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ASPCA Assists Choctaw County Sheriff’s Office to Seize More Than 130 Dogs from Alabama Puppy Mill
3/4/2015 4:01:57 PM
At the request of the Choctaw County Sheriff’s Office, the ASPCA ® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is assisting in the removal, transport, sheltering and medical treatment of more than 130 dogs from a large, substandard breeding facility—frequently referred to as a puppy mill—in Needham, Ala. Upon arriving at the facility, ASPCA responders …
Wild Giant Panda Population Increases Nearly 17%
3/2/2015 10:01:12 AM
The number of wild giant pandas has increased nearly 17% over the last decade, according to a new survey conducted by the Chinese government. Figures released by the Chinese government show that the global population of wild giant pandas has reached 1,864 – up from 1,596 when their numbers were last surveyed in 2003. A symbol of wildlife conservation, giant pandas are only …
Oscar award-winning “American Sniper” and “Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1” Illustrate Urgent Need for Combat Veteran Services
2/23/2015 8:37:42 AM
The recent Oscar Award winners, “American Sniper” and “Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1”, are highlighting the physical, mental, and emotional challenges combat veterans face after returning home. After 14 years of continuous war, this country is faced with a growing problem. As military personnel return home from repeated tours of duty, the debilitating physiological …
Midwestern States to Receive ASPCA Grants to Assist Animals, Pet Owners During Disasters
2/20/2015 9:00:47 AM
The ASPCA ® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced the first grant recipients as part of its Midwest Disaster Resiliency Program—a program that provides much-needed funding, training, and expertise to local communities to better serve and assist animals and pet owners during and after disasters. The Midwest Disaster Resiliency Program …
SHEBA® Brightens Lives of Cats in Shelters Across the Country for Random Acts of Kindness Day
SHEBA® Brightens Lives of Cats in Shelters Across the Country for Random Acts of Kindness Day
2/18/2015 1:24:56 PM
To celebrate this year’s National Random Acts of Kindness Day, the makers of SHEBA® cat food decided to show some kindness to cats waiting for homes in animal shelters across the country. With these cats in mind, SHEBA® wanted to help make them really happy with a 2 million can donation to shelters nationwide through partner organization Rescue Bank. Every year, approximately …
Low Fat Healthy Treats for Dogs Are Essential to Avoid Vet Bills
2/15/2015 5:51:54 PM
LINDFIELD, Australia March 2014 – In a recent article published on The Telegraph, dog trainer Louise Glazebrook explains how the diet pet owners feed their four-legged friend can have a massive influence on their pet’s health and behaviour. She explains that “a nutritious, balanced diet is essential to keeping your dog healthy” and “a diet high in sugar, salt, and processed …
Por el Planeta International Conservation Photography Competition Launches with Mission to Promote Conservation through Art of Photography
2/11/2015 10:52:01 AM
Por el Planeta, the first international conservation photography competition, is now open for submissions via its online portal at The inaugural competition, which runs through March 27, 2015, will award more than USD $300,000 in 22 prizes, including $100,000 for the best picture overall. Participation in Por el Planeta directly translates into resources …
Mars Petcare Sustainability Approach Featured in Petfood and Animal Nutrition
Mars Petcare Sustainability Approach Featured in Petfood and Animal Nutrition
2/6/2015 9:57:59 AM
The Mars Petcare approach to sustainability has been featured in the January 2015 edition of Petfood and Animal Nutrition 2.0. Entitled ‘The Science of Sustainability’ and written by Global Sustainability Director at Mars Petcare, Isabelle Aelvoet, the piece discusses the increasing importance that Mars Petcare is placing on sustainability when selecting ingredients for its …
Newly Introduced Federal Legislation Calls for End To Torture of Farm Animals at Federal Research Facilities
2/5/2015 12:47:15 PM
Federal lawmakers today introduced a bill to require much needed protections for farm animals used for agricultural research at federal facilities. The bill follows a New York Times article that revealed egregious animal cruelty at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, a federal livestock research facility in Nebraska. The cows, sheep, pigs and other farm animals used in …

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