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Cockfighting Ring Bust Highlights Rising Animal Abuse in South Carolina | News

RIDGEVILLE — Animal rights activists have praised the tipster who alerted authorities to a cockfighting ring in rural Dorchester County while calling on community members to help end the abuse. “Animals are the most vulnerable of God’s creatures,” said Joe Elmore, president and CEO of the Charleston Animal Society. “They cannot speak for themselves. They […]

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ShineOnCass farm animal event to be held in Albion

Cassidy Charette tends to her “adopted” sheep at Farm Camp in 2012. The ShineOnCass Animal Baby Shower and Pajama Party will be held May 1 at Hart-to-Hart Farm in Albion. Photo submitted The kids in their pajamas plan to greet newborn baby lambs, goats, calves and other animals (also wearing pajamas) at the ShineOnCass Animal […]

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Former senior RSPCA officers launch campaign to fix ‘broken’ animal welfare system | Animal wellbeing

Two RSPCA animal welfare experts have quit the organization to campaign for an independent national animal welfare commission, saying the current regulatory structure is “broken”. Dr Bidda Jones stepped down as scientific director of RSPCA Australia at the end of 2021, after 25 years. Dr Jed Goodfellow resigned as senior policy officer in October. On […]

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Animal Abandonments Are on the Rise at Central Maine Shelters as Pandemic Restrictions Ease

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted many to fill social voids with a new furry friend, but officials say financial hardship and other factors have resulted in many animals being turned over to humane societies. Humane societies experienced the pandemic differently than veterinary clinics, which found that increased adoptions made it harder for pets to see. […]

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Ypsilanti woman with history of hoarding pleads guilty to animal cruelty

ANN ARBOUR, Mich. – A Ypsilanti resident would plead guilty to misdemeanor animal cruelty charges, the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) said. Suzanne Marie Thompson, of Ypsilanti, is facing a repeated charge of 25 animal neglect after HSHV cruelty investigators removed 21 cats and 1 dog from Thompson’s home in November. According to a […]

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Petition: Demand Virginia Ban Sadistic Animal Killing Mass-killing “Games”

While blood sports like dogfighting and cockfighting have been banned across the country, many wildlife species including bobcats, coyotes, crows, foxes, groundhogs, cougars, prairie dogs, rabbits and raccoons are always in danger. Barbaric “murder contests” still take place every year, and they are nothing but heartbreaking and disturbing. These are basically competitions to see which […]

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Animal hoarding is becoming more common in Boise, advocates say

A woman living between shelters and her car stays with 12 cats in her vehicle. Another family kept about 266 birds – including chickens and parakeets – in their Weiser home, along with dozens of other animals, before police raided the property last year. These are just two examples the CEO of the Idaho Human […]

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City selects Christie Banduch as animal shelter manager – Corridor News

Staff reports Jhe city of San Marcos announces the hiring of Christie Banduch as the city’s next Animal Services Manager. Banduch has worked for the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter (SMRAS) as the Animal Shelter Supervisor for the past two years and has served as the Acting Director of Animal Services since April 2021. Head […]

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Abbotsford dog rescued by Langley Animal Shelter in search of forever family – Aldergrove Star

A four-legged friend from Abbotsford who was displaced during the flooding has found refuge in Langley. When Winnie walked through the doors of the Langley Animal Protection Society (LAPS) on November 23, 2021, she was in dire condition. She was bald, had bleeding skin and looked like she had puppies. From the first interaction, humane […]

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The San Diego Humane Society is an animal service provider for 14 cities in the county

You find a stray animal. You’re worried about your neighbor’s dog barking. You must report an alleged case of cruelty or neglect. Or maybe you find an injured wild animal on your property. where do you turn to? For most of San Diego County, the answer is: San Diego Humane Society (SDHS). The organization is […]

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Big win for animal welfare as US egg farmers go cage-free

Without much ado and even less public attention, the nation’s egg farmers are in the midst of a multi-billion dollar shift to cage-free eggs that is dramatically changing the lives of millions of hens in response to new laws and demands from restaurant chains. In a decade, the percentage of hens in non-cage keeping has […]

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Your Pet Emergency Buddy System

In case of emergency or disaster, you have a friend! Or 2, or 3… having a buddy system to help with your pets can reduce stress and save lives. Developing your own personal network of helpers, temporary escape or foster homes, and transportation resources is an essential part of preparedness planning. Start by making a […]

