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Yet Another ASPCA Animal Rescue Effort Underway in FL

It’s happened again.  This time the ASPCA and Texas Humane Heroes worked with Hendry County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office, Clewiston Animal Control and the Humane Society of Broward County to rescue over 100 dogs from an unlicensed puppy mill in central Florida. Here’s a local media story about the rescue effort.   Beatriz Perez and Alexei Fernandez … Continue reading

It’s National #BlackCatDay in the UK!

Folks across the pond are celebrating National Black Cat Day. Cats Protection started the day to highlight black cats because they feel black cats remain in shelter longer than cats of other colors. RSPCA, on the other hand, say there are more black cats in care simply because black is the most common color for cats. … Continue reading

Some New Thoughts About Animal Adoption

Happy Halloween! May your treats be many, and tricks be few! Speaking of tricks, there are some new tricks being utilized in the animal adoption trade. Some you may find frightening! But should they be? When I talked recently with Olivia Melikhov and Susan Furukawa of the ASPCA, I asked about old notions of animal adoption that … Continue reading

The ASPCA Rachael Ray 100K Challenge- Did It Do Any Good?

The ASPCA Rachael Ray 100K Challenge recently came to a close. This 5-year challenge was designed to encourage shelters to find creative ways to save the lives of more animals.  I recently talked with Olivia Melikhov, Senior Manager, Social Media, and Susan Furukawa, Program Manager, of the ASPCA to get the inside scoop on how … Continue reading

The Silent War Against Animal Welfare

If you don’t think there’s big money to be made in the “pet industry,” you are clearly not paying attention. They’re forking out big bucks to change the playing field for breeders, while you are zoned out in front of a drug industry commercial, looking for the strategically placed pure-breed dog. Here are a few … Continue reading

Dog Fighting in the News! #NDFAD

Today is National Dog Fighting Awareness Day! The ASPCA is asking us all to talk up the issue to make everyone aware of the cruelty of dog fighting and help find solutions that will end this barbaric practice. Yesterday I shared with you some facts about dog fighting. Today, here are three dogfighting-related stories in this … Continue reading

Be My Valentine!!!

Happy Valentine’s Day!!! Will YOU be my Valentine?   I want to remind you that the Animal Welfare Blogger Challenge IS still going strong. Please write your post on how decisions you make in your daily life impact animals.   And please vote for me today and every day in the World Spay Day Pet … Continue reading

Fall in Love. Win a Diamond.

Oh Dog! DeDe here…. yes, on a Saturday…. to tell you that Love is in the Air!!! The ASPCA wants to help YOU find YOUR true love this Valentine’s season! So they are hosting a one-of-a-kind dating show! On February 12th at 6PM Eastern time, you can watch a live Ustream video of some adorable … Continue reading

The ASPCA- Helping Animals in Many Ways!

Oh Dog! I’m back with Emily Schneider, Senior Manager for Media and Communications with the ASPCA. Yesterday we talked about how the ASPCA gets involved in helping during a natural disaster. Today we’ll get more in-depth with what that involves. But first, here’s a video of an actual Staten Island rescue! Rumpy: Emily, yesterday we talked about the … Continue reading

Saving Animals When Disaster Strikes!

We take it for granted these days that when disaster strikes, there will be trained animal rescue volunteers on the ground helping to rescue and care for the displaced animals. But what does it take to launch such a major effort? Today I’m talking with Emily Schneider, Senior Manager for Media and Communications with the … Continue reading

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