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  • More Tricks From Horse Soring Crowd as the Spotlight Shines on the Celebration

    Wayne Pacelle: A Humane Nation
    Wayne Pacelle
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:26 am
    As the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration culminates this weekend, there is controversy and cover-up again marring the biggest event in the walking horse show world.   For decades the walking horse show industry has tried to hide the intentional injuring of horses’ feet and lower legs – a practice known as “soring," which produces an exaggerated, high-stepping gait called the “big lick.” Photo: The HSUS For decades now the walking horse show industry has tried to hide the intentional injuring of horses’ feet and lower legs – a practice known as “soring," which…
  • Ruth and Idgie: An Abandoned Paralyzed Cat and Dachshund are Adopted and Inseparable

    Michelle's Menagerie
    Michelle
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Ruth and Idgie were named after the characters in the popular movie "Fried Green Tomatoes"  Ruth is a partially paralyzed cat, but can still get around (a little slowly) to eat and use her litter box.  Here is their new home's, Hollywood Hounz, address and phone number in case you ever want to visit Ruth and Idgie or adopt some of their beautiful cats.           Hollywood Hounz 4243 W Lake Mary BlvdLake Mary, FL 32746Longwood Phone number: (407) 688-7626 .  Please be sure to watch the following video about…
  • Guest Post: Orange is the new cat

    Felis Catus
    Angela
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:20 am
    Friends, homies and countrymen, today I am pleased to introduce you to a volunteer of many marvels. Feast your hearts on the prose and passions of one fabulous Florie: Sato savoring Florie's embrace “I just celebrated my one-year anniversary of being a volunteer at Tabby’s Place. I’ve volunteered in many different ways over the years, but this is the first time I’ve agreed to a regular shift that I’ve not only stuck with, but looked forward to every single week. It has been therapeutic beyond explanation. Even though I have three pets of my own (one cat and…
  • The Arrogance of the Ignorant

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

    Animal Concerns News Service
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:45 pm
    Animal Concerns Community (Animalconcerns.org) will cease operation at the end of August.
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    Wayne Pacelle: A Humane Nation

  • More Tricks From Horse Soring Crowd as the Spotlight Shines on the Celebration

    Wayne Pacelle
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:26 am
    As the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration culminates this weekend, there is controversy and cover-up again marring the biggest event in the walking horse show world.   For decades the walking horse show industry has tried to hide the intentional injuring of horses’ feet and lower legs – a practice known as “soring," which produces an exaggerated, high-stepping gait called the “big lick.” Photo: The HSUS For decades now the walking horse show industry has tried to hide the intentional injuring of horses’ feet and lower legs – a practice known as “soring," which…
  • A Whale of a Reaction to Blackfish and SeaWorld

    Wayne Pacelle
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:17 pm
    * This version includes a correction to the paragraph about the Georgia Aquarium's bid to import beluga whales. The HSUS has been making the case against marine mammal captivity for a quarter century, long before the remarkable sequence of developments we have all seen unfold since February 2010, when the captive orca Tilikum killed trainer Dawn Brancheau during a performance at SeaWorld Orlando, triggering the release of David Kirby’s book Death at SeaWorld and Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s documentary Blackfish. The dramatic erosion of public support for SeaWorld and other aquaria seeking to…
  • Slugfest Over Michigan Wolves Continues – So Much at Stake With November Votes

    Wayne Pacelle
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Progress for animals isn’t easy – it never has been.  There’s no glide path when you confront entrenched interests and the politicians often so ready to do their bidding. There are still so many people in society who think that animals are just there for the taking – to do with them as they please, and to demand that the law serve their whims or economic ambitions. If we win two referendums designed to protect wolves in November, we will block a hunting season in Michigan this fall. Photo: Alamy Today, the Michigan House, led by the Republican caucus, engaged in an…
  • Dog Days of Summer – Fall, Winter and Spring

    Wayne Pacelle
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:07 am
    It’s National Dog Day, and there are countless reasons to celebrate the remarkable relationship so many of us have with our canine friends. My beagle rescue Lily joined me for today’s video blog, but, as you’ll see, she was drowsy and decided to let me carry the conversation.  A day to celebrate dogs is warranted, but it’s also an important reminder that our relationship with dogs is uneven, in the United States and elsewhere, and that we’ve still got work to do. Puppy mills, dogfighting, the use of dogs in invasive research, and the euthanasia of healthy and…
  • False Claims About Wolves, Frightful Cruelty to Wildlife in Michigan

