Category Archives: Organizations

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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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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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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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Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary Keeps the Purrs a’ Plenty

  What cat lover among us hasn’t at least once taken in a homeless kitty? How about 158 of them, plus 23 of their exotic cousins — lions, tigers, cougars, and bobcats? That’s what Kay McElroy, the founder, president, and general factotum of Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary, has done. One day in 1987, McElroy, a former schoolteacher, was living  near Caledonia, Mississippi, when she noticed an ad in the local newspaper: “Six-month-old cougar for sale – $1000.” She had never seen a cougar, so out of…

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Hitchcock’s Bodega Bay is a Haven For Animals!

Hitchcock’s heroine Tippi Hedren made Bodega Bay famous. Instead of being host to aggressive man-eating birds, it is known as a haven for animals, only a flap of a wing from Hedren’s Shambala Preserve. Thanks to Alfred Hitchcock, one can never think of a flock of birds in the same way.  No longer beacons of peace and serenity, his infamous movie The Birds made fear of the feathered and winged creatures an epidemic.  It is the stuff of which nightmares are made.  The film was…

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Heifer International, providing gifts that really do keep on giving

“Passing on the Gift” of Animals with Heifer International

The gift of giving is what marks the holiday season, and with Heifer International, it should continue to do so. The organization has touched the lives of millions. Not only does Heifer give, but they require others to give as well. At this time, they have close to 500 ongoing projects. With more than 60 years under its belt, Heifer International was listed by Forbes in 2004 as one of the top ten charities in the United States.   Living up to their name, Heifer’s…

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No Horsing Around For These Service Animals

What do you do if you’re blind and allergic to dogs? Some people are letting hooves lead the way. Miniature horses can be trained to guide the blind, and The Guide Horse Foundation is doing just that. The organization was founded in 1999 as an experimental program and is now working to provide miniature horses to the blind at no cost, with volunteers and donations supporting the costs of the miniature horse.     The mane attractions of the mini horses as guiding eyes are…

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Maria Sharapova Is Top Dog At The French Open

      Top Dog Maria Sharapova defeated Simone Halep, winning her second French Open and fifth Grand Slam! Sharapova won the tennis dogfight at the Roland Gorros final match; 6-4, 6-7, 6-4.         Sharapova caused a racket in the United States after she exhibited her talent on the tennis court and impressed all. As the fifth youngest female to hold the number one spot and the first Russian to claim the number one ranking in the world, she continues to show…

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