Rescue Myth vs. Fact: Rescued animals are free

Rescue Myth vs. Fact: Rescued animals are free

Our next myth is one again that seems to be perpetuated by perception and not reality.  I’m not sure if this myth was started because of any particular person or rescue, but it seems to keep going despite many campaigns on Facebook and other social medias to try and debunk it.  The perception is that the strays are turned into shelters, rescues pull from the shelters and get the animals for free or next to nothing.  Then they turn around and adopt them out for hundreds of dollars in adoption fees. Fact: Rescue animals cost hundreds if not thousands by […]
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Happy heart hugs day- June 28

Happy heart hugs day- June 28

June 28 – Happy Heart Hugs Day As we near the end of June, it’s time to celebrate Happy Heart Hugs Day in honor of Archie Brindleton. Who was Archie Brindleton you ask? Well he was a super happy and cute French bulldog that inspired this day in the first place. The idea behind this wonderful day is to send love to those that you cannot physically hug or just haven’t seen in a while. In the animal rescue world we know how prevalent this can be with many people having worked together saving animals for years, but never had […]
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Episode 47 – Beth Frank

Episode 47 – Beth Frank

In just over 4 years Community Cats United has grown globally with over 23,000 members. Beth Frank shares with us how she started the group, their accomplishments to date and what they are focusing on next. To learn more about community cats and how Beth is focusing on spay/neuter clinics please listen in. They are doing wonderful things for the community cats that are out there! You can reach her through the Facebook group @CommunityCatsUnited. Rachael Wondra
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Get out and enjoy Great Outdoors month with your pet

Get out and enjoy Great Outdoors month with your pet

It’s officially summer! Although we’re coming to the end of June, there’s still time to celebrate Great Outdoors month by getting outside with your favorite pets or better yet, volunteering at a local animal shelter as a dog walker to give the shelter dogs some much needed time out in the sunshine. This celebration of the outdoors started out as a week (Great Outdoors week) and then in 2004 they decided to expand it to a whole month (not sure if congress was involved but guessing not if they got it done that fast!)  We know you enjoy walking your […]
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Rescue Myth vs. Fact: Anyone can call themselves a humane society

Rescue Myth vs. Fact: Anyone can call themselves a humane society

One of the long-standing myths in animal rescue today, and one that is still perpetuated in the general public has to do with nomenclature. Everywhere you go you’ll see the term local Humane Societies or Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and many people do not give the term a second thought as they choose a reputable animal rescue organization to work with. But the truth is that there is no magic or governance around the terms humane society or SPCA. Any organization can refer to themselves as a humane society since the term is not trademarked […]
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June 20 – American Eagle Day

June 20 – American Eagle Day

For many citizens of the United States, no single animal exudes a greater sense of pride and patriotism than the American Bald Eagle. The image of the eagle adorns our currency and other government seals and is symbolic of the United States. For many years the Bald Eagle numbers were dwindling due to poachers until it was added to the endangered species list from which their numbers have rebounded and continue to thrive. The first American Eagle Day was proclaimed in 1995 by then President Bill Clinton. In 2007 onwards, the United States Senate passed a resolution to mark June […]
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Episode 46 – Tom Quigley

Episode 46 – Tom Quigley

Tom has spent the last 5 years volunteering his time to save animals by transporting for Kindred Hearts Transport Connections (KHTC). While he loves transporting the animals he also serves on the Executive Board and runs their online shop. Tom shares with us some of his favorite stories and talks about how he found KHTC and how easy the process was to get started. Rachael Wondra
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National Splurge Day – Today, June 18th

National Splurge Day – Today, June 18th

Splurge Day is today – June 18th! I know I don’t need a reason to splurge each year but that’s exactly what national splurge day is all about.  Not holding back and treating yourself to something you normally wouldn’t. So we’d like to suggest you apply national splurge day to the animals as well.  Visit your local pet bakery and splurge on some fresh, homemade treats for your furry companions.  Then, take it a step further and order a doggie safe cake to send to your local animal shelter so that shelter animals can benefit from your splurge as well. […]
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Rescue Myth vs. Fact: Animal rescue people are crazy

Rescue Myth vs. Fact: Animal rescue people are crazy

We’ve heard it, and probably said it at some time before, “Rescue people are crazy.” They spend thousands of hours trying to pull animals, raise funds, transport and do home visits. Pictures are posted by the thousands (some of which are horrific) in an effort to raise awareness to the plight of these defenseless creatures. They drain their bank accounts, and retirement savings in an effort to save one more animal. Often when you talk to them they are overwhelmed, emotional, at the end of their rope and frustrated so they can come across as well…crazy. Fact: Animal rescuers are […]
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