Rescue Myth vs. Fact: Animal rescues are regulated by the government

Rescue Myth vs. Fact: Animal rescues are regulated by the government

In the United States, the federal government is the single largest employer so it’s no wonder that people often assume the federal government plays a part in regulating animal rescue.  After all, aren’t most animal rescue’s 501(c)(3) IRS charities which means the government regularly checks up on them. Fact: Animal welfare organizations are NOT regulated by the United States federal government. Animal welfare is a tricky subject to untangle so we’ll do our best to clear up the misconceptions here.  The USDA (Department of Agriculture) does play a role in certain aspects of animal welfare. There are federal laws on […]

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National check the chip day and keep your pet safe

National check the chip day and keep your pet safe

Today is National check the chip day where we strongly encourage you to check the microchip of your favorite feline or canine friend. Microchips are a necessity these days with 30% of pets estimated to go missing in their lifetime and many of them ending up in animal shelters.  In fact, the ASPCA estimates that 40-50% of animals in shelters are actually people’s pets that were either abandoned, or lost at some point along the way. After they have adopted their animals, many people do not bother to keep up with the registration on their pets’ microchips, and it’s very […]

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We don’t feel like letting you know today is National Lazy Day…but we will.

We don’t feel like letting you know today is National Lazy Day…but we will.

We have to give credit to the unknown founders of National Lazy Day because if you’re that focused on being lazy, what would motivate you to even fill out the paperwork to create a National Lazy Day in the first place? Of course, another theory is that this was a day that the cats put together to get us humans to slow down a bit and enjoy some rest and relaxation. After all, they are the model for the term “lazy” sleeping upwards of 18 hours out of a 24 hour day usually only waking up to eat, bat a […]

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Rescue Myth vs. Fact: Rescue transport only happens by car

Rescue Myth vs. Fact: Rescue transport only happens by car

Depending on your involvement in the animal rescue world, you may not be aware of the logistics and methods behind animal rescue transport.  After all, we don’t think about how Amazon gets our prime packages to us every day do we? They just show up so why wouldn’t it be the same for animals being rescued? One of the myths often muttered by people unfamiliar with how animal rescue transport works is that the automobile is the only method of transportation involved.  They usually say something like “It’s not like you’re rescuing animals on Southwest Airlines.” So the next time […]

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Yes that’s right, another day for cats.  It’s International Cat Day

Yes that’s right, another day for cats. It’s International Cat Day

If you’re a regular follower of our blog you’ve probably noticed that there are a LOT of days that have been established for cats and International Cat Day is another one to add to the list.  It shouldn’t be a surprise that cat days are so popular though, as the estimates are that 500 million cats are roaming the planet right now (that’s a lotta cats!).  Like many other animal related holidays, International Cat Day was created in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in cooperation with some other organizations, to celebrate our feline friends.  It is […]

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Today is a 2 fur – work like a dog & friendship day!

Today is a 2 fur – work like a dog & friendship day!

We have a special one for you this Sunday, it’s a double good day today with National Work like a dog day and International friendship day both happening at the same time!  What are the odds? Work like a dog day is an interesting one but hey it’s all about dogs and its purpose is to pay homage to our canine friends for their diligence and determination.  It was formed as an opportunity for you to show your determination and grit during what else, your daily workplace chores. But since you might not have to work today, you’re lucky enough […]

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