See the latest recalls:
Shelter feed links:
(It's in French, but you can tell where to click to help the animals.)

Holidays in August
Aug. 1: DOGust Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs.
...for all the shelter animals whose birthdays are unknown.

Aug. 5: Work Like a Dog Day.

Aug. 2-8, 2015: International Assistance Dog Week.

Aug. 15: National Check the Chip Day. Be sure pets' microchips are up to date.

Aug. 15, 2015: International Homeless Animals’ Day®.

Aug. 17: National Black Cat Appreciation Day.

Aug. 26: National Dog Day.

Aug. 30. National Holistic Pet Day.

Always remember to check with your local shelter to see what they need. Your donation will go directly to the animals, as a rule, in sharp contrast to some of the large national groups, whose donation income goes toward large administrative salaries and other expenses, not always for animals. But to be sure, be prepared to check out the shelter. Not all of them are as honorable as they proclaim.
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Aug. 7, 2015
What Does Betty White Think of Cecil the Lion's Death?
Other than politics and the environment, the biggest story this past month has to be the tragic loss of the now famous lion in Zimbabwe - Cecil, who was basically poached by a wealthy Minnesota dentist, Michael Palmer.
He claims he believed his kill was legal and blames his guides and tour organizer for the "misunderstanding."
The fact that anyone thinks killing majestic wild animals whose numbers have been dwindling for decades is OK is a tragedy in itself. How far will humans go to destroy everything before it can't be recovered anymore? And why do some people think that's all right?
Here is what Betty White, America's best-loved celebrity and animal advocate, now 93, had to say:
Hot Car Deaths On the Rise...Still
Also and always in the news these days is the issue of leaving pets and kids in parked cars during the hot summer months. How many more must die before those who haven't heard about this finally wake up?
(Dog in Hot Car, by Karen Arnold)
You can help spread the word. Download a flyer to hand out:
Cats vs Dogs - which are most popular?
According to an article in Pattaya Today by Paul DeCeglie, "Thailand is Dog Country."

He goes on to say, however, "Internationally, it is estimated that cats outnumber dogs by roughly two million, mainly because the feline species is more compact (you can fit more cats in your house or condo than you can German Shepherds, for example) and cats are easier to care for (try leaving those German Shepherds alone in your apartment over a three-day weekend).

"According to the market research firm Euromonitor, cats are the favored pet in most of Western Europe, with the exception of Spain, Portugal and Ireland. South America is strictly dog country, as is much of Asia. Some regions, like the Middle East and parts of Africa, have an especially long-standing appreciation of cats, while in Latin America it's the complete opposite
-- dogs are part of family life there."

In the United States, a total of 77.8 million dogs lived in households as pets vs. 85.8 million cats.

In some states, dogs outnumber cats as pets, but in other states we see quite the opposite. "Dog" states include Arkansas, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arizona, Tennessee, Missouri and Georgia, in that order.

"Cat" states include Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, District of Columbia, New Hampshire, and  Pennsylvania, in that order.

These and more statistics can be found at
The Problem  (C) 2015