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  • 22 Aug 2016
    Compassion Fatigue: The Consequence of Caring

    By Jennifer Blough, MA, LLPC   Several years back, when I worked at a local animal shelter, a co-worker of mine came bursting through the door with tears in his eyes.   “I can’t take ...

  • 20 Aug 2016
    Little Andrew Holds the Hand of CatDaddy on His Final Visit to the Vet

    by Robert Hudson   “He held our hands on his last trip to the vet. Little Andrew was much stronger than his mom and I” . Earlier this week, Reddit user abernha3  posted this photo ...

  • 25 Jul 2016
    How Do Our Pets Empower Us Spiritually?

      by M.J. Domet Spiritual is no longer a scary word. We have come a long way from the idea that spirituality is a form of religion or a belief in commuting with those who have passed on. ...

  • 24 Jul 2016
    A Wonderful Foster Failure

    By Lauren Lee He knew it was his turn. That much was clear. Finally, he was getting his “freedom ride.” It was a sweltering, late August afternoon, easily one of the top five hottest days New ...

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Rescue Heroes and Special Recognition

  • Family Raises Over $300 to Save Shelter Cat

    by Robert Hudson   For the past two months, Cathryn Speckman  has been bringing her two granddaughters- six year old Ellory and five year old Avery to the Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to visit with the animals there. The girls look forward to their visits and pass out treats and give the...

  • Does Fostering a Shelter Dog Help the Dog or the Shelter?

    by Jessie Miller If you look up the word foster in the dictionary, it defines “fostering” as contribute to develop or promote. When I think of fostering, I think of helping another, helping someone or something that is need of a home or nurturing. That is what fostering a dog from your local humane society...

  • Pit Bull With No Eye Lids Finds a Home

      The Arizona Humane Society is on a roll taking care of animals that are abandoned by their horrible owners in the most awful conditions. They’re the same shelter that handled Brownie, the pit bull left behind by his family on the couch they no longer wanted by the side of the street when they...

  • Grease’s Rizzo Adopts Dog From Death Row

    Stockard Channing, who is best known for her role of Rizzo in the 1978 movie”Grease,” was saddened  after having to put down her beloved pit bull mix named Fanula, and went to the Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue, based in the wealthy community of Hamptons, New York to look for a new companion. Thanks to networking between shelters, GimmeShelter Animal Rescue...

  • Pets to the Heart Hero: Andy Mathis

      Andy Mathis, a veterinarian at Granite Hills Animal Care, in Elberton, Ga., has been treating Graycie for the past two weeks. The small dog came into his care after a woman found the animal in “bad shape, on a dirt road out in the country,” Mathis said in a Feb. 13 Facebook post. The dog,...