Category Archives: Dog Charities

Pet Food Pantries

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From the good folks at Alley Cat Allies, a searchable directory of food pantries that can help you feed your dog while stimulus / relief funds are stalled in Congress.

On the other hand, if you’re flush, you can follow the same link and scroll down to make a donation in support of Alley Cat’s work or use the directory to locate your local pantry and donate to them.

Although Alley Cat Allies is (obviously) focused on felines, most of these pantries assist with dog food as well as cat food.

As the virus surges, please, please, please #StayHomeStaySafe if you can.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Pandemic Recession Hits Dogs

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At the beginning of the pandemic, shelters rejoiced as people who were stuck at home began adopting dogs to keep them company. Now, however, as economic hardships are hitting home, some are being forced to surrender their dogs.

The ASPCA estimates 24.4 million animals will soon be living in poverty with their families due to the virus, a 21% increase since February. ASPCA research shows that a lack of affordable veterinary care and limited access to spay/neuter services are important potential contributors to pet relinquishment. They have launched programs and partnerships in Los Angeles, Miami and New York City to make veterinary care more accessible and affordable. Continue reading Pandemic Recession Hits Dogs

AKC PupPals Program Looking to Expand

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The American Kennel Club originally launched AKC PupPals for kids in need of uplifting with a message from a canine friend. In light of the crisis California is facing right now, they thought it was fitting to expand the program to cater to anyone in need of some cheer – medical professionals (HEROES), nursing home and hospital patients, and anyone else impacted by the California wildfires. They hope that this can help them smile a bit.

Anyone can nominate a person to receive a letter or video from a canine companion.

They have received over 500 requests fulfilled and are happy to do more.

Learn more about this program.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

No Dog Left Behind After Hurricane Laura

From The Dog Lady’s mailbag: More than a dozen dogs, homeless because of Hurricane Laura in the gulf, boarded a plane and flew to Pittsburgh where they received a second chance and a new life. No Dog Left Behind flew the 1500 mile round trip in their Mahindra Airvan over the course of 15 hours.

The dogs were surrendered to a local animal shelter in Louisiana by owners who knew they would no longer be able to care for them – because extensive damage made it impossible for them to return home. Continue reading No Dog Left Behind After Hurricane Laura

Help Reunite Meeka and Sergeant E.

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From the good folks at Stewardship Report: When Sergeant E. found a neglected dog on her Army base, she began including the dog on her morning runs and feeding him. They formed a bond, as one does with an animal, particularly when one is stationed overseas.

The problem arose when Sgt. E. was shipped home unexpectedly, unable to bring with her the dog she had named Meeka. Devastated, the dog went into hiding. Fortunately, her fellow soldiers were able to entice the dog out of hiding and put him in a pen for safekeeping until Sgt. E. could find a way to bring Meeka to the States.

Enter Paws of War, an organization dedicated to doing just this sort of work. Paws of War rescues dogs, provides them with proper training, and then pairs them with veterans who need service animals, all free of charge. They also help soldiers bring their dog back to America after serving in the Middle East.

But they can’t do this important work without your help. Donate here.

Learn more about Paws of War and its mission.

Please help if you can.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

I Knew I Liked Coors Light

BigStockPhoto.  No dogs became drunk at this photo shoot.
BigStockPhoto. No dogs became drunk at this photo shoot.

Yesterday I posted that Kansas City Chiefs’ defensive tackle, Derrick Nnadi had pledged to pay the adoption fees of every dog in the KC Pet Project shelter. Not to be outdone, Coors Light is now promising to help with adoption fees across the country from now until February 21, 2020. Here’s how it works: Continue reading I Knew I Liked Coors Light

Grey Muzzle Canine Hospice

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.

What a great ministry!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!