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.
The American Pet Products Association recently released its latest pet industry spending numbers and reports that we spent a record-breaking $72.56 billion on our pets in 2018, up $3 billion from the 2017 figures. The survey found that millennial pet owners are driving the spending, with their willingness to pay more than previous generations for … Continue reading Spending on US Pets Reaches All-Time High in 2018