    Wayne Pacelle
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:45 pm
    An Upper Peninsula farmer, John Koski – operating in the far western portion of Michigan – has played an outsize role in the debate over whether the state’s small population of wolves should be hunted. Koski’s farm was the site of more than 60 percent of all wolf attacks on livestock in Michigan, and lawmakers hell bent on opening up a hunting season on wolves regaled downstate lawmakers with their vivid stories of marauding wolves in the north.  On Wednesday, Michigan lawmakers will take up a third wolf-hunting bill, disregarding voters who stayed the first two…
 
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    Michelle's Menagerie

  • Ruth and Idgie: An Abandoned Paralyzed Cat and Dachshund are Adopted and Inseparable

    Michelle
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Ruth and Idgie were named after the characters in the popular movie "Fried Green Tomatoes"  Ruth is a partially paralyzed cat, but can still get around (a little slowly) to eat and use her litter box.  Here is their new home's, Hollywood Hounz, address and phone number in case you ever want to visit Ruth and Idgie or adopt some of their beautiful cats.           Hollywood Hounz 4243 W Lake Mary BlvdLake Mary, FL 32746Longwood Phone number: (407) 688-7626 .  Please be sure to watch the following video about…
  • Seeking Solace With Santorini's Cats at Kamari Beach

    Michelle
    10 Aug 2014 | 1:55 pm
    “You can judge a man's true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.” ― Paul McCartney It did my heart good to see how well cats are treated on the island of Santorini in Greece.  While I was there I visited a restaurant several times where there were several kittens and cats. After what happened in Bali last year:  “Knowing it and seeing it are two different things.” ― Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay , I told myself that I was going to avoid all stray cats and kittens because I couldn't take the heart ache of having something happen again like in…
  • What Do You Do When a Tragedy or Emergency Happens at Home While Traveling?

    Michelle
    3 Aug 2014 | 7:29 pm
    To know life, one must love many things.” —Vincent van Gogh I wish I could buy a ticket to heaven for my next trip.  Heaven gained a new angel while I was in Europe last week.  Our Black Lab Shadow went to the Rainbow bridge on July 20th, 2014.  Shadow got along great with our cats.  We love him dearly and he will be so missed. Shadow was a black lab who we found running around in the middle a busy street in Columbus Ohio.  He had been fixed, but was very skinny and had what is termed Separation Anxiety Disorder which is also known as SAD.  Separation…
  • Coco's Scrap Books

    Michelle
    25 May 2014 | 9:23 pm
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  • A Cure For Kittens Born With FIV?

    Michelle
    6 Dec 2013 | 9:40 pm
     We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals. Immanual Kant       During the first week in April we took in a family of eight orange cats - a mother with her seven 1 week old kittens. They were found next to a Dumpster, the mother. Peaches was nursing the kittens there. I guess she was next to the Dumpster so she could get food.  They are pictured in the two photos above.  A couple of days after taking them in, we took them to the vet to have the mother tested for FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus),  Unfortunately, the mother…
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    Felis Catus

  • Guest Post: Orange is the new cat

    Angela
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:20 am
    Friends, homies and countrymen, today I am pleased to introduce you to a volunteer of many marvels. Feast your hearts on the prose and passions of one fabulous Florie: Sato savoring Florie's embrace “I just celebrated my one-year anniversary of being a volunteer at Tabby’s Place. I’ve volunteered in many different ways over the years, but this is the first time I’ve agreed to a regular shift that I’ve not only stuck with, but looked forward to every single week. It has been therapeutic beyond explanation. Even though I have three pets of my own (one cat and…
  • The rare orange diamond

    Angela
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:23 pm
    All cats have good heads. All cats have kissable heads. But only one cat has a noggin shaped like a diamond. Behold the rare Bartholomeic diamond of Tabby's Place If he were a gem, he’d be perched on a Kardashian-sized engagement ring. If he were Yankee Stadium, his ears would mark second and third base. Fortunately, Bartholomew is a very long, strong, orange feline, and his pointy head is the jewel of Adoption Room #2. Failure to swoon is not a viable option in Bartholomew’s presence. With laser precision and quiet gallantry, our sparkler will cut your cynicism to dust. This…
  • Perfect attendance

    Angela
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Did your elementary school give out a Perfect Attendance Award? Did you ever win it? Did you ever win it every single year? If you did, you’re a better bean than I. After 9ish years at Tabby's Place, Maggie is still highly excited. As a green little girl, the Perfect Attendance Award was ever out of my reach. I had a shot at Highest Average in English or Meilleur en Français, and I had Biggest Frickin’ Nerdazon all locked up. But when it came to Perfect Attendance, I was doomed by sick days spent thinking deep thoughts and watching The Price Is Right.* The older I get, the…
  • Flight

