‘Tis the Season

‘Tis the Season

Tis’ the season when the weather gets cold and people think these outside cats can no longer survive on their own, so they call to surrender an animal who has lived outside for most of its life. “But it’s going to freeze if you can’t take it!” While this is a valid...

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Make a Disaster Plan for your Pets

Make a Disaster Plan for your Pets

​ Disasters happen and often, there is no time to adequately prepare. Please begin exploring all your options before you have a reason to leave your home with your cat and dog to ensure the best outcome possible. Here are a few helpful tips.   ID your Pet: You’ll...

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What’s the Deal with BSL?

What’s the Deal with BSL?

What's the deal with BSL? Well, first we should probably mention that BSL stands for Breed Specific Legislation, most notable in connection with discrimination against Bully- type breeds of dogs. This also extends to the variety of dogs who have been labeled this way...

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Maggie and Jerry

Maggie and Jerry

Together we make a difference.  I volunteer for a dog rescue where one of the things I do is answer the rescue line.  I’ve always taken this job very seriously, especially when the call is from a shelter out of space or from an owner who has to give up a pet and...

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The day my first foster chose me…

The day my first foster chose me…

I had been told by my grandparents that their dogs had always chosen them. I was finally able to experience that feeling myself. The other interns and I were brought into the play yard to meet a number of potential fosters. As the dogs’ names and stories were being...

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The Frustration of Fleas

The Frustration of Fleas

We all know them, those nasty little bugs that make our pets miserable when they decide to take residence on them.  The tell-tale sign of their presence is scratching. For some pets, however, fleas can mean more than itchy skin. Here is some information on fleas you...

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Pyometra- Another Reason To Spay

Pyometra- Another Reason To Spay

The name is certainly unique enough, but what does this term have to do with your pet? If you have an un-spayed female dog or cat, knowing this term is very significant. “Pyo” is the accumulation of pus, and “Metra” refers to the uterus. Yes, a pyometra is an...

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How To Help Animals In Shelters This Winter

How To Help Animals In Shelters This Winter

Did you know that most animal shelters fill up during the winter, after the holidays? Did you know that most shelters could really use your help after the holiday giving season is over? Animal shelters soon fill up in the winter months with dogs & cats that are...

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Alternative Housing for Shelter Pups

Alternative Housing for Shelter Pups

Animal Care Sanctuary’s (ACS) alternative housing program pairs dogs with behavioral difficulties that may decrease their adoptability, with college-level pre-veterinary or animal science interns in onsite housing.  Since the inception of the internship program in...

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Giving: Good For Your Health & Almost As Good As Chocolate

Giving: Good For Your Health & Almost As Good As Chocolate

Did you know that when you make a donation to charity, your brain acts in a similar way to when you are eating chocolate?  Thanks to technology, researchers are able to study brain activity when certain acts are taken.  In a study on charitable giving, when people...

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