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Humane societies, shelters, rescue organizations, pounds and "no-kill" shelters: similarities and differences

Humane societies, shelters, rescue organizations, pounds and "no-kill" shelters are all involved in rescuing animals. They rescue or receive animals that have been abused, abandoned, lost, or given up by their owners (due to hardship or other reasons). Each outfit will have their own way of operating their organizations and caring for the animals they receive. Their educational outreach initiatives, community involvement and adoption policies will also vary from one another. Before you adopt a...
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Funny dog on his first car ride

A dog headed to the park or on a roadtrip with its head stuck out of a car window is the perfect picture of happiness.
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Two Pit Bulls who became best friends at rescue looking for forever home together

Jazz and Carrie both met at Detroit Dog Rescue after they were pulled out of Detroit Animal Control and “have started quite the friendship”. According to the rescue, the two young dogs follow each other wherever they go! Now, DDR is waiving their adoption fees to help the pair find a forever family willing to take the two together. The rescue writes: “They don't have to be adopted together, but we would love to see...
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Two dogs terrified and alone at shelter desperately need help

Two terrified dogs are in desperate need of help at the Dekalb Animal Services shelter in Atlanta, Georgia. Urgent Animals at DeKalb County Animal Services writes on a Facebook thread: "Darcy and Patches are absolutely terrified here at the shelter and would love a place outside of this environment to decompress. When you enter their kennel, they both run to the corner and try their hardest to hide." "They are both scared, but have not...
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Rescued dog has been waiting 3 years for a home to call his own

Tully is an American Bulldog mix who came in to Hempstead Animal shelter as a stray and was then rescued by Road to Home Rescue after he was put on the euthanasia list. That was 3 years ago and since then he's spent his life in a boarding facility. A Home For Tully wrote, "Look at Tully's ADORABLE face! But the reality is Tully has spent his entire life in a cage and we are...
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Dog who survived "massacre" of 60 dogs in rural Arkansas looking for forever home

Three months after a horrific "dog massacre" in rural northern Arkansas, one of the six dogs that survived the ordeal is looking for a forever home. The other five survivors face a long rehabilitation process that could take years, the Searcy County Humane Society said. In December 2015, two people from a lumber mill in Searcy County, Arkansas, made a gruesome discovery in the woods. Nearly 60 dogs were found shot dead on timber land....
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Matoshi's Amazing 4 month Transformation: DC Shiba Inu Rescue (DC SIR)

Matoshi came into rescue with severe life-long allergies that his family managed with steroids but Matoshi never fully recovered... until he came to DC SIR and took part in their Allergy Program. Just 4 months later he not only looks better but he finally feels better! You would never guess he is a 9-year-old Shiba Inu!      Follow Matoshi's journey with DC SIR here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.945948112159248.1073742078.346998482054217&type=3See all our rescues on our various social media here:...
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Woman’s dying wish to find home for her 3 dogs is fulfilled

A dying woman's last wish to find a home for her three dogs has been granted. Kathleen Zuidema made a heartfelt plea to find a home for her 3 dogs after her cancer became terminal recently. The Washington state woman who lives on San Juan Island turned to Facebook to see if someone could fulfill her final wish - a home for her beloved three dogs. On March 5th she wrote:  "THE AUSSIE POSSE Are...
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please help fund Thor's Adoption Fee's and behavioral classes!

My name is Elizabeth, I am a college student who was diagnosed anxiety and ptsd and suffers from horrible migraines. Many people with these conditions have service dogs to help with anxiety and ptsd. Currently I have a bearded dragon at my home which helps alleviate my anxiety. My parents have a dog named Marley who I credit my life. Sadly,I can't take my bearded dragon with me out of the house, especially since they have many temperature requirements...
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Woman with terminal cancer makes heartfelt plea to find home for her 3 dogs

A woman dying of cancer has turned to Facebook to fulfill her final wish - a home for her beloved three dogs.  Kathleen Zuidema, who lives on Friday Harbor posted the following message to her Facebook page on March 5, 2016: "THE AUSSIE POSSE Are looking for a new forever home.!!!!! This is the hardest thing I have ever had to do. My heart is breaking and I'm sobbing as I write this. As a lot...
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