Reward Offered in San Diego Sea Lion Shootings
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is investigating the shooting and injuring of sea lions in the San Diego, California, area. The Humane Society of the United States and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust are offering a reward up...
New App Donates to Animal Shelters Every Time You Walk You Dog - For Free!
Want to help shelters but don't have the extra time or money to do it? Well, a new app allows dog owners to help the shelters of their choice by doing something they do everyday anyway - walking their dog.
Fayette County's TNR Success May Spell Positive Change for Georgia's Feral Cats
There have been some good things going on for cats in Fayette County, Georgia. Typically shelters in Georgia take a catch and kill approach to feral cats in order to keep the populations down. However, Fayette County Humane Society in...
WWF Officially Opens Office in Myanmar
WWF opened its new Myanmar office November 1 in an event that highlighted the country’s vast natural capital, its efforts to develop a green economy and its diverse species such as tigers, elephants and Irrawaddy dolphins. The event featured representatives...
Humane Society Sends Funds to Sierra Leone Animal Groups Affected by Ebola Outbreak
Two animal welfare organizations in Sierra Leone in West Africa are receiving emergency grants to support their work that has been impacted by the Ebola outbreak. Humane Society International is making the grants of U.S. $6,000 each. Andrew Rowan, president of...
Lonesome George and Good News for Galapagos Tortoises
The last Pinta Island tortoise, Lonesome George, was known as the rarest creature in the world. Since 1972, he lived in his corral at the Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz Island. On June 24th, 2012, his long-time caretaker...
No Bully Breeds Allowed - PetSmart Discriminates Against Pit Bull Breeds
PetSmart is not just known for providing a number of pet toys, food and equipment, but is also well-known among animal lovers for their PetSmart charities. However, recently their discriminatory policies towards bully breeds at their Doggie Day Camps are...
Pumpkin: The Hedgehog Who Lost His Spikes
Earlier this month, a six-month-old hedgehog that lived in the wild was found in the most curious condition by a passerby. The hedgehog is known for their prickly appearance for the hundreds of spines that line the skin on their...
Trapped Kitten Safe Thanks to Inventive Rescue
A three month old kitten in Riverside, California was finally rescued last week after landing itself in a challenging situation for animal control officers on the scene. Through the use of some clever, and as some would describe "MacGyver-esque," thinking...
Ontario SPCA Declares the Hunt on for Puppy Abuser in Toronto
After what is being hailed as the worse case of animal abuse that animal services in Toronto have ever seen, authorities as well as the Ontario SPCA are on the hunt for the culprit. They urge the public to aid...
The Internet has a New Celebrity Cat - Napoleon
The internet is full of celebrity cats. Recently, a new fluff ball has joined the ranks of internet cat superstars like Grumpy Cat, Lil Bub and Colonel Meow. Meet Napoleon, the Persian cat that is stealing the spotlight of cat-centric...
Hunks and Hounds - Hot Guys Pose with Cute Dogs for Animal Rights
Some things are just meant to go together - peanut butter and jelly, eggs and bacon, pizza and beer - but it seems that a New York City-based animal rights group has found yet another perfect combination. In their new...
The UK: Show Your Support for National Black Cat Day
The UK’s leading feline welfare charity, Cats Protection, is urging people to ‘paws’ for thought and show their support for National Black Cat Day on Thursday 30 October. Now in its fourth year, National Black Cat Day aims to...
Reward Offered in Stolen Pink Flamingo Case
The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­breaking into the Hattiesburg Zoo and stealing a pink flamingo. The...
Can Pets Contract and Spread Ebola?
With the recent news of Madrid officials euthanizing the dog of a Spanish nursing assistant that had been quarantined after testing positive for Ebola, it has left pet owners wondering: can their cat or dog get and spread Ebola?
FBI Elevates Animal Cruelty to Felony Status
Things have gotten just that much harsher for animal abusers this month as the Federal Bureau of Investigation has risen the charge of animal abuse and cruelty to Class A Felony status in the United States. Originally, the crime and...
Pet Nup - The World's First Pet Prenuptial
The Blue Cross animal charity alone receives an average of four pets per week at its rehoming centers due to the break up of their pet parents. Factoring in all the local animal shelters and other animal associations, that average...
Bear Chased Out of House by Energetic Family Dog
In Gatlinburg, Tennessee, a terrifying nightmare became reality in the house of Priscilla Epperson. An unwanted intruder in the form of a curious bear took advantage of her unlatched door and got into their house. The bear wandered through at...
Highly Contagious Parvovirus Outbreak Killing Dogs in New Jersey
Over the past few months, near a hundred dogs have died in central New Jersey due to lax vaccinations and an outbreak in the highly contagious parvovirus in the area. Local animal rescue organizations and animal shelters in the area...
21st Century Cats Stress Out Because Owners Treat Them like Dogs
Unbeknownst to many cat owners, their cat may be suffering from stress, not because the neighbors are too loud or there is too much going on, but rather because their owners treat them like low maintenance dogs. According to leading...
Vet Performs Risky Tumour Removal and Saves George the Goldfish
I thought it was wonderful that Dr. Tristan Rich performed life-saving tumour removal surgery on a pet goldfish named George. The 45-minute procedure involved three separate buckets of water (the first two contained an anaesthetic). George was kept alive and...
UK: 110,675 Strays Handled by Local Authorities Last Year
Sadly, the figures speak for themselves... The UK's Dogs Trust charity has unveiled its annual Stray Dogs Survey - and it doesn't make good reading for animal lovers. The survery reveled that despite falling numbers of stray and abandoned dogs, close to...
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