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This Costa Rican Sanctuary is Heaven on Earth for Stray Dogs 1

 

We recently came across a fascinating article sure to capture the imagination of any animal lover.  It’s a profile of a remarkable woman named Lya Battle and the amazing refuge she has provided for hundreds of homeless street dogs in Costa Rica.  This special place is...

Help Protect Alaskan Animals From Trophy Hunting 0

 

The Humane Society of the United States has issued a humane alert, asking all concerned animal lovers to take a stand against potential new cruel and inhumane hunting methods that will affect Alaskan wildlife, especially bears and wolves.  Here’s what you need to know, and how...

10 Positive Reinforcement Tips for Training Your Dog 0

 

 

Any good dog trainer will tell you that the key to successful training is positive reinforcement.  What do the words positive and negative reinforcement mean, and how do you make sure that you’re always keeping it positive around your dog…even when you’re frustrated or in a...

A Victory for Animal Lovers: Mexico Bans Dogfighting 0

 

Animal advocates have a big victory to celebrate—Mexico has passed a nationwide ban on dogfighting.  The Mexican Senate and House of Representatives have both passed a bill mandating that the practice of dogfighting will be penalized within a year.  The new legislation reforms sections of the...

Sheepdog Puppies Rescued After Italian Avalanche 0

 

Because we could all use a bit of good news these days…here's a brief animal rescue video guaranteed to make you smile.  After an avalanche came down on a hotel at an Italian ski resort recently, search and rescue workers were faced with the urgent task...

Adorable Video: Tiny Rescue Kitten Grows Up 0

 

What do you name a teeny-weeny orphan kitten who you just rescued?  How about Tidbit?!  We dare you not to smile when you see this video about little Tidbit.  Did you know that orphaned kittens are among the most vulnerable animals in shelters?  That’s why they...