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    A Loving Shelter Makes for Happy Pets

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    VIDEO (1:50) – Kim Staton, Executive Director of Osceola County Animal Services and Animal Care Technician Andrew Lackey talk about the shelter’s approach to animal wellbeing.

    A Few Weeks of Fostering Can Make a Lifetime of Difference

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    Miranda, the Foster Program Coordinator at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service, shares how she found her passion for animal welfare by volunteering with shelter animals and why she made it her full-time job.

    Who Let the Dog Out? Our Ridealong with Animal Rescue

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    We ride shotgun with Animal Rescue Officer Ted Adams as he responds to a found pet call in Spokane County, Washington. See what it’s like for the men and women who dedicate their lives to animal protection.

    Meet Roxie the Escape Artist Kitten

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    VIDEO (0:47) – Nicole shares the story of Roxie’s solo adventure and return home. Those of us lucky enough to have pets in our lives know exactly how much joy they can bring. We hear firsthand from pet owners every day exactly what makes their furry friend unique and irreplaceable.[…]

    A Day in the Life of a Shelter Volunteer

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    Thousands of volunteers like Michelle graciously give their time and love to society’s most vulnerable animals. Learn more about the difference they make.

    How You Can Help Shelters This Kitten Season

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    VIDEO (1:51) – Our friends at the Kingston Humane Society explain what “Kitten Season” is and how you can help shelters deal with the annual influx of stray cats right now. Across North America each spring, local animal shelters find themselves inundated with stray kittens and cats. Animal shelters call[…]

    Sheltering Society’s Most Vulnerable

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    Sheltering Society’s Most Vulnerable “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” ― Mahatma Gandhi   According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) – the nation’s leading advocate for animal welfare – 6.5[…]

    Those boys need a dog: the link between kids, pets and healthy development

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    The link between kids, pets and healthy development By Dorianne Sager “Those boys need a dog,” my dad said as we sat in the backyard and watched my then, ten-year-old son, throw a tennis ball while his six-year-old brother raced after it on his hands and knees and tried to[…]

    Winter Holiday Safety Tips for Pet Owners

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    The holidays are an exciting time for you and your pets; lots of new people to greet and lots of delicious meals to smell. There are also ways the holidays can be overwhelming for your pets and some things that can pose a danger to your furry friends. Here’s another[…]

    Why Is Licensing Your Pet Mandatory in North America?

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    Nearly every community in North America has pet licensing by-laws and ordinances on the books. But, as we found in our comprehensive research with municipalities, average compliance rates are just 13 percent. As you can see “It’s the law” isn’t the most effective justification for mandatory pet licensing. Most people simply disregard this regulation. So let’s go beyond by-laws and ordinances. Why does it matter so much?

    How to Keep Your Pets Cool This Summer

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    While you’re out enjoying the warm weather with your pets, it is important to remember that dogs and cats can get overheated just like their owners. Here are some precautions you can take to keep your pets safe from the dangers that come with warmer weather. Keep Your Hot Dogs[…]

    How to Keep Pets Safe This Holiday Weekend

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    Check out these helpful tips on how to keep pets safe this holiday weekend (RSPCA): How to Keep Your Pets Safe During Fireworks: Make sure your pet gets plenty of exercise before the fireworks start – If you can make sure your pet is feeling well exercised they may have[…]