Feature Stories

  • Little Miss Muffin’s Rescue

    March 18, 2014
    I wanted to share this difficult, but happy story with you that was shared with us by our one of amazing partners, SPAY Panama.
  • Islands in the Storm

    March 9, 2014
    When one envisions images of Indonesia, it’s usually of beautiful white sand, warm turquoise water and lush tropical jungles in the sun. Sadly there is a darker side to this paradise when it comes to the monsoon seasons and animal welfare. There are literally no laws governing unwanted and abused animals there and just a …
  • Breed-Specific Legislation

    March 3, 2014
    Most, if not all states, have their legislatures in session right now. One of the most important issues many are deciding relates to restricting or banning certain breeds of dogs in various jurisdictions. Many of these laws do not base these bans on breed alone, but whether a dog LOOKS like a breed. Most dogs …
  • Cat Shelter Felix – Serbia

    February 13, 2014
    Establishing and operating an animal sanctuary can’t be an easy task anywhere in the world, but running a cat sanctuary in a country like Serbia, where cats are utterly marginalized and often horribly abused and where their suffering passes virtually unnoticed, it sounds like mission impossible… From the very beginning, setting up and maintaining Cat …
  • Icey, the Rescue Show Dog

    February 13, 2014
    We are absolutely in love with Icey, the rescue dog that competed at Westminster!
  • Rescue Story: Simba Heals After Years of Abuse

    February 4, 2014
    When Simba was found by SOS Galgos volunteers in Toledo, Spain, earlier this month she was hiding between trees and had an olive branch embedded in her mouth, keeping her jaw from closing properly. This cruel trick is an all too common punishment used by hunters for Greyhounds that are not performing properly. Hunters that …
  • Rescue Story: Melody’s Heart Finally Sings

    February 4, 2014
    When our team first met Melody in a rural field in central Spain, she was locked in an enclosure with 2 other adult Greyhounds. There was no sign of other humans and barely any shade from the hot Spanish sun. As we approached the gate, we could tell that she was unsure of herself and …
  • A ‘Must Read’ for Cat and Dog Lovers Alike

    February 3, 2014
    Here’s a book I look forward to checking out at the library soon: The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide. Already a best-seller in France, this reviewer says of The Guest Cat, “The best novels are ones that…over time, they stay with us — like small miracles.” Between this review and the book’s title – it’s …
  • You Can Help Stop Animal Suffering!

    January 23, 2014
    How often have you scrolled through the posts on your Facebook page and found an entry about animal suffering? I see these types of posts frequently because of my extensive network of animal friends – linked together by Facebook. My initial response is still to skip over these posts, yet I force myself to stop …
  • Holmes County Humane Society

    January 22, 2014
    By Lori Kalef
    The recent cold snap brought in record breaking below average temperatures prompting many severe cold weather warnings across the country. The extreme weather brought on many flight cancelations, school closures and forced businesses to close down. Many scrambled to find heat and comfort from the outside, while others suffered frostbite, hypothermia and even …