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A No-Kill Country: Compassionate Kids May Be The Key


During my childhood, about 20 million dogs and cats were euthanized each year. Across the country, strays and problem animals were rounded up by the dogcatcher and taken to the city pound. “Family” dogs were either running loose or tied up in the backyard. Most rarely saw the inside of the house, and people certainly didn’t spend the billions of ... Read More »

Companies That Give Back


  Would you be more likely to buy from an openly altruistic company than from one that isn’t? Is it important to you as a consumer to do business with companies that give back to animal welfare or other charities you care about? If so, you’re not alone. In today’s economy, when faced with a choice between two companies, consumers ... Read More »

Mike Arms of HWAC


Mike Arms came to animal welfare in a most unusual way. He arrived in New York in the 1960′s ready to take on the world with an accounting degree and the desire to make it big. An employment agency suggested that he might take a position at the ASPCA because it would look good on his resume. Mike didn’t even ... Read More »

The New Frontier For The Volunteer


Vol·un·teer:  a person who voluntarily offers himself or herself for a service or undertaking. Also known as altruist, bleeding heart, good Samaritan, humanitarian, philanthropist. Whether we realize it or not, many of us are actively volunteering and advocating for causes every day. Some of us go to events, host fundraisers, participate in a walk or run while others make donations ... Read More »

Ashley Owen’s Lucky Dog Rescue


Ashley Owen Hill is a compassionate and inspiring animal advocate living in Mississippi—a part of the country not traditionally known for helping animals. Fortunately for the dogs in her care, this doesn’t affect the dedicated darling who is helping not only homeless dogs in her own neck of the woods, but thousands of dogs throughout the entire country. As the ... Read More »

Gremlin’s Story: From Heartbreak To Healing


Gremlin and Rowdy to the Rescue Meet Gremlin, the winner of the 2012 LIFE+DOG Cover Dog contest who received more than 10,000 votes from our fans and followers. Gremlin is a former Bait Dog that was bought, along with her mother, by an undercover police officer investigating a fighting ring in the Washington DC area. Once she was removed from ... Read More »

Betsy Banks-Saul


  Fifteen years ago the animal rescue world was a much different place than it is today. Rescue and adoption organizations struggled with getting the word out about adoptable animals and potential adopters were faced with the sad task of visiting shelters to locate their new four-legged friends. Few could imagine how much that would change thanks to the internet ... Read More »

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