Posts tagged "American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals"

Help to Find Lost Pets, List of Shelters Accepting Pets After Hurricane Sandy

Help to Find Lost Pets, List of Shelters Accepting Pets After Hurricane Sandy
It seems in the urban areas which the hurricane hit, pets are generally being accepted at shelters. Of course, there are many pets unaccounted for. Here are some resources, even some for animal shelters affected – please share. From petfinder.com: Here’s an Infographic on lost pets Here’s a petfnder.com update on area shelters in the Northeast affected by Hurricane... Read more »

100 Proof Cat Lover, Kellie Pickler

100 Proof Cat Lover, Kellie Pickler
February is Cat Appreciation Month, but as country singer Kellie Pickler says, “I appreciate cats all the time. I’ve been a critter lover all my life.” After singing her way to 6th place on “American Idol” in 2006, Pickler moved to Franklin, TN, where she soon adopted Pickles. The orange tabby became a frequent source... Read more »

Telling the Kids 'Our Pet is Dying'

Telling the Kids 'Our Pet is Dying'
It’s not an easy topic – but it’s life, i suppose…. How do you tell the kids when a pet is dying? And what do you tell the kids? Stephanie LaFarge, senior director of counseling services at the ASPCA was my guest on Steve Dale’s Pet World. Listen to my conversation HERE.
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Rock 'n Roll Adoption Party in Joplin

Do I really need to write a caption? (Photo by Mike Bizelli)
If you adopt maybe a dozen or more pets, most adoption events are considered a rousing success. On June 25/26 the ASPCA  (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and Joplin Humane Society successfully found forever homes for 745 pets. The celebration (that’s really what it was) was attended by over 5,700... Read more »

WLS Podcast: The Michaael Vick Lost Dogs

All this week, I’m highlighting my favorite 890-AM WLS Podcasts of 2010. Click here to listen to author Jim Gorant and legendary behaviorist Stephen Zawistowski of the ASPCA. So, Michael Vick’s been in the news – Vick says getting a dog would help him with his rehabilitation. What about the dogs who were at Vick’s... Read more »

New Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters

“Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters,” researched and written by 14 members of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians over two years, is hot off the press. This is the first document of its kind. The timing of the release of the Standards is critical, as government funding for shelters is dwindling, and some... Read more »
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WLS-AM Podcast: Holiday Pet Gift Ideas and Safety Tips from Dr. Rubin

Listen to Dr. Sheldon Rubin offering safety tips for pets over the holiday season. And Dr. Rubin turns out to be thrifty, he has ideas for cheap – and I mean cheap gifts for pets. Dr. Sheldon Rubin is very fancy for the holidays It’s important that our pets get proper nutrition, and love as... Read more »

Cat Dies of H1N1 (Swine Flu)

H1N1 Kills a cat, the first cat to succumb, the third conformed case of H1N1 (swine flu) in a cat (not counting other cats who lived in the household where the cat who died lived). Buddy an empty bowl in the kitchen reminds Rhonda Rebmann of her cat Buddy“It’s crazy,” said Rebmann.  “I would never... Read more »