Executive Director’s Blog

  • Animal Surrenders

    December 10, 2018
    Most people would never surrender a pet, and we know those who do usually feel they have no other choice and can no longer care for their animal. However, when all other options have been exhausted there are some important guidelines that people should follow.
  • Canine Warning Signs

    December 3, 2018
    Just as every human is unique, every dog is unique, we each thrive in some situations, but struggle in others.
  • Cruelty Free Products

    November 26, 2018
    I am thrilled that Covergirl recently announced they have gone completely cruelty-free, making them the largest cosmetics company in the world to commit to this important standard.
  • $1 million to help military families keep their pets

    November 19, 2018
    Over the past 5 years, the generous SPCAI community has helped transport over 1,800 beloved family pets to new military duty stations. Without this support, many of these loving animals would have undoubtedly been surrendered at one of the overcrowded shelters near military bases.
  • Chinese Tiger and Rhino Law

    November 6, 2018
    A recent announcement of a new Chinese policy quickly got my attention, and I think it is worth sharing.
  • Carriage Horses Need More Protections

    October 1, 2018
    Every morning on my way to our office I pass a stream of New York City carriage horse on their way from their stables on the west side of Manhattan to Central Park. As I watch them walk up the 10th avenue pavement, dodging, cars, buses and trucks, I feel angry at the lack of …
  • Compassionate Conscious Consumerism Part 2

    September 15, 2018
    I’m one of those people who stands in the grocery aisle reading labels. I know I’m in the way, but I’m just trying to understand what I am putting in my body! I always try to buy the healthiest option for my budget, but labels like “farm raised” and “pasture raised” sound similar.
  • Compassionate Conscious Consumerism Part 1

    September 1, 2018
    As you may have guessed, I’m an animal lover, and my personal life choices reflect that. I eat a vegan diet, because I believe it is an important component to my convictions of not harming animals, both farm-raised animals and wildlife.
  • Orcas’ Deep Emotional Capacity

    August 15, 2018
    Recently, I have been reflecting about Tahlequah, the Orca Whale who carried her daughter’s body for 17 days and over 1,000 miles in the Pacific. I can’t seem to get the images and story out of my head.