Reindeer Facts The reindeer, also known as the caribou in North America, is a species of deer with circumpolar distribution, native to Arctic, sub-Arctic, tundra, boreal, and mountainous regions of northern Europe, Siberia, and North America. This includes both sedentary and migratory populations. Reindeer are prominent in our holiday music and images. They pull Santa’s sleigh, have red noses, have names, and fly. But how much do you really know about this northernmost deer species? The fact that they eat moss because it contains a chemical that stops their body from freezing is extraordinary but we have also found some more […]
National Grief Awareness Day Feelings and emotions are part of life; they’re what makes us human and unites us in ways that nothing else in this world can. They say no man is an island, and it’s true. We’re hardwired to form bonds with others whether we like it or not—it doesn’t even have to be with another human. We become attached to our pets, our jobs, or our hobbies. We outwardly express all sorts of emotions because of these connections—from happiness and excitement to anger and frustration. However, one emotion, in particular, is usually hidden under a façade rather […]
The Maui Humane Society’s mission is to protect and save the lives of Maui’s animals. They accept all in need, educate the community, and inspire respect and compassion towards all animals. They work diligently to find new forever homes for homeless animals and to help people find ways to keep the animals they love in their homes. They envision the day when every animal in Maui will have a loving home, and they dedicate themselves to protect and nourish the human-animal bond in which they feel makes for a better and kinder society. To learn more, check out their website & […]
Hot Springs Village Animal Welfare League as a No-Kill, has multiple programs to help homeless animals in need of care and love, as well as those humans who value and love companion animals. To learn more, please visit their website or Facebook page!
Passionate about engaging the community, Betsy McFarland has extensive experience in growing volunteers within organizations large and small. She is the author of “Volunteer Management for Animal Care Organizations” and has published research on staff-volunteer relationships. Betsy is a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA) through the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators (SAWA). She has participated in the formation of several new nonprofit associations and serves on multiple nonprofit boards of directors.
National Dog Day National Dog Day is a yearly celebration dedicated to amazing canines across the nation. Founded by Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Advocate, Colleen Paige, National Dog Day is observed every 26th of August and is meant to acknowledge the importance of man’s best friend and raise awareness about the reality dogs everywhere are experiencing behind closed doors. This National Dog Day, let’s all work together to stop breed banning, animal abuse, and the buying of dogs from unreputable pet stores supplied by puppy mills or backyard breeders. Lots of wonderful dogs are stuck in shelters, […]