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Florida SB 674: Signed!

By Patti Strand | Published: 04/26/2013

Great progress in Florida for responsible rescues and pet owners!



Let’s Make Shelter Pets a Memory, not a Mascot

By Patti Strand | Published: 04/4/2013

Celebrate the people involved in animal rescue and shelter work who dedicate their lives to saving lives, who come up with innovative ideas to find permanent homes for animals. Celebrate responsible pet owners. But don’t turn…



California Has to Stem the Tide of Dogs

By | Published: 01/30/2013

California has a mess, and you all need to get your act together and clean it up instead of allowing someone else to do it for you.



Burnout: The Monster in the Rescue Closet

By Vicki DeGruy | Published: 02/13/2012

“I’m so tired and discouraged all the time. I feel like I’m on duty 24/7 and never get a day off. The harder I work, the harder they want me to work. Nothing ever gets better, it seems like it only gets worse.…



1995 NAIA Purebred Rescue Symposium

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/12/2012

About six dozen purebred rescue advocates gathered at the Holiday Inn Lakeview in Clarksville, Indiana, on March 16 to discuss the vagaries of working in purebred rescue efforts. The speakers were tops in their fields of rescue,…



BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS FREQUENTLY SEEN IN RESCUE ANIMAL

By Gary L. Clemons, DVM | Published: 01/12/2012

Rescue animals pose many problems that are not always apparent to those people adopting or rescuing them. Many of these medical problems may not surface for weeks, months, or, in some cases, years.



1996 NAIA PUREBRED RESCUE SYMPOSIUM

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/12/2012

The NAIA Purebred Rescue Symposium was held in Raleigh, NC, March 16 & 17th. Speakers brought a wealth of information to about 60 rescuers who attended with topics ranging from the human animal bond to preventing burnout.



1997 RESCUE SYMPOSIUM

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/12/2012

For several years, purebred dog fanciers have operated rescue programs for dogs that need new homes.



RESCUE DOGS WORK WITH DELINQUENT BOYS

By Patti Webb | Published: 01/12/2012

As a Boxer rescue representative, I’ve seen many wonderful dogs that are simply misunderstood. I have found that families often do not know that dogs, like children, need patience and guidance to reach their full potential.



RESCUE EFFORTS BETTER ORGANIZED AND PUBLICIZED THAN EVER BEFORE

By Vicki DeGruy | Published: 01/12/2012

Since its inception, the NAIA has taken an active role in promoting purebred dog “rescue,” the private rehoming of adoptable abandoned purebred dogs by breed fanciers. I’m pleased to have been invited to write…



Ethical Issues Confront Purebred Rescue Groups

By Vicki DeGruy | Published: 01/12/2012

In an endeavor as noble as rescue work, one might think questions of ethics wouldn’t come up very often. Actually, they’re common and can sometimes be difficult to deal with. They’re also wide in scope and numerous…



TEAMWORK SAVES MORE DOGS

By Vicki DeGruy | Published: 01/12/2012

Purebred rescue groups and animal shelters have a common goal - to place abandoned pets into responsible, permanent homes. Unfortunately they often have a hard time working together to achieve it. In this month’s column, we’ll…



REUSE, RECYCLE, RESCUE SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 98

By Vicki DeGruy | Published: 01/12/2012

In this column, we’ll meet some active rescue volunteers, examine some of the factors that’ve helped make their work effective and get a few suggestions for new volunteers just starting out.



LOS ANGELES DOG AND CAT BREEDERS BATTLE $300 FEES

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/12/2012

The City of Los Angeles is holding hearings on a proposal that is intended to end the euthanasia of unwanted dogs and cats in shelters and the dumping of pets on the streets but actually targets the responsible breeding of healthy…



AKC’S CAR BRINGS DOGS HOME AGAIN

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/12/2012

Dogs escape, lose their collars or tags, and often travel far from home on their own or with help, so owners often have no clue where to look.



SAVE OUR STRAYS: A COMPREHENSIVE LOOK AT THE DOG AND CAT POPULATION DILEMMAS

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/12/2012

For the past decade and more, national and local animal organizations have blamed puppy producers for euthanasias in shelters and promoted sterilization as the only way to decrease shelter deaths.



Reclaim, Recycle, Rescue: Rescue Advocates and Breed Clubs Cooperate For Effective Rescue Plans

By Vicki DeGruy | Published: 01/11/2012

Each AKC-recognized breed is overseen by a “parent” club, a nationwide collection of fanciers devoted to the breed’s betterment and promotion. Parent clubs are responsible for maintaining the standards by which…



Reclaim, Recycle, Rescue:  Keeping your Balance is Critical to Rescue Success and Rescuer’s Life

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/11/2012

For many, animal rescue becomes an “all or nothing” activity, completely taking over their lives. Beginning rescuers are often overcome by a zeal equaling religious conversion. While I can’t say that I ever had…



Reuse, Recycle, Rescue: Blind, Deaf, and Aged Dogs Have Joy to Give.

By Vicki DeGruy | Published: 01/11/2012

Let’s face it - placing rescued pets in adoptive homes is never easy. Once people are persuaded to consider a secondhand dog, their first preferences are animals that are young, beautiful, free of health problems and already…



Reuse, Recycle, Rescue: “What’s in a Name?”

By Vicki DeGruy | Published: 01/11/2012

The subject of developing good working relationships between animal shelters and breed rescue groups is close to my heart and what I’m asked to speak or write about most often. The last time I addressed this topic, I was pleased…



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