Social Media as a Marketing Tool

Facebook, with its 1.39 billion users, accounts for about 19 percent of the world’s population. YouTube follows close behind with one billion users. Given these statistics, it is not surprising that more and more companies are using social media networks to reach out to new customers, establish a relationship with existing customers and improve brand […]

Amy Graves Makes Rescuing Feral Cats a Mission

The following article was published on Examiner and is reposted here with the author’s permission. They live in the shadows, empty lots and condemned buildings of every neighborhood across America. Their lifespan is short due to their constant struggle to find food and water and the constant threats of disease, starvation, cruelty and predation. They […]

Animal Rights Activist from Rochester, New York Needs Urgent Help

  The following story was published on by Denise Carey-Costa and is reposted here with the author’s permission. Every now and then we meet people who keep giving to others, caring about other people and animals, putting others’ well-being ahead of their own. And one day they suddenly fall in need of help. That […]

St. Francis Animal Stewards Explores Animals as Spiritual Creatures

  The following story first appeared on and is being reposted here with the author’s permission. Susana Escayola has been a lifelong animal lover and instrumental in many dog rescues as well as fund raisers to benefit rescues. In 2013 she decided to start her own animal advocacy program called St. Francis Animal Stewards. […]

Ernie Needs Urgent Foster or Rescue

  The following call for helping a shelter dog Ernie comes from My Animals Rock, Miami. Ernie was abandoned in a box at the Walmart in North Miami. He stayed there for two weeks and no one bothered to pick him up until a Good Sam saw I know picked him up. She brought him […]

Allen Babcock Rescue of Plantation, FL, Needs Help with Homing Dogs

  by Denise Carey-Costa Anyone who has ever worked with, volunteered with or assisted an animal rescue group knows the work is hard, often heartbreaking and definitely not glamorous and you definitely will not get rich from it. But the personal reward is beyond the material and it takes a special kind of person to […]

Kerri Kelly Saving Helpless Animals in Vance County, NC

  Animal Protection Society in Henderson, NC has been instrumental in saving many death row dogs from Vance County Animal Control since 2010. Ruin Creek’s Kerri Kelly, a dedicated volunteer, agreed to be interviewed regarding the rescue and the daily challenges they face. Denise: When was Ruin Creek Animal Protection Society founded and who founded […]

Beauty of Shelter Dogs Photographed in New Book by Florida Photographer

  We have all heard the age old adage “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” How often things appear ugly or unworthy to those that never take the time to look beyond the surface and see the inner beauty. So many people look at a stray dog and immediately feel fear, disgust, or […]

Youth Homelessness Policy & Data: What We Know and What We Don’t Know

The following excerpt on homelessness among young people comes from Jay S. Levy’s latest book Pretreatment Guide for Homeless Outreach & Housing First: Helping Couples, Youth, and Unaccompanied Adults (Loving Healing Press, 2013). The book provides human service professionals and concerned community members with a pretreatment guide for helping homeless Pretreatment Guide for Homeless Outreach […]

Saving Boston Terriers in the Southeast

  Oftentimes when we hear the word “stray” or “unwanted” dogs, we envision mutts. Whenever we think of animal rescues, we think of the people who rescue those mutts. When we think of getting a purebred dog, we automatically think the only place to go is a specific breeder or pet shop, but not a […]