Jul 19, 2012:
The Humane Society of the United States joined with Montgomery County Precinct 3 Constable and Montgomery County Animal Control to remove dogs from shelter turned into a hoarding situation.
Jun 28, 2012:
Thanks to support from The Animal Rescue Site, the Guthrie, OK, shelter got a complete make-over after being struck by a tornado. Watch this third webisode to watch the successful completion of this project and a very special present for animal control officer Suzy Brown.
Jun 21, 2012:
Thanks to support from The Animal Rescue Site, the Guthrie, OK, shelter got a complete make-over after being struck by a tornado. Watch this second webisode to learn more about the student volunteers who gave up their holiday.
Mar 27, 2012:
No one is sure how a small fluffy dog ended up in a trash heap in Los Angeles, but it was a veterinary procedure provided by the Hope for Paws Animal Rescue that gave her a new life, People Magazine reports.
Mar 16, 2012:
Wolves may not be the first thing to come to mind when one considers healing post-traumatic stress disorder in U.S. veterans, but the wounded warriors and a group of abused wolf-hybrids are finding a perfect match in each other through a program called Warriors and Wolves, The Associated Press reports.
Mar 1, 2012:
The natural disasters that caused nuclear concerns in Japan occurred almost a year ago, but more than 300 pets that were rescued from one of the power plants still reside in animal rescue shelters and other facilities in the area, The Yomiuri Shumbun reports.
Feb 15, 2012:
Scraping together allowances, funds from the Tooth Fairy and other spare change, children at Ashland Elementary School in Virginia raised $800 to help animals through the Homeless Animal Rescue Team (HART), a local nonprofit organization that works to save animals and find adoptable pets homes, InsideNova.com reports.
Feb 14, 2012:
Governer Jerry Brown is proposing a repeal of parts of Hayden's Law that would reduce funding the state of California gives to animal rescue shelters to keep stray animals alive, The Associated Press reports.
Jan 11, 2012:
After being abandoned, nearly starving to death and suffering a severe foot infection, a tan pit bull earned a new name inspired by her incredible ability to face adversity, NKY.com reports.
Dec 30, 2011:
The public's perception of pit bulls is improving in small steps, The Huffington Post reports. This breed of dog, which was originally bred to fight other dogs and animals, still maintains a negative reputation because of what the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) calls pit bull bias.
Dec 21, 2011:
Baltimore's Animal Rescue and Care Shelter is allowing loving homes to borrow its residents over the holidays, allowing their kittens, puppies and other animals to spend the holidays in the warmth of someone's home.
Dec 20, 2011:
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) says that is is being targeted by a group, Humane Society for Shelter Pets, that claims the HSUS is not donating enoug money to local animal shelters, The Associated Press reports.
Dec 15, 2011:
Many children have hopes of finding the puppy or kitten of their dreams under the tree on Christmas morning, but responsible pet owners should avoid giving a pet as a gift unless it is extremely well thought out, pet experts say.
Dec 9, 2011:
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IAFW) recently announced the rescue of 29 wolf dogs from a breeder in Alaska, where they were not receiving adequate veterinary care, food, water or socialization.
Nov 22, 2011:
The pet food donation that was made by manufacturer Hill's Pet Nutrition to the state's emergency pet sheltering program is being given to Louisiana animal rescue shelters to feed the animals there, The Associated Press reports.
Nov 18, 2011:
Two animal shelters in California may have a better chance of getting their residents adopted out thanks to a new grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), the Thousand Oaks Acorn reports.
Nov 8, 2011:
Actress Katherine Heigl recently created a foundation dedicated to helping animals in need and is now aiming to get 5,000 animals adopted from shelters this month, People Magazine reports.
Nov 7, 2011:
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) launched National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week in 1996 in order to celebrate the work of small, local shelters that save the lives of thousands of animals each day.
Nov 7, 2011:
Hundreds of dog lovers and their pets walked across the Brooklyn Bridge recently for the second annual Brooklyn Bridge Pup Crawl, a night time walk designed to raise awareness and money for non-profit partner shelter and rescue programs, PetMD.com reports.
