Meet Sylvia! Born in Puerto Rico without the use of her back legs, Sylvia was brought to Virginia and fitted for a wheelchair. She is now ready for her forever home. You can apply to provide that home at Homeward Trails Animal Rescue.
From our friends at CBS Sunday Morning: Correspondent Conor Knighton takes to the skies with Wyoming pilot Peter Rork, a retired surgeon and pilot who’s found a new purpose in life by helping dogs in need find homes, flying animals to adoption centers through his non-profit, Dog Is My CoPilot.
Kudos to Purina and RedRover for expanding the ability of shelters for intimate partner violence to take in pets, as well as women and children. Many victims won’t leave because of threats made against their pets. This campaign gives women one less reason to stay with their abusers. Way to go!
Have you considered what would happen to your animals if you were suddenly hospitalized due to the coronavirus (or for any reason, really)? What if you died suddenly?
Not a topic any of us want to think about, but one which we must consider.
In New York City, they have a special team that feeds animals abandoned by owners in the hospital, and takes in the animals who have been orphaned by the virus. But most of us don’t live in cities large enough to have this kind of service. Continue reading Pets of the Pandemic→
You’ve seen the kids on the side of milk cartons. Recently, a Florida brewery announced they would be putting lost dogs on the sides of beer cans. And they had at least one success! What a sweet story.
Did you read today’s Dear Abby? The letter writer brought up the age-old debate of adopt vs. shop when getting a new dog. To summarize, the writer was upset that people continually questioned her as to whether or not she rescued her new dog, implying that purchasing a purebred was to be frowned upon.
When Nicola Coyle retired from nursing, she started a dog hospice in Mansfield, England to help dogs live their best lives at the end of their lives. At a cost of about 500 Euros per dog, she provides a trip to the beach, complete with ice cream, and a steak dinner at a local pub.
Ms. Coyle runs the program out of her home, with some dogs in foster care. She pulls them from shelters and keeps them until they cross the rainbow bridge.