Seniors are Supreme: Celebrating National Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month

Tully was 12-years-old when she entered a shelter. She’s now in a loving home. I love November because it is the month for one of my favorite pet events …. National Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month! I love senior pets for so many reasons, including having 3 senior cats in my home and heart right now. But I […]

Too exhausted, grief-stricken and angry to make a difference

Animal people are some of the most compassionate and caring people that I have ever met. For those of us who work and volunteer to help animals, none of us are immune from getting exhausted from the never-ending work that often involves horrific incidents of torture, abuse and loss of life. When we work/volunteer in situations […]

Dogs Dogs Dogs: Celebrating Adopt-A-Shelter Dog Month!

October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month. This month, like Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month in June, is so important to recognize and celebrate because of the over 4 million companion animals that lose their lives in shelters each year. That’s about 11,000 precious souls daily that are unable to find homes. So whether you have a dog (or five) at […]

Our emotional bond to pets … stronger than with people?

In my last post, I discussed the broken human-animal bond that often results in pets losing their homes and losing their lives simply because their people did not bond to them and felt that a change in lifestyle meant to toss away the pet. In this post, I want to celebrate those people who have […]

When People Fail their Pets: The Broken Human-Animal Bond

For over 12 years, I have been volunteering with shelter pets to help them adjust to being in a shelter setting and find a new loving (and hopefully permanent) home. The one aspect that has not changed over the years are the various reasons why people surrender their pet to a shelter: Moving, new baby, […]