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  • Factory Farming Incubating Bird Flu, Compounding Misery

    A Humane Nation
    Wayne Pacelle
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:46 am
    The bird flu outbreak is an opportunity to stop and think whether we really want to continue allowing the poultry industry to exploit animals in this way. Photo by iStockphotoBird flu has infiltrated some of the nation’s poultry flocks, leaving behind illness and death in its wake and an animal health crisis so severe that Minnesota’s governor has declared a state of emergency. Federal and state officials, in an effort to contain its spread, are “depopulating” hens and turkeys by the millions. As is typical with the factory farming industry, there’s been little thought of the…
  • I am not Willy Wonka

    Dog Rescuers Life
    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…
  • Very wonderful things

    Felis Catus
    Angela
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Things change quickly in bloom-time. One day, the garden bed is a faint brown “no.” The next, all the green things yell “yes!” One day, we brace ourselves for kitten season. The next, we have four nursing moms and eighteen vole-sized smidgens. Bandi + Big Mac = BFF & ever & ever In The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett wisely wrote: “It is astonishing how short a time it can take for very wonderful things to happen.” We’re wise to remember this when it comes to cats, humans, and other complicated entities. But just in case we need a…
  • The Art of the Scam

    This Bitch Craves Attention: Animal Welfare in Los Angeles
    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…
  • Animal Concerns Community - Farewell

    Animal Concerns News Service
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:52 am
    Animal Concerns Community (Animalconcerns.org) will cease operation at the end of August.
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    A Humane Nation

  • Factory Farming Incubating Bird Flu, Compounding Misery

    Wayne Pacelle
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:46 am
    The bird flu outbreak is an opportunity to stop and think whether we really want to continue allowing the poultry industry to exploit animals in this way. Photo by iStockphotoBird flu has infiltrated some of the nation’s poultry flocks, leaving behind illness and death in its wake and an animal health crisis so severe that Minnesota’s governor has declared a state of emergency. Federal and state officials, in an effort to contain its spread, are “depopulating” hens and turkeys by the millions. As is typical with the factory farming industry, there’s been little thought of the…
  • The HSUS’ 2014 Annual Report: Transforming the World for Animals

    Wayne Pacelle
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:27 pm
    At our urging, the New York and New Jersey legislatures banned the sale of ivory—the first state laws of their kind. Photo by AlamyToday, we officially release our 2014 annual report, in print and electronic form. I hope you’ll read and take pride in the progress we are making across such a wide range of problem areas. Below, I’ve reproduced most of my President’s essay in the report to give you a flavor of our biggest accomplishments for last year. In every area where we invested resources, we made pretty remarkable progress. I’m proud to note that thanks to you, we grew our…
  • Remember, There’s Only One Earth

    Wayne Pacelle
    22 Apr 2015 | 2:08 pm
    You can create a humane habitat for your wild neighbors just about anywhere, from an apartment balcony to a suburban yard or a community park. Photo by Kathy Milani/The HSUSEarth Day is a reminder for all of us that we humans, and all animals, depend on a healthy planet to survive. While we have the capacity to damage and destroy the planet and the life that it and the sun sustain, we also have the power to heal wounds and save animals and the land and water. In celebration of Earth Day, I offer some reminders on daily actions we can all take to help out. Eat with a conscience. Industrialized…
  • In Long Campaign, Tennessee Finally Combats Cockfighting

    Wayne Pacelle
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:48 am
    A weakened cockfighting law in Tennessee had left state and local law enforcement with mere $50 penalties for people who attend the fights, and no penalties at all for people who bring kids to these spectacles of violence and illegal gambling. Photo by Alex Gallardo/The HSUSBy commanding votes, of 90–2 in the House and 24–1 in the Senate, Tennessee lawmakers last night placed a bill on Governor Bill Haslam’s desk to crack down on the horrid practice of animal fighting, by making it a class A misdemeanor to attend a fight or to bring a child to one. Those lopsided votes, along with the…
  • Monkey Business at Labs and Roadside Zoos Must End

    Wayne Pacelle
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:50 am
    At a roadside attraction in Collins, Miss., we found a monkey living alone in a barren enclosure, pacing incessantly due to boredom and anxiety. Photo by Kathy Milani/The HSUSThe HSUS’ undercover investigations have revealed primates in psychological distress at research facilities and roadside zoos, and it’s time to do something comprehensive about the problem. Today, we submitted a legal petition to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) asking the agency to provide regulatory guidance directing research facilities, exhibitors, and dealers that breed and use primates on how the…
 
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  • 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…
  • All gone!

