Tag Archives: animal shelter

How much is that kitty in the window? She better not be free.

We all know that animal shelters are over crowded, especially at this time of the year. I’m a big believer in creative adoption programs that feature shelter companion animals and get them adopted into good homes. I’m currently in the process of putting together my cat orphanage’s annual What About Me® adoption campaign video that […]

Doing the right thing for animals

Yesterday marked a mile stone for me. It was ten years ago (February 5, 2003) that a traumatic and unexpected turn of events thrust me into the animal advocacy world and changed my career and focus on shelter animals forever. Thirteen years ago, I learned about pound seizure (where shelters sell or give animals to […]

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 […]

When People Fail their Pets: The Broken Human-Animal Bond

For over 12 years, I have been volunteering with shelter pets to help them adjust to being in a shelter setting and find a new loving (and hopefully permanent) home. The one aspect that has not changed over the years are the various reasons why people surrender their pet to a shelter: Moving, new baby, […]

Shocking that this still happens in America

Did you know that some states still condone killing shelter animals in a gas chamber? Only these states have outlawed it to date: Banned for all animals (including ferals and wildlife): Arizona, Delaware, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington, and Wyoming Banned only for cats and dogs: Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Maryland, New […]

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