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Shelter Dogs In California Find Forever Homes Faster Thanks To DNA Tests
Offbeat  (tags: dna test, shelter, adoptions, chihuahua )

- 29 days ago -
Because pets become part of the family, the $50 tests allow owners to find out the background of their pooches and certain traits they could exhibit. The tests also allow the shelter to get creative by coming up with clever breed names that can boost adop
Remote Tokyo Island Seeks Feral Cat Adoption to Protect Seabirds
Offbeat  (tags: protection, cats, wildanimals, Mikura-jima Island, birds, feral cats, adoptions )

- 72 days ago -
A Chiba Prefecture-based research institute is looking for cat lovers to adopt kittens of feral cats inhabiting a Tokyo island in a bid to protect seabirds that nest there.
Photographer Captures Beautiful Portraits of Animals Looking for Forever Homes
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, dogs, adoptions )

- 338 days ago -
There are over 70 million stray animals in America, of which only three or four million are adopted a year. So what happens to those other 67 million animals? Some remain homeless, others are captured and euthanized by animal control or "kill" shelters
7 Ways to Pay It Forward and Help Get Dogs Adopted
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pets, dogs, adoptions )

- 560 days ago -
If you're not ready to adopt another fur kid, here's how you can assist in pet rescue.
June Is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month!
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pets, cats, adoptions )

- 681 days ago -
Could you please consider adopting one (or two!) of our loving special needs kitties?
7 Tips on Cat Adoption
Offbeat  (tags: animals, cats, adoptions, pets, shelter animals, environment )

- 840 days ago -
Considering adding a cat? Follow our tips so you and your new feline friend are a good match.
Photo Captures Touching Scene as Dog Mourns Loss of Companion in Arizona
Offbeat  (tags: grief, bonding, two dogs, mourning, adoptions, heartbreaking )

- 1058 days ago -
Last Friday night, a female Pit bull was struck and killed by a car in Phoenix, Ariz. The deceased dog was not alone that night, nor through much of the next day. By her side, loyally refusing to move, was a male Pit bull. Someone captured an image
Stray Dog Heals Homeless Dog's Seizures
Offbeat  (tags: blind dog, seizures, stray dog, bonding, friendship, love, adoptions )

- 1076 days ago -
When Tanner's person died, the golden retriever's health problems got much worse. Tanner was already blind; now he started having seizures. And he would lose control of his bladder and bowel when they happened, which meant needing a bath at any time
Two Sick Puppies Take Themselves To A Human Hospital (Video)
Offbeat  (tags: sick starving puppiees, walked into human hospital, rescued, adoptions )

- 1158 days ago -
Two emaciated puppies in desperate need of food and medical care took matters into their own "paws" when they walked into a hospital for humans in Corpus Christi, TX. Their rescue turned into a community coming together with help from the hospital.
Foundation Seeks Foster Homes For Horses
Offbeat  (tags: racehorses, thoroughbred, retirement foundations, adoptions, foster homes, horse welfare )

- 1259 days ago -
The country's largest racehorse retirement program, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF), recently issued an urgent plea to horse lovers and ranch owners across the nation to participate in a Foster Care program.
Shelter Animals Get Makeovers (GALLERY)
Offbeat  (tags: adoptions, shelter animals, shelter dogs, photographers, makeovers )

- 1260 days ago -
Do the sad eyes of a pound puppy tug at your heartstrings, or do the photos of abandoned shelter animals make you turn away? Professional photographers are trying to change that by shining a better light on animals in need of adoption
Abandoned Moggie Emerges Meowing From Freezer After Animal Shelter's SECOND Attempted at Putting Her Down
Offbeat  (tags: disgraceful, utah animal shelter, rea, survived, two attempts on her life, adoptions, recovering )

- 1276 days ago -
A stray cat is recovering after miraculously surviving TWO attempts to euthanise her. Staff at a Utah animal shelter made the decision to put down Andrea the cat after 30 days because no one had adopted her.
Shelters Find Ways to Combat 'Black Dog Syndrome'
Offbeat  (tags: black dog, black cats, syndrome, maglined, adoptions )

- 1282 days ago -
Black dogs and cats are often the last to be adopted and the first to be euthanized, something shelter workers call the "Black Dog Syndrome." Reasons range from superstitions such as the notion black cats are bad luck, to a simple logistical problem:
Shelter Dog Survives Being Euthanized and Left in Freezer
Offbeat  (tags: investigation, shelter dog, euthanzed, still alive, rescued, adoptions, recovering dog called chance )

- 1303 days ago -
It seems impossible for a dog to have been euthanized in a county animal shelter and then placed in a refrigeration unit until the next morning when a shelter employee saw the dog move. The young nine-month-old pit bull mix defied all odds, is recovering
Hawaii Donkeys Off to US Mainland in Massive Airlift
Offbeat  (tags: wild donkeys, hawaii, overpopulation, relocated, usa, adoptions )

- 1307 days ago -
More than 100 donkeys from Hawaii's Big Island have winged their way to the US mainland in a major adoption programme to tackle overpopulation.

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