March 2022

Not for the Faint of Heart

There’s a reason why I work in the communications department. Don’t get me wrong, one of my favorite things to do is spend the entire day out in the community with our outreach team providing resources to families who need them most. There is just something about seeing the love and relief in pets and people’s eyes when we extend...
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Abuse and Neglect: the Law and the Reality

We’re an organization that focuses on the positive. One of the reasons for this is because that’s how we keep going. The work we do can be overwhelming at times, but putting the good things in the forefront of our mind helps keep morale strong (and we do see a lot of good things). Because the darker side of animal...
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The Parasite Problem: They’re Here … But They Always Are

In 2017, the Smithsonian reported that the world’s parasites were going extinct.  Hmmm, that doesn’t sound so bad, does it?  As long as they take the ones we humans are most familiar with – fleas, ticks, mosquitoes – then I’m good. They’re the ones all of us pet owners know well and love to hate.  Not only are they a...
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A Family Reunion

Up until recently, I had never met Blu, but I had heard enough stories about her to know just how special she was (and still is) to my team.  Earlier this week, Ramona, who has worked in our outreach department for six years, came frolicing back to the administrative side of the building squealing, “Blu is here! Blu is here!”...
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