Rescue Myth vs. Fact: Rescued animals are free

Rescue Myth vs. Fact: Rescued animals are free

Our next myth is one again that seems to be perpetuated by perception and not reality.  I’m not sure if this myth was started because of any particular person or rescue, but it seems to keep going despite many campaigns on Facebook and other social medias to try and debunk it.  The perception is that the strays are turned into shelters, rescues pull from the shelters and get the animals for free or next to nothing.  Then they turn around and adopt them out for hundreds of dollars in adoption fees. Fact: Rescue animals cost hundreds if not thousands by […]

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Happy heart hugs day- June 28

Happy heart hugs day- June 28

June 28 – Happy Heart Hugs Day As we near the end of June, it’s time to celebrate Happy Heart Hugs Day in honor of Archie Brindleton. Who was Archie Brindleton you ask? Well he was a super happy and cute French bulldog that inspired this day in the first place. The idea behind this wonderful day is to send love to those that you cannot physically hug or just haven’t seen in a while. In the animal rescue world we know how prevalent this can be with many people having worked together saving animals for years, but never had […]

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Episode 47 – Beth Frank

Episode 47 – Beth Frank

In just over 4 years Community Cats United has grown globally with over 23,000 members. Beth Frank shares with us how she started the group, their accomplishments to date and what they are focusing on next. To learn more about community cats and how Beth is focusing on spay/neuter clinics please listen in. They are doing wonderful things for the community cats that are out there! You can reach her through the Facebook group @CommunityCatsUnited.

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Get out and enjoy Great Outdoors month with your pet

Get out and enjoy Great Outdoors month with your pet

It’s officially summer! Although we’re coming to the end of June, there’s still time to celebrate Great Outdoors month by getting outside with your favorite pets or better yet, volunteering at a local animal shelter as a dog walker to give the shelter dogs some much needed time out in the sunshine. This celebration of the outdoors started out as a week (Great Outdoors week) and then in 2004 they decided to expand it to a whole month (not sure if congress was involved but guessing not if they got it done that fast!)  We know you enjoy walking your […]

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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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