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Adopt Me! April Wants to Put a Spring in Your Step

Adopt Me! April Wants to Put a Spring in Your Step

Originally posted 04/17/2015 11:00AM

Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet April, a one-year-old border collie mix who is hoping this is her lucky month.

"Couch potatoes need not apply," reads a post from the dog's foster mom on Facebook. "This smart, playful, energetic love bug is looking for a home that can keep up with her. She will reward you with devotion and affection."

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs
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Adopt Me! K.D. Wants to Cuddle and Chat with You

Adopt Me! K.D. Wants to Cuddle and Chat with You

Originally posted 04/10/2015 01:00PM

Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet K.D., a 1-year-old cat currently being fostered through Alley Cat Allies of Bethesda, Maryland.

This sweet and curious girl appeared one day in a feral colony in Atlantic City, New Jersey. She was filthy, emaciated and suffering from a severe upper respiratory infection. After noticing that she was well socialized, the people feeding the cats determined she was not actually feral at all and contacted Alley Cat Allies for help.

After a few days of good food, solid sleep, vet trips and lots of TLC, K.D. was feeling much better.

"She is a very active kitty who loves attention and is very chatty," reads her Petfinder bio. "She has spent her foster time taking care of two foster kittens, and likes the company of people and other cats."

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Cats
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Adopt Me! Dusty Brings Hugs and Happiness Everywhere He Goes

Adopt Me! Dusty Brings Hugs and Happiness Everywhere He Goes

Originally posted 04/03/2015 11:00AM

Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet Dusty, a retired racing dog who is available for adoption through Greyhound Crossroads, a group that places greyhounds in Georgia and the Carolinas.

April is National Adopt-a-Greyhound Month. This older gent, nicknamed Big Boy Dusty at the racetrack, ran 120 races before retiring in September of 2009. A family adopted him from the Birmingham, Alabama, racetrack adoption kennel shortly thereafter. But sadly, he was returned a few months later in terrible condition and wasn't expected to survive. He had dropped from 75 lbs. to a skeletal 38 lbs. and had a ghastly open wound on his shoulder that was infected.

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs
Credit: Courtesy Eleventh Hour Rescue
Adopt Me! Kim Could Be the Cutie You've Been Searching For

Adopt Me! Kim Could Be the Cutie You've Been Searching For

Originally posted 03/27/2015 02:00PM

Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet Kim, a young treeing walker coonhound who has been with the Eleventh Hour Rescue in New Jersey for more than a year now.

Kim really has it all: good looks, a great personality – all she needs is the perfect family to love her.

"She is well socialized and seems at ease with everyone she meets," reads her bio. "Kim is very affectionate, even-tempered and eager to please. She is crate-trained and likes her crate so much that she will go into it on her own."

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs
Credit: Courtesy SPCA of Texas
Adopt Me! Colonel Just Wants to Play Ball

Adopt Me! Colonel Just Wants to Play Ball

Originally posted 03/20/2015 09:30AM

Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet Colonel, a 2-year-old black and brindle Rottweiler mix who was transferred to the SPCA of Texas in Dallas from another shelter on Dec. 9.

Colonel's picture is slightly inaccurate – because this dog always has a ball in his mouth! Playing with a ball is one of his favorite things to do; all he needs is a permanent owner who'll vow to play fetch forever.

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs
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Starving Sea Lion Pups Rescued from California Beaches

UpdatePosted 03/17/2015 06:10AM

Thousands of Sea Lion Pups Rescued off the Coast of Southern California

Originally posted 03/16/2015 04:00PM

It's a heartbreaking image at one California rehab center: Some of the sea lions taken in are starving to the point they weigh less than their birth weights.

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Credit: Courtesy SPCA of Westchester
Adopt Me! Snuggles Wants to Get Comfy on Your Couch

Adopt Me! Snuggles Wants to Get Comfy on Your Couch

Originally posted 03/06/2015 09:00AM

Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet Snuggles, a Australian shepherd/sheltie mix currently residing at the SPCA of Westchester in Briarcliff Manor, New York.

This adorable 25-lb. girl came to the shelter as a stray on Dec. 1. Shelter staff describe this pretty blonde as a mature girl who is calm and mellow, the perfect companion for a like-minded human.

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs
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Think You Can Guess an Animal From Just Their Tail?

Think You Can Guess an Animal From Just Their Tail?

Originally posted 03/03/2015 04:25PM

It's furry, with a long tail, and has big ears … if you guessed monkey, we'd make great teammates!

A new app called TailsUp! tests your animal knowledge with a Charades-like game, using verbal and physical clues to help your teammate guess the right animal.

The game, created by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to help kids and families learn more about animals, will give proceeds from in-app purchases to the AZA's animal conservation.

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Credit: Courtesy Coco's Heart Dog Rescue
Maza Is a Gentle Soul with a Fun Streak

Adopt Me! Maza Is a Gentle Soul with a Fun Streak

Originally posted 02/27/2015 12:30PM

Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet Maza, a senior pup currently being cared for by a foster parent through Coco's Heart Dog Rescue in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Maza recently arrived at the rescue with a broken spirit, definitely in need of some TLC.

"He was in poor shape physically. He was covered in fleas, dirty and overall seemed uncomfortable," says Ashley Kurtz, executive director of rescue operations. "We immediately took him into the loving care of a foster home."

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs
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Dog Recovering After Being Found Trapped Inside Doghouse That Was Nailed Shut

Dog Recovering After Being Found Trapped Inside Doghouse That Was Nailed Shut

Originally posted 02/20/2015 03:40PM

It was a doghouse of horrors.

On Wednesday, an LAPD motor officer discovered an abandoned dog sitting injured and terrified in a disheveled doghouse by the side of the road in south Los Angeles. The house's door had been nailed.

Rescued by volunteers from the Ghetto Rescue FFoundation, the dog – now named Walter Worthy Higgins – is recovering from horribly infected legs, which appear to be the result of severe neglect and abuse, says Tami Baumann, who runs GRFF, the rescue that will take the dog into its care next week.

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs

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