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Adopt & Shop Culver City Celebrates One Year of Improving Animal Welfare

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Adopt & Shop Culver City

On May 12, 2015, Adopt & Shop Culver City celebrated a major milestone in its pursuit of improving animal welfare in the LA area: its one year anniversary.  Purchased by philanthropist and retired orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Gary Michelson, the space at 4235 Sepulveda Boulevard started out as a grubby auto smog shop but was transformed into a chic, retail pet adoption space that opened as Adopt & Shop one year ago.
Adopt & Shop’s philosophy is simple: all pets deserve a home. To help achieve this ideal, the pets offered for adoption in the store all come from local shelters…

Disaster Preparedness for Your Pet: 15 Essentials

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Disaster preparedness for your pet

When it comes to a national disaster, do you have a plan? Earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes, wildfires and floods happen around the world every day and affect thousands of people and their pets. Today on National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day, we encourage you to spend time putting together a plan for yourself and your pet.  To help you assemble a comprehensive disaster kit for your pet, here are our 15 essentials.
1. Proper ID.  The most important thing you can do for your pet before a disaster occurs is to make sure they have proper ID.  This means having a physical…

From Homeless to Forever Homes: Hundreds of Pets Adopted at NKLA Super Adoption Weekend

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On May 2nd and 3rd, one of the most highly-anticipated adoption events of the year took place in LA: the NKLA Super Adoption Weekend. Over one weekend every May and November, Best Friends Animal Society Los Angeles hosts local rescue groups and shelters at the La Brea Tar Pits in order to help some of the area’s thousands of homeless pets get adopted into loving homes.
What a weekend it was! Adoptable pets could be found at every turn – from the tiniest of kittens (that you could help bottle feed!) to the largest of dogs (Millie the Great Dane).…

Michelson Found Animals Saving Pets Challenge 2015 Launches Today!

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Saving Pets Challenge 2015

Written by Jennifer P.
Here we go again! The Michelson Found Animals Saving Pets Challenge 2015 kicks off today with nearly 300 animal welfare organizations from across the country (and Puerto Rico) embarking on the 5 week fundraising journey.  The participants this year are as diverse as ever but what they all have in common is the goal of raising a LOT of money for their life-saving programs, and the desire to win the $50,000 grand prize from Found Animals!
The top 5 fundraisers will take home a $50,000, $20,000, $10,000, $7,500 and $5,000 grand prize.  Another $25,000 will be…

Saving Pets Challenge 2015

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Saving Pets Challenge 2015

Could your organization use more money to save more pets?  We know, that’s a dumb question – of course you could!
That’s why we’re so excited to announce the Saving Pets Challenge is back!
Found Animals is partnering once again with CrowdRise for the 2015 installment of the successful million dollar fundraising campaign.  In 2014, animal welfare organizations helped to raise over $1 Million with the goal of reducing shelter pet euthanasia by raising funds to support new or existing life-saving programs.
Who is Eligible for the Saving Pets Challenge?
Nonprofit animal welfare organizations like private rescue groups, humane societies,…

SAWA 2014 Annual Conference Symposium Recap

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Written By: April H.
Many of us have heard the famous quote by Albert Einstein “If you always do what you always did, you will always get the what you always got.”  If there was one theme to the symposium at the SAWA 2014 Annual Conference this year, it was challenging our current ideas and beliefs in the animal welfare industry.
For those of you that were not able to attend, the National Council on Pet Population Research Symposium sponsored presentation after presentation that focused primarily on the impact and application of Behavioral Science in animal shelters.  It is rare…