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Archive For The “Rescue Heroes” Category

Family Raises Over $300 to Save Shelter Cat

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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…

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

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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…

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Pets to the Heart Hero: Andy Mathis

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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,…

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Best Friends: A Canyon Paradise for Animals in Need

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Best Friends: A Canyon Paradise for Animals in Need

: “Our mission is to end the killing of shelter pets.” For the past thirty years, Frances Battista and a group of friends have been working hard to accomplish that mission, founding Best Friends Animal Society and building the largest no-kill sanctuary for homeless animals in need. Located in the beautiful red rocks of Kanab,…

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Caitlyn-An Abused Dog is Honored by People Magazine

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Caitlyn-An Abused Dog is Honored by People Magazine

In mid-May the world was shocked to hear about Caitlyn, a young Staffordshire Bull Terrier, who was found wandering the streets with her mouth taped tightly shut. The abused pup was rescued by Charleston Animal Control Officers and has since undergone several emergency surgeries and medical treatments to repair her lips, tongue and snout. She’s…

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Heroes of Rescue-transporter Pat Webb

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Heroes of Rescue-transporter Pat Webb

  Many rescues depend on people willing to transport animals from far away shelter to them. Transport corridors run up and down the east coast, west coast, and through the midwest as far north as Canada. These unsung heroes are usually volunteers who give their own time and money to make this possible. They all…

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