    25 Jan 2013 | 4:53 pm
    The last two puppies were adopted last night.  that means NO MORE DOGS AT MY HOUSE... woohooo... Well besides my 4 and one 1 foster dog but she is so good I totally forget she is even here.I am excited for my break.
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  • Very wonderful things

    Angela
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Things change quickly in bloom-time. One day, the garden bed is a faint brown “no.” The next, all the green things yell “yes!” One day, we brace ourselves for kitten season. The next, we have four nursing moms and eighteen vole-sized smidgens. Bandi + Big Mac = BFF & ever & ever In The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett wisely wrote: “It is astonishing how short a time it can take for very wonderful things to happen.” We’re wise to remember this when it comes to cats, humans, and other complicated entities. But just in case we need a…
  • The overflow of the heart

    Angela
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:11 pm
    I’ve been thinking about Queen‘s heart lately. Contrary to popular opinion, it is not an empty hole, The Abyss, or Vladimir Putin’s soul and inspiration. When Queen looks at you like this, it’s probably best to call your family and tell them to always remember you love them. But I’m bereft of words when it comes to Queen‘s heart. What motivates a cat who comes as close as breath, chirping and burbling…only to bite you bloody? What drives a creature who greets you with elation every morning…the better to scream and snarl and slash your face? What…
  • Tortie reform

    Angela
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:32 pm
    My barrister friends have often said that, when it comes to law school, if you make it through torts, you can make it. I assumed this famously difficult class on torts must be on the topic of torts, as in, wrongful acts leading to civil legal liability. Now I know: it was on tortoiseshell cats. The representative from Virginia has the floor. Convoluted though crime may be, it’s no comparison for the complexities of torties. This has been hammered home in a most colorful way this spring. After having our stock of torties depleted by adoptions, we’re once again in the throes of a…
  • The meaning of meh

    Angela
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:08 pm
    You can learn a lot when you listen. This year alone, we’ve learned that what kind of funk is gon’ give it to ya. We’ve learned that someone, somewhere, thought we needed a second Paul Blart: Mall Cop movie. And we’ve learned that cats are sheep are cats. Who’s orange and black and ovine all over? Would I lie to you? Trust me on this. Or, better yet, don’t trust me — just listen. In the fair Community Room we lay our scene: Bonnie: Meow. Maggie: Meow. Mario: Thatza spicy meataball. Queen: Sssssssssssssssss. Angel: Meow. Just keep listening. Finally,…
  • The end from the beginning

    Angela
    10 Apr 2015 | 11:46 am
    Sometimes cliches are food. It’s easy to forget, after the 200,000,000th time we read an inspiring quote on Pinterest/Tumblr/insert favorite social medium here, that the inspiring quote was once new to us. New. Nurturing. Needful. Food. “Things happen, that’s all they ever do.” – Dawes“Things fall apart so better things can fall together.” – Thimble Once it’s sunk down deep into our marrow, we forget that once it was a bolt of light into our yawning darkness. “Live, laugh, love.” “The ones who matter don’t mind, and…
 
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    This Bitch Craves Attention: Animal Welfare in Los Angeles

  • 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…
  • Beware of Idea Segregation

    Madeline Bernstein-spcaLA President
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:29 pm
    Courtesy Google imagesThe article describing proposed California legislation, "The Sodomite Suppression Act", submitted by an attorney which mandates that all gay people be shot in the head, was sent to me by someone who demanded that I say something and would not stop yelling until I agreed to do so. Why me? Because your spcaLA has been protecting vulnerable classes - children, women and animals since 1877, and my personal and professional paths have frequently placed me between a bully and a victim.What can I say about this proposed law?  We are devolving into a society of ideologues,…
  • Ringling Bros. Failed to Train the Public to Come to the Show

