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Blind And Deaf Dog Welcome Video
Offbeat  (tags: offbet, animals, dogs, unusual, heartwarming, pets, animal adoptions, animal shelters )

- 239 days ago -
Opal, a 7-month-old Australian shepherd, was born blind and deaf. She ended up at The Double J Dog Ranch in Hauser, Idaho. A Washington couple came across her and immediately knew she was the perfect dog for them.
Trips to Animal Shelters Help Kids Learn Compassion
Offbeat  (tags: children, animal shelters, compassion )

- 1214 days ago -
Indialantic elementary students visit an animal shelter and bond with animals there. Video by Tim Shortt.
Mystery Donor Gives $1.5 Million to Build Detroit's 1st No-Kill Dog Shelter
Offbeat  (tags: animals, animal shelters, donations, Detroit, good news, no kill shelter, news, off-beat, society )

- 2726 days ago -
An anonymous California donor has given a fledgling animal rescue organization in Detroit a $1.5-million gift toward building the city's first no-kill shelter, the group said Thursday.
OCCUPY! For the Animals.
Offbeat  (tags: animals, animal shelters, donations, animal welfare, holdiays )

- 2765 days ago -
Thanksgiving is right on top of us. Which means it's Christmas already. In fact, it began just before Halloween. Time to start your shopping and party planning. And here we have a few suggestions on planning your Holiday events.
Dog Paintings Inspire The No-Kill Movement
Offbeat  (tags: no kill movement animal overpopulations, animal shelters, dog paintings )

- 2801 days ago -
Approximately eight million pets in the United States find themselves in animal shelters each year. Despite their health statuses, only half will avoid euthanasia.
A 15-Year-Old Helps Shelter Raise Donations
Offbeat  (tags: volunteers, animal shelters, fundraising, young girl, donations )

- 2872 days ago -
Recently, Ashly Reed, a 15-year-old high school student who volunteers at the Tri-County Humane Society in St. James, Missouri, proved this creed by raising over $1,000 through Facebook donations for the shelter. The small shelter's passionate
ASPCA Challenges Shelters to Save More Lives
Offbeat  (tags: aspca, animal shelters, challenge, homes, adoptions dogs, homes )

- 3110 days ago -
The ASPCA issued a friendly challenge to shelters across the country: From August through October 2010, save at least 300 more lives than the same period last year. The shelter who went above and beyond that benchmark
Offbeat  (tags: animal shelters, pit bull dogs, pit bull crosses, maglined, reputations, unwanted, tragedy )

- 3111 days ago -
Animal Planet airs a reality TV show called "Pit Bulls & Parolees" about ex-cons rehabilitating abused pit bulls, which sounds edgy with a whiff of menace. While it might make for good Nielsen ratings, the pit bull terrier's outlaw reputation has made
National Animal Control Association Comes Out Against Gassing Animals
Offbeat  (tags: national animal controll, against gassing, gas chamber, horriifc cruelty, animal shelters )

- 3192 days ago -
The National Animal Control Association adopted a new guideline condemning the use of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, electrocution, gunshot, and blunt force trauma for animal shelter euthanasia of dogs and cats. Their new policy reads: "NACA considers
Senior Pets: Why You Aren't Adopting Them, and Why You Should
Offbeat  (tags: senior pets, elderly, adoptions, animal shelters, companions )

- 3192 days ago -
Oh, senior pets, how do I love thee? Your chill demeanor, your pitch-perfect behavior, your sense of gratitude? Why do prospective adopters pass you up?
The Business of Saving Lives
Offbeat  (tags: controversy, pet care, animal shelters, animal welfare industry, speech )

- 3199 days ago -
"The pet care and animal welfare industry sucks." Those were the opening words of Mike Arms at the BlogPaws conference last weekend. He went on to say, "It's not doing what it's supposed to be doing. We're in the business of saving lives and so many
Worth a Thousand Words: L.A. Pet Photographer's Portraits Help Shelter Dogs Find Homes
Offbeat  (tags: photographer, animal shelters, volunteers, photographs, homeless dogs, adoptions )

- 3344 days ago -
Maybe shelter dogs just need a Hollywood moment. Seth Casteel, a professional pet photographer, volunteers a couple of hours each week at the West Los Angeles Animal Care Center, photographing dogs that need homes. The pictures replace the mug shot-
Rant From a Shelter Manager
Offbeat  (tags: homeless animals shelter manager, humans, cruely surrending animals, animal shelters, euthanization, pain, suffering, heartbreak )

- 3354 days ago -
Anonymous, posted on craigslist I think our society needs a huge "Wake-up" call. As a shelter manager, I am going to share a little insight with you all...a view from the inside if you will. First off, all of you people who have ever surrendered a pet

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