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23 Shelties Saved From Hoarders Released to Rescues
Twenty-three Shetland Sheepdogs that had been confiscated from two separate but related residences in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY back in February have finally been released into the hands of Tri-State Sheltie Rescue. Animal hoarders Kolja Sustic, 64, and Pat Lim, 63, are under investigation for animal cruelty . The Shelties, most of which have never had human contact, medical attention, or...
Little Dog With Big Mission Passes Away
Lucky, the rescued Maltese declared by the Guinness Book of World Records to be "the animal photographed with the most famous people," lost her battle with cancer on Tuesday. She lived to be about 15 years old. Lucky was photographed with 363 celebrities according to Guinness, including Kristen Stewart, Kim Kardashian, Snoop Dogg, Betty White, and Richard Branson.Her owner, Wendy Diamond, adopted...
Rescued Pitbulls Saved from Philippines Cull
MANILA - More than 200 pitbulls rescued from an illegal online dog-fighting operation in the Philippines were saved from a mass cull after two animal shelters agreed to care for them, rescuers said Thursday. Thirty-three dogs weakened by wounds, dehydration and poor nutrition or showing overly aggressive behaviour had already been put down while four other animals died since their rescue, the...
26th Genesis Awards
26th Genesis Awards
Canine and Human Celebrities Rally for the Cause of Animal WelfareCelebrities of the two and four-legged variety converged at the Beverly Hilton for the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) 26th Genesis Awards ceremony. In this annual star studded, red carpet event, HSUS recognizes and pays tribute to the news and entertainment media that have raised public awareness of animal welfare...
Go Ahead And 'Foster A Lonely Pet For The Holidays'
Petfinder.com has launched their third annual Foster A Lonely Pet For The Holidays. With the mantra that everyone deserves a home for the holidays, Petfinder.com has teamed up with hundreds of shelters and rescue groups to try and find each animal housed there at least a temporary home for Christmas Eve through New Year’s Day. The program was created based on Greg Kincaid’s book-turned-movie,...
Web Helps Bangkok's Flood-hit Pets Find Relief
BANGKOK - When the floodwaters came up to her chin, Karuna Leuangleekpai knew she had to abandon her house on the outskirts of Bangkok. But she had no idea what to do with her seven dogs. Through Facebook, she heard about a flood evacuation shelter for pets run by veterinary student volunteers in the capital, so she crammed her soaking wet dogs into her car and went to seek help."The water was...
Watch Out For Fake Charities, Warns The Humane Society
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has a warning for tender-hearted Americans getting into the gifting spirit of the holidays: Watch out for Internet scammers playing on your weakness for animal welfare. During the holiday season, new websites tend to pop up promising to rescue animals in peril. The problem is these sites have no real connection to humane societies or animal...