Overcrowded, inhumane conditions at animal shelters that are so bad shelter dogs go for weeks without walks and some have been unable to leave their cramped cages for weeks–and even months.
Category: Abandoned Animals
Sorry, You’re Not Good Enough to Adopt a Rescue Dog
Adopting a shelter animal in some areas of the U.S. today can entail a rigorous adoption process that includes intrusive, seemingly random and frequently impossible to achieve set of hurdles in which few people are deemed worthy enough to adopt.
Renting with Pets: Resources for Tenants and Landlords
FIREPAW’s Companion Animal Renter’s Program [CARP] was recently referred to readers by a Washington Post op-ed written by award-winning journalist S.E. Smith. It was a piece about the reported spike in post-pandemic pet dumping in which, rather than pointing fingers at the pet-owners, the author offers more expansive, socio-cultural contextual factors as explanations for pet abandonment in the U.S. Read on for Resources for Tenants and Landlords…Rental Housing and Pets…
Baby vampire bat adopted by mom’s best friend
During a study with captive vampire bats at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama, a young vampire bat pup was adopted by an unrelated female after its mother died.
Collateral Damage Pets Get a Rescue Plan
The Animal Rescue League (ARL) of Boston plans to try to keep a roof over the heads of the Boston area’s animals, offering anyone now facing eviction due to Covid-related income loss the chance to temporarily put their furry friends up in a foster home.
Orphaned Chimps, Like Humans, can Suffer
Chimpanzees, like their human counterparts, can suffer from being orphaned at a young age.
Pet Adoption in the Age of Lock Down: A Story in Pictures
Thankfully, the virus lock-down has not meant that animals needing homes are blocked from being placed with new loving families.
Stray Dogs Go to Church–To Find Their Forever Home
Every Sunday the church welcomes not only its parishioners but stray dogs, too. Father João Paulo Araujo Gomes is at the helm of this heartwarming act; he invites pups from off the streets to be part of weekend Mass in hopes that attendees will want to take them home.
First no-kill animal shelter state
Delaware has become the first no-kill animal shelter state in the U.S., saving 90% or more of the homeless pets that enter the system.
Abandoned Pets: Artist Public Education Campaign
Artist creates a public education campaign to create awareness about abandoned pets.