The Furkids story began with one homeless mother cat and her kittens and a driving passion to do the right thing. Established by Samantha Shelton in 2002, they have rescued and altered more than 30,000 animals since opening their doors. Today, approximately 1000 animals are in their care in their shelters, adoption centers, and foster homes. Sam shares with us how they started a successful transport program called Transfur and how they are working with organizations in the north to save more animals. With more than 400 rescues in the metro Atlanta area, Furkids is working to build relationships to […]
Canine Commitment is an active rescue, adopting dogs and puppies and the occasional kittens throughout New England. Rescue in New England is a bit different than the typical perception of what rescue looks like, so the challenges faced by Canine Commitment might not be the ones you expect to hear. All of the animals that Canine Commitment adopts out originated in the south and were transported to New Hampshire where the shelters are not full of unwanted animals. Canine Commitment has more adopters than they have dogs, and you will hear a bit about what that means on a day-to-day […]
Dalia Salah with the Fredericksburg SPCA shares with us that survivors of animal fighting face three fates – staying with abusers, placement or death. Due to the lack of funding, support, and placement most survivors remain with their abusers or are euthanized. Animal fighting is a violent blood sport in which two animals are placed beak to beak in a small ring and encouraged to fight to the death. Although animal fighting is a felony in all 50 states, this bloodsport still persists across the nation and in all sorts of communities and among all sorts of people. Learn to […]
Clownfish is a small marine fish which gained popularity after appearing in the movie “Finding Nemo”. There are 28 species that inhabit the Indian and Pacific oceans as well as Red Sea and Australian Great Barrier Reef. They live in small family groups composed of mating couples and their offspring. They are very territorial and will fiercely defend their home (anemone) against other clownfish. They have been known to attack divers who try and approach their home, the anemone.
As the only open-door shelter in Boone County, they don’t turn any animal away based on breed, age, health or temperament. They rely on support from the public to offer life-saving medical care as well as intake prevention programs to keep loved pets out of the shelter. They take in close to 3,500 animals each year and are incredibly proud to have a 97% placement rate for all animals entering our shelter! 75 years later and they are still going strong, providing the refuge for the sick, injured and abused animals come through their doors. Innovating and providing new programs […]
Grace is the founder of W-Underdogs in Atlanta, Georgia and joins us today. She shares with us the inspiration behind the start of W-Underdogs and the impact they are making in their local community. She not only focuses on rescuing dogs but her impact in her local community. Her organization focuses on helping kids and teaching them life skills while caring for the dogs in need in their neighborhood and the surrounding community. She is truly an inspiration to not only her community but to the kids, she serves alongside with. The kids are her inspiration during difficult times. To learn […]