Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Meet Hank, one of 367 dogs rescued in a dogfighting raid

Hank was rescued from the second largest dogfighting rescue in United States history. In August 2013, the HSUS Animal Rescue Team at the request of the United States Attorney's Office and the FBI, assisted in seizing 367 dogs in Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia. Watch and see how far Hank has come!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

ASPCA assists in removal of nearly 100 dogs from Arkansas dog rescue

Via ASPCA.org - At the request of the Stone County Sheriff’s Department, the ASPCA removed nearly 100 dogs from Innocent Hearts Animal Rescue, a self-described no-kill dog rescue in Mountain View, Ark.

Following the Stone County Sheriff’s investigation into neglect at the facility, Innocent Hearts Animal Rescue acknowledged they lacked sufficient resources to continue to care for the dogs, and voluntarily surrendered them to the ASPCA.

The rescue group has decided to dissolve its facility and contacted the sheriff’s department for assistance, who in turn contacted the ASPCA for resources in removing, sheltering and placing the animals.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Purina Cat Chow to recognize cat shelter volunteers in 50 shelters nationwide

Via PR Newswire -Every animal shelter has that volunteer – the one who cleans the visiting rooms, goes door-to-door collecting blankets from the community, fosters cats and kittens, and spends countless hours simply petting the cats to keep them calm and happy.

Purina Cat Chow has launched the Purina Cat Chow Shelter Volunteer of the Year Contest to thank and recognize these dedicated volunteers.

The program will donate nearly $100,000 among the 50 participating shelters – one in every state – in recognition of their volunteers in cash donations, cat food and cat care supplies to lessen the stress for cats living in shelters while they await their forever home.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

NBC owned TV stations to air "Best in Shelter with Jill Rappaport" on Feb. 21

NBC Owned Television Stations will premiere Best in Shelter with Jill Rappaport on February 21 (7:00 pm EST). Long time NBC correspondent, award-winning animal advocate and author Jill Rappaport is the creator, executive producer and host of what proves to be a groundbreaking tribute to shelter dogs.

The show takes viewers from coast to coast in search of our country's most loveable rescue dogs with the help of beloved actress Betty White, Broadway legend Bernadette Peters, HBO Real Sports' Bryant Gumbel, Olympic superstar skier Lindsey Vonn, and country music's own Emmylou Harris.

Best in Shelter with Jill Rappaport features categories of dogs often overlooked for adoption such as seniors, pit bulls, mutts and dogs with physical disabilities. At each shelter, these canines will be judged by celebrity animal advocates based on very serious criteria like "lickability" and cuddle factor!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Help Sheba brighten shelter cats' lives

Via PR Newswire - Americans set out to pay it forward and embrace their thoughtful nature in honor of National Random Acts of Kindness Day each year on February 17.

This year, in celebration of the day that encourages all kinds of good deeds, the makers of Sheba cat food decided to show some kindness to cats waiting for homes in animal shelters across the country.

Every year, approximately 3.4 million cats enter animal shelters, and only about 1.3 million get adopted. With these cats in mind, Sheba wanted to help make them really happy with a 2 million can donation to shelters nationwide through partner organization Rescue Bank.