Category Archives: Getting Started

Dogs Dogs Dogs!

October is Adopt-A-Shelter Dog Month! It’s a month where we shift our focus to the millions of shelter dogs who enter American animal shelters every year, and where far too many are euthanized. It’s a month for us to do even just one thing to help out and save a life. So whether you have […]

One act of kindness … everyday

I know that you love animals, otherwise you probably would not be reading this blog! So I know that I’m preaching to the choir here. But I think my message today is something that all of us need to hear; not necessarily to change our daily behavior to do more to help animals, but maybe […]

Screaming will get you nowhere

I have been on all sides of the fence: prosecuting attorney, animal protection lobbyist (federal and state arenas), animal advocate, shelter volunteer, author and national trainer on animal protection issues, and a pet parent. I know how difficult it is for people to learn about animals abuse; and even more frustrating to watch how an […]

Too exhausted, grief-stricken and angry to make a difference

Animal people are some of the most compassionate and caring people that I have ever met. For those of us who work and volunteer to help animals, none of us are immune from getting exhausted from the never-ending work that often involves horrific incidents of torture, abuse and loss of life. When we work/volunteer in situations […]

Dogs Dogs Dogs: Celebrating Adopt-A-Shelter Dog Month!

October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month. This month, like Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month in June, is so important to recognize and celebrate because of the over 4 million companion animals that lose their lives in shelters each year. That’s about 11,000 precious souls daily that are unable to find homes. So whether you have a dog (or five) at […]

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