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'Dog Whisperer' Leads Pack Walk for Unwanted Pooches

WASHINGTON - The man they call the Dog Whisperer led thousands of Washington dog lovers and their four-legged pals on a "pack walk" Saturday to raise election-year awareness of the plight of unwanted canines. READ MORE

Oct 03, 2012 / 0 comments


Burmese Cats Pounce Back in Myanmar

INLE LAKE, Myanmar - They are known for their sleek good looks, alluring eyes and sunny disposition, but one group of "Burmese" are virtually unknown in modern Myanmar -- the country's namesake pedigree cats. READ MORE

Sep 11, 2012 / 0 comments


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 READ MORE

Aug 21, 2012 / 0 comments


Keys Pilot Marks 1,000th Life Saved

A lot of time and a lot of effort goes into saving just some of the estimated 4 million dogs and cats that are euthanized in the U.S. every year. A lot of committed souls are at work, each contributing his or her talents and time to the crusade, often for the humble reward of knowing... READ MORE

Jul 20, 2012 / 1 comments


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. READ MORE

Jun 06, 2012 / 0 comments


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. READ MORE

Apr 05, 2012 / 2 comments


26th Genesis Awards

Canine and Human Celebrities Rally for the Cause of Animal Welfare   READ MORE

Apr 05, 2012 / 0 comments


The Will to Survive - Patrick's Story, Part 3

Where is Patrick Now?   Part 3   Now that you have read The Will to Survive — Patrick’s Story Part 1 and Part 2, we move on to the concluding segment of his tale of recovery. READ MORE

Feb 09, 2012 / 0 comments


The Will to Survive - Patrick's Story, Part 2

Patrick the Pit Bull’s Extraordinary Recovery from a Life of Abuse and Neglect   Part 2   The Will to Survive - Patrick's Story, Part 1 familiarized petMD readers with Patrick the Pitbull. I am so grateful that Patrick was given a second chance and was able to... READ MORE

Feb 02, 2012 / 1 comments


The Will to Survive - Patrick's Story, Part 1

How Physical Rehabilitation Aided Patrick the Pit Bull’s Remarkable Recovery From Abuse and Neglect   READ MORE

Jan 25, 2012 / 0 comments


Donor Mails 40,000 Euros in Cash to Swiss Animal Agency

GENEVA - An anonymous animal lover mailed 50,000 Swiss francs (40,000 euros) in cash to an animal protection agency to help finance a new visitors' center, the group said Tuesday. READ MORE

Jan 19, 2012 / 0 comments


Virtual March to Fight Rabies Stands 100,000 Dogs Strong

In one week, on January 24, approximately 100,000 virtual dogs will “march” across the Internet to deliver their message of using collars, not cruelty, in the fight against rabies. READ MORE

Jan 17, 2012 / 0 comments


Go Ahead And 'Foster A Lonely Pet For The Holidays' has launched their third annual Foster A Lonely Pet For The Holidays. With the mantra that everyone deserves a home for the holidays, has teamed up with hundreds of shelters and rescue groups to try and find each animal housed there at least a temporary... READ MORE

Dec 15, 2011 / 0 comments


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. READ MORE

Dec 07, 2011 / 0 comments


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. READ MORE

Dec 02, 2011 / 0 comments is Looking for Your Inspirational Rescue Tales

LoLa spent the first five years of her life living in a puppy mill before she was rescued by volunteers at the National Mill Dog Rescue (NMDR). There she was diagnosed with severe dental disease and was suspected of being pregnant. The NMDR immediately took her into surgery, extracted... READ MORE

Nov 30, 2011 / 0 comments


Diabetes Foundation Donates Alert Dogs to Families in Need

Diabetes Friendly Foundation is a Dallas-based organization focused on improving the lives of people living with diabetes. It is having its second annual "K9s for Kids" benefit on November 19 during National Diabetes Awareness Month. READ MORE

Nov 17, 2011 / 0 comments


Foreign Vets Help Snake Hunt in Flood-hit Thailand

BANGKOK - Two vets from Singapore were to arrive in Bangkok on Tuesday to help capture snakes and other roaming reptiles in flood-stricken Thailand, a global zoo body said. READ MORE

Nov 15, 2011 / 0 comments


Unique Veterans Day "Tribute to War Both Ends of the Leash"

Capitol Hill and the American Humane Association hosted a "Tribute to War Heroes…at Both Ends of the Leash" on Monday, November 7. READ MORE

Nov 08, 2011 / 0 comments


National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week Promotes Local Shelters

November 6–12 marks the 16th annual National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, a concept founded by The Humane Society of the United States in 1996. Celebrated each year during the first full week in November, The HSUS encourages pet lovers to support their local animal shelters... READ MORE

Nov 07, 2011 / 0 comments