Category Archives: AF Cares

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Orange And Also Black Stop Kitty Overpopulation!

  Robin Craft grew up in a farming community, where she received her first kitten, Annabelle, when she was only four years old. In her community, it wasn’t common for people to get cats spayed or neutered, and Craft said her family didn’t have the money to fix their cats. After her last cat disappeared when she was a kid, Craft didn’t get another one until she was an adult. She and her sister rescued Butler and Oswald – who are now the faces of…

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Thailand: The Wonders of Buddha’s Animal Kingdom

  Buddhism and animals – Thailand   Enchanting Thailand consists of over 40,000 temples (Wats) and 95% of the population practices Buddhism. Buddhists believe in respecting and loving every living creature, which is a tenent that any animal lover can get behind! They also believe in reincarnation, and that many of us were once animals in a past life. Thai Buddhists see human and non-human animals as closely related, with both having a Buddha-nature and the possibility of becoming perfectly enlightened. They also believe that the soul…

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Hope for less animals in shelters!

We have HOPE! Spay and Neutering without surgery!

In today’s society, there are many unwanted cats and dogs. Many of these animals live on the streets, fending for themselves and many others are simply put to death. 3-5 million cats and dogs die in shelters each year. If there was a way to control their population, then this could be prevented. ACC&D is an organization determined to use nonsurgical means to sterilize cats and dogs. Their website proclaims, “Non-surgical sterilants have enormous potential for curbing pet overpopulation in the U.S. and around the…

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World Cup Soccer Anyone? A Border Collie changed the meaning of Winning the World Pup!

Soccer Anyone? A Border Collie changed the meaning of Winning the World Cup! In honor of the start to the FIFA World Cup 2014 we want to share this touching story about a owner, his dog and their love for soccer. For a parent there is no greater fear than the thought of losing a child. For Mark Lukas that fear became a reality. On December 8, 2002, Mark’s son Zak and his friend set out on the Gulf of Mexico on Zak’s brand new jet…

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A Peace-Loving Pup Ready for Action!

Bark Up A Storm — Support Pups for Peace!

Dogs are no strangers to the service industry; they’re used to working side-by-side with humans as guide dogs for the visually impaired, police assistants, and emotional supporters for those suffering from mental illnesses – but did you know that dogs can also help prevent terrorist attacks? Pups for Peace was founded in 2002 following the Passover Massacre at Israel’s Park Hotel, which resulted in 30 deaths and 120 civilian injuries. PFP is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that helps train explosive-detective dogs to prevent suicide bombings…

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Photographer Vanessa von Zitzewitz Captures Animal Images While Saving Lives!

Vanessa von Zitzewitz never considered becoming a photographer until she studied graphic design at the Parsons School of Design in New York City, where she took a photography course to gain credits. Her teacher was enthused by her work and pushed her to be more visually creative. At twenty-six years old, Vanessa got a call from Cartier America and was asked if she was interested in taking photographs for a book titled, Untamed. Cartier is famous for its campaigns with animals and this stunning book was…

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Lebron James And Cane Corso Mastiff Moving Back To The Cleveland Cavaliers

  Perk up your ears, everyone, because there is big news for Cleveland! Lebron James just announced he’s going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers! He has been playing for the Miami Heat for four years, but there’s no doubt that this Ohio boy has a special spot in his heart for his home. Going with him will be his furry friend, King! The “big dog” in the basketball world is proud parent of an actual big dog, whom he got from famed Cane Corso breeder Scandifio. James has…

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Horse Therapy – Equine Spirit Sanctuary in Taos, New Mexico

For thousands of years, horses have roamed freely across the lands of the United States along with mankind. These majestic creatures carry great strength and spirit, which today are celebrated in several stories and movies (Popular stories include: Black Beauty, Sea Biscuit, and Secretariat). What most people do not realize about these creatures is that they possess a healing touch; often helping people learn to focus, build self-confidence, and surpass daily challenges. In the vast dry landscape of Taos, New Mexico, The Equine Spirit Sanctuary…

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No Pets Left Behind – Thanks To Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue!

The phrase “knowledge begets responsibility” became reality for Michelle Neufeld when she learned of the harsh, inhumane treatment of animal high-killing shelters in the south of our country. Michelle could not just let these killing shelters continue to murder animals in cold blood, so she set her mind to build an animal shelter where the animal is treated with respect, loved, and given every chance and opportunity to live a happy life. They have saved over 100 animal lives and continues to search to save…

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It’s A Beautiful Sunny Day! Don’t Forget Your Pup’s Sunglasses!

  Summer is here! You know what that means, new shades for you and your pooch! South African born photographer Mia Feinstein has been photographing dogs since she was 11-years-old. Her first pooch subject was her own dog, Gucci. Currently based out of London, Feinstein clients include A-list celebrities with their pampered pups, besides donating her talent to organizations such as the RSPCA, Dogs Trust and the Retired Greyhound Trust. In a visually entertaining and clever book titled; Pooches In Shades, Feinstein combines her love…

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