Keeping the Happy in St. Patrick’s Day.

Keeping the Happy in St. Patrick’s Day.

Shamrocks, pots o’ gold, parades, green hats, green cookies, and of course, green beer — St. Patrick’s Day welcomes in spring and celebrates one of Ireland’s most revered saints.   It is a day of happy festivities and getting together with family and friends....
NEW YORK STATE – BRINGING AN END TO PET STORE PET SALES

NEW YORK STATE – BRINGING AN END TO PET STORE PET SALES

The Empire State has introduced legislation to ban the sale of puppies, kittens and rabbits in pet stores state-wide.  If passed, A.6298/S.4234, would make New York State the 3rd state in the US to take a stand against pet cruelty for profit.   For decades, the pet...
Shelter Dogs – Removing the Stigma

Shelter Dogs – Removing the Stigma

There are approximately 5 million dogs destroyed every year in shelters across America. These dogs ended up shelters for numerous reasons and most due to no fault of their own: pets not being spayed/neutered, resulting in unwanted litters; people deciding they don’t...
Pet Food Recalls

Pet Food Recalls

As pet owners, it’s our responsibility to keep our furry family members safe and healthy and your pet’s diet is a very important part of that responsibility, which is why it is very concerning when you see pet food recalls, especially if it is the brand you are...
Animals and the government shutdown

Animals and the government shutdown

The federal government shutdown is in its 24th day, and while we hear how it is affecting government employees, services and the overall negative impact, what we don’t hear is how it is affecting animal. Puppy Mills are operating without any oversight or...
2019 – A New Year of protections for animals

2019 – A New Year of protections for animals

With the ringing in of the new year, many new animal protection laws have or are going into effect, nationally and in the individual states.  Here are some notable laws that welcome in 2019. The Farm Bill The Farm Bill was signed by President Trump, and had three very...
PUPPY MILLS AND USDA INSPECTIONS

PUPPY MILLS AND USDA INSPECTIONS

For decades, some USDA licensed breeding operations (puppy mills) have been subjected to unannounced inspections by the USDA. While this sounds like the USDA was protecting animals, unfortunately these inspections of cruel breeding operations were as infrequent as...
GIVING TUESDAY: A CHANCE TO DOUBLE YOUR DONATIONS TO HELP ANIMALS

GIVING TUESDAY: A CHANCE TO DOUBLE YOUR DONATIONS TO HELP ANIMALS

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving when people come together to support the causes they believe in by donating and fundraising for nonprofits they care about.   This Tuesday, November 27, you can help homeless pets and to save innocent animals from suffering by...
Celebrating Thanksgiving Day with your pets

Celebrating Thanksgiving Day with your pets

Thanksgiving is a time of family, food and good times and if you want to include your furry family member in your Thanksgiving Day celebration, there are plenty of traditional Thanksgiving foods that are safe to share to create a festive meal for special four-legged...
November: Adopt a Senior Pet Month

November: Adopt a Senior Pet Month

National Adopt A Senior Pet Month is dedicated to bringing awareness about homeless senior pets and improving the adoption rate for these sweet older dogs and cats.  It’s a sad reality that senior animals are often the last to be adopted from shelters – and even...

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