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#FeelGoodFriday: Eighth-grader creates video to help shelter animals

Ian, a creative eighth-grader and budding videographer specializing in stop-motion animation, wanted to help shelter animals. So naturally, he made a video. Utilizing his iPhone for photos, some Legos and video editing software, Ian created a short, PSA to promote fostering. He took over 4,000 photos and pieced them together to create this impressive video.… Learn More

Be prepared for kitten season with these resources

Kitten season has already arrived for some of you, so we wanted to put some of our best kitten resources all in one place. Be sure to bookmark this page so you can come back again and again. Fostering and Socializing Unsocial Kittens Flash Class This step-by-step Flash Class will tell you everything you need… Learn More

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Super charge your foster program with these 7 guiding principles

This is a guest post written by Kristen Hassen-Auerbach, Director of the Pima County Animal Center in Tucson, AZ. Does your organization embrace fostering as a key, lifesaving strategy? We gathered information from the most successful foster programs in the country to learn about what makes them work so well. These seven guiding principles will… Learn More

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#FeelGoodFriday: Rescue pug fosters another kitten

Hamilton Pug is back at it again. The rescue pug is sharing the story of his foster kitten, Oasis. Oasis was a scared and hissy kitten when Hamilton and Rufus (with the help of their humans) fostered her last summer. After a little bit of patience and supervised introductions, Oasis was smitten with Ham. (Rufus… Learn More

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The Get ’em Home Challenge winners are here!

Yesterday we announced the winners of the Get ‘em Home Challenge. (If you missed the announcement, you can watch the recording.) Thanks to your unwavering support for the animals, over 16,000 dogs and cats found new homes! “We couldn’t be happier with this outcome. The Challenge brought together 109 organizations from nearly every region of… Learn More

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Breaking Bias in Animal Welfare and saving more lives

How would you like to be part of a new adventure in Animal Welfare destined to save more animals in a deeply compassionate way? James Evans, Executive Creative Director of ILLUME Communications, invites you to do just that with his session at Humane Society Animal Care Expo. The session is called Breaking Bias and will… Learn More

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#FeelGoodFriday: Pop-up kitten café comes to D.C.

A temporary kitten café recently opened in Washington, D.C. with the goal of providing relief to animal shelters during kitten season. The Kitten Lounge was created by Kanchan Singh, who also owns Crumbs & Whiskers, a cat café in Los Angeles and D.C. “Once we opened our cat café, people were asking us for kittens… Learn More

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