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Winter Fair Saturday in Delhi for the benefit of an animal sanctuary | Local News

The animals at the heart of the Catskills Humane Society will be the beneficiaries of a craft and vendor fair at the Delhi American Legion on Saturday, February 5. Organizer Lacey Speidell said she volunteers at the shelter and wanted to organize a fundraiser for the shelter because there aren’t many such events throughout the […]

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Man Rescues Abandoned Dog, Animal Control Issues Weather Warning

Man Rescues Abandoned Dog, Animal Control Issues Weather WarningCalvin Hannah says he’s an animal lover and has three dogs himself, so when he saw a Pitbull abandoned and chained to a lamp post, he had to help. 54 minutes ago Michigan reports 21,242 new cases of COVID-19, 65 deathsThe Michigan Department of Health and Human […]

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City of Kingston Animal Bylaw Updates Now In Effect

Kingstonist File Photo On Saturday, January 1, 2022, updates to the City of Kingston Animal Bylaws went into effect. These “hands-on” measures are intended to strengthen and elevate animal care standards in the community and keep residents safe, the city said in a news release. “For many people, pets are part of the family,” said […]

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Some Kentucky animal shelters are reaching capacity amid pandemic uncertainties

The social isolation and work-from-home demands encountered at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic provided the right environment for many families to add a four-legged friend to their home. Now, as many Americans return to in-person work and demand for pet adoption dwindles, area animal shelters are reaching capacity and asking for help from the […]

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Donations in Betty White’s name are pouring into shelters and animal shelters across Sonoma County

Sonoma County Animal Shelters and Rescues raised thousands of dollars in the #BettyWhiteChallenge in just days, honoring the animal advocate who died Dec. 31, just shy of her 100th birthday on Jan. 17. Donations continue to pour in. The Twitter campaign led local residents to call in asking how they could donate or drop cash […]

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Citing wildfires, animal welfare activists call on California authorities to stop bear hunting

Hunting has also grown in popularity during the pandemic. More and more hunters bought licenses and took up hunting as an excuse to get out and get away from the crowds. Meanwhile, wildfires have closed national forests for weeks over the past two hunting seasons, meaning hunters have had fewer opportunities to find a bear. […]

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Betty White Challenge raises nearly $37,000 for Loveland, Burgdorf-area animal rescues – Loveland Reporter-Herald

After Golden Girls star Betty White died on December 31, just weeks before her 100th birthday, fans were looking for a way to pay their respects. Spirit, a 2-year-old calico cat, shows off her meowing skills while waiting in a visitation room at the Larimer Humane Society Friday, January 21, 2022 in Loveland. (Jenny Sparks/Loveland […]

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Attempt to ban mountain lion hunting thrills animal advocates and confuses hunters – The Journal

Over the past decade, hunters in Colorado have killed an average of 469 cougars per year A bill that would ban the hunting of cougars has drawn opposition from hunting and wildlife communities. (Courtesy of Colorado Parks and Wildlife, via The Colorado Sun) When Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commissioners in January 2021 allowed hunters in […]

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Charlotte Animal Rescues Raises Thousands in “Betty White Challenge” – WSOC TV

CHARLOTTE, NC — On what would have been her 100th birthday, fans of beloved actress Betty White honored her memory and dedication to animal welfare by donating to charities. rescue. Last week, posts about the #BettyWhiteChallenge quickly flooded social media sites, suggesting fans donate at least $5 to an animal rescue of their choice on […]

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Animal shelters see outpouring of support on Betty White’s birthday

Local “We’ve been really overwhelmed with the awareness and support from people.” Kevin Scanlon/The New York Times When Betty White passed away on Dec. 31, 2021, just weeks shy of her 100th birthday, she certainly left a legacy. While many remember her for her groundbreaking career and for being one of the “Golden Girls”, she […]

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Love for Betty White rises to almost $500,000 for animal welfare groups in BC – Sooke News Mirror

Early counts show nearly half a million dollars was donated to a handful of animal shelters across British Columbia on what would have been Betty White’s 100th birthday. White died on December 31, 2021, just 17 days shy of turning 100. The actor was a television mainstay for over 60 years and in the days […]

