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Adoption helps save the lives of animals in need. Photo Credit: OlgaKay

October Is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month! Howl To Help Homeless Pets

(SHELTER PETS/ANIMAL ADOPTION) There’s much more to celebrate this month than Halloween. October is designated as National Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month. During this month, the ASPCA hopes to raise awareness about shelter animals and promote involvement within the community—whether it’s simply spreading the word or bringing a lovable dog into your home. To kick off the initiative, […]

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Vets Liza Ledet and Ashley Geoghegan receive special Heroes of the Flood awards. Photo Credit: Kim Chatelain, | The Times-Picayune

Heroes Of The Flood: How Two Vets Saved 33 Dogs In Louisiana

(ANIMAL RESCUE/NATURAL DISASTER RELIEF) Animal rescue efforts are still underway following the Great Flood of 2016. The Humane Society of Louisiana put out a call for help after the Louisiana floods devastated the Livingston Parish region. Dogs were found stranded on the roof of the flooded Denham Springs Animal Shelter, but luckily Dr. Liza Ledet […]

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Ann Chapman from the Louisiana State Animal Response Team carries a dog she helped rescue in Baton Rouge. Photo Credit: CNN

Flood Relief Donations: Helping Louisiana Out Of The Mud

(ANIMAL RESCUE/ACTIVISM) Last month, the United States witnessed the worst natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy when prolonged rainfall and catastrophic flooding devastated parts of southern Louisiana. The historic and unprecedented event was quickly declared a state of emergency as it submerged thousands of homes and businesses, displacing thousands of residents and their pets. Fortunately, rescue […]

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Sam Breen tows his skiff as he helps a friend retrieve his dogs Edison, foreground, and Allie, from his home in Bossier City, Louisiana. Photo Credit: AP Photo/Gerald Herbert

Thank You, Global Animals! Louisiana Flood Donations At Work

(ACTIVISM/TAKE ACTION) In what’s being described as the worst natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy, recent catastrophic flooding in Louisiana damaged or destroyed as many as 70,000 homes, displacing thousands of residents and their pets. Rescue organizations across the nation are banding together in a race against time to help animals left behind in the disaster. […]

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Mark Buchert from the Louisiana State Animal Response Team gets a lick from a dog he helped rescue from flood waters on August 15. Photo Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images via Huffington Post

TAKE ACTION: How To Help Animal Victims Of Louisiana Flooding (PHOTOS)

(HELP ANIMALS/ANIMAL RESCUE) In the worst disaster since Hurricane Sandy, historic floods tore apart southern Louisiana over the weekend, leaving thousands evacuated. With residents displaced throughout East Baton Rouge Parish and Acadiana, there are countless pets and animals also in need of supplies and shelter. While waters are beginning to recede, many organizations are lending […]

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Celebrating World Elephant Day

(ELEPHANTS/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) Happy World Elephant Day! This global campaign was founded in 2012 to shine a light on the delicate state of elephant populations across the globe. In addition to habitat loss and exploitation, poaching for the ivory trade is one of the most difficult issues conservationists must face to protect these gentle giants. But […]

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A caged beagle cowers in fear. Photo Credit: PETA

Big Pharma Labs Conduct Cruel Experiments On Dogs, Monkeys, Rats

(ANIMAL CRUELTY/LAB ANIMALS) After a whistleblower reported horrific animal cruelty taking place at MPI Research, PETA filed complaints calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Institutes of Health to investigate the allegations. Hired by big corporations and universities like Merck, ArmaGen Technologies, Gilead Sciences, and the University of North Carolina at […]

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Celebrating World Oceans Day: Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet

(OCEANS) Happy World Oceans Day! Originally created by The Ocean Project in 2002, World Oceans Day became nationally recognized as June 8 in 2008. Since then, the project has reached millions worldwide in advocating for healthier oceans and a healthier planet. There’s no doubt that factors like climate change and pollution are threatening our Earth’s […]

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Morgan the captured orca. Photo Credit: Jenny Vantwillert

Free Morgan: Captive Killer Whale Attempts Suicide

(ANIMALS IN CAPTIVITY/KILLER WHALES) A recent video clip, filmed anonymously by Morgan Monitors and posted onto the Dolphin Project’s website, reveals a SeaWorld-owned orca named Morgan beaching herself after a performance at Loro Parque in the Canary Islands. The unsettling footage shows Morgan remaining motionless on the concrete ledge for about 10 minutes at the […]

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Join The Pack! Celebrate 150 Days Of Animal Rescue

(CELEBRITIES/ANIMAL ACTIVISM) Join the ASPCA in celebrating its 150th anniversary by pledging to help animals in need. In honor of 150 years of service to animals, the ASPCA is launching 150 Days of Rescue, a national campaign designed to protect homeless and abused animals. The 150-day campaign, which launched on April 10th, the ASPCA’s birthday, […]

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