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2012-06-26 02:32:17

SEATTLE, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year animal shelters euthanize between 3 million and 4 million dogs. The Dog Training Secret, a dog training program, wants to help end needless deaths and increase dog adoptions in all 50 states. The company will partner with 50 local pet adoption centers in 50 states and will pay for five pets to be adopted at each partner site. "It's a truly sad statistic and extremely overwhelming," said Jason Macek, Contributor to The Dog Training Secret...

2012-06-21 06:24:02

ST. PAUL, Minn., June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Monday, June 11 marked the first national day of no kill in animal shelters in the USA, and, according to Animal Ark and the No Kill Advocacy Center, the event organizers, between 7,000 and 9,000 animals were saved that day because of it. For the event, called Just One Day, 766 animal welfare organizations, including municipal animal control centers, private animal shelters and rescue organizations took a pledge to not kill any healthy or...

2012-06-20 14:20:49

More than 51,000 Votes Cast for Sixteen Dogs: Four Washington, DC Metro Animal Shelters Vie for $50,000 Grand Prize WASHINGTON, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Best in Shelter (www.bestinshelter.org), a nonprofit organization aimed at raising the public's awareness of animal shelters, is pleased to announce the winning dogs of the first virtual dog show. The Animal Welfare League of Arlington (www.awla.org), the Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation (www.lostdogrescue.org), the...

2012-06-13 10:24:55

SAN FRANCISCO, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DogTime Media, the largest vertical media community focused exclusively on pet owners, today announced that nominations are open for the annual DogTime 2012 Pet Blog Awards, also known as "the Petties." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081001/AQW549LOGO) The Petties were launched in 2010 and have since become regarded as the "Oscars of the pet blogging community." Over 2,000 blogs were nominated last year and over 20,000 votes cast by...

2012-06-09 02:20:15

MIAMI-DADE, Fla., June 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Miami-Dade Animal Services will be holding very special adoption events on Sunday, June 10, and Monday, June 11, 2012, joining animal shelters across the U.S. who have taken the pledge not to kill any savable animals for Just One Day. Adoption Specials include: Dogs $11Cats/kittens $6 (2 for 1 special) If you would like to help Miami Dade Animal Services make this the safest day for shelter pets in the history of the Miami-Dade...

2012-06-07 06:28:23

ST. PAUL, Minn., June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Monday, June 11, promises to be the safest day for dogs and cats in U.S. shelters in history, thanks to a nationwide campaign spearheaded by the No Kill Advocacy Center and Animal Ark No Kill shelter. Roughly 700 shelters and rescue groups, including some of the largest animal control shelters, across the country, are joining together to create a No Kill nation for Just One Day. Every day, roughly 10,000 animals lose their lives in U.S....

2012-06-06 10:25:43

ST. PAUL, Minn., June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A campaign announced in Minnesota and California on January 1 of this year has been gaining a lot of attention, with animal shelters, rescue groups and government agencies taking a pledge to not kill healthy homeless animals, or animals with treatable medical or behavioral issues. The effort is shaping up to make June 11, 2012 the safest day for pets in history. Nearly 700 organizations have already taken the pledge. Organized and coordinated by...

2012-06-05 23:01:04

With summertime comes a baby boom, it is commonly called “kitten season,” and it means a population explosion that crowds the shelters around the United States and here at the Western PA Humane Society. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) June 05, 2012 Continual overcrowding of cats and kittens at the Western PA Humane Society North Shore Shelter and Fallen Timber location in Elizabeth will result in significant discounts for adopters on cats and kittens at the Western PA Humane Society...

2012-06-04 10:22:53

Public Can "Choose Their Feline Adoption Fee" OAKLAND, Calif., June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Millions of cats end up in shelters every year, patiently waiting for their forever homes. To help shorten their wait and find these deserving felines good homes, the East Bay SPCA will celebrate Adopt-A-Cat Month in June with the following month-long specials: ADOPTION FEE OPTION: Choose whether you pay a $25.00, $50.00, $75.00 or $100.00 adoption fee for your new feline...

2012-05-30 10:24:13

"Companion Animal Access and Rescue Act" would save lives of countless shelter animals BETHESDA, Md., May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alley Cat Allies, the only national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats, today called on lawmakers on the New York State Assembly's Agriculture Committee to support Assembly Bill 7312, the New York Companion Animal Access and Rescue Act (CAARA), when the bill is offered at a committee hearing on...