Elephant Appreciation Day Elephant Appreciation Day was created by a graphics and publishing company called Mission Media in 1996. It all started when the owner of the company, Wayne Hepburn, received an elephant paperweight as a gift from his daughter. He became fascinated with the animals and decided to dedicate a special day just for them. Despite the simple back story, the holiday is officially recognized and observed across the nation. Today, let’s all take part in the celebration and appreciate the existence of these gentle giants! Why Are Elephants So Important? 1. They fight climate change Did you […]
Puppy Mill Awareness Day In 2003, a group called Puppy Mill Awareness designated the third Saturday in September as Puppy Mill Awareness Day and started a movement that aims to educate people about the horrors that take place in puppy mills. They launched a website where they wrote about the cruelty that puppy mill dogs are subjected to and even hosted events to spread the ugly truth hidden behind the adorable faces of the puppies we often see in pet stores. So, if you’re itching to buy that precious little puppy you saw online or at your local pet shop, it’s […]
The Bangor Humane Society champions the humane treatment and adoption of companion animals, provides quality care for homeless pets, and promotes animal welfare through education and advocacy. They strive to facilitate the human-animal bond by re-homing and rehabilitating homeless pets with humans through pet adoption. As the world of animal welfare continues to evolve, the staff at BHS are committed to adapting and changing with it so they can continue to be a vital part of the community in which they operate.
Friends of Rowlett Animals is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that started in 2004. They are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of homeless animals. It is the organization’s mission to come to the aid of homeless pets in Rowlett and the surrounding communities, create community awareness about the plight of these animals, educate the public, enrich the lives of these pets while they are being sheltered in the community, and end the killing of pets in need.
Sarah’s journey started about 10 years ago as a transporter helping the animals at the Chicago Animal Care & Control. She saw all the sides of animal rescue, the good & the bad and after a few years she knew it was time for a break to reset. About 5 years later she met Roosevelt as he was silently sitting in his kennel just waiting to meet his person…Sarah was the one! Listen in to learn more about Sarah and the story of Roo and how her organization is helping those dogs with cancer!
Lions Unlike other cats, lions are very social animals. They live in groups, called prides, of around 30 lions. A pride consists of up to three males, a dozen related females, and their young. The availability of food and water determines the size of the pride. If resources are scarce, the pride becomes smaller. Pride members keep track of one another by roaring. Both males and females have a mighty roar that can be heard up to 8 km (5 mi.) away. Males and females take on very different roles in the pride. Male lions spend their time guarding their […]