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  • Reopening a Cruel Chapter, at UW-Madison, in Maternal Deprivation Experiments

    Wayne Pacelle: A Humane Nation
    Wayne Pacelle
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:23 am
    We have a strong, natural inclination to protect the vulnerable, and that urge swells when it comes to caring for infants and children. So when I was told of a government-funded study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in which infant monkeys would be separated from their mothers, subjected to other stressors to build even higher states of anxiety, and then killed following various invasive procedures, I knew we couldn’t stand by. We had to join the fight to stop this appalling, degrading “research.” For these inhumane experiments, infant rhesus monkeys will be…
  • Proper preparation

    Felis Catus
    Angela
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:26 pm
    There is no good way to lose a cat. Preparation doesn’t make us prepared. Sudden loss doesn’t spare us long grief. There is no good way. Doc Watson, old soldier of love, c. 2003 - 2014 This has been entirely too obvious in the past month, as we’ve been socked by the back-to-back-to-back losses of Doc Watson, Annie, and Jenny. My grandfather was a fountain of adages, one of his favorite being the Five P’s: Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance.  But what does “preparation” look like when it comes to goodbye? In one sense, we should have been…
  • FBI Endorses Plan to Add Animal Cruelty Crimes to FBI National Incident Based Reporting System

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

    Animal Concerns News Service
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:49 am
    Animal Concerns Community (Animalconcerns.org) will cease operation at the end of August.
  • Civet cat coffee: can world's most expensive brew be made sustainably?

    Animal welfare | The Guardian
    Tony Wild
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Coffee derived from the faeces of the civet cat has spawned a cruel industry. Will sustainable production leave a better taste?The story of kopi luwak has a certain repulsive charm. A shy cat-like wild creature wanders out of the Sumatran jungle at night onto a coffee plantation and selects only the finest, ripest coffee cherries to eat. Only it cant digest the stone (the coffee bean) and craps them out, its anal glands imparting an elusive musky smoothness to the resultant roasted coffee.And when, as coffee director of Taylors of Harrogate, I first brought a small amount of kopi luwak to the…
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    Wayne Pacelle: A Humane Nation

  • Reopening a Cruel Chapter, at UW-Madison, in Maternal Deprivation Experiments

    Wayne Pacelle
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:23 am
    We have a strong, natural inclination to protect the vulnerable, and that urge swells when it comes to caring for infants and children. So when I was told of a government-funded study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in which infant monkeys would be separated from their mothers, subjected to other stressors to build even higher states of anxiety, and then killed following various invasive procedures, I knew we couldn’t stand by. We had to join the fight to stop this appalling, degrading “research.” For these inhumane experiments, infant rhesus monkeys will be…
  • Global Community Tells Japan to Stand Down on Southern Ocean Whaling

    Wayne Pacelle
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:38 pm
    The big news on whaling in 2014 was the ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) declaring Japan’s hunt in the southern hemisphere is at odds with international rules. As a consequence, for the first time in more than 100 years, there was no whaling in the Southern Ocean since the ICJ ruling on March 31st. We knew that while Japan said it would honor the ruling, it was looking to interpret it narrowly and to find a way – at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting that just ended today in Portorož, Slovenia – to gain some authorization to resume some whale…
  • Big News: FBI to Start Tracking Animal Cruelty Cases

    Wayne Pacelle
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:28 am
    Cruelty to animals will get its own category in federal crime reports for the first time. I got that word yesterday from John Thompson, my friend at the National Sheriffs’ Association, who told me that Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey has signed off on including animal cruelty offenses in the Uniform Crime Report. Local agencies will also track them to report to the FBI. Now that animal cruelty, including animal neglect, is included in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, there is a real incentive for law enforcement agencies to pay closer attention to such incidents.
  • Little Competition, Lots of Soring at This Year’s Celebration

    Wayne Pacelle
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:59 am
    With so many lawmakers signed on to legislation that would substantially upgrade the federal law against horse soring – the practice of deliberately wounding a horse’s legs and hooves to create the artificial, high-stepping gait known as the “big lick” – we hear from industry leaders that they have cleaned up their act. They say there’s no need to do away with the industry self-regulation program, and no need for felony-level penalties for soring abuses. Of the 360 "big lick" horses inspected at this year's Celebration, 145 - more than 40 percent - were disqualified.
  • Live Action in Pennsylvania on Live Pigeon Shoots

