TEARS – Dramatic Cat Rescue

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I just found this pet related video on YouTube … and thought you might enjoy it! ======================== Note: information from YouTube ======================== www.youtube.com/v/HEaEHt7h_r8?f=videos&app=youtube_gdata On May 31, 2007, a miracle occurred. This cat had been buried alive and was rescued after an all-night effort by The Emergency Animal Rescue Service near Birmingham, Alabama. As a follow-up […]

WHS Ad – July 27, 2010 – Please Adopt Me

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Curtis 194320 Black cats usually get adopted last – Curtis can attest to that! He has been here at the shelter since February. While not much of a lap cat Curtis loves to give head butts … Read More

WHS Ad – June 23, 2010 – Please Adopt Me

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Zefer 178929 Zefer is still waiting for his forever home! Zefer is a handsome, energetic guy who loves to go for walks. Zefer requires daily exercise to keep him happy. He loves to learn, and picks … Read More

WHS Ad – June 16, 2010 – Please Adopt Me

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Cammie 198272 Cammie was found outside, all alone. This beautiful girl deserves a nice home to be kept safe and sound in. Cammie is currently just one of over 150 cats we have available for adoption. … Read More

WHS Ad – June 9, 2010 – Please Adopt Me

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Paisley 177627 I am a smart, energetic and outgoing dog who has been here for too long! I will likely be a bit challenging for someone inexperienced with dogs- I am so bright I can outsmart … Read More

WHS Ad – May 20, 2010 – Please Adopt Me

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Bageera 193724 My name is Bageera and I’m a male domestic short hair. I was lucky to be brought in here to the Humane Society by a Good Samaritan! I’m 2 years and 7 months old. … Read More

WHS Ad – May 13, 2010 – Please Adopt Me

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Amara 191645 Amara is a bit camera shy; however once you meet her she comes out of her shell! Amara is an outgoing girl who loves tummy rubs. If you like a cat to be in … Read More

WHS Ad – May 6, 2010 – Please Adopt Me

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Pooh Bear 150844 Pooh Bear has been in our care sine January. He is an amazing guy, full of personality and zest for life! He loves affection and will crawl into your lap to ensure you … Read More

WHS Ad – April 8, 2010 – Please Adopt Me

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Boots 192801 Boots is a handsome, playful fellow. You should hear this guy purr! Boots seems to play well other cats, and needs a proper introduction to any dogs he is expected to live with. He … Read More

Calling All Pet Rescue And Animal Shelter Sites – Submit Your Site or Community Event to the PetLvr Blog For Pet Lovers

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Are you listed on our PetLvr Rescue Links page? I have created a new page here on the PetLvr Blog for Pet Lovers .. called Submit Your Pet Rescue Link. I have also added this link … Read More

Dealing with "Rescue Drama" (Part One)

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There’s a saying I’ve heard from many people involved in pet rescue and adoption: “The only thing two animal rescuers can ever agree upon is that the third is going about it all wrong.”  It’s worth … Read More

Animal Shelter Fundraiser Ideas

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Animal shelters and rescues are struggling financially due to the current recession. Creative fundraisers can help your favorite organization stand out among the many worthy groups currently vying for donors and funding. If you volunteer for a rescue … Read More

Deciding What Shelter to Support

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If you’re lucky enough to still have a little extra time or income during this recession, and if you love animals, you already know that donating to or volunteering with an animal shelter or rescue can … Read More

Animal Dumping Season Is Underway: What You Can Do to Help

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Ah, early Summer. The birds are singing, flowers are blooming, and people are arriving in droves to dump their pets at local animal shelters. Litters of kittens and puppies conceived and born in the  Spring fill kennels … Read More

Economy Driving More Owners to Relinquish Pets

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With the current recession showing no signs of letting up, shelters are stuffed to the gills with pets whose owners simply could no longer afford to care for them. The Chicago Tribune reported this week that, “When … Read More

Housebreaking an Older Dog

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Puppies can be tough to housebreak, but the challenge of housetraining an older dog who has become accustomed to pottying inside is a whole ‘nother bag of chips, so to speak. While the most important part … Read More

When Adoption Fails

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Nothing is more discouraging to a pet lover than a failed adoption. You fully intend to give a loving, permanent home to a pet in need, and instead you find yourself over your head with an … Read More

My New Foster Dog, Tory: Part Four

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In part three, a veterinarian diagnosed Tory with several health problems requiring surgical correction. Tory had surgery yesterday, and I’m pleased to report that he’s recovering well, although still pretty groggy and  achey. Now the real work … Read More

Five Reasons to Adopt a Formerly Stray Cat

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Many people don’t want a cat who was found as a stray. Former strays are passed over at shelters in favor of kittens relinquished due to allergies, cats given away for shedding, and more. Strays are sometimes … Read More

My New Foster Dog, Tory: Part Two

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Last week, I introduced you to my foster dog, Tory. At the time, he had not yet arrived. Now he’s at home with me, and has proven to be a little more of a handful than … Read More

My New Foster Dog, "Tory": Part One

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I mentioned yesterday that I’m expecting a new foster dog to arrive soon. We’ll be following my new foster dog, “Tory,” on his journey from intake to adoption. He’s not here yet, so today we’ll discuss the … Read More

Ten Ways to Use One Hour Per Week to Help Homeless Pets

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When I mention that I volunteer for animal rescues, the most common response I get is something along the lines of, “That’s so great! I wish I had the time to do something like that.” Of … Read More

How Shelter Volunteers Can Reduce Adoption Returns

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If you’ve ever volunteered with any sort of animal rescue, you likely know the pain of sending a pet off to what you believe will be its forever home, only to see it returned a few … Read More

Keiji the Kitten Finds a Home for the Holidays

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Keiji was my first foster pet, and since he came to me in the holiday season, Christmas Day seems like a good time to post his story. Kitten-in-a-Box Keiji entered my life in a blue plastic box … Read More

Should You Buy a Pet on Craigslist?

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The temptation of the Craigslist Pets section haunts me every time I browse the web. I want to scoop each and every animal being sold there up in my arms and take them home with me. Of course, … Read More

Pets: Family Members, Not Holiday Gifts

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What would Junior really love to find under the Christmas tree this year? A wiggly little puppy, of course! And wouldn’t Hannah love a hamster for Hanukkah? Grandma Sally has been lonely since her husband passed … Read More

Help Shelter Pets Have Something for which to Give Thanks

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As you give thanks for your beloved pets today, remember shelter pets and the people who work hard to improve their lives and find homes for them. Economic turmoil has caused an increase in the number of pets surrendered … Read More

Getting Kids Involved in Volunteering to Help Shelter Pets

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Volunteering at an animal shelter is a great way for children to learn responsibility and prepare for adopting a family pet. However, it can be tough to find organizations and activities that are child-friendly, particularly if … Read More

Found A Stray– What Now?

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The first time a stray found me, I was completely unprepared for the situation. A Cocker Spaniel turned up in the courtyard outside my apartment and proceeded to evade me for nearly two hours before finally … Read More

Adoption Stories: Reef and Dan

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This post was submitted to heighten awareness about animal shelter adoption. Adopt a pet today! This story comes to us from Dan of the Dog Guide. Reef came into my life in June of 2001.  I … Read More

Three Surprising Things Your Local Shelter Needs

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Okay, we all know that you can donate a bag of dog food or a cat carrier to the animal shelter, or that you can volunteer or foster, right? But the truth is, shelters can put a … Read More

Male Rats or Female Rats?

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Male rats and female rats have many similarities, but also several distinct differences. It’s best to keep only one gender at a time, or to keep a mixed sex colony with all rats of one or … Read More

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