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Adoptable pets from the Arizona Humane Society and Maricopa County Animal Care (01/19/22)

Beatrix is ​​a 4 year old kitten with lots of love to give. She is very sociable and will be happy to greet you with her adorable chirps when you get home. When she’s not absorbing the attention and chin scratching from her human friends, Beatrix enjoys lounging on top of cat trees and taking […]

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After animal rights protests, HSUS pledges $20 million to Project Chimps

After a year and a half of multi-pronged lobbying campaign demanding better animal care and living conditions at Project Chimps, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) announced a $20 million commitment to his sanctuary in Georgia. According to his Press release, HSUS is allocating $5 million in 2022 to create habitat space for […]

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Betty White Challenge raises tens of thousands of dollars for animal rescue in Maine

After beloved actress and animal welfare activist Betty White died on December 31, less than three weeks before she turned 100, fans almost immediately began planning a way to honor her. January 17, her birthday: a national fundraiser for animal rescue organizations dubbed the Betty White Challenge. The challenge, which encourages people to donate at […]

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Branson city leaders vote against animal ordinance; say that discussions on the issues could continue

BRANSON, Mo. (KY3) – Years of debate over a proposed animal ordinance in Branson have come to an end. City leaders rejected the six-to-zero proposal Tuesday night. Branson’s animal ordinance has been on hold since it was originally proposed in 2019. Groups like Shepherd of the Hills Humane Society say they are not surprised by […]

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Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society and Amarillo Animal Management and Welfare release their 2021 statistics | KAMR

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR / KCIT) – The Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society and Amarillo Animal Management and Welfare have released year-end statistics for 2021 and what they saw as animals entered the shelter. According to APHS, 7,954 dogs / cats entered the city shelter during 2021 and the organization was able to save more than three thousand […]

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Animal welfare, police reform among new state laws

CALIFORNIA — Each year, state legislators send hundreds of bills to the governor in the hope that they will be enacted. Many fail and fall victim to the state’s lengthy legislative process. But last year, 770 bills became law, and many came into force on January 1. Here are some new laws that will affect […]

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Alberta animal rescues benefit from #BettyWhiteChallenge

Local animal rescue organizations say they are already benefiting from an initiative inspired by the late Hollywood icon Betty White. The animal lover passed away on December 31, 2021, just weeks before her 100th birthday. In order to honor the beloved actor on the occasion of what would have been his centennial celebration on January […]

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Rescues of animals in the valley benefit from the “Betty White Challenge”

News The beloved actress was well known for her love of animals. She worked with zoos, advocated for animals, and owned many pets. Tuesday January 4, 2022, 1:29 PM EST Update: Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 1:39 p.m. EST Betty White’s global loss turns into a push to support the Valley’s animals, as people donate to […]

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From wave of rabbits to craving for food: Animal groups reflect on another year of pet pandemic

Thinking back to another year of the pandemic, Windsor-Essex Animal Groups say the desire for a furry companion has remained strong in the southwestern Ontario region, as has the need for food for the pet food banks. Many believed that the adoption of pets and the hopeful trends of 2020 would slow down the following […]

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Iowa pork producers say they face hurdles with California’s new animal containment law

A California law prohibiting companies from selling eggs and pork from animals confined to small spaces will come into effect Jan. 1, but some pork producers and agribusiness groups say they need more time to comply and a clear understanding of how. Proposition 12, the ballot initiative adopted by California voters in 2018, bans state […]

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WATCH NOW: Overcrowded area animal shelters during vacations; means of effort to alleviate the crisis | Lake County News

The Humane Society of Hobart welcomes 2,7000 homeless animals annually with a staff of 15. She said the organization has used foster families, marketing campaigns, fundraisers and more to keep things going during the pandemic, but staff remain depleted and resources are rapidly dwindling. “In the first few weeks of the closure, we received three […]

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Lawton Dealer Hosts Animal Rescue Fundraiser

LAWTON, Oklahoma (KSWO) – Billingsley Ford in Lawton is working to make sure animals in animal rescues receive goodies this holiday season. They’re fundraising for seven different animal rescues in southwest Oklahoma to help them meet their needs this time of year. Usually Billingsley would collect physical donations to distribute, but now monetary donations are […]

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Animal rescue, end of Kellogg strike and record tornadoes in December

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Humane Society of North Central Arkansas serves as animal shelter without killing