    Wayne Pacelle
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:16 am
    Today, I was in Harrisburg advocating for the enactment of H.B. 1750, which would ban the eating of dogs and cats and end live pigeon shoots. I was joined by lawmakers from both parties and by representatives of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association, Federated Humane Societies of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania SPCA, the Women’s Humane Society, Humane PA and other organizations.  Pigeon shooting is not hunting. It’s just a massacre of birds imported for the spectacle and thrown right up in front of the shooter. Photo: The HSUS The ban on eating companion animals doesn’t…
 
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  • Proper preparation

    Angela
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:26 pm
    There is no good way to lose a cat. Preparation doesn’t make us prepared. Sudden loss doesn’t spare us long grief. There is no good way. Doc Watson, old soldier of love, c. 2003 - 2014 This has been entirely too obvious in the past month, as we’ve been socked by the back-to-back-to-back losses of Doc Watson, Annie, and Jenny. My grandfather was a fountain of adages, one of his favorite being the Five P’s: Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance.  But what does “preparation” look like when it comes to goodbye? In one sense, we should have been…
  • Map of the world

    Angela
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:19 am
    We like to keep the ground beneath our feet. We prefer our maps perfect. But sometimes, there be dragons. Cartographer Jenny Before flying machines and Google Earth, our ancestors knew they didn’t know the whole map. What they knew, they drew; where the borderlands melted into mystery, they wrote: “here be dragons.”* In other words, you are now entering the unknown. You may be consumed. You may be enraptured. You may be captured by 500 Kevin Bacons. We don’t know. Proceed with caution. Better yet, do not proceed. Today, though, we know better, and that’s…
  • Brandy Alexander

    Angela
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Innocence is underrated. There’s something to be said for the 12 33-year-old who thinks the song “Shoop” is simply about dancing. There’s something to be said for the eminent emeritus English professor whose favorite films feature dogs dressed as people. And there’s a Saturn-sized something to be said for the cat who thinks that all of life is all asplendor, all the time. Brandy Alexander/always gets me into trouble... Ours is a cynical age. We prefer our newscasters grizzled, our senators suspicious, our shampoos twice-reviewed, our guarantees money-back.
  • Epilogues: August 2014

    Angela
    5 Sep 2014 | 12:38 pm
    People say that Labor Day marks the end of summer. People say that white shoes are not okay after said day. People say a lot of things. But if you’ve had the kind of August our cats have had, you’re still sloshing white espadrilles through the endless summer stew. Like Point Break's Bodhi, Diego only lives to get radical. Don’t believe me? Try this on for size: Arrived: Pablo, Salsa, Diego, Emilio, Bones, Magdalene, Taz, Lemar, Malachite, Nantucket, Bowser, Pharaoh, Banana, Dawg, Bethany, Sapphire, Gumbie, Luna Adopted: Paulette, Rosemary, Mystique, Picadilly, Marceline,…
  • Divinity

    Angela
    4 Sep 2014 | 2:08 pm
    The word “divine” has fallen on strange times. Paula Deen’s candy is “divine.” One of John Waters’ muses is Divine. If you play your taffies right, Candy Crush will proclaim you “DIVINE!” And the name Divya is Sanskrit for divine. At least one of those definitions honors the word well. Divya is, in fact, radiant with divine brilliance. She’s in full glimmer today — but there was a time, not long ago, when her sparkle was smudged-over. Let’s go back to circa May 2014. Somewhere in the tri-state area, an ailing woman breathed her…
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    This Bitch Craves Attention: Animal Welfare in Los Angeles

  • 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…
  • The Arrogance of the Ignorant

    Madeline Bernstein-spcaLA President
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:53 pm
    courtesy spcaLAIn response to members of the public and legitimate animal welfare organizations advising people to use caution if they wish to dump an ice bucket on their dog, a spokesperson for an animal welfare lobbying organization  glibly responded that there are more important things to worry about. Notwithstanding that those of us in the "hands on" business see endless cases of well-meaning accidents gone bad; it is a prime example of the arrogance of the ignorant.There is always something worse to worry about. Watching your son beheaded on the internet, acts of genocide in Iraq,…
  • I Do Have A Real Job

    Madeline Bernstein-spcaLA President
    14 Aug 2014 | 11:02 am
    Courtesy of MSN.com linkWhen people ask me - "why don't you get a real job" or "why did you give up prosecuting people" or "why should we care about animal abuse" - I show them an article like this -http://news.msn.com/crime-justice/after-5-year-manhunt-fugitive-couple-arrested  Note the treatment of both their children and animals.I never changed jobs - I changed my primary victim focus. But guess what! The defendants remain the same.  Criminals are criminals, bullies are bullies, and sadists are sadists. The connection between animal abuse and people abuse particularly in the…
  • What is Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Donatello and Salmonella?

