Welfare Weekend: Consider Adopting A Mom

With Mother’s Day being celebrated across North America, it’s a great time to promote an often overlooked group in animal shelters – Moms.  Pregnant females often arrive in animal shelters and are kept there (or in foster homes) until their offspring are weaned and they can be spayed.  These animals may be cats, dogs, ferrets, […]

Animal Rescues on Pinterest ©

Pet parents are loving Pinterest!  Our love for animals motivates us to help them and we can use Pinterest for that too.  What’s more, animal rescue organizations almost invariably have fantastic content to share, from adoptable animals to great graphics that you can share to inspire change.  You can make a difference with your Pinterest […]

Free Knit, Crochet and Sewing Patterns for Animal Shelters ©

Animal rescue shelters must be built and furnished in a practical manner that allows for a sterile environment.  That means steel and cement in most cases.  Warmth and the comfort of something to snuggle into is invaluable to homeless animals like cats, dogs, and even birds.  Shelters usually accept old towels and blankets for animal […]

Corporate Giving – Iams Home for the Holidays

Most pets love holidays.  They often receive gifts and share in the feast.  They’re excited to see family and friends and happy to have their family home.  Even if they’re shy, they sense the festive spirit in the air and respond in kind. We always feel sorry for those who have no family, especially when […]

Leaving a Legacy – 2.5 Million Bequeathed to SPCA ©

Gladys Cavanagh of Victoria, BC took ‘paying it forward’ very seriously.  She has bequeathed 2.5 million dollars to the Victoria SPCA, a substantial chunk of her inheritance from a stroke victim that she befriended.  That was just her way, adopting strangers and helping animals.  She worked hard and had a level of compassion that is […]