Giving Tuesday and ways you can help

Posted by SusanStokes on November 29, 2016

Giving Tuesday - a simple idea with a far-reaching purpose. It’s all about coming together with your family, your friends, your community, your company, or your organization with the purpose to find a way to give back and then to share your idea with the rest of the world. Falling on November 29 this year, it’s an opportunity to join the movement to give.

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Wearable pet technology benefits animal welfare groups

Posted by SusanStokes on November 4, 2016

New pet wearable technology by Poof called the Pea and the Bean monitors your pet's activity, rest, food intake and calories burned, 24/7. It even compares your pet to other pets using Poof. The devices were made with pets in mind because Poof says they are super light, comfortable and waterproof.

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Coming up - American Humane Hero Dog Awards

Posted by SusanStokes on October 24, 2016

PR Newswire: Political analysts have been anticipating a dramatic "October Surprise," and now, in the most closely watched campaign in the nation, that surprise is about to be unveiled. On October 28, the results of nearly a million public votes and the deliberations of an expert celebrity panel will be broadcast nationwide to the American people, revealing the winner of the 2016 American Humane Hero Dog Awards™, presented by the Lois Pope LIFE Foundation and airing as a two-hour special on Hallmark Channel at 8 pm ET/PT, 7 pm CT. The program will air as part of Hallmark Channel's Pet Project, the network's cross-platform advocacy campaign designed to celebrate the joy and enrichment animals bring to our lives.

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The Somerville Street Fair is one of my favorite events to attend each year, and I’m never disappointed. I caught up with Donna Lee Zeitlin this year, a volunteer for the Friends of Somerset Regional Animal Shelter (FOSRAS), at the table she was helping to look after for the shelter. Here’s what she had to say about a benefit event taking place on Sunday, October 9, 2016.

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Felines meet fashion on the catwalk for a unique adoption event

Posted by SusanStokes on September 24, 2016

Fashion Week in New York just got a little more interesting. Fashion icon, actress and cat lover, Katie Cassidy, partnered with Fresh Step to bring felines and fashion together on the catwalk to turn the cat lady stigma upside down at the Fresh Step Feline Fashion Lounge and Adoption Event. The runway show took place Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016.

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Meet Kitten Lady – a true crusader for neonatal kittens

Posted by SusanStokes on September 13, 2016

There is a woman in Washington, D.C. named Hannah Shaw who has made it her goal to change the world for neonatal kittens. Known as Kitten Lady, she has launched a nonprofit on behalf of kittens in need after her own nickname.

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This year National Pet Memorial Day, the second Sunday of September, falls on September 11. And so we give special remembrance to the 9/11 first responders for their bravery and heroism, including the fearless search and rescue dogs and their handlers.

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Petfinder launches 20th Anniversary Celebration

Posted by SusanStokes on August 30, 2016

Petfinder is celebrating their 20th Anniversary this year, and they are asking people across the country to join the celebration and its effort to donate $200,000 to the Petfinder Foundation, who will award grants to 20 shelter and rescue members!

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Pet ferrets need regular veterinary care

Posted by SusanStokes on July 23, 2016

Ferrets are very intelligent creatures and make great pets for the right family. With a lifespan of about six to nine years, a ferret can provide quite a bit of companionship and fun. A healthy ferret enjoys play time and is a fast learner. However, there are a few health concerns to look out for, and regular veterinary care is a must in order to detect disease in its early stages.

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Benefits of smart technology to monitor pets

Posted by SusanStokes on July 16, 2016

Family members lead very busy lives, and often pets are left at home alone under less than ideal circumstances. Pet parents can now call upon smart technology for the home to monitor their pets while away.

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