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Clear the Shelters: Full Coverage

Clear the Shelters: Full Coverage

Full coverage of Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption event Aug. 17

Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 at 10:33 AM EDT

You Want To Be a New Pet Owner. Now What?

You Want To Be a New Pet Owner. Now What?

You've seen that doggie in the window and fell in love—but you've never raised a dog before. Or a cat. Or a hamster. You've never even had a bowl of goldfish as a kid. Now what?

Friday, Aug 16, 2019 at 09:17 PM EDT

How You Can Help a Shelter Even If You Can't Adopt

How You Can Help a Shelter Even If You Can't Adopt

Want to help your furry friends without the responsibility of owning a pet? Here's how you can help your local animal shelter even if you can't adopt a pet.

Friday, Aug 16, 2019 at 10:42 AM EDT

Nearly 500 Animals Need Homes Due to Sanctuary Closure

Nearly 500 Animals Need Homes Due to Sanctuary Closure

A search is underway to find new homes for nearly 500 animals, including lions, tigers, alligators, owls and wolves, after officials announced a long-struggling Southern California sanctuary is shutting...

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019 at 06:03 PM EDT

The Cost of Owning a Pet

The Cost of Owning a Pet

You might be thinking of bringing home a furry friend this Saturday during our annual Clear the Shelters pet adoption drive. But once you bring that friend home, things can get expensive. Here are some ways...

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019 at 05:25 PM EDT

The Importance of Microchipping Your Pets

The Importance of Microchipping Your Pets

If you are a proud pet owner, adoption officials recommend microchipping your furry friend to not only keep them safe... but to keep them out of shelters.

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019 at 10:32 AM EDT

What to Know About the Algae That's Killing Dogs

What to Know About the Algae That's Killing Dogs

Temperatures soared to 96 degrees in Wilmington, North Carolina on Thursday. So, Melissa Martin and Denise Mintz gathered up their dogs Abby, Harpo and Izzy and headed to a nearby pond for a swim. Hours later...

Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 at 12:35 AM EDT

Pit Bulls 'Want to Love': Ga. Man on Mission to End Bully Breed Stigma

Pit Bulls 'Want to Love': Ga. Man on Mission to End Bully Breed Stigma

Jason Flatt started "Friends to the Forlorn Pit Bull Rescue" in Dallas, Georgia, to save the dogs no one else wanted. He's also on a mission to change minds about the stigma associated with bully...

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019 at 12:45 PM EDT

Stray Puppy Found Covered in Ticks Completely Transforms

Stray Puppy Found Covered in Ticks Completely Transforms

Sage was five months old when she was found covered in fleas and ticks. Thanks to her foster family, she made a complete recovery and went from a terrified pooch to a goofy and playful puppy. Sage was adopted...

Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 at 11:13 PM EDT

Clear the Shelters: Vermont Youngster Cares for Kittens

Clear the Shelters: Vermont Youngster Cares for Kittens

One kitten foster parent used her Make-A-Wish choice to build a bedroom fit to take care of kittens.

Monday, Aug 5, 2019 at 12:21 PM EDT

From Abandoned to Adopted

From Abandoned to Adopted

How shelter care and nutrition helps dogs and cats transform into their best selves so they’re ready to get adopted.

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