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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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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Like you need an excuse to hug your hound

Like you need an excuse to hug your hound

Many of us give our four-legged hound friends a hug every day so we don’t really need to wait for the annual Hug your hound day to come around.  Nonetheless, today is national hug your hound day so you should go out of your way to make it a point to give them an extra squeeze or two. Likely the celebration of this day gets lost in the noise and attention around grandparent’s day, teddy bear day and our personal favorite, wonderful weirdos day so if you have to wait a day or two to give your hound a hug […]
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Don’t mind us, we’re just running late today.  Like everyone else.

Don’t mind us, we’re just running late today. Like everyone else.

Running late seems to be something fairly common these days.  Whether you are running late for work, for picking up your kids or even a few minutes behind for your rescue relay transport, it seems more the norm than anything that everyone is behind. That’s why we’re not surprised that you’re running late on sending your check in to your favorite animal rescue just in time for International day of charity; which just happens to fall on today in case you were wondering.  Ironically enough, today is also the national day to be late for something. See, there really is […]
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National Wildlife Day – Slow down; give a squirrel a break today!

National Wildlife Day – Slow down; give a squirrel a break today!

We can start to smell the fall in the air now.  The kids are going back to school and the leaves are starting to tinge with color as the days get shorter, like the number of times a week that we need to cut our grass.  As we start to blend into fall, it’s important to remember to watch for squirrels and other wildlife, because the chances of them crossing our paths is more frequent than we normally might imagine. Today is national wildlife day which is a day to celebrate those animals that are not our domesticated pets.  Whether […]
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Today is a day to celebrate; ginger cats have changed the world!

Today is a day to celebrate; ginger cats have changed the world!

Like you we are often surprised that there are so many official days for people, animals and even food that we never would have thought warranted their own day of celebration.  So right now you might be thinking that ginger cat appreciation day is just another crazy day that you can gloss over and get back to your normal routine. But if you care about animals, you should know that some ginger cats have gone on to change the world for rescue animals and we would like to recognize their contribution on this special day. Ginger is often a derogatory […]
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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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