Walk the Walk or Stop Talking

So you say you’re an animal rescuer… Do you Foster? Volunteer? “Bones”, 2010 This is in response to all of the arm chair “rescuers” who watch those out working in the trenches and yell “You’re not doing it right!!” Legitimate reason for not fostering: I have too many already – thank you for being able to acknowledge that.…

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Would You Steal a Dog to Save Its Life?

If you saw an emaciated dog with a chain embedded in its neck, left outside in the freezing cold, you’d do what you could to save it, right?  That’s what some animal lovers in Washington state did, and the Humane Society of Tacoma just put her right back into the hands her abuser and said…

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It’s That Time of Year Again!!

What To Do If You Find A Baby Bird: A quick guide to help you make the right decision Reprinted courtesy of http://audubonportland.org/wcc/urban/babybirds Many species of birds such as robins, scrub jays, crows and owls leave the nest and spend as many as 2-5 days on the ground before they can fly. This is a…

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The Love/Hate Relationship of Social Media and Rescue

Oh, the double-edged sword of Facebook. Rescuers know it well – what started as a brilliant method for sharing dogs in need and utilizing well-meaning volunteers has effectively become what many of us will consider the biggest thorn in our sides. This is a long read, so get comfortable. Facebook – social media in general,…

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