Category Archives: Help For Rescuers

Rescue groups are invited to join a new, national spay/neuter awareness campaign

Animal rescue groups across the country are being invited to join a national alliance of animal welfare organizations committed to spreading the word about spay/neuter. National Spay Neuter Awareness believes spay/neuter has to be a big part of any solution … Continue reading

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Blog Hop: Pedigree Foundation helps shelters help dogs.

Have you seen the Pedigree PSA featuring the David Duchovny voice-over, “Shelter dogs aren’t broken, they just experienced more life”?  It’s probably an under-statement to call it a  tear-jerker, what with all those dramatic images of some of the saddest … Continue reading

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Are you scanning homeless pets before offering them for adoption?

Yes, it’s time-consuming, and everyone knows the one thing rescue groups don’t have is a lot of time.  But it’s important.  How many times have you heard someone say “I’m not scanning that dog. If they were careless enough to … Continue reading

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Economics and adoptions – not so different after all

In a blog post earlier this week, Michelle Bacon, a major in economics at Hamilton College, who is assisting the ASPCA in Joplin, Missouri, uses advanced economic principles, and a bit of psychology, to explain why more than 2,000 people … Continue reading

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The Secret’s Out – the “Little Black Book of Adoption Promotion Ideas” is available now (FREE!)

The ASPCA today debuted an electronic book designed to offer inspiration to shelters and rescue groups looking for unique adoption promotions.  “The Little Black Book of Adoption Promotion Ideas” is 125 pages of strategies and marketing successes from shelters all … Continue reading

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Focus On Rescue helps homeless pets stand out from the crowd

  A photo is worth 1,000 words, and when you’re posting adoptable pets online, you need to make sure your photos convey the right words.  A quick check of Petfinder.com shows photos of pets in need of homes that run … Continue reading

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