    Madeline Bernstein-spcaLA President
    3 Aug 2014 | 6:35 pm
    not ninjasFour fictional ninja turtles and one real disease.I love the ninja turtle movies but I also love turtles. Real turtles are not ninjas, not appropriate pets for youngsters, and not legal to sell if their shells are less than 4 inches in diameter.not a turtleReal turtles also carry salmonella which transmits to children and adults when hands are put in mouths, eyes etc without serious washing in between. Salmonella can be fatal to the young, elderly and vulnerable. Turtles also don't provide the type of sustained interaction that children like which often results in their being…
 
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    Animal welfare | The Guardian

  • Civet cat coffee: can world's most expensive brew be made sustainably?

    Tony Wild
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Coffee derived from the faeces of the civet cat has spawned a cruel industry. Will sustainable production leave a better taste?The story of kopi luwak has a certain repulsive charm. A shy cat-like wild creature wanders out of the Sumatran jungle at night onto a coffee plantation and selects only the finest, ripest coffee cherries to eat. Only it cant digest the stone (the coffee bean) and craps them out, its anal glands imparting an elusive musky smoothness to the resultant roasted coffee.And when, as coffee director of Taylors of Harrogate, I first brought a small amount of kopi luwak to the…
  • Inside the battery hen shed: the farmer who wants to prove cages arent always cruel

    Melissa Davey
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:02 pm
    His birds cant flap their wings or forage, but with the campaign to ban cage eggs gathering pace, Brian Ahmed argues a range of properly managed farming systems are needed to meet consumer demand. Guardian Australia takes up an offer to inspect his farmIts not freedom, Id admit that, Brian Ahmed says, gesturing to row after row of chickens kept at five per cage in a large, temperature-controlled shed.Ahmed runs LTs Egg Farm in Victorias Werribee South, where 20,000 caged hens produce up to 18,000 eggs every day. Continue reading...
  • Sydneys waters could be tropical in decades, heres the bad news

    Adriana Vergés and Alex Sen Gupta for The Conversation
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:19 pm
    Our research points to a widespread tropicalisation of temperate coastlines such as Sydney within the next few decades. This may sound pleasant, but it might not beWelcome to tropical Sydney, where colourful surgeonfishes and parrotfishes are plentiful, corals have replaced kelp forests, and underwater life seems brighter, more colourful and all-round better. Or is it?While this vision of a future Sydney is just an embellished cartoon of what climate change would do off the citys coastline, our recent research does point to a widespread tropicalisation of temperate coastlines such as Sydney…
  • Animals on stage should we allow it?

    Lyn Gardner
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:31 am
    Peta has protested at the use of live goldfish in a scene in Jamie Lloyd's staging of Richard III. Maybe it will make us think harder about the wider ethics of using animals in performanceIn Charles Spencer's review of The Two Gentlemen of Verona at the RSC in Stratford this summer, the dog playing Crab, Launce's mutt, was singled out for particular praise. It's not uncommon for animals to grab both critical and audience attention. Dogs that play Toto in The Wizard of Oz end up lavished with rave reviews; some people couldn't decide whether they preferred Helen Mirren's performance in The…
  • Elephants: nature's landscape designers - video

    Jude Isabella
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Elephants, poached for their tusks by the thousands each year, are at risk of extinction. But these giant herbivores are more valuable alive than dead. Science writer Jude Isabella treks 100 miles through Laikipia, Kenya, to see how the intelligent and social creatures maintain ecosystems for other animals, including humans.The Vital Signs platform is funded by Avery Dennison, Domtar and Chiquita. All content is editorially independent except for pieces labelled advertisement feature. Find out more here. Continue reading...
 
