A recent news story out of Minnesota highlights a potentially serious problem in many suburban communities around the US: pet rabbits, acquired during the pandemic, are being abandoned outdoors and are now multiplying. According to Debbie Mans, the CEO of Rabbit Rescue of Minnesota, the number of abandoned rabbits she’s now seeing is unprecedented. Photographs … Continue reading Video: Abandoned Pet Rabbits a Growing Problem in Many Neighborhoods
Think your rescue dog has what it takes to win People Magazine’s World’s Cutest Rescue Dog contest? You can send in a picture of your dog between now and August 11th, along with your pet adoption story, and you could win all kinds of great prizes, including: A custom photo shoot A feature in People … Continue reading World’s Cutest Rescue Dog Contest
You may think the place to get a guinea pig is at the pet store, but did you know you can adopt a homeless guinea pig from many animal shelters and rescue organizations? March is Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig month, a good time to remind potential owners that there are plenty of guinea pigs … Continue reading March is Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month!
The 5 A’s Animal Shelter in Godfrey, Illinois was home to a 14 year old Pitbull mix named Wiggles for 11 years. Her long stay at the shelter came to an end recently, when a couple from Missouri read a story about Wiggles and decided to give this sweet pup a home. The couple had … Continue reading Wiggles the Dog Adopted After 11 Years in Animal Shelter
The Better Business Bureau Scam Tracker recently issued a consumer warning about a growing number of scams involving online pet shopping, especially for puppies. While buying a pet from a non-rescue website is generally not a good idea, online purchases of pets increased sharply in 2020, as more people began acquiring animals during the pandemic. … Continue reading Better Business Bureau Warns of Online Puppy Scams