Petlanthropy

PetMD Editorial
May 18,2011

Teva, an adventure-footwear company, celebrates after fitting a Santa Barbara Zoo penguin with a custom shoe to compensate for his impaired foot. "Lucky," a Humboldt penguin, first appeared healthy when he hatched in a nesting box at the Santa Barbara Zoo exhibit in April. But soon after… Read More

PetMD Editorial
May 12,2011

Carol Manos, operator of Carol’s Ferals, a Grand Rapids, Michigan-based organization dedicated to sterilizing and finding homes for feral cats, learned earlier this week that a stray cat had been shot in the face with an arrow. What Manos did next may surprise you. "I don’t know what kind of… Read More

PetMD Editorial
May 06,2011

With the tornadoes, wildfires and flood disasters the United States is currently facing, many facilities and services have their hands full to capacity taking care of disaster victims. VCA Animal Hospitals have stepped up to lend a helping hand by offering free shelter to the pet companions of… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Feb 14,2011

LONG BEACH, California - Blame it on Paris Hilton: the craze for owning small dogs as fashion accessories has led to an explosion in the number of chihuahuas in Los Angeles, where tiny canines are everywhere. But now an animal-friendly philanthropist has come to their rescue, organizing an airlift… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Jan 12,2011

It was not unlike any other day last January when an earthquake of enormous magnitude shook the tiny island of Haiti. If it had struck anywhere else, it would caused extraordinary damage, but the fact that it occurred in Haiti made it so much more destructive. To say that Haiti, the poorest country… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Nov 29,2010

With all of the bad news that has been coming to light concerning pets that have been given up due to financial difficulties, it is heartening to know that there are still people who are actively committed to saving and rehoming these animals. One such person is Rachael Ray, a nationally recognized… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Feb 10,2009

Roadside bombs, blown up bridges and insurgent firefights -- these are just some of the contingencies Operation Baghdad Pups (OBP) must face to accomplish their objective. Their mission: to rescue dogs and cats befriended by U.S. military personnel while serving in the war-torn areas of Iraq and… Read More