Oct 27, 2011:
When Lauren Pytel was traveling away from home and missed her cats, all she had to do was log on to her local animal rescue shelter's website to virtually maneuver toys for real cats that were living at the shelter, The New York Times reports.
Oct 27, 2011:
Dog owners' legal obligation to license their pets has been around for many years, but it has been easy to disregard this law, which can cost up to $50 a year, because there are no consequences for not obeying it, the Chicago Sun Times.
Oct 26, 2011:
Dogs at animal rescue shelters need plenty of exercise, and the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Angell (MSPCA) has a specially designed scooter for just that reason, The Boston Globe reports.
Oct 19, 2011:
Computers that were formerly used by the police department in Fort Wayne, Indiana, are now being put to use to help animal control officers more effectively return lost pets to their owners, The Journal Gazette reports.
Oct 17, 2011:
An animal rescue shelter in Lafayette, Indiana, is working to curb the negative stereotype surrounding "bully breeds" in order to match them with the loving homes they deserve, JCOnline.com reports.
Sep 20, 2011:
When pet photographer Teresa Berg decided to volunteer to take new photos of dogs at a local shelter for their online profiles, it resulted in a 100 percent increase in adoptions at the shelter, PopPhoto.com reports.
Sep 6, 2011:
The San Francisco Animal Care and Control agency recently made an announcement that it has never made before: the animal rescue shelter is full and cannot accept any more dog surrenders, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Aug 18, 2011:
The only no-kill animal shelter in Pleasanton, California, will be able to stay open thanks to a fundraising campaign that helped it raise more than twice as much as it had hoped, Pleasanton Patch reports.
Aug 18, 2011:
The Animal Welfare Division of Oklahoma City will now be able to keep half of the city's animal shelter adoption fees, allowing them to offer a sterilization program for city residents, the Oklahoman reports.
Aug 16, 2011:
A dog that was left outside on a scorching hot rooftop for 10 hours last month will get its severe burns treated with a stem cell treatment that is the first of its kind, the Reading Eagle reports.
Aug 15, 2011:
Veterans and dogs are helping each other heal as part of a study at the Research Center for Human/Animal Interaction at the University of Missouri's College of Veterinary Medicine, the Kansas City Star reports.
Aug 4, 2011:
The Cat Protection Society in Eustis, Florida, is desperate to find families for the cats in their shelter, whose number recently grew to an unmanageble size, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
Aug 3, 2011:
The Build an Ark Foundation, a local animal shelter in Ellijay, Georgia, was given a Shelters in Crisis grant by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) after the facility was destroyed in an April tornado, the HSUS reports.
Jul 29, 2011:
In New York City, girls are given a chance to become leaders and social assets in their community by participating in Paw Pal - an after-school program run by Unleashed, a non-profit organization.
Jul 28, 2011:
Although the economy is in a rut and animal shelters are struggling to maintain necessary funding and reducing their adoption rates, a pet food donation in Cherokee Village, Arkansas, has saved a local animal shelter from collapse.
Jul 25, 2011:
Coastal German Shepherd Rescue in Lake Forest, California, is looking to have 63 dogs adopted in 63 days, in part to trim its burgeoning dog population of 120 canines, the Orange County Register reports.
Jul 20, 2011:
The Bryson City, North Carolina, P.A.W.S. Animal Shelter won a $1,000 prize for making it into the second round of voting during The Animal Rescue Sites $300,000 challenge, reports Smoky Mountain News.
Jul 19, 2011:
A Fort Greene resident dresses up like a feline superhero twice a month to volunteer at Williamsburgs Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition and a Manhattan humane society, reports The Brooklyn Paper.
Jul 18, 2011:
An angry street cat saved his own life at a Mosman veterinary clinic after he charmed the veterinarians before the procedure to euthanize him, reports The Mosman Daily. Duncan, an angry and terrified street cat, had been picked up and brought to the veterinary clinic where Charlotte Surridge works.
Jul 18, 2011:
Six anonymous neighbors of the Four Paws Rescue shelter in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, donated approximately $23 thousand to save the organization from having to close its doors reported NBC-affiliate WETM News.
