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Archive for the "Dogs" Category

Saying goodbye to Willie Boy

Willie Boy, Vicktory dog who blossomed later in life and was beloved by his caregivers, will be greatly missed.

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Michael Vick and the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame

There are far more important things to do to help animals than continue following Michael Vick.

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Removing breed labels from adoptable pets

All dogs are individuals, so Best Friends and other shelters are working to see if removing speculative breed identifications help or hurt the adoption process.

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New numbers reveal great progress being made toward no-kill

Data allowing us to measure our lifesaving progress on a national scale reveals an amazing reduction in the number of dogs and cats being killed in the U.S. each day.

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USDA removes online database critical to animal welfare work

Invaluable tool to research animal welfare inspection reports removed from the United States Department of Agriculture website. Take action now.

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Vicktory dog Denzel says goodbye

He will be missed by all who knew him, but never forgotten.

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Nine years in: How the Vicktory dogs helped change the future for millions of dogs

After the Vicktory dogs were given a second chance, people and policymakers from around the world began to see pit-bull-terrier-like dogs in a new light.

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Kudos to Zappos — again!

Home For The Pawlidayz adoption promotion blows away goal, finding homes for over 11,000 animals nationwide between Black Friday through Cyber Monday.

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Saving pets in shelters: Zappos does it again

Zappos is sponsoring the adoption fees from Black Friday through Cyber Monday for participating Network partners – hoping to find homes for 9,000 animals.

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Diggy dodges breed ban, but unjust law still needs to be overturned

Diggy the dog, suspected of being a pit bull terrier in a town with breed-discriminatory legislation, wins his case. But what about other dogs in Michigan?

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