The Humane Society of the United States recently published the 2020 edition of its annual “Horrible Hundred” puppy mill report. This report documents problematic puppy breeding and/or puppy brokerage operations in the US. You can download and read a pdf copy of the full report HERE. The report highlights problem puppy facilities, in an alphabetical … Continue reading HSUS Releases 2020 Puppy Mill Report
A tiny stray kitten was taken in by the family of Pax, a sweet senior Labrador Retriever. Pax quickly became the kitten’s (now named Polly) protector and best friend. The pair formed a strong bond with each other. Pax shows endless patience with Polly’s rambunctious antics, as you can see in this adorable video: Can’t … Continue reading Watch What Happens When a 13 Year Old Lab Adopts a Stray Kitten!
The New York Times recently shared some good animal welfare news: companion animal euthanasia rates have fallen an impressive 75% since 2009. The Times collected animal shelter data from 20 US municipalities. They found that shelters in many cities are reporting significant drops in dog and cat euthanasia rates. Why has there been such a … Continue reading Shelter Euthanasia Rates Drop with Increases in Spay/Neuter and Adoptions
Happy Celebrate Shelter Pets Day! Today is the 10th annual Celebrate Shelter Pets Day. This awareness event is designed to encourage the adoption of shelter pets by having owners tell their pet adoption stories on social media using the #CelebrateShelterPets hashtag. Be sure to share your story today!
An organization of cat care professionals in the UK called The Cat Group has created a very helpful “Kitten Checklist” for anyone thinking about adding a new kitten to their family! This user-friendly checklist was designed to help owners choose a happy and healthy kitten, whether it comes from a shelter, rescue organization, friend, … Continue reading Kitten Checklist Helps New Owners Pick the Perfect Cat