    Angela
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:07 am
    It’s often claimed that, when you tell someone not to do Something, Something becomes the thing they want most to do. But could it be that Something might be right?Tabby’s Place is located in the glittering non-metropolis of Ringoes, New Jersey, population: 14. Ringoes is known for having approximately three farms, 470 gas stations, 480 pizza parlors, and one Tabby’s Place. When a car drives down the main street, all the citizens of Ringoes get out on their porches to watch and say “I reckon that’s a mighty fine automobile!” Ringoes is nestled in Hunterdon…
  • Hold the thyme

    Angela
    15 Aug 2014 | 3:08 pm
    If you’re T.S. Eliot, the naming of cats is a difficult matter. If you’re the Tabby’s Place staff, the naming of cats is an occasion for absurdity and awesomeness. Serene Sage We’ve had the Adventure Time litter (Cake, Marcelline and Beemo). We’ve had fields of flowers (Ivy, Iris, Poppy and Primrose, named in honor of lookalike elders Daisy and Violet). We’ve even — God please help us — had a Kardashian kitten (Lamar). Yet somehow we keep coming back to spices. Longtime blog readers will remember Zedoary, Paprika, Anise and Juniper. The spice…
 
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    This Bitch Craves Attention: Animal Welfare in Los Angeles

  • 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…
  • Please Don't "Rescue" Me

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

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

  • Eating an egg-based brunch right now? You might want to put your fork down | Chris Rodley

    Chris Rodley
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:45 pm
    About 12m caged chickens live miserably in Australian battery farms. We have a moral responsibility to act on it by avoiding cage eggs, but instead we choose to look awayIf you are a typical Guardian reader, theres a good chance you will head to your local café this weekend for a leisurely brunch of eggs: scrambled, smashed, poached, or baked into a Middle Eastern shakshuka. Accompanied by a deftly foamed latte perhaps a conversation about the latest Scandinavian crime show it is a much-loved custom of modern, middle-class life.But this genteel ritual conceals an ugly reality. As…
  • High court rejects badger cull challenge

    Press Association
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:17 am
    Badger Trust was seeking a ruling to block the latest cull from proceeding without independent monitoringThe high court has rejected an 11th-hour challenge to a government decision to let the latest badger cull go ahead without monitoring by a panel of independent experts.The Badger Trust wanted a ruling to block "controlled shooting" of free-roaming badgers in Gloucestershire and Somerset unless a panel is put in place. Continue reading...
  • Annual elephant polo tournament kicks off in Thailand - video

    Guardian Staff
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:14 am
    Elephants from across Thailand compete in the Annual King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament. The event is organised by a charity aiming to provide working elephants with medical attention and the opportunity to participate in the competition, if found physically fit. This year sixteen teams are taking part in the tournament with the final set for 31 August Continue reading...
  • Down smackdown: The North Face v Patagonia on ethical feather standards

    By Marc Gunther
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    The North Face this month announced a new animal-welfare standard for down feathers, but outdoor-retail rival Patagonia says its standard is better. Which one, if any, will take off? For decades, The North Face and Patagonia have competed in the marketplace for outerwear, backpacks and pullovers. Now theyre engaged in a smackdown over down specifically over which company has put forward the strongest standards to protect ducks and geese, whose feathers are made into down insulation, from cruel practices on farms and in slaughterhouses.This month, The North Face announced that it would begin…
  • New round of English badger culls given go-ahead

    Press Association
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:09 am
    Natural England issues authorisation letters for culling in Gloucestershire and Somerset in bid to tackle bovine TBThe culling of badgers to tackle tuberculosis in cattle has been given the go-ahead in two pilot areas for a second year.Natural England has issued authorisation letters for a new round of culling in Gloucestershire and Somerset, confirming that the criteria for allowing the second year of the four-year schemes had been met. Continue reading...
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    Advocacy for Animals

  • Federal Agencies Limit Endangered Species Act

    International Fund for Animal Welfare
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:42 am
    It doesn’t take Congressional attacks on the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to dilute the landmark law’s conservation benefits. The agencies responsible for its administration are already doing so by further defining and narrowing the standards that are used to identify species in need of protection.
  • Action Alert from the National Anti-Vivisection Society

    National Anti-Vivisection Society
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:33 am
    This week's Take Action Thursday looks at some important recent court actions aimed at determining an animal’s status in society and under the law.
  • The Movement for Hens to Move

    Michael Markarian
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    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.
  • Animals in the News

    Gregory McNamee
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:01 am
    Ascension Island is, by any measure, far from just about anywhere else. A volcanic rock 1,000 miles from the coast of Africa and half again that much from South America, it bears place names such as Comfortless Cove and the Devil's Riding School to remind its few human inhabitants and visitors that getting there---and staying there, for that matter---involves some effort. That's no news to the green turtles who cross the open sea to nest on Ascension---the second largest nesting site for their kind in the entire Atlantic Ocean.
  • Fur Farms: Whom Would Jesus Skin?

