Blog Entries Tagged as shelter

  • Dec
  • 26

‘No-kill’ is no solution to animal homelessness

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Last year, a family called PETA seeking help for their dying cat. The cat was elderly, rail thin, cold to the touch, moaning and too weak even to lift his head. Despite his hopeless condition, a local “no-kill” shelter had refused to help him because the family could not afford the mandatory 40-dollar surrender fee.

That’s just one example of how …

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  • Nov
  • 27

Be an Angel This Holiday Season

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The lonely dog sitting on a patch of dirt in the bitter cold with a heavy chain pulling at his or her neck isn’t enjoying life—that dog is miserable, just as you or I would be if we were left out in the ice, snow, and freezing temperatures of winter. The season is a long, cruel test …

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  • Nov
  • 6

The (Dog) Housing Crisis

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It’s finally here: Election Day. As I head to the polls today, a lot will be on my mind and likely yours too: everything from the economy and the environment to civil rights and unemployment.

One particular housing crisis that may not make the nightly news has been an issue at the front of my mind lately. …

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  • Oct
  • 23

Paper, Plastic, or Dog: Our Disposable Society Takes On a New Life

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Paper, Plastic, or Dog: Our Disposable Society Takes On a New Life

These days, you can’t turn on the TV or look at a magazine without being “greened.” We’re guided to the best green car, the most savory green restaurant, or the most efficient green energy system. Emissions are examined, and thermostats are tightened-and our belts are not far behind. We compost, compact, and conserve, lest our carbon footprint inch …

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  • Dec
  • 23

Best of PETA Prime: Remembering Animal Shelters at the Holidays

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Those who care for animals at our community animal shelters are often taken for granted. Working under the most stressful conditions, these unsung heroes deserve our special thanks, and the holiday season can be an ideal time to show our appreciation.

Many animal shelters are in dire financial shape—especially those impacted by the current economic crisis. …

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  • Oct
  • 4

‘Fall’ for a Dog From a Shelter

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My dog, Pete, attracts lots of attention on our walks—he jumps for joy like his legs are made of pogo sticks, seeming to defy gravity as he launches his sizable frame skyward. Along with “Did you teach him to do that?!” (answer: no), people are always asking me, “Where did you get him?” I guess they just …

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  • Aug
  • 31

This Labor Day, Remember Animal Shelters’ Unsung Heroes

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Labor Day means a carefree long weekend for many nine-to-fivers, but some laborers can’t just close up shop and forget about their jobs, even for a day. For animal shelter workers, the work never ends because the stream of battered and bruised animals in need of refuge never ends. Few people have a more emotionally wrenching job than …

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