California Governor Gavin Newsom signed two animal welfare bills into law this month. Both are designed to protect the welfare of the state’s dogs, cats, and other companion animals. The laws were signed on September 19th, in recognition of Puppy Mill Awareness Day. AB 2152, sponsored by Assembly member Todd Gloria (D-San Diego), closes a … Continue reading Two New Animal Welfare Laws Protect California Pets
This heartwarming video from the ASPCA is sure to make you smile! Martin Agee is a professional violinist who also happens to volunteer with the ASPCA, rehabilitating abused shelter dogs. He knew that reading to dogs soothes them, so he decided to try playing them classical music. The music has a calming effect on the … Continue reading Video: Man Plays Violin for Shelter Dogs
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!
Today is National Cat Day, an annual event to raise awareness about stray and homeless cats. To learn more about ways to help cats in need near you, check out these resources, courtesy of the Newsweek website.