Mark Your Calendar for the 2017 Hero Dog Awards on The Hallmark Channel

A victim of dog fighting who almost lost her life due to her injuries has emerged victorious over the horrors of her past, winning both the collective heart of animal lovers everywhere as well as the top title at American Humane’s seventh annual Hero Dog Awards. Abigail’s Story Found as a  stray on the streets of Miami, […]

Housing Crisis Affecting Pets, Too

Banks Receive Bailouts- Pets Get Booted Out By Sheila Appleby Williams According to the current statistics, almost eight million abandoned pets are in the custody of pet shelters across the nation, with a majority of these facilities suffering from lack of staff, overcrowding and minimal budgets. As the various regions in the U.S. continue to […]

The Hunger Games’ Josh Hutcherson Adopts Rescue Puppy

He currently stars in the number one movie in the world, and now The Hunger Games‘ Josh Hutcherson holds the number one spot in the hearts of animal lovers for choosing the option of adoption. A three-month-old Pit Bull puppy named Driver has landed a starring role in the life of the actor. The adorable […]

Helping the Animals of Joplin, Missouri

With the terrible weather disasters of the last few weeks, shelters need all the help they can get in the impacted areas. We wanted to pass along some assistance we’ve learned about to help animals in Joplin, Missouri. American Humane Deploys American Humane Association has mobilized its  Red Star Animal Emergency Services™ team (which just […]

American Humane Sponsors Be Kind to Animals Kid Contest

Would you like to recognize the kindness of a child toward animals? The American Humane Association is once again sponsoring its Be Kind to Animals™ Kid Contest, recognizing children and teens who show extraordinary kindness to animals and go out of their way to help them. The contest is part of the Be Kind to […]

Holding Off on Pets as Presents

As holiday shopping begins in earnest today, American Humane is suggesting that giftgivers hold off on the decision to buy a pet until after the holidays. “There are millions of animals at local shelters that need homes. However, giving a pet as a surprise gift is never a good idea, especially during the holidays,” says […]

Winter Dog Walking Dangers

In our last tip we covered some winter outdoor dog tips from the American Humane Association. Even if your dog lives inside during the winter months, though, there are special dangers this time of year when you take him for a walk. The American Humane Association recommends keeping an eye out for powerful salt and […]

Keeping Your Dog Warm This Winter

Although it’s always best if your dog can stay indoors, especially at night, if he lives outside make sure your dog will be comfortable during cold weather. The American Humane Association has just released some tips on keeping outdoor dogs warm during the winter months: Provide a Warm Shelter. Dogs need a draft-free shelter; it […]