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Big win for cats in Hidalgo County, Texas

In a continuation of their lifesaving progress, Palm Valley Animal Center to begin a trap-neuter-return (TNR) community cat program.
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Anti no-kill statement issued by the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association

Collaboration encouraged after no-kill movement misclassified by CVMA after well-intentioned but under-resourced and poorly executed effort in Pueblo, Colorado…
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Honoring Candy Udell

Self-made entrepreneur, long-time activist and co-founder of Rescue Paw Foundation receives honor at New York Benefit to Save Them All.
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Moving the needle on lifesaving in south Texas

Major live outcome progress is being made at Palm Valley Animal Center in Edinberg, Texas.
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Kitten season getting into full swing

To prepare for kitten season, Los Angeles Animal Services offering free companion cat spay/neuter certificates to city residents.
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Kansas OKs the adoption of FIV cats, and a bit of history

FIV-positive cats in Kansas shelters will now have the opportunity for a happy future.
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Saving lives at the Best Friends Animal Clinic

Best Friends medical team provides essential veterinary care for the animals at the Sanctuary and beyond.
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Best Friends live from Coachella!

Like in other areas of the country where implemented, the community cat program at Coachella Valley Animal Campus has increased the shelter’s cat save rate and…
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Remembering Ludo

Ludo, a giant, big-headed dog with a gift for making people smile, quickly became staff and volunteer favorite and will be greatly missed.
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Girl power: Women’s historic role in animal welfare

Since the establishment of animal welfare, Best Friends Animal Society and many other organizations have had women in leadership roles.
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Putting the community in community cat

It’s taken time, but trap-neuter-return with return-to-field has come to be accepted as the way to humanely control of community cat populations.
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The Goon Show

Shadow and Stanley are the best dogs, as are all dogs, which makes ending the killing in animal shelters so imperative.
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Pixar shows beautifully that every pet deserves a chance to have a happy life

Animated short “Kitbull” helps break stereotypes surrounding pit bull terriers, but more advocacy is needed regarding dogs rescued from fighting situations.
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Remembering Captain Cowpants

He was a friend and healer to many, and an ambassador for pit bulls everywhere.
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Saving 90 percent in Dallas

Dallas Animal Services, one of the largest municipal shelters in the U.S., reports a save rate above 90 percent in both December 2018 and January 2019.
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The beating heart of Best Friends Animal Society

Thirty-five years ago, Best Friends’ founders arrived at Angel Canyon. They created Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and have been saving animals and…
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American Bar Association stands up for dogs and military families!

ABA continues to fight breed discrimination by adopting resolution urging Department of Defense to “enact uniform breed-neutral pet policies” for military…
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Number of animals killed in shelters drops to record low; number of no-kill communities nearly doubles as the country gets closer to no-kill by 2025

Collaboration and better data result in a record-breaking national save rate as well as information on where to focus efforts to Save Them All.
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What’s so special about a 90 percent save rate?

Community-wide 90 percent save rate is a rejection of the catch-and-kill model, an indicator of application of no-kill policies and is a threshold, not an end…
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The Game of Thrones, animal welfare style

NKLA, the historic no-kill campaign that changed everything, is only .3 percent shy of the no-kill benchmark.