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Archive for the "Cats" Category

New foster care program launches in New York City

Tri-state residents asked to open their homes and foster a shelter pet to help New York City become no-kill.

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Scaring people away from rescue adoptions

In order to Save Them All, rescues need to overcome a reputation of making it difficult to adopt homeless animals.

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Good news and bad on the puppy mill front

While retail sales bans on mill-bred dogs, cats, and rabbits are becoming more common, a new survey reveals people still buy dogs at pet stores instead of adopt.

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For shelter pets, a Hurricane Katrina-scale disaster happens every week

Co-founder Francis Battista’s Huffington Post article emphasizes the importance of prioritizing the lives of shelter animals to Save Them All.

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Endorsing a progressive AVMA community cat policy

Best Friends Animal Society’s medical director submits recommendations to the American Veterinary Medical Association, asking to end the killing of free-roaming cats.

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National Park Service offers misguided regulation

Speak out against the proposal that would endanger “domestic or feral” animals in our national parks.

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How are we doing?

As a mission-driven organization, tracking our progress with detailed metrics serves to keep us on track and make us accountable to donors.

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TNR is the answer

Trap/neuter/return (TNR) is the indisputable answer to the community cat question. Killing is not.

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The cost accounting of shelter killing in Texas

Recent Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners’ ruling could force shelter vets to provide same standards of care as private vets.

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Vets vs. pets

Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners goes after lead vet of nonprofit Alabama Spay/Neuter Clinic.

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