03:03 PM EDT 06/14/2013
Originally posted 04/11/2013 03:00PM
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. Meet Nory, a sweet cat who wants to be someone's companion.
When she arrived at the ASPCA in December, Nory had her paws full: she had recently birthed a litter of kittens, and was carefully tending to each one.
Originally posted 04/05/2013 02:30PM
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. Meet Sheena, a golden retriever/collie mix who will follow you anywhere.
At 10-years-old, Sheena is an older adoptable animal, but that doesn't stop her from living her life to the fullest. "She does very well walking on a leash … and is waiting to become your companion on all your adventures," reads her Adopt-a-Pet.com profile.
In addition, the good-natured goldie, who currently resides at the Seattle Humane Society in Bellevue, Wash., loves showering her humans with attention. "[She] is waiting to greet you with lots of tail wags!"
Originally posted 04/04/2013 12:00PM
We can now add cows to Ryan Gosling's fan club!
In conjunction with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the actor penned a letter to the National Milk Producers Federation asking them to bring an end to a practice known as dehorning, in which cows' horns are removed by being burned off, gouged out or chopped off.
"There is absolutely no reason – and no excuse – for the cruel, unnecessary practice of dehorning to continue," Gosling, 32, writes, advocating for the breeding of naturally hornless cows. "Please do the right thing and take action today."
Originally posted 03/29/2013 03:00PM
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. Meet Sassy, a 2-year-old ruby-eyed white Lionhead rabbit whose cuteness upstages even the Easter Bunny.
When the Gainesville Rabbit Rescue took Sassy in, her fur was matted and covered in waste. The Florida-based rescue cleaned up this ball of fluff, along with her parents and siblings, so the whole bunny brood would be ready for adoption. (Rescue staff also took the neglected rabbits to a veterinarian and had them all spayed/neutered.)
One by one, each of the rabbits was adopted. Now, "Little Sassy is the last of her family and is eager to find her forever home," Faith Bolton, the rescue's assistant director, tells PEOPLE.
Originally posted 03/22/2013 10:45AM
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. Meet Scarlett, a Southern belle who could use a little more spoiling.
Having spent several years as a stray, Scarlett arrived to Alabama's Huntsville Animal Services, a North Shore Animal League America affiliate, "in great need," says sponsor Karen Hill Sheppard.
The copper and penny-red pooch had recently given birth to a litter of 10 puppies, but while the pups were healthy, Scarlett was far from it, suffering from a right eye injury that was severely infected.
Originally posted 03/15/2013 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. Meet Humphrey, a 4-year-old domestic short-haired tuxedo cat hoping to warm up to you.
Since coming to the Fort Worth Animal Care & Control of Texas from another shelter, he's been "waiting for his forever home for a while," Sherri Eason, manager of the PetSmart Charities's everyday adoption center in Fort Worth, tells PEOPLE. "He is a very sweet, loving cat who just needs some time to get to know you."
Although the feline is shy at first, that will change. He really "starts to warm up once he's in someone's lap," adds Eason. "He really just needs time to acclimate to a nice, quiet home and have the chance to be someone's forever friend."
Originally posted 03/07/2013 03:30PM
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. Meet Bruno, an energetic Blue Heeler mix looking for a place to run free.
Found as a stray by the Fort Worth Animal Care & Control of Texas, Bruno was originally adopted in Nov. 2012. But sadly, his family chose to return him to the shelter three months later.
Since then, the people-friendly pooch has been aching to get back out, and to a place where he can roam freely.
Originally posted 03/01/2013 02:00PM
Best known for her role in 2010's The Last Exorcism, actress Ashley Bell, who returns in the movie's sequel The Last Exorcism: Part II, out March 1, is a passionate animal lover who spends her free time fostering animals in need. Right now, her L.A. home is a temporary haven for close to a dozen rescues – and, thankfully, her permanent pal, cat Harrison, doesn't seem to mind the extra roommates.
In her first PEOPLE.com blog, she reflects on how the lovable kitty came into her life, and the work she's done with the Delta Rescue of Acton, Calif.
You can find her on Twitter @OfficialAshBell.
Don't worry. Despite the fact that you saw me smash a cat with a camera in my last film, The Last Exorcism, in real life, I'm an animal lover. Thanks to movie magic, that little guy is alive and well and signing autographs in New Orleans. And this week, my devil-possessed alter ego returns in The Last Exorcism: Part II.
Growing up in Santa Monica, I had eleven brothers and sisters, all spayed and neutered, possessed (he-he) with horrible breath and all of them rescues.
Originally posted 02/28/2013 07:00PM
What's in a name? A whole lot when it comes to 1-year-old Chihuahua Victory, who always puts her best paw forward – even when she physically can't.
The disabled dog was born with deformed front legs, which cause her to totter around, almost like a kangaroo. Now, she's getting a chance to take the next step toward a normal life.
Victory is due to receive a protective vest, a set of wheels and a sled-like apparatus to improve her mobility, thanks to people around the world who heard her story and wanted to help, reports Today.
Originally posted 02/27/2013 05:00PM
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. Meet Snowflake, a terrier mix who just wants to give you some love.
After Snowflake stayed at a Virginia city pound for at least two months, the Martinsville-Henry County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals took the pup in. When she tested positive for heartworms, the community came together to raise funds for the 2-year-old's treatment.
With a month to go until her second round of treatment, this house-trained and on-the-mend pooch needs a forever home. "Snowflake is incredibly lovable and is one of the gentlest dogs we have ever met," Chase Inman, the Martinsville-Henry County SPCA director of marketing and development, tells PEOPLE. "She is polite and humble, and she loves everyone she meets."
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