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    #FeelGoodFriday: Rescue dog turned search and rescue dog retires

    April 19, 2019

    Pip was just your average shelter puppy when Carolyn Vane adopted him from a shelter in Oakland, CA. Vane adopted Pip with the intention of training him to become a search and rescue canine with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue unit. She has volunteered with them for close to three decades. She… Learn More

    Study: 95% of adopters with FeLV cats have a positive experience

    April 18, 2019

    American Pets Alive! (APA!) is currently conducting a study on FeLV adopter satisfaction. Officially titled “Feline Leukemia Virus Cats in a Shelter Setting: Effectiveness and Outcome,” APA! is lookin... Learn More

    We’re just getting started at #AnimalCareExpo in New Orleans!

    April 17, 2019

    We’re having a blast at Humane Society of the United States Animal Care Expo in New Orleans! W... Learn More

    #FeelGoodFriday: Shelter raises money with photography fundraiser

    April 12, 2019

    Talk about a simple way to raise some money. Lauren Kennedy, President of the Board of Directors at ... Learn More