Thursday, April 24, 2014

Spring into action...adopt a pet at National Adoption Weekend!

Start this spring off on the right paw. Spring into action and adopt a pet at the PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend from May 2-4 at your local PetSmart store. The weekend-long event allows people to meet thousands of friendly, lovable dogs and cats waiting for someone to spring into action and adopt them. Whether it’s a clever cat or a playful puppy, you are bound to find a new best friend.

More than 2,000 animal welfare organizations will be on-site at all 1,300 PetSmart stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Prospective pet parents can meet the dogs and cats available for adoption and talk with volunteers about the adoption process and how to prepare to bring a new pet into their home.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

April 23rd is National Lost Dog Awareness Day

On April 23, the U.S. will celebrate its first annual National Lost Dog Awareness Day (NLDAD). Created by Susan Taney and Kathy Pobloskie – directors of Lost Dogs Illinois and Lost Dogs of Wisconsin – the canine-centric holiday aims to bring attention to all dogs that are lost each year. On a happier note, NLDAD also celebrates the thousands of lost dogs successfully reunited with their families.

The Lost Dogs of America (LDOA) website was created and is maintained by the two original founding members of the Lost Dogs network: Lost Dogs of Wisconsin and Lost Dogs Illinois. The Lost Dogs mission has been so successful that the concept has been accepted and put into practice in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, New Jersey, Minnesota, Texas, and Wisconsin under the umbrella organization Lost Dogs of America.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Tales of Hope: Toothless Shelby

Ten year old Shelby is missing most of her teeth. Best Friends Animal Society Los Angeles pulled her from a local shelter where they lovingly tended to her. She was with the rescue for months before she was adopted by Tania and her daughter, Madison, who fell in love with her and brought her home.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Welcome Back! #BTC4A

2013 was a tough year for me and as a result my blogging and social media efforts suffered greatly. One of my favorite projects – Be the Change for Animals – simply did not get the time or attention it deserved. That’s why I am so happy that BTC4Animals co-founder Kim Clune is back in the driver’s seat!

When Kim and Amy founded BTC4Animals way back in 2010, I was so excited about the concept that I blogged about every weekly cause! A year later, I took on a more active role and eventually became a staff writer. And last year when Kim needed a break as team leader, I willingly stepped into a leadership position with fellow team members Kim Thomas and Peggy Frezon.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Blog the Change Day is April 15th!

It's that time again! On Tuesday, April 15th, join Team BtC and others who care about animals in need. Write about your favorite animal-related cause, read posts, leave comments, and share!

To Blog the Change:

1.) Grab the badge. Paste the code from‘s sidebar to your blog’s sidebar. This lets folks know you’re taking part and how they can too.

2.) Tell others too! Post this to Facebook and Twitter:

 "APRIL 15: BE, BLOG AND READ THE CHANGE FOR ANIMALS! – Get the badge & spread the word! #BtC4A"

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Tales of Hope: Gladys Night the FIV+ Cat

Gladys Night was turned in to the shelter at eight years old and FIV+. Best Friends Los Angeles pulled her from the shelter and loved her but it wasn't a home.

For many months she was largely ignored because of the misconceptions of being older, black and FIV+. At an adoption event, Gladys took destiny into her own hands and picked her new owner, Pat. Both couldn't be happier.