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  • Deer at the County Fair?

    Michael Markarian
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    In a late-night, nail-biting vote last week, the Missouri House of Representatives failed to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a bill that would have relaxed restrictions on captive deer farms. It was a big loss for the Missouri Farm Bureau and other interests that want virtually no regulations on any type of farming, no matter how reckless or inhumane. And it was a win for family farmers standing up to Big Ag, as well as for conservation and animal protection advocates who work to stop captive hunting ranches and prevent the spread of disease to native wildlife.
  • Action Alert from the National Anti-Vivisection Society

    National Anti-Vivisection Society
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:21 am
    This week, Take Action Thursday urges immediate action to pass meaningful federal legislation prohibiting the use of non-medical antibiotics in livestock feed. It also celebrates the passage of legislation in California to limit antibiotic use in animal feed and deplores the adoption of a constitutional amendment in Missouri giving individuals (and corporations) the "right to farm."
  • Success for Springer, the Rehabilitated Orca!

    Born Free USA
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:06 am
    Springer is the first and only orca to have been successfully re-integrated back into the wild with her pod after human intervention. Springer could have easily been captured for a life in captivity: a common fate for stranded marine mammals. Instead, for Springer, it was rescue, rehabilitation, release ... freedom.
  • Animals in the News

    Gregory McNamee
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:14 am
    Here it is, the last week of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, and if you live almost anywhere therein you probably experienced at least a little more heat this season than you did, say, 10 years past. Now, certain politicians and radio commentators are having a field day denying this possibility, and the formula for the ultimate cause is still a matter of some interpretation, but we can say this with some certainty: All we need is more ants, and the problem of warming will be a thing of the past.
  • Fascinating Flying Foxes: Gentle Giants Under Threat

    Marla Rose
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:14 am
    Summer in the Northern Hemisphere is just about over and Hallowe'en is right around the corner, so prepare to see "spooky" bats everywhere among the ghoulish things people use for seasonal decoration. But, actually, if you take a closer look and learn more about bats, it's not hard to become a real fan.
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    Animal Blog

  • New nature reserve to open in London

    admin
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:34 am
    Wildlife Extra: London Wildlife trust will be transforming what was formerly Stoke Newington Reserve into Woodberry Wetlands, a new nature reserve in north east London set to open to the public in 2015. The Wildlife trust has secured a total of £1.5 million in order to complete the reserve, on which will be built a bridge, boardwalk, café and visitor centre, designed to provide public access while minimising disturbance to wildlife…
  • Wild animal circus – and protesters – heading to Shropshire

    admin
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:31 am
    Shropshire Star: A circus which still uses wild animals will roll into the region this week – with Europe’s youngest lion tamer in tow. Thomas Chipperfield, 24, will perform as part of Peter Jolly’s Circus in both Chirk and Oswestry – one of the few remaining circuses with live animals…
  • Wildlife licences: can’t shoot robins, but Egyptian geese are game

    admin
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:56 am
    Guardian: Landowners wanting to be allowed to shoot robins, pied wagtails, starlings and other favourite birds seen eating their crops have been rebuffed by the government. But shooters will be able to legally kill or destroy the nests of Egyptian geese and trap and release protected birds like song thrushes, blue tits and dunnocks found foraging in food stores and barns…
  • Animal keeper mauled to death by tiger ‘may have been victim of faulty lock’

    admin
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:49 am
    Telegraph: A young zookeeper mauled to death by a tiger at the wildlife park where she worked may have been left at the mercy of the animal because of a faulty lock, an inquest heard…
  • Farm with big pizza connections accused of animal abuse

    admin
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:46 am
    Fortune: …Mercy For Animals, an animal protection group that regularly conducts undercover investigations, had a member get hired as part of the barn crew at Winchester Dairy, located near Roswell, N.M. He documented workers kicking and punching cows, shocking the animals in their genitals and other abuses. Leprino Foods provides cheese to several national pizza chains, including Domino’s, Papa John’s and Pizza Hut, which is owned by Yum Brands…
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    Michael Markarian: Animals & Politics

