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Posts Tagged "Francis Battista"

“Get out of jail free” card for cats passed by Arizona legislature

Thanks to new legislation, free-roaming cats in Arizona can avoid the mandatory time hold at shelters and instead be quickly fixed, vaccinated and returned.

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Declaring a victory for community cats

Community Cats Projects in Albuquerque and San Antonio have set a new standard for feline sheltering procedures, improving the live release rate to 90 percent.

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Katrina: How the no-kill philosophy came to disaster response

Same commitment to no-kill principles that drove Best Friends’ animal rescue efforts following Hurricane Katrina continues with today’s work to Save Them All.

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The absurdity (and tragedy) of breed-discriminatory laws

After her pit bull terrier saves her from an abusive boyfriend, woman is forced to rehome her dog because of a breed-discriminatory law.

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Movement leader, game-changer and 70th birthday guy

Julie Castle honors her mentor and beloved friend Francis Battista, encouraging others to offer birthday greetings to him on his special day.

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Confused about what no-kill means and doesn’t mean?

Best Friends co-founder corrects many of the inaccuracies surrounding no-kill policies and practices and offers resources to save more lives.

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“You mean they kill animals in this country?”

As the United States becomes more and more pet-friendly, shifts in public values lead to the social change needed to Save Them All.

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Farewell Bela

With heavy hearts we say goodbye to Bela the dog, who had to be humanely euthanized following the devastating and unexpected diagnosis of a fast-growing cancer.

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Why we shouldn’t sugarcoat the deaths of thousands of shelter pets every day

Most animals who die in America’s shelters are killed, not euthanized. The difference matters.

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The best is yet to come

With the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, National Conference, Strut Your Mutt, and many positive trends, 2015 looks to be a great year for animals.

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