Category Archives: AF Cares Blog

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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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Animal Friendly Camps For Children!

  SPCA Camps Offer Special Summer Experiences SPCA camps are the optimal choice for the child who loves animals. Led by specially trained volunteers and staff members, groups are small and campers learn everything from puppy petting to kennel cleaning. Featuring hands-on attention and daily interaction with our furry friends, campers enjoy a unique learning experience during these one-week sessions. At San Diego’s Animal Adventure Camp, younger campers enjoy a wide range of exposure to animals and a dose of life lessons for good measure.…

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Canine Angels On A Leash Help To Heal Children!

Animal lovers know in their hearts the benefits of being around four-legged creatures. And for years, research and science have been showing the positive impact animal-assisted therapy has for patients, families and caregivers. That is why the Westminster Kennel Club created their Angel On A Leash program -  providing patients and their families with another path of healing through animal-assisted therapy. This popular program is proving there is more to puppy love than meets the eye. “Combining my passion for dogs and past history working…

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Simple Tips To Groom Your Pet @ Home!

Want your pet to look as good as Baby Hope? Well you’re in luck! Pet perfect grooming can be accomplished in a few easy steps regardless of your level of experience! In New York City, some salons are charging over a hundred dollars to groom your dog! With prices so astronomically high, Lucky insisted that I share my guide to at home grooming so that you can get the look without lightening your wallet! Lucky has rigorously tested and approved all of these methods and…

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@PAW_Belize – Safe Haven For Animals

Madi Collins Provides A Belize Safe Haven Madi Collins was born in Belize, on the island of Caye Caulker (pronounced Key Corker), one of seven children of a lobster fisherman. At the age of 17, she came to New York with $200 in her pocket and lived out her dream: she got an education, a good job, and made “a ton of money.” But her heart called her back home and once there, she dedicated all of her time and resources to saving the stray…

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Animals In Paradise – Sterilization Program in Costa Rica

Costa Rica, a beautiful country that lies on the Central American isthmus, is home to 5% of the world’s bio-diversity and has a reputation for 115 years of undisturbed democracy. Costa Rica also vetoes euthanasia, and animal shelters are scarce. This “no kill, no shelter” policy has drawn the attention of many animal advocacies. Although the policy is applauded, another problem surfaces: overpopulation. Costa Rica is also home to three to five hundred thousand stray animals. The country relies on low-cost, community based sterilization and…

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Please Support The Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda!

The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund was founded by Dr. Dian Fossey in 1978 to help Gorilla’s through daily protection, anti-poaching, research, education, and helping communities. Dian Fossey studied gorillas in the wilds of Rwanda up until her death in 1985. Thanks to her tireless efforts and countless hours of study, Dr. Fossey was able to gain the trust of the wild groups she observed and was able to uncover never before known aspects of Gorilla behavior. Spending so much time watching and studying the gorillas…

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Holiday Tips on How to Adopt a Purebred Dog Or Cat!

    Are you thinking of  giving a  pet this Holiday? It’s just as easy to adopt a purebred as it is to buy one! Tips on How to Adopt a Purebred Dog Or Cat!   1. A lot of people think they need to go to a breeder and spend lots of money if they want a certain breed, but that’s not at all true! There are many wonderful rescue groups that cater to specific breeds, where you can adopt the purebred your heart…

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Animals Help Heal Our Nation’s Veterans!

David Sharpe and his dog Cheyenne help our nations’ heroes.   For those of us who have pets, we understand how truly wonderful their companionship can be. For those who don’t, animals may appear as a messy liability. For Veterans, returning from duty with Post Truamatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), they know the healing, comfort and unconditional love animals provide. Founder of P2V, Dave Sharpe has given us an insight into just how vital his dog Cheyenne has become in his life, and how others can…

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Symphony Animal Foundation plays their part in helping animals!

The Symphony Animal Foundation Has Some Unusual Fundraising Tactics Laraine Russo Harper is just your typical animal lover: she has eight dogs and a miniature horse, all of which were rescues. Her small town of Pahrump, NV, had lots of animals roaming through the desert plains, and while it was great to allow her animals to roam freely with plenty of room, it also broke her heart to see so many people abandon pets and farm animals in the desert once they could no longer…

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