There’s no such thing as a stupid question

There’s no such thing as a stupid question

So today we challenge you to think of a stupid question to ask.  That’s because it’s “Ask a stupid question day.” So that means that nothing is off the table and you can ask those questions that you’ve had in the back of your mind for all of these years.   One potential question to ask is whether your friends and colleagues are vegetarians.  No, not to judge them if they are not but more importantly if they are you can get a 2 for 1 today by hugging them instead.  That’s right today is also “hug a vegetarian day” […]
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Rescue Myth vs. Fact: Animal rescues obtain their animals from breeders

Rescue Myth vs. Fact: Animal rescues obtain their animals from breeders

Partially true: Animal rescues get their animals from breeders In the U.S., the problems and solutions for companion animals have changed over the years.  Decades ago, tens of millions of companion animals were euthanized in local animal shelters to reduce the population.  This tactic was not effective and when more progressive leaders in the industry introduced spay/neuter as a long-term strategy, the numbers euthanized annually started to reduce. Today, in the U.S. the estimates are that between 1 million and 1.5 million otherwise healthy companion animals are euthanized.  This is still far too many animals killed annually.  Yet while we […]
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Episode 60 – Debbie Turner

Episode 60 – Debbie Turner

Dog bites, either on humans or other animals can have scary and heavy financial consequences. Deborah Turner has developed canine liability insurance that covers not only dog bites, but many situations from – scaring people, tripping them or pushing them over, running in front of a car resulting in an accident and dog-on-dog or other animals. The Canine Liability Policy can be purchased at www.dogbitequote.com in 15 minutes or less. Rachael Wondra
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Our pets are our family.  Celebrate them on family day

Our pets are our family. Celebrate them on family day

It seems that every year, more and more people are calling their pets family members and treating them like they are their children.  Spending time and money on companion animals continues to increase year over year and our pets benefit from better food, preventative care and attention to their needs.   So today on national family day, we invite you to celebrate the fact that our pets have become part of our families and earned their rightful place in our households.  Their unconditional love and joy that they bring to our lives every day reminds us what the true definition […]
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Rescue Myth vs. Fact: Animal rescues do not have a physical facility

Rescue Myth vs. Fact: Animal rescues do not have a physical facility

Myth: All animal rescues do not have a physical facility Many of our fact versus myth posts are difficult to write because the truth about the topic in question lies somewhere in the middle between two extremes. We cannot say that all animal rescues do not have a physical facility.  We can say that the vast majority of animal rescues (90%+) operate out of a foster home network, instead of a central facility. What is an animal rescue?  What is an animal rescue group? The term “animal rescue” is a generic term that is used by a lot of different […]
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Arrgh matey.  Today is talk like a pirate day!

Arrgh matey. Today is talk like a pirate day!

It’s finally here. The day we’ve waited all year for.  International talk like a pirate day. A day when we can release our inner pirate and dust off our favorite accent without every person we encounter thinking we’ve lost our marbles. You may not believe this but this day was originally created back in 1995 by a couple of guys who decided the world needed a day to talk like their favorite pirate in the workplace.  It’s grown in acceptance each year and now you can hear many people around the world with their favorite “arrrgh…” and “ahoy matey” expressions […]
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Episode 59 – Jo Lynn Kelley

Episode 59 – Jo Lynn Kelley

Jo Lynn joins us today to talk about animal photography and her experience with animal rescue transport. If you love photography and animals, and want to help listen in as she talks about various aspects. She is also the creator of LKA Shooters, a photography group for any age or level. Rachael Wondra
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Time to snuggle in with your cats for happy cat month

Time to snuggle in with your cats for happy cat month

Does it seem to you like we have a lot of days and months focused on our cats?  We’re not saying that’s a bad thing for sure and we’re beaming with pride to tell you about the fact that September is happy cat month! Yes, the whole month of September, all 30 days is focused on spreading education and awareness about the importance of our favorite feline companions.  This day is brought to you by the CATalyst Council who are the ones that initially had the day formalized. As you might imagine, their mission is all about the feline, who […]
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Accentuate the positive – National Positive Thinking Day

Accentuate the positive – National Positive Thinking Day

Our world is filled with negativity.  Just turning on the news can overwhelm a person with stories about the pessimism and evil that exists in our world.  But we’re not going to focus on that today because today, is national positive thinking day. Today is the day that we’re going to focus on all of the positive things happening in animal welfare and when we’re going to think about all of the positive improvements happening every day for animals.   Back in the 80s, tens of millions of animals were euthanized and there was seemingly no end in sight to […]
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Rescue myth vs. fact: Animal rescues are licensed and rated

Rescue myth vs. fact: Animal rescues are licensed and rated

Myth: Animal rescues are licensed and regulated at a national level Animal rescue groups do a lot of advertising to help promote their rescue animals and to raise funding through donations and fundraisers. There must be a government agency at the state or national level that is regulating these organizations and licensing them so you can ensure your donations are being properly utilized, right?  Unfortunately not.  There is no national entity focused on animal rescue licensing and there are many loopholes that you need to be aware of when choosing who to work with. Partially true: Animal rescues are licensed […]
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