Jun 22, 2011:
The third and final Grand Photo Prize winner for the Spring Romp Photo Contest, a part of The Animal Rescue Site $300,000 Shelter+ Challenge of 2011 - with Petfinder.com, was announced today.
May 25, 2011:
The first winner for the Spring Romp Photo Contest, part of The Animal Rescue Site $300,000 Shelter+ Challenge of 2011 - with Petfinder.com, was announced today. Submissions for the next Spring Romp Photo Contest begin Thursday, May 26!
Apr 27, 2011:
The first winner for the Spring Romp Photo Contest, part of The Animal Rescue Site $300,000 Shelter+ Challenge of 2011 - with Petfinder.com, was announced today. Submissions for the next Spring Romp Photo Contest begin Thursday, April 28!
Apr 1, 2011:
A pony, a cat, a few lizards and about a dozen dogs were saved from inhumane conditions at a farmhouse in Ottawa and are recovering under the care of veterinarians and other animal rescue workers.
Mar 29, 2011:
Following the collapse of the Animal Rescue Fund (ARF) in Muncie Indiana, due to severe flooding, students at the nearby Ball State University (BSU) rallied and offered temporary foster homes to many of the dogs and cats, according to the campus newspaper, BSU Daily News.
Mar 29, 2011:
An animal rescue effort succeeded in rescuing 65 dogs, 74 cats and a potbelly pig after heavy rains in Muncie, Indiana, flooded outdoor animal pens, endangering the animals, according to The Indy Channel.
Mar 25, 2011:
A new animal shelter in Anderson, South Carolina, is set to open to the public on April 28 and is in need of volunteers and anyone wishing to help in its animal rescue mission, according to a recent report from the Independent Mail.
Mar 25, 2011:
Canine influenza virus can be prevented with vaccines and a new grant from Petfinder.com has enabled the S.A.F.E. Animal Rescue center in Thousand Oaks, California, to better take care of its dogs, according to the Thousand Oaks Acorn.
Mar 24, 2011:
Sarge's Animal Rescue group in Waynesville is anticipating the opening of a new adoption center with about 14,000 square feet of outdoor playing area for dogs, according to the Citizen-Times.com.
Mar 24, 2011:
Connery is a tiny owl that is less than 7 inches tall and weighs under 3 ounces, at full size, but he already has a Facebook page that is helping draw attention to animal rescue efforts, according to the Herald Extra News.
Mar 24, 2011:
A couple from Cactus Forest, Arizona, are starting a new animal rescue center called Lakota Ladies Haven Incorporated, specifically aimed at helping small farm animals, according to the Tri-Valley Central News.
Mar 22, 2011:
Whether one has the time, money, desire or simply discarded newspapers, there are multiple ways that one can assist and contribute to animal rescue centers, according to a new report from PetAnim.com.
Mar 21, 2011:
Tonya Moser and Chris Weil run Weil Coyote Siberian Husky & Large Breed Rescue, Inc., an animal rescue program that spawned from Moser's long time love for Siberian Huskies, according to ENCToday.com.
Mar 17, 2011:
Living situation, space, lifestyle and family members are all considerations that should be carefully weighed before making the choice to pursue animal adoption, according to a recent report from the Jamestown Sun.
Mar 17, 2011:
The first ever Mardi Gras-themed event for the Our House of Hope Rescue animal shelter was held in Mundelein, Illinois, and was dubbed "Mardi Pawz," according to the Lake County Sun Times.
Mar 15, 2011:
The Last Hope Cat Kingdom, a nonprofit animal rescue shelter, was destroyed in December following a fire, and students from the University of California, Merced, will help in the rebuilding effort, according to The Merced Sun Star.
Mar 11, 2011:
There is the UN and then there is the UAN - the United Animal Nations. UAN is a California-based animal advocacy organization that has sent eleven volunteers - and plans to send 14 more - to Franklin County, Ohio, in order to help 350 dogs recently rescued from a poorly maintained animal shelter, according to New Carlisle News.
