Spread the Word About the Danger of Leaving Pets in Hot Cars


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With summer weather just around the corner, heat related dangers have become a serious threat for pets. One of the most tragically overlooked dangers associated with warm weather is leaving an animal in a parked car. Many people don’t realize how quickly the situation can become deadly. On an 85 degree day, the temperature inside a parked car can surpass 100 degrees in just 10 minutes, even with the windows cracked. Within 30 minutes, the temperature can rise to 120 […]

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Police Officer Praised for Helping Tiny Dog Stuck on a Busy Freeway


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A California Patrol officer has been credited for making a huge difference in an itty bitty dog’s life. Earlier this month, officer Alex Edmon spotted the two-pound Chihuahua perched on the median of a busy bay area freeway. The tiny dog was shaking and visibly scared when officer Edmon coaxed her into his arms using a protein bar. The dog, now named Freeway, was uninjured and taken to a local animal shelter, where she has apparently attracted several potential adopters. […]

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Teaching Kids about Kindness Toward Animals


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It’s never too early to start learning about kindness and compassion for others, including animals. Be sure to pass along these tips to anyone with kids! 1.) Emphasize safety first: Animals make wonderful companions, but under the wrong circumstances, the combination of kids and pets can take a dangerous turn. Children should know that pets sometimes need their space (like when they’re eating or sleeping). It’s also important for children to be taught how to properly (and gently) handle their […]

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Five Reasons to Adopt a Senior Pet


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If you’re involved in animal rescue, you’re probably repeatedly disappointed when potential adopters skip right over some of the sweetest pets simply because they’re not so young anymore. Below are five fantastic reasons to adopt an older animal, please pass them along! 1. There are fewer surprises! An older animal’s size, personality, and grooming needs are pretty set in stone. You won’t be shocked when your 15 lb. puppy turns into a 75 lb. dog! 2. Training isn’t as intense: […]

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Four Facts about Rescue Dogs


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If you’re the proud pet parent of a dog you adopted from a rescue or shelter, you know you have a special bond with your canine companion. Below are a few facts rescue dog owners know to be true: •They clean up pretty nice: Your sweet pup has surely come a long way since you two first met. It’s amazing what a bath, a happy home, and a loving family can do for a dog’s appearance and demeanor. •They live […]

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Five Responsible Animal Rescue Guidelines to Always Stick To


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If you’re in the animal rescue field, there’s no doubt that your heart is in the right place. However, extenuating circumstances sometimes come into play. Conflicting personalities within a rescue group, lack of funding, and other obstacles can occasionally cause rescuers to stray from their core principles. Below are five guidelines to always keep in mind, no matter what the circumstances: 1.)    The animal’s best interest should always be your first priority. No matter what disagreements may arise on your […]

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Four Ways to Increase Donations from Existing Donors


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Seeking out new donors is one part of every successful organization’s fundraising strategy, but it’s also important not to forget about your existing donors. You’ve already done the hard part with people who have donated in the past – you’ve convinced them that your cause is worth contributing to. Be sure to keep up a relationship with your donors to ensure continued support. Below are some suggestions for increasing donations: 1.)    Follow up: If a donor contributed at one of […]

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The Story of Baldwin and the Red Paw Emergency Relief Team


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After two years of responding, and over more than 300 calls involving hundreds and hundreds of animals-most passing through my home-you start to lose track of who’s who. You begin to ask yourself where the third Midnight came from? Is the second Max a dog or cat? Did we give his displaced family resources? What did they need assistance with and what type of assistance? Which Max was reunited with his/her family? Until they all start to blur. But not […]

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A Rescue Story: Buddy


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Several years ago my daughter and I were volunteer dog walkers at the rescue (there are never enough dog walkers). My very first day at the rescue, I spotted a crazy wild dog throwing himself against the run door. I looked at my daughter and said “that dog is going to be mine”. She laughed. Time went on I helped to adopt him out on more than one occasion. I said to myself, if he is meant to be mine, […]

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Treble the Yellow Labrador Mix is Looking for a Home!


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Treble is an 8-year-old Labrador mix whose elderly owner could no longer care for him. Please don’t let his age fool you!  He is young at heart – very energetic! He loves to play with his toys and then chill out and chew on a nice bone. This boy has a lot of love left to give! Treble is neutered. He is available in Westchester, NY to an approved adopter. Please contact Joan Antelman from Senior Pets NYC at joansdogs@aol.com […]

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