Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 53 – Stone County Humane Society

Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 53 – Stone County Humane Society

The Stone County Humane Society (SCHS) was started by a group of newcomers to Mountain View, Arkansas, Stone County in 1999. This rural area had no leash laws or spay and neuter requirements for animals, so the county was overrun with unwanted, neglected dogs and cats. This group formed with the goal of building a shelter someday and to educate the community on animal care and spay neuter. Website: https://www.schspets.org/ Facebook: https://facebook.com/StoneCountyHumaneSociety Email: schs@yelcot.net “Welcome to the ARPA Animal Shelter of the Week podcast where we introduce you to incredible organizations around the country that are focused on helping animals.  […]
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Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 52 – Humane Society of Independence County

Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 52 – Humane Society of Independence County

The Humane Society of Independence County in Batesville Arkansas is a growing shelter looking to make a difference in their community. Their goal is to rescue and provide a safe shelter for abandoned, abused, homeless, and unwanted dogs and cats within the county; and also secure loving, stable homes for them. A community goal is to reduce the unwanted pet population by encouraging the spaying and neutering of all dogs and cats through education and awareness. Website: https://www.hsicshelter.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HumaneSocietyofIndependenceCounty/ “Welcome to the ARPA Animal Shelter of the week podcast where we introduce you to incredible organizations around the country […]
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Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 51 – Upper Valley Humane Society

Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 51 – Upper Valley Humane Society

The Upper Valley Humane Society (UVHS) is the primary animal shelter for the Upper Valley, an area deemed the largest micro-region in the U.S. with a population of more than 200,000. They have municipal contracts with 20 plus towns in New Hampshire and Vermont. The first meeting to organize the humane society was held in 1959 and the temporary shelter was at the home of the President. For quite a number of years, animals were sheltered at the homes of various people. They are now located right off the highway in Enfield, New Hampshire. In 2019, they found homes for […]
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National Make a Friend Day: How to Help Your Dog Make Friends

National Make a Friend Day: How to Help Your Dog Make Friends

As the saying goes, “No man is an island”. Building relationships with the people around us is vital not only to our sanity and survival, but also to our quality of life and personal growth. Whether we want to acknowledge it or not, we wouldn’t be the person we are today if we didn’t meet the people that we did. So as a way to continue learning, growing, and bettering ourselves and other people, let’s take the time to hit the refresh button and lengthen our friends list every February 11th in celebration of National Make a Friend Day! Of […]
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National Toothache Day: Does Your Pet Have a Toothache?

National Toothache Day: Does Your Pet Have a Toothache?

Tossing and turning in bed until the wee hours of the night, trying to brave through the painful throbbing of a damaged tooth even for just an hour’s worth of shuteye—yep, we’ve all been there and it’s no fun! That’s why as adults, we’ve learned that skipping a 2-minute teeth cleaning ritual isn’t worth getting a head start on those z’s. As a way to educate people on the importance of dental care, as well as the prevention and treatment of teeth-related issues, we observe National Toothache Day every February 9th. However, as pet owners, we should care for our […]
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National Frozen Yogurt Day

National Frozen Yogurt Day

Is your uncontrollable sweet tooth holding you back from shedding those extra stubborn pounds you’ve been meaning to lose since 2019? Well, believe it or not, there’s a way for you to get your diet back on track without completely depriving yourself of life’s sweet, delectable pleasures. How, you might ask? Simply trade in your favorite dessert for a healthier alternative—frozen yogurt! Yogurt was first invented in the Middle East and India over 4,000 years ago. It wasn’t until the 1970’s that the fermented treat made its way to the US, when an American dairy company known as HP Hood […]
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National Thank a Mail Carrier Day: Teach Your Dog to Love Mail Carriers

National Thank a Mail Carrier Day: Teach Your Dog to Love Mail Carriers

Rain or shine, our friendly neighborhood mail carriers are there to deliver our most awaited letters and packages six days a week. They brave through the hunger, the traffic, the exhaustion, and even the dog barks just to make sure we get that new Amazon product we’re so excited about not a second too late. For that, they truly deserve to have a special day observed in their honor. So this February 4th, don’t let your mail carrier go without hearing a “Thank You” because it’s National Thank a Mail Carrier Day! Unfortunately, while we love our mailman or mail […]
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Blueberry Pancake Day: The Safe Way to Celebrate with Your Dog

Blueberry Pancake Day: The Safe Way to Celebrate with Your Dog

What’s better than waking up to a plate of pancakes? Waking up to a plate of blueberry pancakes! Topped with the famous blue-colored superfood, not only are they more flavorful but they’re also way more nutritious—perfect for kick starting the day! However, today’s an exception to the unwritten rule that blueberry pancakes are best eaten before the clock strikes noon. Why? Because January 28th is Blueberry Pancake Day! And in celebration, you’re free to indulge in the fruit-sprinkled cake-inspired dish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Okay, we know you’re excited to scarf down as many mouthwateringly delicious blueberry pancakes—your furry […]
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National Peanut Butter Day: Should You Share Peanut Butter with Your Dog?

National Peanut Butter Day: Should You Share Peanut Butter with Your Dog?

Calling all peanut butter lovers—January 24th is National Peanut Butter Day! Whether you prefer it crunchy, smooth, with chocolate, or with jelly, this is a celebration you definitely wouldn’t want to skip out on! First patented by Marcellus Gilmore Edison in 1884, peanut butter has been around for more than a century now, yet it remains a classic favorite in many American households. However, humans aren’t the only ones going nuts for the nutty food spread, our canine friends are, too! But the question is, should we share spoonfuls of peanut butter with them on National Peanut Butter Day?   […]
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National Hugging Day: Should You Hug Your Pet?

National Hugging Day: Should You Hug Your Pet?

First introduced by Kevin Zaborney on January 21, 1986 in Michigan, National Hugging Day is a holiday meant to encourage people to spread the love through warm hugs. So whether you’re a side hug, back hug, or bear hug kind of person, make sure to celebrate the day with open arms and give everyone you love a big hug! Speaking of loved ones, we know that you won’t let the day pass without pulling your pet in for a tight embrace. Why would you, right? It’s one of the best ways to de-stress after a long day and show your […]
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