The awards honor animal heroes (and human heroes) who are doing extraordinary work to improve animal welfare.
Category: Animal Welfare
Dog Racing Is Cruel. Let’s Celebrate the Fact That Its Days Are Numbered.
Greyhounds and other dogs suffer through a short, painful life when they’re raised to race. This cruel practice is coming to an end, though not swiftly enough.
How Cloud Nine Rescue Flights Are Saving Animals in Need
The aviators of Cloud Nine Rescue Flights are on a mission to rescue as many animals as possible in the face of catastrophe.
What Will Happen to Your Cats When You Die?
Wondering what happens to cats when you die? Here’s why the idea of writing your cats into your will isn’t as crazy as you’d think.
Dog Cloning: Scientific Breakthrough or Unethical Practice?
With Barbra Streisand giving credibility to this icky practice, dog cloning might become a legitimate choice for pet lovers. But don’t fall for it.
2 Ways to Keep Pets Safe From Hot Cars
Matt Bershadker, ASPCA president and CEO, explains how you can protect your pet and help other pets from the dangers of being in a hot car.
Why Pet Rental Companies Are a Terrible Idea
Pet rental companies are shady businesses that exploit shelter animals just to make money. Don’t be an accidental supporter of them.
Are Zoos Ethical? Let’s Talk About Zoos and Animal Welfare.
There are lots of opinions on whether modern-day zoos are ethical or beneficial for the animals. Here are my thoughts on the question “Are zoos ethical?”
Pets and Domestic Violence: What You Need to Know
The trauma of domestic abuse can deeply affect both humans and pets.
Cat Cafes Are Getting More Popular in the United States
These cafes often work with local cat rescues to promote adoption.
5 Unusual Friendships Between Dogs and Other Animals
These dogs are fearless when it comes to buddying up with wild animals.
Starting a Dog Rescue Group: A Beginner’s Guide
Hard truth: Starting a dog rescue group is a huge a labor of love. But it’s totally worth it. Begin your research here.
Special Needs Cats Are Not “Broken” — Just Different
It may mean a little more work, but caring for cats with special needs can enrich your life as well as theirs.
Adopting an Older Pet: An Expert Guide to Senior Pet Adoptions
All pets love unconditionally, but senior pets love more deeply. Here’s what you need to know about adopting an older pet.
I Think My Neighbor Is Abusing Their Pet
You may feel bad for reporting a neighbor for hoarding, but it really is in the best interests of the pets. No animal deserves abuse — it’s up to us to help put an end to it.