It’s National Deaf Dog Awareness Week

The last full week of September has been designated as Deaf Dog Awareness Week.

This is a great time to remember all the special needs dogs and cats that are awaiting adoption at your local animal shelter or rescue group.

Thinking about adopting a deaf dog?  The Deaf Dog Education Action Fund is a great resource for anyone who’s considering opening their heart and home to a deaf companion animal.

 

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Wildfires Impact California Shelter Pets

The many large wildfires in California are having a devastating impact on people and their pets.  But what about the homeless animals in the path of the fires?

Many of these shelter animals are being evacuated from fire zones and are being brought to shelters in the San Francisco Bay area, so that pets displaced by fires can get emergency housing.

The Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) in Walnut Creek California is working to rescue homeless dogs and cats from shelters impacted by fire.  These animals are now available for adoption.

Click below to learn more about what ARF is doing to help these sweet pets!

https://abc7news.com/video/embed/?pid=3858475

 

Saturday August 18th is Clear the Shelters Day

Thinking about adding a new dog, cat, rabbit, or other companion animal to your family?  Mark your calendar for the annual Clear the Shelters Day on Saturday August 18, 2018.

Many local shelters will be waiving adoption fees on this day. Be sure to check with the shelters in your area to see if they are participating in this nationwide pet adoption drive.

Check out this promotional video for the event:

 

Image:  “Dog in a Shelter” by Liana Aghajanian on Flickr.

 

Happy Guinea Pig Appreciation Day!

July 16th is Guinea Pig Appreciation Day…a great time to celebrate the adorable guinea pig!

Thinking about adding a guinea pig to your family?  Consider adopting from a local animal shelter or guinea pig rescue organization.

Need some inspiration?  Check out this story and video from People about the “Guinea Pig Whisperer”–Saskia Chiesa of Los Angeles Guinea Pig Rescue!

 

Video: Pepper the Cat Safe at Home After a Week in JFK Airport

A tabby cat named Pepper was on her way to China with her owner when she escaped her carrier during check in at JFK Airport in New York.

Unable to catch her, Pepper’s owner took her flight without her beloved cat.  Pepper spent a week loose in JFK, despite the best efforts of some dedicated rescuers.

She was finally caught with the help of her owner’s roommate and her favorite food.  Pepper is safe and sound at the roommate’s apartment, waiting for her owner to fly back from China for a second attempt to fly her to her new home!

Here’s a local news video documenting Pepper’s airport adventure!