Compassion for hoarders is not misplaced if you recognize that most of them are in desperate need of psychological help. What hoarders do not need is the type of sympathy and support that enables them to continue harboring and acquiring even more animals.
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HeARTs Speak is an organization comprised of more than 600 artists working hard to give every shelter animal a chance of being adopted. Their motto says it best: “Creating a world where no shelter animal goes unseen.”
While buying a puppy fuels the animal overpopulation crisis, adopting a dog saves a life, and that’s extra special for homeless senior dogs, who are roughly the equivalent of a displaced elderly human whose loved ones have suddenly and mysteriously vanished.
In anticipation of hurricane season, which occurs June through November, RedRover selected three organizations to receive funding to help animals in Texas recover from Hurricane Harvey and prepare for future disasters.
The organization K9s For Warriors takes shelter dogs who would have otherwise been euthanized and trains them to become service dogs for post 9/11 veterans suffering from PTSD. They have saved the lives of over 800 shelter dogs.
It may be surprising to learn that a large component of most veterinary training involves harmfully using animals. These animals are used as models for learning various veterinary procedures, many of which are highly invasive and potentially painful. The animals used are often killed at the end of practice surgeries.
By not taking responsibility for graphic animal abuse posts, Instagram is aiding and abetting animal abusers. Sign the petition demanding that Instagram change its policies to ban images of animal cruelty.
When most people think about maintaining a healthy balance between work and home life, they focus their attention on their partners and children, not realizing what an immense impact an irregular schedule can have on their dogs.
While some might disparagingly call it ‘slacktivism’, getting involved in online activism is far better than doing nothing at all. A single click of your computer mouse has never been more powerful.
Find out how the UK military is combating bird trapping in Cyprus, why conflict is erupting over Australia’s feral horses, what the new U.S. farm bill may mean for animals, and more in the latest episode of Animal People World News!
OIPA has launched a petition in response to the mass killing of stray dogs in Tirana, which will be sent to the Mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj.
Most of my life has been spent with and for animals. I hope my memoir will inspire readers to see the beauty in animals and feel their inherent connectedness with them.