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Why You Should Adopt a Less-Adoptable Pet

Each year, Petfinder celebrates a week in September as Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week. In a recent survey by Petfinder, 33 percent of adoption groups said they've had pets who were posted on Petfinde…

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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Rescue Animals

  Whether they're strays, lost, abused, or their human companions just couldn't take care of them, millions of pets end up in shelters each and every year. Some are adopted by loving new famil…

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What’s Your Animal Shelter IQ? (Quiz)

Most of you have visited an animal shelter at some point in your lives; many of you may even have a beloved companion animal whom you adopted from a shelter. But how much do you really know about the …

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Amazing Dog Rescue During Hurricane Isaac (Video)

By Animal Planet A 70-year-old Louisiana man and his four dogs found themselves trapped in the attic of their home after a levee broke during the recent Hurricane Isaac rampage. The Nation…

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Could Saving a Pet Save Your Life? (Infographic)

You know that adopting a shelter animal can be the difference between life and death for the animal, but did you know that it can have extraordinary benefits for the human as well? This infographic…

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Art for Animals

An animal rescue center in North Carolina is holding an art auction to raise money for their center. Their goal is to raise $20,000, and 100 percent of the proceeds goes to the animals, says their web…

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Pet Sales Ban in San Francisco Tabled

The City of San Francisco has reviewed a proposal to ban the sale of all pets except fish. While it might be seen as extreme, there is some valid reasoning behind the proposal. If it had passed, San…

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10 Ways to Show Animal Shelters the Love

In 1996, The Humane Society of the United States launched National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week--this year it begins Nov. 2. This campaign was designed to acknowledge and promote the invaluable ro…

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