Feb 23, 2011:
On February 22, otherwise known as National "Spay Day," the St. Augustine Humane Society of St. Augustine, Florida, offered a special deal for discounts on cat spaying and neutering, according to the Historic City News.
Feb 23, 2011:
Zach Skow, the founder of Marley's Mutts, a local animal rescue in Tehachapi, California, will be featured in the March 2011 issue of O Magazine, according to 23ABC, the Bakersfield and Kern County, California, news station.
Feb 22, 2011:
Prevent Homeless Pets, a nonprofit organization, will team with the Benton Franklin Humane Society, Pet Over Population Prevention and numerous veterinarians to support feral cat animal rescue on Tuesday, February 22, according to The News Tribune.
Feb 11, 2011:
When officials at the Howletts Wild Animal Park in Canterbury, England, could not help a collapsed elephant, even with a forklift, they called the Kent Fire and Rescue Service, according to the BBC.
Jan 2, 2011:
While some dog owners have undoubtedly found their four-legged family members from a pet store, animal rights activists do their best to implore the public to look elsewhere. Pet stores often purchase canines from puppy mills, breeding grounds that increase a pooch's risk of health complications.
Dec 15, 2010:
December winners for the Shelter Fan Photo Contest, part of The Animal Rescue Site $100,000 Holiday Shelter+ Challenge - together with Petfinder.com, were announced today. There are only a few days left to vote in The Animal Rescue Site $100,000 Holiday Shelter Challenge - together with Petfinder.com!
Dec 14, 2010:
While people who spot a dog wandering around without an owner should immediately call their local animal shelter, people should remember that not every lost pup is a stray. In fact, some canines just need to find their way home again.
Nov 17, 2010:
November winners for the Shelter Fan Photo Contest, part of The Animal Rescue Site $100,000 Holiday Shelter+ Challenge - together with Petfinder.com, were announced today. Submissions for the December Shelter Fan Photo Contest begin Thursday, November 18!
Oct 25, 2010:
Only between 10 and 20 percent of pets are adopted from shelters or rescues, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). The Muttville Senior Dog Rescue group is just one of many organizations dedicated to increasing this percentage.
Oct 20, 2010:
October winners for the Shelter Fan Photo Contest, part of The Animal Rescue Site $100,000 Holiday Shelter+ Challenge - together with Petfinder.com, were announced today. Submissions for the November Shelter Fan Photo Contest begin Thursday, October 21!
Jun 21, 2010:
Tracy Davis and Michael Zambori met in 1989 and bonded over their love for helping animals. Together they maintain a 15-acre property that has become the home to many rescued animals over the last 10 years, DigitalBurg.com reports.
May 7, 2010:
When floods hit Dyersburg, Tennessee, the ASPCA swooped into action and helped save many pets, to help rescue countless animals from the around the community and a shelter as well, reports the Dyersburg State Gazette.
Mar 25, 2010:
The Wisconsin Humane Society had been hoping to raise about $6 million to build a new animal shelter on the west side of Saukville. Earlier this week, the animal rights group took a huge leap toward achieving that goal when Saukville residents John and Elizabeth Feith donated $1 million to the project.
Mar 24, 2010:
Searching for the perfect pet can be a lot like looking for a new significant other. New owners are looking for a pet that they can have fun with, commit to, and watch TV with. And though stepping into your local animal rescue shelter is an excellent way to meet and greet the pool of available pets, a few short visits aren't always the best way to find the perfect pet for you.
Mar 10, 2010:
Most animal rescue shelters are thrilled when they're able to place one of their homeless pets with a loving family. However, until recently, many shelters had a strict set of requirements for new pet owners that sometimes would prohibit an otherwise-suitable family from taking home a new cat or dog.
Feb 19, 2010:
It seems like a noble idea to change laws so that animal rescue groups could provide care for a population of wild cats, but some decision makers in Athens, Georgia, say the move could cause more harm than good.
Feb 9, 2010:
When a group of fifth-grade students at the Notre Dame Regional School in, Landisville, New Jersey, organized a drive for animal food, they got even more out of the experience than just the personal satisfaction that comes from helping animals.