  • Deer at the County Fair? Missouri Vote Keeps the Wild in Wildlife

    Michael Markarian
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:32 am
    In a late-night, nail-biting vote yesterday, the Missouri House of Representatives failed to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a bill that would’ve relaxed restrictions on captive deer farms. Language in the bill reclassified captive deer as “livestock” rather than “wildlife.” The Senate had voted to override the veto, and the House failed by just one vote to get the two-thirds majority needed. As Missourinet reported:  House Republican leadership kept the voting board open more than 20 minutes while it looked for the 109 votes needed for a veto overturn. When the tally hit…
  • 100 Years of Solitude: Extinction Story Calls for Action Today

    Michael Markarian
    5 Sep 2014 | 9:13 am
    This week marked a dark centennial in our relationship with animals. On September 1, 1914, the last known passenger pigeon, Martha, died alone in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo. It’s rare that we know the exact date a species became extinct, but in this case, we know it’s been 100 years since the extermination of passenger pigeons, which used to number in the billions in the United States. The passenger pigeon's extinction story has modern implications. iStock.com The birds were once so common that they would darken the skies for hours or even days at a time. Yet they were wiped out…
  • Rescued Primates Need Immigration Reform Too

    Michael Markarian
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    It’s generally unlawful to import primates into the United States—and for good reason. The animals suffer in the exotic pet trade, can be dangerous to people and other animals, and can even spread serious diseases to humans. That’s why 26 states have banned the private ownership of primates as pets, and we are working to bar the interstate commerce in chimpanzees and other primates sold over the Internet or at exotic animal auctions. A chimpanzee at Chimp Haven sanctuary Brandon Wade/AP Images for The HSUS The current U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regulations governing…
  • The Movement for Hens to Move

    Michael Markarian
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:57 pm
    KPBS of San Diego reported this weekend on Hilliker’s Ranch Fresh Eggs in Lakeside converting its battery cage egg facility to cage-free housing for hens. Owner Frank Hilliker says the birds appear to be happier and are producing more. He says he was against the cage-free idea for 40 years, especially in 2008 when California voters decided Proposition 2 in November of that year. But after voters emphatically said they want more humane treatment of laying hens, Hilliker has invested $200,000 to convert one hen house and has four more to go. The HSUS California farmers are moving birds out of…
  • Show Me the Impact: Missouri's Puppy Mill Law, 4 Years Later

    Michael Markarian
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:17 pm
    State legislatures so far this year have already passed 84 new laws on animal protection—ushering in a wide range of reforms involving felony cruelty penalties, puppy mills, shark finning, exotic pets, fox penning, the ivory trade, and more. That makes more than 1,000 new state animal protection laws on the books since 2005. Of course, the goal is not just to have new laws on the books, but to see them properly enforced and having the desired practical impact in the field of reducing suffering and saving lives. Nearly four years since the landmark approval by Missouri voters of Proposition…
 
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  • Strength in Numbers: Building Successful Organizational Partnerships

    Guest Blogger
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:46 am
    Friday, September 19 2014Have you teamed up—or do you want to—with other agencies in your community to save more animals’ lives? The ASPCA’s Claire Sterling has some juicy resources to share with you. This post was inspired by my recent trip to Austin, TX, where ASPCA Partners gathered to exchange information and develop plans advancing their work toward increasing live release rates in their communities. ASPCA partner communities are localities whose major animal sheltering agencies work with ASPCA experts to save the most at-risk animals in their areas, and currently include…
  • Gary Loves to Nest

    emilyw
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:39 am
    Thursday, September 18 2014Dr. Emily Weiss wants to know…Are you offering this simple stress buster for the kitties in your care? I love this photo! A friend of mine recently shared this on Facebook with the following caption: “Gary would like us to please quit offering him other things to sleep on, thank you very much.” What a great example of the importance of individual behavior – and cat behavior in general. Many cats prefer to nest with their bodies touching something when not lounging in the sun or cooling themselves on a hot day. As we look around the room in this picture,…
  • Free Download: Tips for Adopting Out Pets as Gifts

    ASPCApro Blog
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Wednesday, September 17 2014Does your agency shy away from letting people adopt pets to give as gifts? Cozy up to the idea by learning top tips from your colleagues at three successful agencies—Wisconsin Humane Society, Charleston Animal Society and Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society. This free download will put your fears to rest (really!) and give you a wealth of ways to wrap ‘em up, including advice on messaging to the media, the best times to run a special promotion and how volunteers can help. Sign up to get your free download today. Got questions and concerns? Wanna learn…
  • Congratulations On Your Engagement!