According to statistics provided by the ASPCA, nearly 920,000 shelter animals are euthanized each year in the United States. That number is down from 2.6 million a decade ago, and a local organization is doing its part to reduce the numbers even further. The Humane Society of North Central Arkansas is a No-Kill Animal Shelter […]

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Voter-approved Animal Welfare Bill to Revise Bill heads to Baker’s office

A last-minute legislative deal to rewrite key sections of a voter-approved animal welfare law landed on Gov. Charlie Baker’s desk on Monday, less than two weeks before a new one was scheduled to start regulations that could affect the availability of eggs and pork in Massachusetts. . After House and Senate negotiators announced a deal […]

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UPDATE: Family requests tornado and animal contributions in honor of plane crash victim

UPDATE PUBLISHED AT 9:00 a.m. 15, 2021 NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – The family of one of the two victims of the deadly Friday afternoon plane crash in Lincoln County have asked for contributions in his memory to be made to the victims of the tornado Where Lowell ‘Nick’ Strong / Betts & West Funeral Home […]

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Local animal shelters team up to open veterinary clinic

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Two local animal shelters are teaming up to provide their pets with quick and life-saving care through a veterinary clinic. the The Norfolk Animal Care Center and the Portsmouth Humane Society will open the clinic in the center of Norfolk early next year. “We were able to come together to do […]

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Companies File Complaint As California Animal Welfare Law Expected To Come Into Force – WIZM 92.3FM 1410AM

ELLIOTT, Iowa (AP) – A coalition of California restaurants and grocery stores has filed a lawsuit to block the implementation of a new farm animal welfare law, adding to uncertainty over if bacon and other fresh pork products will be much more expensive or in short supply. in the state where the new rules come […]

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Wet-Nose Rescue Holds Open House As New Plymouth County Animal Shelter | SiouxlandProud | Sioux City, IA

MARCH, Iowa (KCAU) – After an arduous process that spanned over two years, Wet-Nose Rescue Plymouth County Shelter and Adoption first opened on Saturday to show the public what they were working on. Angel Anderson began this mission to bring an animal shelter to Plymouth County in July 2019 when she and a few others […]

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ANIMAL TALK: Santa’s elves bring many gifts; Trim-A-Tree Fundraising Continues | Talking about animals

Santa’s “elves” have been working hard to help our shelter dogs and cats this Christmas time! Generous donations including dog and cat food, cat litter and cleaning supplies were given to our shelter dogs and cats. These happy visits from Santa’s “elves” bringing gifts to our Adoption Center were heartwarming and greatly appreciated. We’re sharing […]

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Animal rescue in East Texas, shelters ask public for help as cold weather approaches

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) — With colder weather and the holidays upon us, this time of year tends to be more chaotic for animal rescues. East Texas Animal Organizations are calling on the public to help them and the animals. The East Texas SPCA is receiving an increase in phone calls from people needing help with […]

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Animal rescue in East Texas, shelters are asking for public help as cold weather approaches

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) — With colder weather and the holidays upon us, this time of year tends to be more chaotic for animal rescues. East Texas Animal Organizations are calling on the public to help them and the animals. The East Texas SPCA is receiving an increase in phone calls from people needing help with […]

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East Texas Animal Rescue, Shelters Calling For Public Help As Cold Weather Approaches

TYLER, TX (KLTV) – With colder weather and the holidays upon us, this time of year tends to be more chaotic for animal rescues. Animal organizations in East Texas are calling on the public to help them and the animals. The East Texas SPCA is receiving an increase in phone calls from people needing help […]

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The Delanie Adoption Fair to Benefit Animal Rescues

Delanie Dennis with her two rescue dogs. Big things often come in small packages, and Delanie Dennis is no exception. At just 9 years old, Plant City’s Delanie is already making a huge impact in the community. To date, she’s raised nearly $30,000 with proceeds from her lemonade stand, which she’s donated to Tampa Bay-area […]

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Local animal rescues organize events | Life

There are a number of upcoming fundraisers for animal shelters located in and around Kankakee County. The following events will raise funds for the benefit of animals cared for by many shelters. Fundraising for the film KCHF Starting at 5:15 p.m. on Friday, October 15, the Kankakee County Humane Foundation will be hosting an outdoor […]