    Kathleen Stachowski
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    The term “fur farm” makes stomachs churn with apprehension—if not horror—depending on how much one already knows. These shadowy enterprises don’t throw their doors open to public scrutiny, so what we know of them comes from undercover investigative reports and video. But calling it “farming” can’t legitimize an ethically bereft industry that turns sentient, nonhuman animals into jacket trim.
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    Animal Blog

  • Giant panda fakes pregnancy to get more food

    admin
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:12 am
    Wildlife Extra: A giant panda is believed to have faked her pregnancy in order to get better food, The Independent has reported. Six-year-old panda Ai Hin began to show signs of being pregnant, which included reduced appetite and mobility, in July, but after two months of observation, experts have told state news agency Xinhua that she wasn’t pregnant as her behaviour and physiological tests showed her to be normal…
  • Animal group responsible for daring Peru mission launches monkey rescue appeal for international primate day

    admin
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:07 am
    Animal Defenders International (ADI) is launching an appeal to help monkeys saved from the circus and pet trade in Peru, ahead of International Primate Day, an awareness day held on September 1 during which the threats primates continue to face are highlighted.Just days ago, Pepe the spider monkey lived alone in a circus in Peru, a terrible fate for any animal but particularly traumatic for this intelligent, social species who, in the wild, would live in the rainforest in a close-knit troop. Sadly, like many primates in his predicament, Pepe had his canine teeth snapped off, leaving him with…
  • Second badger cull gets green light from Natural England

    admin
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:52 am
    Telegraph: A second badger cull to tackle the spread of tuberculosis in cattle has been given the go-ahead despite the first cull being branded a failure. Natural England has issued authorisation letters for a new round of culling in Gloucestershire and Somerset…
  • ‘Ninja’ terrapins are devouring canal’s wildlife

    admin
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:50 am
    Leicester Mercury: Unwanted terrapins are taking over Ashby Canal and eating the local wildlife. The Canal and River Trust has made an appeal for volunteers to help pluck the rapacious reptiles from the water to save the natural ecosystem…
  • Finalist Voting Begins in Order to Help PETA Choose Who it Should Crown as the Best Cruelty-Free Baker

    admin
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:44 am
    Voting has opened in PETA’s contest to help it decide who it should choose as the best vegan baker in the UK. After much consideration (and drooling over the delicious baked goods), PETA has selected 10 finalists, and now the public will help PETA decide who it should crown as The Great Vegan Bake-Off champion for 2014. The finalists and their creations can be found here. “We were so inundated with terrific cruelty-free dishes that it was almost impossible to narrow the entries down to just 10 finalists”, says PETA’s Elisa Allen. “Everyone who entered this…
 
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    Michael Markarian: Animals & Politics

  • 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…
  • Domestic Violence Hurts the Whole Family

    Michael Markarian
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:23 am
    Domestic violence is more complicated, in terms of the social relationships, than previously understood. Many abusers will harm or threaten the beloved dog or cat of a spouse or partner as a way of exerting control over that person. As many as one-third of domestic violence victims delay their departure from an abusive relationship for up to two years out of fear that their pets will be harmed if they leave. It’s a gross contortion of the human-animal bond, with the abuser trading on the victim’s emotional connection with a pet, and using that love as a lever to prevent an…
  • Tackling the Tusk Trade

    Michael Markarian
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:03 pm
    In a welcome break from partisan gridlock, Republicans and Democrats are joining together to protect elephants and rhinos from illegal poaching. This month, New Jersey and New York became the first two states to ban the trade in elephant ivory and rhino horns, with bills signed by Governors Chris Christie, R-N.J., and Andrew Cuomo, D-N.Y.  The new policies will help to crack down on international wildlife traffickers and dry up the demand for illegal wildlife products in the northeast, which is the largest U.S. market for ivory and a main entry point for smuggled wildlife products.
  • Slow Down Needed on Sea Cow Downlisting

