Special: July 3 and 5 (CCS shelter closed July 4)

    Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:25 am
    The July 4th weekend is the perfect time to adopt your favorite Cat Care Society kitty (age 1 and above).Details: Friday, July 3, and Sunday, July 5, Cat Care Society is offering its $17.76 Adoption Special for all cats age 1 and older. The standard pre-adoption screening process applies.Please remember, the shelter will be closed Saturday, July 4th. Link to view the $17.76 Adoption Special flyer Link to view CCS cats available for adoption Why so many adoption specials? Quoting from the just released Cat Care Quarterly:“'Why so many adoption specials?', you may be wondering.
  • June Is a Very Big Month for Cat Care Society: Something For Every Cat Lover All Month

    Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
    12 Jun 2015 | 12:33 pm
    We're celebrating Adopt a Shelter Cat month with our "Name Your Price or Spin The Wheel" adoption special -- June 2 through 30.After the screening process for cats age 1 and up, new cat parents can name their adoption fee. Or, if their new family member is too priceless to decide, simply spin the wheel:Blue - Adoption Fee Waived Purple, Yellow or Green - $6 Red - $30 June is the perfect month to welcome a Cat Care Society kitty into your home!Link to view our adoptable cats: http://www.catcaresociety.org/adoptions/cats-for-adoption If you're not ready to adopt, there's…
  • June Adoption Special: Name Your Price or Spin The Wheel

    Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
    3 Jun 2015 | 1:20 pm
    We're celebrating Adopt a Shelter Cat month with our "Name Your Price or Spin The Wheel" adoption special -- June 2 through 30.After the screening process for cats age 1 and up, new cat parents can name their adoption fee. Or, if their new family member is too priceless to decide, simply spin the wheel:Blue - Adoption Fee WaivedPurple, Yellow or Green - $6Red - $30June is the perfect month to welcome a Cat Care Society kitty into your home!Link to view our adoptable cats: http://www.catcaresociety.org/adoptions/cats-for-adoption 
  • Golfers Needed for Cat Care Society's Paws On The Green

    Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
    2 Jun 2015 | 11:15 am
    Get your game on! Cat Care Society is hosting its first ever golf tournament - Paws on the Green - and we're looking for golfers to play. And there are still sponsorships available as well.Link to the flyerPlease forward this to any golfers you know! Register online or email board member Ken Dobrovolny for more information:kdoby@catcaresociety.orgPaws on the Green Golf Tournament Monday, June 29The Meadows Golf Club6937 South Simms StreetLittleton, CO 801277:30 am breakfast8:30 am shotgun startSo get your team together and enjoy breakfast, lunch, a day on the greens, and great…
  • 2015 Tails of the Painted Cats Debut at Lakewood Arts Council Gallery

    Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
    29 May 2015 | 10:09 am
    Cat Care Society's 2015 Tails of the Painted Cats will debut at Lakewood Arts Council Gallery this upcoming week.A public reception will be held Thursday, June 4, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Please plan to attend to see both this year's Painted Cat lineup and the 2015 Flat Cat paintings during June. Appearing again as part of the annual "Cats, Dogs and Birds" show, the painted cats and flats cats will be on exhibit at the LAC Gallery through June 27th.Please note the LAC Gallery has moved to 6731 W. Colfax Ave (Lamar Station Plaza, next to Casa Bonita).Flickr album of 2015 painted cats for jpg…
 
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