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Three animal rescues will benefit from the opening of Pet Supplies Plus

adoptable kittens at MAPS Customers can vote for the winning organization this weekend MARSHFIELD, WI (OnFocus) — As Pet Supplies Plus celebrates with a grand opening this weekend, the local business will also be giving back to the community. “With every purchase during opening weekend, each neighbor will receive a voting chip to vote for […]

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Eastern Iowa Animal Rescues Unite to Help the Humane Society of Louisiana

Eastern Iowa Animal Rescues are coming together to help Louisiana animal shelters that were impacted by Hurricane Ida. Meagan Koehler, founder of It Takes a Village Animal Rescue and Resources, is one of many organizations that collect animal food for the Humane Society of Louisiana. Many dropped off donations, one of them was Beth VanZandt […]

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South Florida animal rescues bring relief to New Orleans shelters

LOXAHATCHEE GROVES, Fla. – American Humane talks about its animal rescue efforts in real time On Sunday, 18 dogs were transported from New Orleans-area shelters to Big Dog Ranch Rescue in Loxahatchee Groves ahead of Ida’s disastrous punch. “Everyone has such a sense of accomplishment when we do this,” said Robin Friedman, executive director of […]

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Some Waterloo Region animal rescues expect long-term adoption of pandemic-era changes

The increased demand for pets has put additional pressure on some Waterloo Region rescues amid the pandemic. The increased demand for pets has put additional pressure on some Waterloo Region rescues amid the pandemic. For some, this change has been frustrating and difficult, while others expect to keep COVID-19 era policies in place long after […]

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“I’m already crying thinking about saying goodbye to them”

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) – They just call them “The 404”. This is what some call Atlanta, because of its area code. But in Cumberland County – specifically, at Speranza Animal Rescue – “The 404 ″ are 404 animals rescued from a farm near Shippensburg last Friday night, of which around 360 survived the trip […]

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Local animal rescues ask for donations as kitten season begins

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – Spring means kitten season. According to the Leon County Humane Society, more and more kittens and their mothers are found on the streets this time of year. Mari Therrien and her children welcomed Raya and her six kittens just one day after their birth in an animal shelter. Instead of being […]

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Ally joins Alex Bowman in a race to help animal rescues

Bowman will take over driving duties from the Ally-sponsored No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet in the Cup Series in 2021, following the retirement of seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson from full-time competition. Ally announced Thursday that she is donating $75,000 to the Humane Society of Charlotte, which plans to transfer more than 600 animals to their […]

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Santa Barbara Humane Society to Turn Over Control of Large Animal Rescues to County Animal Services | Local News

the Humane Society of Santa Barbara hands over the reins of large animal rescue to Santa Barabara County Animal Services to focus on basic community services. “We asked ourselves how the Santa Barbara Humane Society could best serve the animals and people in our community, and decided to focus on the services we know the […]

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Inside a Changing Industry: Animal Rescues

Rachel Bender found herself painting to get through her forties, but she wanted a companion. His response was to take in 11 dogs in the past four months. She eventually adopted one: an 8-year-old beagle named Bagels. The 20-year-old UF psychologist was greeted by Faithful Friends Pet Rescue and Rehoming and the Humane Society of […]

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Jacksonville Animal Rescues struggles to adapt to COVID-19 changes

Before the COVID-19 outbreak broke out in Florida in March, Jacksonville Animal Care and Protection Services was already dealing with an outbreak of its own. The town facility had a pneumovirus outbreak that was affecting dogs, so they had to stop accepting strays. “We were already, here at the Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS), kind of […]

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PSPCA CEO calls for state funding for animal rescues, animal cruelty efforts

PHILADELPHIA, Pa .– The Pennsylvania SPCA or PSPCA wants state funding for statewide rescues and to help enforce state animal cruelty c … PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Pennsylvania SPCA or PSPCA wants state funding for statewide rescues and to help enforce the state’s animal cruelty code. Officials say a large majority of the state’s humanitarian […]

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Local animal rescues work together to rehome dozens of cats crammed into unsafe living conditions – St George News

ST. GEORGE- Several animal rescue agencies have stepped up to find foster homes and permanent families for more than 30 cats born into a home they never left. Kittens donated to RSQ Dogs and St. George Animal Shelter, St. George, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Kelli Stokes, St. George News A St. […]