Today is a day to celebrate; ginger cats have changed the world!

Today is a day to celebrate; ginger cats have changed the world!

Like you we are often surprised that there are so many official days for people, animals and even food that we never would have thought warranted their own day of celebration.  So right now you might be thinking that ginger cat appreciation day is just another crazy day that you can gloss over and get back to your normal routine. But if you care about animals, you should know that some ginger cats have gone on to change the world for rescue animals and we would like to recognize their contribution on this special day. Ginger is often a derogatory […]

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Rescue Myth vs. Fact: Animal rescue is a female dominated industry

Rescue Myth vs. Fact: Animal rescue is a female dominated industry

How many people do you know that call themselves animal rescuers?  We’re willing to be that the majority of them are female. Fact: Animal rescue is a female dominated industry Finally, a bright spot in an otherwise male dominated world.  When it comes to looking at the number of passionate men and women that are dedicated to saving animals, women definitely get the gold star on this one. While it’s hard to get exact numbers, the estimates are that animal rescue is conducted by more than 85% women.  Yes, it’s true, if you’re a male in the animal rescue world, […]

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Losing your pet is akin to losing your child – your grief is real

Losing your pet is akin to losing your child – your grief is real

We know that likely all of you out there have lost a pet somewhere along the way and we want you to know and recognize that your grief is real.  Today is national grief awareness day and a day to recognize what holding grief inside can do. Humans are emotional beings and we are born with the ability to love, feel empathy and feel loss.  Whether we lost a human family member or a furry family member, recognizing our grief is something that doesn’t always come easy so an awareness day is important to remind us how powerful this feeling […]

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Episode 56 – Megan Moon

Episode 56 – Megan Moon

Megan has more than 13 years of experience in nonprofit leadership and humane education with organizations across the United States, including the San Francisco SPCA, the Institute for Humane Education, Humane Society of Greater Dayton, and SICSA. Megan completed her undergraduate degree in Humane Leadership through Duquense University, studies graduate-level humane education at Valparaiso University, is a Certified Humane Education Specialist (CHES), and is certified in Animal-Assisted Therapy. In addition to founding and directing the Humane Education Coalition, Megan is a skilled nonprofit consultant who invests in and supports organizations for improved strategy, stronger leadership, and capacity building. She is […]

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Woof woof.  It’s MY day – National Dog Day

Woof woof.  It’s MY day – National Dog Day

There are a large number of national days out there for celebrating and some are more creative than others.  There’s grandma day, days that celebrate foods, and days that remind you of important things to check to keep your pets healthy.  But today is a simple one. Dog Day. The good news is that like many of the other awesome days devoted to animals, Dog Day this year falls on a Sunday so you have every reason to relax and spend some quality time with your favorite canine.  You can go for a walk, play a game of fetch or […]

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Rescue Myth vs. Fact: Animal Rescues, rescue animals from animal shelters

Rescue Myth vs. Fact: Animal Rescues, rescue animals from animal shelters

No, it’s not a play on words, and we’re not trying to invent the next palindrome.  We did just use the words animal and rescue back to back in the same sentence. But trust us, we had good reason. Myth: Animal Rescues only rescue animals from animal shelters This one is a tricky one so we’ve added the delimiter of only to help tell the true story here.  Part of the stickiness of this myth is how many animal rescue organizations came into existence, pulling animals from animal shelters that were overpopulated. In the U.S., as recent as the 70s […]

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