    Madeline Bernstein-spcaLA President
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:29 am
    Courtesy Google ImagesRingling Bros. announced that they are phasing out elephant acts by 2018, Their parent company Feld Entertainment cited public concern for the welfare of elephants and this;"...  certain cities and counties have passed "anti-circus" and "anti-elephant" ordinances. The company's three shows visit 115 cities throughout the year, and Feld said it's expensive to fight legislation in each jurisdiction. It's also difficult to plan tours amid constantly changing regulations.." (President Kenneth Feld)We should take note that constant vigilance, intelligent…
  • Animal People Are Not Humorless

    Madeline Bernstein-spcaLA President
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:02 pm
    Courtesy Google ImagesThere was a great rage and fuss raised over a GoDaddy Super Bowl ad involving the selling of a puppy on line. GoDaddy responded by pulling the ad and assuring the public that the dog was adopted by a member of the GoDaddy team.What disturbed me was the other reaction by the public that animal people are humorless.I can say that is not true of me and most of my colleagues. It is my undying belief that, unless there is actual harm or criminal activity, everyone has a right to be offensive, write stupid copy and voice their opinions. We have the power to not watch, not buy…
 
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  • Diane Abbott: defending Hackney North with half an eye on City Hall

    Dave Hill
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:22 am
    One of London Labour’s best-known politicians should easily hold her seat before moving on to the tougher fight to become the capital’s next mayorThanks to the outstanding Hackney Citizen newspaper, hustings were held at Dalston’s Arcola Theatre on Sunday, one for each of Hackney borough’s two parliamentary seats. Labour will win both comfortably, which may suggest that the hustings were a waste of time. They were not. If anything, the difficulty of the other parties’ tasks made it all the more important that their arguments were heard. That’s democracy, a precious thing. What’s…
  • San Francisco to circuses using 'wild or exotic' animals: pack up and leave town

    Jessica Glenza in New York
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:55 am
    It’s unclear if ordinance which would ban forcing animals to perform anywhere in the city and county – including for movie and TV productions – will pass into lawSan Francisco may have seen its last lion tamer. The city and county’s board of supervisors on Tuesday voted to end all performances by “wild or exotic” animals, going further than other US cities by banning displays in all settings, from the circus to movies and television.Though the board of supervisors approved the new rule, it was unclear if it would pass into law. Mayor Edwin Lee, who must approve the ordinance, did…
  • Iranian video showing stray dogs' killings sparks protests in major cities

    Saeed Kamali Dehghan
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:49 am
    Protesters in Tehran and Shiraz demand an end to the killings of stray dogs by lethal injection and instead want the authorities to vaccinate and shelter themA horrific video, showing the killings of stray dogs by lethal injection in the Iranian city of Shiraz, has sparked protests in at least two major cities and drawn condemnation from animal rights defenders across the country. The footage, which has gone viral in Iran, depicts a group of men cruelly putting down stray dogs by injecting what seems to be acid. The animals are shown twitching in agony before they die. Continue reading...
  • Japanese zoo association suspended by world body over Taiji dolphin hunts

    Oliver Milman
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:48 pm
    World Association of Zoos and Aquariums takes action against Japanese member representing aquariums that take dolphins from Taiji huntThe world’s leading zoo organisation has suspended its Japanese member over its involvement in the controversial dolphin hunts in Taiji.The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (Waza) has suspended the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (Jaza) following a unanimous vote by its council. Continue reading...
  • Animal rights protesters investigated by police over anti-Tory leaflets

    Steven Morris
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:57 am
    Stop the Cull leaflets fail strict election rules requiring them to include the name and address of the printer, the promoter and the person being promotedDetectives have been called in to investigate thousands of anti-Tory posters and leaflets distributed by animal rights campaigners in key marginal constituencies.Members of the Stop the Cull group, which took direct action against the Tory-Lib Dem coalition’s controversial badger cull, claim to have printed almost half a million leaflets and posters calling for people to “Vote the Tories out”. Continue reading...
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  • Animal Suffering in China

