5 Ways to Celebrate National Dog Day

Aug 24 2016

National Dog Day is on Fri., Aug. 26. Founded by an animal advocate in 2004, National Dog Day celebrates dogs of all ages, sizes and breeds. Whether you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate with your dog or you’re …

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Adopt A Senior Pet Month: Why Adopt a Senior Pet?

Nov 06 2014

Guest Blogger: Debbie Viducich Having volunteered with various animal welfare organizations over the years, I am all too familiar with the incessant problems that plague those of us in animal rescue.   It was no different at the small, humane society …

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How to Build a Feral Cat House

Jan 02 2014

Materials needed are: a large Styrofoam cooler or sheets of one-inch thick hard Styrofoam, a large box or Rubbermaid storage bin, a box cutter or utility knife, black plastic sheeting, Gorilla tape and straw. Then assemble as follows: Place the …

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Diary of an Adoptions Counselor

Feb 06 2013

Capone and Gotti By Kaitlin Hilinski, Community Adoptions Counselor No two days are quite alike when you work with people and pets. Here are some gems from my career at Animal Friends: I came in to work the day after …

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