Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Jackson Galaxy announces launch of the Jackson Galaxy Foundation

Jackson Galaxy announces the launch of the Jackson Galaxy Foundation, a resource that will support pet shelters in need through education, monetary & food grants, and more.

Learn about his new foundation and the first donation pets-in-need will be receiving: $20,000 dollars worth of food from Wellness Pet Food.


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Red Star Rescue Team to help in New Jersey animal shelter crisis

Via - American Humane Association’s renowned Red Star Animal Emergency Services team has deployed to Helmetta, New Jersey at the request of the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJSPCA) to help animals in need following the voluntary receivership of a shelter.

More than 100 cats and dogs were found in deplorable conditions and the local borough council approved a temporary takeover of the shelter following alarming reports of conditions at the shelter. The animal shelter was quarantined for adoptions after the local health department found unsanitary conditions.

A recent letter from the NJSPCA to town officials leveled serious allegations against the shelter, saying, “Simple matters such as who has access to the facility, the lack of cleaning of cages, basic feeding, the co-mingling of sick and healthy animals, insufficient veterinary care, the lack of disease control protocols, the majority of the animals thin or emaciated, the need for emergency vet care of some severely sick animals, are all of a very disturbing nature and require immediate action.”

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Swheat Scoop helps homeless felines through new philanthropic program

Via PR Newswire - Swheat Scoop has announced the formal launch of its new Swheat Shares program, in which the makers of the all-natural wheat clumping litter will partner monthly with a different rescue facility by donating 2,000 pounds of Swheat Scoop litter for use in conjunction with the rescue's foster and shelter programs.

In the U.S., approximately 10 million companion animals enter animal shelters and rescues each year. These organizations play a vital role in the lives of cats across the country, ensuring that homeless felines are provided food, water and protection while they wait for their forever homes.

"Giving back has always been a priority for Swheat Scoop," says Alyssa Hammerschmidt, marketing manager at Swheat Scoop. "We believe that supporting rescue organizations in their efforts to eliminate feline homelessness aligns perfectly with our belief that every cat deserves to live the 'Swheat Life.'"

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Hollywood Mobile Pet Grooming gives life-saving homeless dog makeovers

Via PRWeb – On Saturday December 6th, Hollywood Mobile Pet Grooming rolled all five of their mobile pet spa vans to the Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles to groom the homeless pets on Skid Row.

They also brought donations from Pet Express (free dog food), the Rescue Train (free leashes and volunteers), Sprinkles Cupcakes, Dog Toys (Timberwolf), and Santa Paws read and gave gifts to the homeless children at the Union Rescue Mission.

Tragically, 4 million homeless pets are killed each year in America’s shelters. More than seven animals per minute are killed in shelters unnecessarily. That means more than 9,000 animals per day.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

ASPCA helps pets find their home for the holidays with second Rescue Ride program

Via PRWeb - The ASPCA has announced the launch of the second straight year of its “Rescue Ride” program as part of the annual Subaru “Share the Love” event.

The ASPCA “Rescue Ride” program will help transport thousands of homeless dogs from overcrowded shelters to ones in which they have a better chance of being adopted this holiday season. Thanks to funding from the annual “Share the Love” event, the program will grant a total of $100,000 in funding to 19 organizations to cover transportation costs.

This is the seventh consecutive year that the ASPCA has been a beneficiary of the Subaru “Share the Love” event. In addition to the “Rescue Ride” program, this year the ASPCA has distributed over $160,000 in grants to 50 local animal welfare organizations to host pet adoption-related events and promotions at local Subaru retailers to save lives and raise awareness for animals in need.