    Ken Swensen
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:50 am
    by Ken Swensen U.S. animal advocates have our hands full here at home, so it is understandable that we have limited energy left for overseas work. And yet a case can be made that we can maximize our contributions by supporting animal advocacy in developing nations, where institutionalized animal abuse is still gaining momentum and […]
  • A Big Bang to Stop Horse Slaughter

    Michael Markarian
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    by Michael Markarian — Our thanks to Michael Markarian for permission to republish this post, which originally appeared on his blog Animals & Politics on April 22, 2015. A bipartisan team of lawmakers today introduced federal legislation to stop the butchering of America’s companion horses and the peddling of their doped up meat to foreign […]
  • Action Alert from the National Anti-Vivisection Society

    National Anti-Vivisection Society
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:55 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 […]
  • See No Evil

    Administrator
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:14 am
    Dogfighting Spectator Law Already Making a Difference by Michael Markarian — Our thanks to Michael Markarian for permission to republish this post, which originally appeared on his blog Animals & Politics on April 14, 2015. I’m pleased to report that the Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act, which we worked with Congress to enact last year, […]
  • Chimpanzees Recognized as Legal Persons?

    AFA Editorial Staff
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:11 am
    Great news for two chimpanzees that could have positive consequences for other nonhuman primates. Edit (April 21, 2015): Please note that the original press release from the Nonhuman Rights project has changed. The NhRP has made an important clarification. The following information comes from a press release from the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP): First Time […]
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  • NAVS calls for end to primate tests ahead of World Day for Laboratory Animals

    admin
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:45 am
    The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) has revealed that traumatic monkey experiments are being carried out at top universities in the UK ahead of World Day for Laboratory Animals on Friday 24 April. Many of the tests are rated ‘severe’, causing long-lasting suffering. The NAVS is calling for the University of Cambridge, King’s College London, Newcastle University, the University of Oxford and other universities to end their experiments on monkeys. ‘Severe’ and ‘substantial’ tests which cause long-lasting or significant suffering are conducted at King’s College London,…
  • BUAV appeals to UK voters to Vote Cruelty Free on May 7th as shocking animal experiments are revealed

    admin
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:39 am
    BUAV appeals to UK voters to Vote Cruelty Free on May 7th as shocking animal experiments are revealed April 24th is World Day for Animals in Laboratories, an international event to remember the millions of animals who suffer and die in laboratories around the world. This year, ahead of the general election on May 7th, the BUAV is marking the occasion by calling on people to Vote Cruelty Free and support its campaign to end animal experiments in the UK. More than 4 million animals are used in experiments across the country (2013 is the most recent year for which such data is available)…
  • Downton Abbey star calls for change on World Lab Day

    admin
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:24 am
    World Day for Animals in Laboratories is observed every year on 24 April. This year Peter Egan, the highly respected actor and animal rights advocate, has spoken out in support of the Dr Hadwen Trust. He said: “The most recent statistics released by the Home Office reveal that over 4 million animals are used annually in research in the UK. I find this number to be shocking not least because, as I understand it, much of this research may have little relevance to humans.”? “I am particularly enthusiastic about the work of the Dr Hadwen Trust because they are actually developing a…
  • Denmark bans bestiality in move against animal sex tourism

    admin
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Stuff: Denmark has passed legislation banning bestiality, toughening a law that animal rights activists feared was encouraging animal sex tourists to visit the country…
  • Delays on M74 after dog takes control of a tractor

    admin
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:57 am
    Independent: Delays were caused today on one of Scotland’s main motorways “due to a dog taking control of a tractor”. Traffic Scotland said it was “not joking”, after reporting delays near Junction 13 of the M74 “due to dog taking control of tractor”…
 
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    Michael Markarian: Animals & Politics

  • A Big Bang to Stop Horse Slaughter

    Michael Markarian
    22 Apr 2015 | 2:27 pm
    A bipartisan team of lawmakers today introduced federal legislation to stop the butchering of America’s companion horses and the peddling of their doped up meat to foreign consumers. The HSUS For the past two fiscal years, Congress has rightly stopped the use of tax dollars for the U.S. Department of Agriculture to conduct horse slaughter inspections, preventing the plants from opening here. But the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act (H.R. 1942)—which was introduced by Reps. Frank Guinta, R-N.H.; Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill.; Vern Buchanan, R-Fla.; Michelle Lujan Grisham,…
  • See No Evil: Dogfighting Spectator Law Already Making a Difference

