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Euthanasia Rates in Animal Shelters Are Plummeting—Here's Why | Mental Floss

Animal shelters in major American cities have seen a vast increase in adoption rates in the past decade.

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Delaware Becomes First No-Kill State for Animal Shelters

Delaware is making history as the first and only no-kill animal shelter state in the country, according to Best Friends Animal Society, a non-profit animal welfare organization.

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50 of the 140 shih tzus seized from affluent California home now ready for adoption

Shih tzu dogs taken from a hoarding situation in Orange in Mar are available for adoption through OC Animal Care.

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5 Ways You Can Support Your Local Animal Shelters | Mental Floss

Whether or not you're ready to commit to adding a new member to your family, there are plenty of ways to support shelters on National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day.

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Arizona Animal Sanctuary Needs Volunteers to Cuddle Rescued Wolfdog Puppies

A dog sanctuary and rehabilitation center near Clarkdale, Arizona, has been flooded with phone calls and emails ever since it asked for volunteers to come cuddle their rescued wolfdog puppies. Nonprofit organization Pets Return Home recently saved more than two dozen pups—plus two pregnant moms—from being euthanized in Northern California

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25 Shelter Dogs Who Made It Big

From four-legged movie stars to heroic rescue dogs, some of history's most amazing pooches were adopted from shelters.

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25 Benefits of Adopting a Rescue Dog

According to the ASPCA, 3.3 million dogs enter shelters each year in the United States. Although that number has gone down since 2011 (from 3.9 million) there are still millions of dogs waiting in shelters for a forever home. October is Adopt a Shelter Do

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Much Love Animal Rescue | adopt. adopt. adopt.

Much Love Animal Rescue exists to rescue abused, neglected and homeless animals from the streets and shelters of Los Angeles and place them in loving homes. Much Love is a 100% non-profit organization run primarily by dedicated volunteers who offer their time and resources to house, train, transport and care for these animals. Since its inception in 1999, Much Love has placed over 3,500 animals into loving homes.

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Special Needs Puppy Was Left At Bar Because She Wasn't Wanted

She struggles to walk because of her deformed legs, but she's still the happiest little dog.

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Cecile Richards Pitches Adoption for Pets to Save Them from Death

Departing Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards posted a tweet in support of adopting pets from a rescue shelter.

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Kitten Who Wouldn't Stop Crying Was Trying To Tell His Rescuer Something

Ares had just been adopted from the shelter — but he'd left someone very important behind.

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PetSpace Is Now Open and It’s Doggone Amazing

More than just the best new pet adoption place in town, this new space is learning lab, meet & greet center and interactive pet hub.

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Can You Guess the Breeds that Make Up These Adorable Dogs?

One of the joys of adopting a mixed breed dog is getting a bit of the best of several different kinds of canines. Except it isn’t always easy to sort out what’s what.

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Dog Surrendered at Shelter Comes with Heart-Wrenching Owner’s Manual from 8-Year-Old Child

Rhino Lightening has a super name because he is a super dog. Rhino was a tad too rambunctious for the family’s two small children, so they brought him back to the Humane Society of Utah to find his perfect forever home. The multi-page plea includes spec

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Los Angeles Permanently Bans Sale of Non-Rescue Cats, Dogs, & Rabbits

The city of LA has banned the commercial sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits to reduce the number of strays and euthanized animals.

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Los Angeles Is Very Close To Becoming An Official 'No Kill' City: LAist

Back in 2011, the Los Angeles City Council signed off on a ‘No Kill Los Angeles’ pledge to make L.A. an official ‘no kill’ animal shelter town by 2017.

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Shelter writes powerful letter to 'POS' who abandoned dog on road

A California animal rescue group's powerful note to someone they say ditched their dog on the side of the road has gone viral.

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American Tortoise Rescue

American Tortoise Rescue is a nonprofit organization established 20 years ago for the protection of all species of tortoise and turtle.

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Stray Cat Alliance

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Rescue From The Hart - Los Angeles Dog Rescue

Rescue From The Hart is Annie Hart's ground-breaking Los Angeles dog rescue that works with the community to effect change. Join our village today!

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Available Dogs

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This 9-year old built a no-kill shelter in his garage for strays with a little help from the internet

Better prep some tissue, just in case the feels get to you. 9-year old Ken from the Philippines dreamed about building an animal shelter to rescue strays f

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8 reasons to adopt a dog

It's National Dog Day, and with some help from our friends at the Michigan Humane Society, here are eight reasons to adopt a dog at MHS.

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A blind Jack Russell has his own guide dog and they both need a new home | Metro News

This Jack Russell is completely blind - so he has his best friend Buzz as his own personal guide dog. Buzz and Glenn are now totally inseparable and despite both being...

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People Lined Up At 4 A.M. To Adopt These Adorable Pit Bull Puppies

Updated on June 15, 2015: 3:34 p.m. EDT Folks lined up in the middle of the night last week, outside an animal shelter in Northern Virginia. They weren't there to meet a celebrity or to acquire

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Southland Shelter Dogs Getting New Lease On Life In Washington State « CBS Los Angeles

Shelter dogs from the Southland, only days away from being euthanized due to a lack of shelter space, just got a new shot at life in Washington state.

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Dog Rescued From Puppy Mill Finally Enjoys First Ever Snuggle

It's taking a little while, but Noisette is "gradually adjusting" to life outside of a filthy cage, says Anne Wuhrer, who recently took in this tiny creature, one of 132 dogs and four exotic birds removed from a Northern Virginia breeder's ...

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After His Owner Died, Dog Waited For A Year Hoping He'd Return. Now The Pup Has A 2nd Chance

Prepare yourselves for some teary paw-spiration. This latest video from Eldad Hagar, the founder of animal rescue organization Hope for Paws, illustrates the heart-wrenching rescue story of Woody, an abandoned poodle. When Woody’s owner d...

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Deaf, Formerly Mistreated Pup Is So Happy In New Home He Wags His Tail In Delight As He Sleeps

When Frank was a puppy, his future did not seem very promising. According to owner Rafael Borges' video description, when he adopted the dog, Frank was 5 months old, was not vaccinated and weighed about 7 pounds. Frank's previous owner had kept h...

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Epic Mojave Desert Dog Rescue Mission - A MUST SEE. Please Share.

Please join our effort to save lives and make a $5 to Hope For Paws: http://www.HopeForPaws.org To apply to adopt Sunna, Tanami, Sahara, or Moses, please vis...

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Leave No Paws Behind | Rescuing Senior and Last Chance dogs in Southern California

Our Lifesaving WorkLeave No Paws Behind is the voice for those who cannot speak. We are an all breed , all foster based rescue, specializing in seniors, End of Life, and animals with special medical needs. When possible we step up to help save the lives o

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Leo the Puppy Mill Rescue Boxer Always Has His Mouth Full

This senior dog spent years in a mill, where they filed his teeth, so now he lives a softer life.

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WATCH: Deaf Woman Adopts Deaf Dog Who Knows Sign Language In Perfect Match

Love, they say, is in the eyes. In Rosie's case, it also takes the form of a slobbery kiss from time to time. Rosie, a deaf pit bull mix, has spent the last three months in the Central Nebraska Humane Society, hoping for a new owner. In a sign tha...