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Posts by Susan, shelter outreach specialist

As fall creeps in, indoor flowers and plants can perk up the gray and chilly days. I used to find myself wistfully gazing at the bouquets of flowers in the floral section of the market, imaging them chewed to unrecognizable bits by my otherwise well-behaved feline housemates. Over the years …

This week,  April  7-13, is National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week. The hardest job a person holds in their life sometimes turns out to be the most rewarding. I was straight out of college in 1986 when I applied for a “just-for –the-summer-before-graduate-school” kennel position at the SPCA of Tompkins …

Did you catch Cake Boss last night on TLC? On June 30, master baker Buddy Valastro, along with Petfinder founders, members and many friends of Petfinder celebrated reaching a major milestone — 20 million adoptions!  St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in New Jersey lent us their beautiful grounds and new …

Donations and volunteer assistance are helping lift Petfinder shelters and adoption groups out of the sand, mud and debris of Hurricane Sandy. It will be a long while before “normal” is reached.  Newsday reports on the difference volunteers are making for the shelter of Bobbi and the Strays. More help …

The Petfinder Shelter Outreach Team continues to report on Petfinder member organizations in need of assistance. Read earlier posts filed under Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Sandy Shelters. Superstorm Sandy continues to create new challenges for Petfinder shelters and rescue groups. With entire communities  recovering from damages due to the storm, …

The Petfinder Shelter Outreach Team continues to report on Petfinder member organizations in need of assistance. Read earlier posts from Tuesday and yesterday, as well as Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,  Friday and Saturday of last week. Sand, wind, water and now snow! With the arrival of the anticipated Nor’easter storm, east coast …

The Petfinder Shelter Outreach Team continues to report on Petfinder member organizations in need of assistance. Read earlier posts from yesterday, as well as Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,  Friday and Saturday of last week. More bad weather is in store for the east coast over the next few days. Wind, rain and …

The Petfinder Shelter Outreach Team continues to report on Petfinder member organizations in need of assistance. Read earlier updates with more updates from last week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,  Friday and Saturday. IFAW Animal Search and Rescue teams  are on the ground in New Jersey with their rescue vehicle donated …

Petfinder’s shelter outreach team has been busy checking in with our member shelters and rescues to assess the damages and help that’s needed. Check out earlier reports from Friday,  Thursday, Wednesday, Tuesday and Monday. As the weekend begins, here are new updates forwarded to us by Petfinder member shelters and …

Shelters and adoption groups damaged by Hurricane Sandy or assisting their communities in recovering won’t be taking time off this weekend. There is a lot of clean-up to be done, often in areas that still don’t have power. Please take some time to review our posts on Petfinder animal welfare …