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animal-human bond

Pets, Vets and Mental Health

Content warning: this blog includes sensitive information surrounding mental health and suicide.  We’ve all had those days. The ones where you get home from work, plop down on your couch and take a few minutes to decompress after a stressful,...
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It Matters Now More Than Ever

It’s easy in the day-to-day to put your head down and do your work and not look at the big picture. Days are busy, and full of pets who need help. You look for the bright spots that make all...
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Our Mission: To Focus On the Positive

No question, this is a tough “business.” Those of us working in it confront difficult situations regularly. And sometimes it seems, there’s  not much of a breather before the next difficult case lands in our laps.  Thing is, nobody enters...
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In Five Years Time

Sometimes, I look around and wonder how so much could’ve happened in such a short amount of time. … I came here in September of 2017. At the time, I was one of 21 full-time employees for an organization that...
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A House is Not a Home

I think about Trey and Missy a lot.  Every time I drive through the area in which they stay (which is daily), I look for them, just to give me peace of mind and make sure they’re doing OK. I...
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Being Kind: A Never-Ending Job

There’s always something more that can be done. Granted, not every case we come across is as dire as others, but if we can help someone keep their pet by alleviating any burdens they might have 一 maybe that’s a...
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Is Your Best Friend Property?

I studied language in school. I love it still (makes sense given my work here as a writer). I especially love how the words people use show quite a bit about them as people: how they think, their attitudes, their...
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The World Needs More Grandmas

When our staff sees an animal in need, we stop to help. It doesn’t matter if we’re on or off the clock, we know it’s the right thing to do. In this case, not only did it save a homeless...
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Sweet as Peaches

Where would people be without their pets?  A question that weighs heavy on my mind – and heart – every time I meet someone like Robert. And a question that, frankly, I don’t want to know the answer to, even...
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In Memory of Carl

We lost a client last week that we’d been working with for at least a decade. His name was Carl, and he was one of the best friends to cats that I’ve ever met. Even so, the first thing I...
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