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“WA-HOO!” That was the enthusiastic reaction of one of our staffers upon reading the news that the San Diego (CA) City Council has voted unanimously to ban the retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores. The new law should take effect in about 30 days after a …

A friend of mine works as a delivery person and keeps an eye out for companion and barnyard animals on her route that are being abused. She sometimes sees pets who are chained in yards with no water or shelter, and she intervenes or reports the neglect. Now, thanks to …

The Daily Fetch

You can affect animal welfare in less than 10 minutes

by Ed, vice-president of strategic planning and operations • Oct 11 , 2012

I’ve spent the last 30 years working in Animal Welfare. I’ve been a kennel worker, a humane educator, a cruelty investigator and an administrator. No matter what the job in animal welfare, we crave the knowledge that comes from good data. This knowledge helps us craft and develop focused and …

Last week I visited my friend Olga, a brilliant and beautiful mathematician for IBM, and her newly adopted Labradoodle, Chloe (also brilliant and beautiful). Olga has a picture-perfect doggie relationship with 10-month-old Chloe, who was rescued a few months ago as a scrawny stray running loose in a grocery store …

Meet Gail, an adoptable Pit Bull with Zani’s Furry Friends in NYC. Saturday, Oct. 23, is National Pit Bull Awareness Day, an event founded in 2007 by Bless the Bullys to rehab the image of the breed once seen as the epitome of the all-American dog. Unfortunately, today Pits have …

Greg’s dog Rudy takes a dip on the Kincaids’ Kansas farm. Greg Kincaid is the author of A Dog Named Christmas. His next book, the prequel Christmas with Tucker, comes out in November and is now available for preorder at Amazon.com, BN.com, Borders.com, and all major retailers. You can also …

Damage to a site after the tornado hit Toledo, OH. (Photo: ABC News) Our Adoption Options series takes us on exciting trips all around the country, but the conference scheduled on June 6 in Toledo, OH, had a little more “excitement” than we bargained for! After on-and-off bad weather leading …

Sheriff John Montgomery of Baxter County Arkansas is one of eight finalists for America’s Most Wanted’s All Star Award.

Add a replyforall signature to your email and raise money for the Petfinder.com Foundation! I am always looking for new ways to support animal welfare. That’s why I was thrilled to find replyforall.com, which allows me to raise money for homeless pets by simply adding a signature to my outgoing …

Give the perfect gift this year — the gift of hope. For many years, I found myself in a frantic state as Christmas approached, trying to figure out what to give certain people on my gift list. But since I started working at the Petfinder.com Foundation, no more problem! I’ve …