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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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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Animal rescue myth vs. fact: Animal rescue people are crazy

Animal 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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Best friends day – June 8

Best friends day – June 8

June 8 – National Best Friend Day Today is National Best Friend Day and we’re hoping that everyone out there has had a best friend at one point or another in their life. Best friends truly make the world a better place to live in and what a great way to celebrate them through this day. Best friends can come in many forms and here at the ARPA we celebrate those that come with four legs, fur, paws and lots of purrs and growls. We know your companion pets are often the only ones that stay with you in the most difficult […]

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