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Archive for the "Cats" Category

How the U.S. shelter system is failing cats

With a feline return-to-owner rate of only two percent, we need to modernize animal sheltering for cats to reflect present-day humane expectations.

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Chalk up another win for community cats

Best Friends and partner PetSmart Charities® expand our Community Cats Project to Prima County, Arizona, to reduce cat euthanasia and shelter intake.

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Best Friends staff members get involved locally to Save them All

The commitment to Save Them All extends beyond the 9-5 workday for many remote Best Friends employees who advocate for animals in their own communities.

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Community cats put at risk by overreaching federal employees

Take action to demand that U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service employees abide by their own “no policy” position on TNR.

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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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