    Michael Markarian
    14 Apr 2015 | 2:26 pm
    I’m pleased to report that the Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act, which we worked with Congress to enact last year, is now having a tangible impact in the field and helping to crack down on the entire cast of characters involved in animal fighting. This week, eight people were convicted under federal law for attending a dogfight in Akron, Ohio. The HSUS Last November, police raided what the Cleveland Plain Dealer called a nationwide dogfighting ring. Forty-seven people were arrested. Ten were charged in federal court, and the rest are being prosecuted in state court. The spectators…
  • Montana: The Nation’s Safe Haven for Dogfighting Boosters

    Michael Markarian
    8 Apr 2015 | 11:20 am
    In 49 states all across America, it’s a crime to attend a dogfight. Our federal law also includes penalties for spectators who finance dogfights with their gambling wagers and admission fees. There is a consensus in our country that animal fighting statutes should punish the entire cast of characters involved in the criminal enterprise, including the spectators who make it profitable. Frank Loftus/The HSUS Which state is the one outlier? Montana. The Big Sky State is now the Big Dogfighting Spectator State. Lawmakers there had an opportunity to close the dogfighting spectator loophole…
  • Animal Fighting Suffers a Knockdown

    Michael Markarian
    2 Apr 2015 | 1:36 pm
    It’s been a big week in our major campaign to crack down on the brutal bloodsport of animal fighting. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed a bill into law on Monday establishing felony penalties for repeat cockfighting offenders. Utah was previously the only state in the west without a felony cockfighting law, making it a magnet for animal fighters seeking to escape tougher punishment in neighboring states. Similar bills to fortify the law were blocked in the legislature for the past two years, but now Utah is the 42nd state with a felony cockfighting law. The HSUS In Tennessee—one of only eight…
  • Arizonans Rally to Keep Cruelty Code Intact

    Michael Markarian
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:35 am
    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey exercised his first veto in office last night, and with a stroke of his pen, he nixed a misguided and dangerous bill that would have bifurcated the state’s anti-cruelty statute—creating one set of rules for companion animals and another, weaker, one for farm animals and horses. The HSUS As I wrote last week, this power grab by Big Ag also would have taken away local control from municipalities and badly complicated efforts by whistleblowers to expose abuse on factory farms. Gov. Ducey’s powerful veto message underscores the public concern for animal cruelty and…
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  • Plan Ahead: Cuatro Cinco de Mayo Promos

    ASPCApro Blog
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:21 am
    Tuesday, April 28 2015Cinco de Gato… Cinco de Meow…  May 5th sure offers some good options for pun-loving animal organizations—and we love watching you take full advantage of Cinco de Mayo every year by holding fiestas, discounting adoptions and having a whole lotta fun in-shelter and on social media. Wanna get those event-planning wheels turning under your sombrero? Here’s some inspiration from your colleagues in the field: Uno This Sunday, Great Plains SPCA will be holding their 4thannual Cinco de Mayo parade, in which they invite all dogs to come in costume and be a Chihuahua at…
  • Tip of the Week: What Goes Around Comes Around

    ASPCApro Blog
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:12 am
    Monday, April 27 2015Next time you’re recruiting help, turn to those you serve in your community! Mayport Cats, Inc., an all-volunteer rescue group and ASPCA grant honoree, regularly transitions the folks they assist into volunteers. Dubbed the Neuter Ninja Navy, MCI's volunteers are mostly military personnel because of the rescue's proximity to a naval base and military housing, where there they perform TNR with the local homeless cat population. Rather than put out a mass call for volunteers, MCI actively seeks out people in the community who have been directly assisted, since they bring…
  • Training Your Way with ASPCA Webinars