    Michael Markarian
    11 Aug 2014 | 10:55 am
    Ask any child to name an endangered sea creature, and not every kid would list the manatee first, but that species would make almost every top 10 list. These gentle giants, who long ago inspired the mermaid myth, can grow to more than 1,000 pounds and 10 feet in length. Sometimes called sea cows, they are plant-eaters, and spend their time grazing in shallow waters, slowly swimming about three to five miles per hour, making them especially vulnerable to boat strikes and other human threats. Things could get much worse for these iconic sea creatures, as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is…
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    ASPCA Professional

  • We’re Hiring: Positions Available on ASPCA Animal Relocation Team

    ASPCApro Blog
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Friday, August 29 2014Committed to improving the welfare of animals? The ASPCA is looking for candidates to join our Animal Relocation team, which focuses on saving lives by helping organizations relocate animals from areas of oversupply to places where there are few, if any, similar animals in shelters for adoption. Click any of the links for more details—and if you know someone who’d be great for one of these positions, please share this blog with them. Manager, Animal Relocation—Los Angeles This position will manage and execute all aspects of relocation programs assigned in Los…
  • Give That 2-Year-Old A Kitty!

    emilyw
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Thursday, August 28 2014Kids and animals and empathy… Start them young, and you may have them for life, suggests Dr. Emily Weiss. Early experience is so important for the development of appropriate behavior in animals. Many organizations develop sophisticated programs to help ensure puppies and kittens are impacted through experience to help increase emotional control, perceive touch as appetitive and to perceive novelty without anxiety. These are great programs with the opportunity to impact that pup or kitty for life—quite literally. Early experience can help shape the things an…
  • If the Bootie Fits…

    ASPCApro Blog
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Tuesday, August 26 2014Have you read Trash to Treasures yet? It’s our new guide that shows you 16 ways to make better use of everyday items you already have (or can easily get your hands on) without sacrificing animal care and comfort! Take this hot tip, for instance—Dogs and cats can rapidly lose heat from their extremities, so use baby socks to keep paws warm while animals are under anesthesia and recovering. So functional...and cute to boot! Thanks to Humane Ohio for sharing this great idea. And since babies outgrow their socks faster than you can say “spay/neuter,” ask your…
  • Looking Back: Response Partners To the Rescue in Historical Dogfighting Raid

    ASPCApro Blog
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:32 am
    Wednesday, August 27 2014It's been one year since the ASPCA assisted in the rescue of 367 dogs in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi as part of one of the largest dog fighting raids in U.S. history.  So, what became of those dogs? Dozens of amazing organizations stepped up and took the animals into their care. We’d like to recognize the following response partners who each placed more than 10 dogs from the case: Humane Society of Calvert County, Sunderland, MD Charleston Animal Society, Charleston, SC Humane Society of Pinellas, Clearwater, FL Plenty of Pitbulls, Gainesville, FL Atlanta…
  • Tip of the Week: Wall of Fame

    ASPCApro Blog
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:14 am
    Monday, August 25 2014Who needs fancy, expensive decorations when you’ve got the cutest décor of all within your agency’s walls—your animal residents, of course! That’s why Animal Humane New Mexico wallpapers their communal cat room with photos of shelter alum. The wall is not only stunning to look at, but it serves as a happy visual of all the animals who’ve found a home through AHNM—and may even inspire visitors to be the next to adopt. According to AHNM, the photos are such a hit that they’re a permanent fixture on the wall. Adopters enjoy walking in and admiring the pics,…
 
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    Cat Care Society News Feed Blog

  • 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!
  • Mark Your Calendar: 2015 Tails of the Painted Cats - Sat, Oct 10, 2015

    Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Please mark your calendar for Saturday, October 10, 2015. We’ll return to Pinehurst Country Club for  Tails of the Painted Cats 2015…and be celebrating our 5th year and our 100th Painted Cat! You won’t want to miss it! We’ll be recruiting for both 2015 artists and sponsors very soon and you won’t want to miss out.Tails of the Painted Cats Through the years: 2014 Painted Cats Gallery2013 Painted Cats Gallery2012 Painted Cats Gallery2011 Painted Cats Gallery
  • Announcement: Community First Foundation Endowment Challenge Program

    Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:04 pm
    As announced by Auctioneer Douglas M. Tisdale, Esq., at the 2014 Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner and Auction at Pinehurst Country Club:"Cat Care Society has been accepted by the Community First Foundation to receive a $10,000 endowment challenge grant if the Society is able to raise $20,000. The good news this evening is that, as we first make this public announcement of the challenge, Cat Care Society has already amassed the $20,000 in pledges and banked funds.What wonderful news, congratulations Cat Care Society and to everyone who’s made this possible!" Link for more…
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