    ASPCApro Blog
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:02 am
    Tuesday, September 16 2014Breaking news! We’re thrilled to announce the three Community Engagement Award finalists in this year’s ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. Wave your hands in the air for Clay County Animal Care & Control in Green Cove Springs, FL, Kansas City Pet Project in Kansas City, MO, and Lynchburg Humane Society, Lynchburg, VA. The Community Engagement Award is a $25,000 grant recognizing the $100K Challenge contestant that does the best job of getting their community members directly involved in saving animals’ lives. So what did these three agencies do to…
  • Tip of the Week: Are You Getting the Picture?

    ASPCApro Blog
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Monday, September 15 2014Thanks to social media, it’s easier than ever to promote your animals—so a quality picture of every animal is a must. However, it can be tricky to get a good shot at intake when animals may be stressed and photographed in less than ideal settings. In order to do the animal justice, Dr. Sandra Newbury, DVM, UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program, recommends getting that quick picture at intake for lost and found identification and “taking more time later to get a cuter picture that can help get the animal noticed faster.” Millie from Orphans of the Storm…
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  • It's #MiceBucketChallenge for Cat Care Society on Facebook

    Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
    7 Sep 2014 | 11:21 am
    It's #MiceBucketChallenge for Cat Care Society on Facebook.Particulars: Load up a bucket with your soft mice toys, make a video of your cat taking the challenge by ever so gently dumping them on your cat (similar to the recent #IceBucketChallenge for ALS), challenge other kitties to do the same and, most important, make a donation to Cat Care Society in Lakewood, Colorado. We're suggesting a minimum $10 donation for each challenge. You can donate online at ColoradoGives.org - here's the link: https://www.coloradogives.org/index.php?section=organizations&action=newDonation&fwID=28010 -…
  • Artists Call for Entry: Tails of the Painted Cats 2015

    Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
    5 Sep 2014 | 11:10 am
    Artists are now being recruited for 2015Cat Care Society’s signature fundraiser, Tails of the Painted Cats, is now accepting applications and designs for its 5th annual event, celebrating the program's 100th painted cat.Fast Facts for Artists...Important Dates:Deadline for designs: November 1, 2014  Jurist for the 2015 project is noted Colorado artist Cheryl St. John. Learn more about her at: http://cherylstjohn.com/about-the-artist Participating artists will be notified November 14 Fiberglass cat forms will be distributed at the beginning of January Artists have…
  • Denver Post: "Tails of the Painted Cats comes together purr-fectly for Cat Care Society"

    Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
    6 Aug 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Quoting from Joanne Davidson's August 6th column about Cat Care Society's 2014 Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner & Art Auction:"Those on hand to hear the good news included artists Jane McFadden Dorsey, who has been the event’s program coordinator since Year One, and Carla Pawlewicz, whose 'Cat-Tails and Dogwood' won the People’s Choice Award.Dorsey’s painted cat, 'Richard Parker,' elicited spirited live auction bidding. When two bidders each held their ground at $5,000, Dorsey, with Bidder No. 1′s blessing, agreed to make a second that would sell for the same price.Others…
  • Tails of the Painted Cats 2014 post-event coverage on Examiner.com

    Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
    4 Aug 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Quoting John Davidson, the Denver Animal News Examiner, from his July 28th column:"Personal tales highlight Cat Care Society's "Tails of the Painted Cats" event...The Cat Care Society raised an estimated $67,000 at its "Tails of the Painted Cats" event this past weekend, but what may be remembered most are the personal stories involving people who have helped the Lakewood shelter work for the past 33 years. The painted cats are fiberglass figures of felines painted with all sorts of colors and schemes by professional artists. Every year the society holds a dinner to auction them off, along…
  • Piatti Ristorante Hosts Feasting For Felines August 20th

    Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Feasting For Felines - Restaurant FundraiserWednesday, August 20, 11:30 am to 9:00 pm - Feasting for Felines is headed to Piatti Ristorante & Bar in Cherry Creek, 190 South St. Paul Street. Present this flyer to your wait person and Cat Care Society will receive a 20% donation of sales (lunch or dinner).This is the second year Piatti has hosted a Feasting for Felines fundraiser for the cats.See you at Piatti on Wednesday, August 20th!
 
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