Welcome to October! The leaves are starting to fall, the coats and jackets are coming out of their summer hibernation, and the kids are back in school. It’s a great time to stop and pause and reflect on the state of animal welfare around the globe. World Animal Day has been around since 1925 Heinrich Zimmermann was the original founder of World Animal Day. He was a German writer and a passionate animal activist who organized the event in March of 1925. He had over 5,000 people attend the first event and it took off from there. Heinrich was able […]
Davyd joins us today to talk about how he got started in animal rescue 15 years ago and where he focuses his time today. He is one of the founders of No-Kill Colorado (NKC) where he served on the board and helped develop relationships with National leaders of the no-kill movement. He talks to us about the annual “Just One Day” and the “100 Dog” campaign and what they mean to the local communities and to the state of Colorado. 2017: Shelters Under 90% 2017: Colorado Organization Save Rates 2017: Save Rates in Major Colorado Cities
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” […]
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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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 […]