Rescue Myth vs. Fact: Animal rescue is a female dominated industry

Rescue Myth vs. Fact: Animal rescue is a female dominated industry

How many people do you know that call themselves animal rescuers?  We’re willing to be that the majority of them are female. Fact: Animal rescue is a female dominated industry Finally, a bright spot in an otherwise male dominated world.  When it comes to looking at the number of passionate men and women that are dedicated to saving animals, women definitely get the gold star on this one. While it’s hard to get exact numbers, the estimates are that animal rescue is conducted by more than 85% women.  Yes, it’s true, if you’re a male in the animal rescue world, […]
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Losing your pet is akin to losing your child – your grief is real

Losing your pet is akin to losing your child – your grief is real

We know that likely all of you out there have lost a pet somewhere along the way and we want you to know and recognize that your grief is real.  Today is national grief awareness day and a day to recognize what holding grief inside can do. Humans are emotional beings and we are born with the ability to love, feel empathy and feel loss.  Whether we lost a human family member or a furry family member, recognizing our grief is something that doesn’t always come easy so an awareness day is important to remind us how powerful this feeling […]
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Episode 56 – Megan Moon

Episode 56 – Megan Moon

Megan has more than 13 years of experience in nonprofit leadership and humane education with organizations across the United States, including the San Francisco SPCA, the Institute for Humane Education, Humane Society of Greater Dayton, and SICSA. Megan completed her undergraduate degree in Humane Leadership through Duquense University, studies graduate-level humane education at Valparaiso University, is a Certified Humane Education Specialist (CHES), and is certified in Animal-Assisted Therapy. In addition to founding and directing the Humane Education Coalition, Megan is a skilled nonprofit consultant who invests in and supports organizations for improved strategy, stronger leadership, and capacity building. She is […]
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Woof woof.  It’s MY day – National Dog Day

Woof woof.  It’s MY day – National Dog Day

There are a large number of national days out there for celebrating and some are more creative than others.  There’s grandma day, days that celebrate foods, and days that remind you of important things to check to keep your pets healthy.  But today is a simple one. Dog Day. The good news is that like many of the other awesome days devoted to animals, Dog Day this year falls on a Sunday so you have every reason to relax and spend some quality time with your favorite canine.  You can go for a walk, play a game of fetch or […]
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Rescue Myth vs. Fact: Animal Rescues, rescue animals from animal shelters

Rescue Myth vs. Fact: Animal Rescues, rescue animals from animal shelters

No, it’s not a play on words, and we’re not trying to invent the next palindrome.  We did just use the words animal and rescue back to back in the same sentence. But trust us, we had good reason. Myth: Animal Rescues only rescue animals from animal shelters This one is a tricky one so we’ve added the delimiter of only to help tell the true story here.  Part of the stickiness of this myth is how many animal rescue organizations came into existence, pulling animals from animal shelters that were overpopulated. In the U.S., as recent as the 70s […]
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It’s time for your annual check-up.  Not you, your cat!

It’s time for your annual check-up.  Not you, your cat!

“Mom, I don’t feel well,” is a phrase you’ll never hear your cat utter to you so it’s important that you invest in their health and well-being by making sure you take them to the veterinarian on a regular basis. To make this easy on you, today is National take your cat to the vet day so you can easily setup a reminder in your calendar, or have your favorite AI (Siri, Cortana, Alexa or Google) make the entry for you.   Regular visits to the vet are important for your cats, even if they’re indoor only cats because you […]
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Episode 55 – Alan Rosenberg

Episode 55 – Alan Rosenberg

Alan Rosenberg has volunteered at local animal shelters for years, helping those animals in need. With Alan’s background in accounting and finance he uses his skills to focus on animal advocacy and shelter reform. When Alan is not busy with his day job, he’s pulling public records to research various topics and he shares his findings through his blog to shed light on what is going on in shelters today across the state of New Jersey. Looking specifically at New Jersey, the kill rate has decreased by half and the rate of decrease is 2 to 3 times faster than […]
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Should Animals be Used to Ensure Capital Punishment is Humane?

Should Animals be Used to Ensure Capital Punishment is Humane?

I had a completely different topic in mind when I sat down to write this post, but I could not stop thinking about an article in yesterday’s New York Times1 about the controversial use of fentanyl in the execution of a convicted murderer in Nebraska on Tuesday, August 14th. This is the first time fentanyl, a powerful drug playing a starring role in the current American opioid overdose epidemic in the US, has been used in an execution in the US. This article piqued my interest because of its repeated descriptions of the controversy surrounding the fact that the drug […]
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Your pet is thankful she has a home as unfortunately, many do not.  

Your pet is thankful she has a home as unfortunately, many do not.  

National days are important to raise awareness to situations involving our companion animals, and this day is no different.  Today is international homeless animal day which is a day created to help raise awareness about the plight of abandoned animals, and the importance of spay and neuter to control the companion animal population. The number of animals entering animal shelters in the United States continues to drop year over year thanks to the tireless work of the professionals in animal rescue that work to help them.  The overpopulation of companion animals, is a problem that was created by mankind, and […]
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Look!  Up in the sky!  It’s Aviation Day!

Look!  Up in the sky!  It’s Aviation Day!

 As a pilot myself, aviation is something that is a passion of mine.  It’s how I got into animal rescue and the way I can help support saving more animals through rescue relay transport. This national day of aviation falls on the birthday of Orville Wright, one of the Wright Brothers, who were the first ones to successfully fly an airplane.  Today, aviation is something we take for granted being able to fly literally from anywhere, to anywhere so it’s important to remember the part that aviation plays in our lives. On this day, we’d like to celebrate our aviation […]
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