Yes it’s true that black cats have gotten a bad rap so we’re excited to celebrate them twice this month. October is officially international black cat month and today, October 27 is Black Cat day here in the United States. Why are black cats so special? We talked a lot in our blog about International Black Cat month about the history and reasoning behind why black cats seem to get a bad rap from people. The superstitions particularly around the Halloween holiday put these tender hearted creatures at risk. Black cats are the last cats to be adopted from local […]
One of the first things that children learn about wolves is that they howl to communicate with one another. This is something even cartoons have taught the younger generation. So in celebration of our wolf friends, today is howl at the moon day. Why do wolves howl at the moon anyway? The truth is, they don’t. Wolves aren’t howling at the moon, they are actually communicating with one another. Don’t believe us? Check out the National Geographic’s fact and fiction page about wolves. They are communicating with their pack, strengthening their bonds and letting each other know about prey and […]
If you want to incite a heated debate at an animal rescue conference, ask a group of people what they think about the term “no-kill.” Be prepared for a discussion that will bring out passionate opinions on both sides of the equation. But why is this term so contentious? And is it a universally accepted term in animal rescue? Myth: “No-kill” is a universal term in animal rescue The label of “no-kill” was a term that gained notoriety from the work of Nathan Winograd. A passionate animal advocate himself, he was disgusted with the killing of animals that was taking […]
Today is October 19th and unless you’re a consummate planner, you may not know that it’s Evaluate your Life day. A day spawned by a local website (Wellcat.com) in an effort to get people to step back and revisit what is important to them. Define your passion When you’re assessing your life it’s important to ask yourself what drives you, what fuels you and what are you passionate about? If you’re reading this blog then likely we already know that don’t we? You’re passionate about animals and helping them however you can. But maybe when you’re evaluating your life you […]
It’s definitely October as the leaves are turning colors and falling to the ground to be swept up into piles…for jumping in of course! October is also International Black Cat Awareness Month. A time when we celebrate these wonderful animals and raise awareness to break the superstitions that have plagued them for centuries. The history of black cats Many cultures have documented their history related to black cats. And it’s interesting to note that sometimes the cats are perceived as good luck, and other times not so much: In Scotland they believe that a strange black cat’s arrival to the […]
Canine Commandos is a service-learning program within the schools and is celebrating 15 years this year and has done amazing work to help animals find adoption into their forever home and the students who participate in her program. Virginia shares with us her dedication to not only the animals but the children in her program as well. They work with shelters across the county to help train the animals and increase their chances for adoption.