    Guest Blogger
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:22 pm
    Friday, April 24 2015The ASPCA’s Claire Sterling lets you in on our not-so-secret professional development weapon. This Saturday, the ASPCA’s Grants department will be presenting two sessions for organizations interested in boosting grant funding for their work at Texas Unites for Animals, the largest U.S. regional animal welfare conference. The first session will focus on crafting a strong funding request, while the second will focus on maintaining solid relationships with funders after receiving grants, which positions grantees well for additional support in the future.   Can’t make…
  • Don’t Assess… (Well, sort of)

    emilyw
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:18 am
    Thursday, April 23 2015Dr. Emily Weiss shares tools that offer a quick and simple way for you to fast track dogs coming into your facility. What if I told you there may be a way to quickly increase the amount of time and resources you have available? What if I said it is as easy as eliminating hands-on behavior assessments at time of intake when there is an owner with the animal (yes, this is me suggesting you eliminate a behavior evaluation)! Yep, you heard right, there may be a quick and simple (and predictive) way for you to learn about the dogs coming into your facility as…
  • Facebook Basics: 3 Things to Include in Your Comment Policy

    ASPCApro Blog
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:20 am
    Wednesday, April 22 2015Your Facebook fans are the best, and you won’t let anyone mess with them! By including a code of conduct on your page, you maintain control of the conversation—you want to welcome different opinions while keeping folks respectful and on topic. Here’s a look at where to post your policy, and what to say: Where to Stick It Your policy should go in your Facebook page’s “About” tab under “Page Info,” posted in the general information box. Make sure you say up front that by participating on your page, commenters are agreeing to your policy—that way…
 
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  • This Week: Earth Day Adoption Special + Free Cat Behavior Seminar

    Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:57 am
    In honor of Earth Day - Wed, April 22, noon - 5:30 p.m. - Cat Care Society is having an adoption special! One day only! All cats age one year and older can be adopted for $4.22! Help us celebrate our wonderful planet, and help give a fine home to a feline companion. Whenever a cat is adopted from CCS, two cats are saved - the cat who is adopted, and a stray or abandoned cat who can come to CCS because of the space opened up by the adoption. Call our adoption team for more information: 303.239.9680. Click here for more information.Note: The Standard adoption screening process will still apply.
  • Celebrating Volunteers at Cat Care Society: It's National Volunteer Week in America, April 12-18, 2015

    Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
    12 Apr 2015 | 2:02 pm
    Cat Care Society thanks and celebrates its team of 118 volunteers with 799 years of collective service to the organization. We appreciate all they do for the cats.Quoting Jane Dorsey, Cat Care Society's Volunteer Coordinator, from her annual message:"The 12th of April marks the beginning of National Volunteer Week, designated as such by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. We at Cat Care Society know well that volunteers make the difference between a nonprofit’s success and failure to exist. Without a strong volunteer program CCS would not be…
  • January Seminar: Building a Better Bond with Your Kitty by Denver Cat Behaviorist Billie Reynolds

    Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:57 am
    Please join us this Saturday, January 24 from 10:30 a.m. to noon for our first monthly seminar of the year: Building a Better Bond with Your Kitty. Billie Reynolds, Cat Behavior Specialist and Certified Trainer, will give a presentation where you can learn:* New ideas for interactive playtime with your cat.* How to use clicker training to bond with your kitty.* How to enrich the sights, sounds, and smells in your cat's environment.* How to interact more effectively with your cat by learning to think like a cat.The seminar is free of charge and will take place in the lower level classroom of…
  • Cat Care Society Gift Wrappers Head to the LoDo Tattered Cover: Dec 14-21

    Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:25 am
    December 14-21, Cat Care Society volunteers will again be wrapping gifts at the Historic LoDo location of Denver's iconic Tattered Cover Book Store, 1628 16th Street. Gift wrapping is free but tips are greatly appreciated and will be donated to the Cat Care Society shelter.CCS volunteers will be in charge of the Tattered Cover's gift wrapping station on the following days:  Sunday, December 14, 10 am to 4 pmMonday, December 15, 10 am to 4 pmTuesday, December 16, 10 am to 4 pmWednesday, December 17, 10 am to 4 pmThursday, December 18, 10 am to 4 pmFriday, December 19, 10 am to 4…
  • 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…
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