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Together, we can make sure there’s a family for every pet—and help keep pets in the loving homes they have.

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Three of the Internet’s most beloved pets are teaming up to help the millions of cats and dogs in shelters and rescue groups across the country find loving homes. Fashion icon Toast Meets World, globally recognized pianist Keyboard Cat and life of the party Hamilton Pug are lending their star power...

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Walter Thompson Worldwide, The Ad Council

If you've ever had to put a beloved pet to sleep, then you know how heartbreaking it can be to lose a member of your family. Yet at the end of a cat or dog's life, the peace of a quiet room, the soft embrace of someone who cares and a gentle, painless sleep induced by a trained technician is one of...

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To stop the brutal trade in our best friends.

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Susan and Doug with their dog Emma in the backyard at their home.

Many of us  experience a moment of connection when we look into an animal’s eyes and know, instantly, that we’ve found our next pet. Susan DeVoe had that happen through a text message. DeVoe had recently lost 16-year-old Ripley, a spirited border collie mix with one blue and one brown eye. When she...

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Kelly L. Williams

HONOLULU—Native Hawaiian, environmental and wildlife protection groups urged Hawaii Governor David Ige to immediately halt all extraction of marine animals for aquarium purposes on Friday, July 27. This comes following a recent comprehensive review of collection reports showing that more than 126...

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The HSUS reveals that a boutique Manhattan puppy store is hiding illnesses among its high-priced puppies and failing to reveal full health information to buyers. An undercover investigator who wore a hidden camera while employed by the store documented these and other findings, which have been...

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Spaying or neutering your pet is an important decision for pet owners. As animal lovers who value our pets, it is important to understand the impact of this decision.

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Pet food and other pet care necessities To locate a pet food pantry or other pet-related community service, explore an interactive resource map provided by Feeding Pets of the Homeless; just choose which resource you’re seeking under the “Get Help” listing on the right. Or contact your local shelter...

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In a dramatic shift that signals an eventual end to the practice of keeping captive orcas for public exhibition,SeaWorld announced it would cease all of its orca breeding programs for the company’s nearly 30 whales. This action will make the current group the last generation of SeaWorld’s orcas. The...

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Getting a new pet? Find out why you should adopt from a shelter or rescue

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Some pets love the hustle and bustle of Halloween, while others will find this spooky holiday a bit stressful. We recognize that animals are individuals, so while you while enjoy the festivities, consider it from your pet’s perspective: “A dog’s natural instinct is to protect their home or to alert...

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Big ears, wiggly nose and cottontail. Who can resist a darling rabbit, especially if you have kids who are pleading for one? If you're thinking about a bunny, make sure you know about their needs. And remember that shelters and rescues often have bundles of bunnies in need of good homes! They may be...

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Before getting a pet turtle, consider the risks to your health, the earth and the animals.

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This list is provided as a resource for horse owners and is for informational purposes only. Please contact specific vendors for more information on their services. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of all listings. This list is not exhaustive and is subject to change over time. The...

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Kid and his cat at Pets for Life event

On the concrete front porch of this rundown row house, along a narrow street in a rough neighborhood named Hunting Park, eight men sit outside drinking one October afternoon. Two pit bulls and a small dog lie at their feet; the adjoining house next door has boards across its first-floor windows...

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Michael Sharp

Animal shelters are your best source when looking for a pet. Not only do they have a great selection of adult animals for adoption, but many of them also have kittens, puppies and purebred pets.

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The ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and the Humane Society of the United States applaud New York State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Queens) and Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) for introducing S.4234/A.6298, which would prohibit the sale of dogs...

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