Rory Adams is the Content Manager for American Pets Alive! a Texas-based organization with a mission to end animal shelter related killing across the United States. His journey in the animal welfare industry started at just 15 years and he’s worked with some of the best in the industry! Rory’s areas of expertise and interest include systems learning for animal welfare, achieving live outcomes for animals with medical and behavioral challenges and the intersection between social justice and animal welfare. Listen in and learn his journey and see what American Pets Alive! has in store in the near future!
National Aviation Day In 1939, former President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared August 19th as National Aviation Day to recognize and celebrate the history and development of aviation. Falling precisely on the same date as Orville Wright’s birthday, it’s considered to be one of America’s most treasured holidays. Orville Wright, together with his elder brother, Wilbur Wright, invented the world’s first powered fixed-wing aircraft in the year 1903. It was called the Wright Flyer and was the first of its kind to have built-in controls and execute a sustained flight. Orville Wright flew the aircraft for the first time in Big […]
Black Cat Appreciation Day Black cats have always been linked to negative superstitions. Even now, many still believe that they bring bad luck or bad omen. Some even go as far as to claim that these felines can attract death, or are associated with witchcraft. It’s because of these crazy, not to mention completely untrue, superstitions that black cats have a bad rap and are avoided by most. Another reason that may cause people to shy away from adopting black cats is that they find solid black coats to be ‘boring’ or ‘unappealing’ compared to those with colorful coats and […]
The Rockingham County Animal Shelter opened in 2011 & was the County’s first official shelter. Taking in nearly 6,000 animals their first year, they knew right away that more staff was needed. Their first focus was to increase the live release rate and to find a way to provide low-cost spaying and neutering for their animals. They formed a partnership with the Humane Society of the Piedmont Spay, Neuter & Wellness Clinic in 2012 & continue working with them today to provide monthly clinics to help reduce their intake numbers. In just 8 years they have gone from a 98% […]
National Creamsicle Day Did you know that creamsicles were created entirely by accident? In 1905, an eleven-year-old boy from San Francisco named Frank Epperson made fruit-flavored soda from soda powder and water, which was pretty popular at that time, and used a wooden stick to stir everything together. He never finished drinking it, though, and accidentally left the cup of soda outside overnight. The next morning, he saw that the soda had completely frozen around the wooden stick. So, he ran the cup under warm water, pulled out the frozen treat, and the rest was history! The first time Frank […]
Clear Creek Cat Rescue was originally founded to help find homes for the Mat-Su Animal Shelter’s cat population. Gradually they have expanded to cover a broader portion of the state and to take in cats that are strays or otherwise homeless. CCCR also takes in homeless cats of all kinds, including ferals; they also sometimes accept cats from private individuals and other rescues when there is a need to do so. To learn more about Clear Creek Cat Rescue, please visit their website or Facebook page!