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As the head of Petfinder’s shelter outreach department, I know the kindest people are the ones who adopt.  About a month ago, Animal Care & Control of New York City (AC&C) kicked off a new campaign celebrating New York’s Kindest through major public awareness efforts.  The campaign encourages New Yorkers to support their city shelter by adopting, volunteering and donating …

When I first walked into the Irvine Animal Care Center in Irvine, CA, I was blown away by the beauty of the shelter. First of all, it was huge. It’s hard to get a sense of scope while just talking on the phone, but the rolling hills and wonderful dog runs, farm area, rabbit yard, and indoor/outdoor cat kennels made …

With Rescue U, I spend a lot of time going into animal shelter across the U.S., scouting locations for renovation builds, volunteering my time and actually building. The majority of the time we focus our efforts on the outside, building exercise pens, meet-and-greet areas, and making functional repairs to the building or surrounding grounds. One thing that always strikes me …

Animal Planet’s hit show ‘Pit Bulls and Parolees’ has seen enormous success since it first aired. I personally absolutely love the show, and don’t mind staying in on wintery Saturday nights to catch the new episodes. Villalobos Rescue Center is the pit bull rescue behind the show.  They mainly hire parolees as their employees to care for the 200 or …

If you haven’t seen the images by photographer Seth Casteel, you are missing out. Seth began photographing shelter animals in 2007. We know that pets with pictures listed on Petfinder get looked at 20 times more than pets without. What sometimes gets neglected, is that the quality of the image is just as important. Seth made it his mission to …

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 is needed for all animal welfare groups who were impacted …

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, adoptions are down. At the same time an increased number …

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 Petfinder members are experiencing it all. Donations are arriving for …

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 snow are predicted  to  arrive in New Jersey,  snow will …

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 by the  Petfinder Foundation. They are posting rescue updates on …

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