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Microchip Monday: The Front Street Animal Shelter Chip Challenge

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This guest post is authored by Gina Knepp, Animal Care Services Manager at the Front Street Animal Shelter in Sacramento, CA.
The City of Sacramento has a population of 460,000 with an estimated 254,000 pets (not counting about 70,000 community cats). Our shelter supports 10,000 lost, stray, abandoned and surrendered pets every year.

The Front Street Animal Shelter in Sacramento is on a mission to microchip everything with four legs!
Offering $5 microchips has made a big difference in pet owner affordability and the public’s interest in microchipping is on the rise. With over 100 offsite adoption and community outreach…

Against All Odds: Hope Spay Neuter is Going to Austin

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staff at Hope Spay Neuter

This guest post is written by Madeleine Laird; Executive Director of Hope for Animals Spay/Neuter Clinic in Fort Wayne, IN.
At HOPE for Animals Low-Cost Spay/Neuter & Wellness clinic, we believe in constantly continuing education and also team bonding experiences. In the past, when an applicable conference was on the horizon, we would always take as many staff members as possible. We found that learning new things together helped solidify buy-in and allowed us to develop more consistent policies.
For our first conference, put on by the Humane Alliance, six staff members attended. We rented a van and drove 10…

4 Kitten Foster Friday: Coley’s Story

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man kissing foster kitten

I used to have a very fast-paced career.  I worked in film, taught theater arts in a residency program, and I was a published playwright and author of several other projects.
All of this came to an abrupt stop when I was diagnosed with a degenerative nerve disease.  In and out of the hospital dozens of times, I found myself with way too much time on my hands.
When I was home bound for long periods, I often told my husband Rick that I wished there was a business that would bring you a basket of kittens that you could…

2 Kitten Foster Friday: Stephanie’s Story

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2 kittens napping in a cat tree

Guest post by Stephanie S.
It was about three years ago that I saw a picture of the world’s cutest kittens on Facebook and immediately fell in love. Now, if you’re like me, you see photos of kitties online all the time – you might even fall in love with each and every one of them. But this time it was different. This time it was a litter of six unweaned babies that a friend of mine was fostering with their mama. These kittens would be available for adoption when they reached the appropriate age and size. These kittens could…

Microchip Monday: A Valentine’s Day Story

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man with 2 hunting dogs

This guest blog was written by Mickey Zeldes, Supervisor at the Rohnert Park Animal Shelter.
Do you believe in coincidence?  Or are some things predestined?  I think you will agree that the number of coincidences in this story are remarkable.  It really makes you wonder if there wasn’t something larger at play.  Call it a love story – or just an amazing adoption story; either way, I think you’ll like it!
Ed Kyorkian came into the shelter just over a year ago looking for a new dog to train as a hunting partner.  We just happened to have a young…

Product Review: Young Again Pet Food

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2 cats eating young again cat food

This guest blog was written by Mrs. Amy F. mom to Bonnie (Bonita) and friend of Found Animals.
Happy Pet Diabetes Month, everyone! I’m happy to report our Bonita is doing very well.  I have previously blogged about our experience caring for a diabetic cat, and was asked again to review a new food that a friend of mine made me try.  We’ve had such great results!
I had been feeding Bonnie EVO, a high protein, high carb cat food made in the U.S.A. and we were having pretty decent results.  Over the summer, there were at least two recalls…

Microchip Monday: Lost in a Windstorm

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yellow lab laying in the grass

This reunion story was shared with our Microchip team by Janet, Buddy’s owner.
Buddy is a 2-year-old golden lab with a personality all of his own.  He doesn’t like to listen, he likes to do things his way, he has really bad allergies;  he’s always itchin’ and scratchin’.  He’s a great dog and we love him to death!

The fence in our backyard blocks a creek behind us.  I nicknamed Buddy “the King of the Antelope” because he’s constantly racing back and forth, barking his head off.
One night we had a windstorm and some of the boards on the…

Take an RV Vacation with Your Dog

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This Guest Post is authored by Joe Laing, Marketing Director for El Monte, RV.
Thinking about a weekend getaway for upcoming Labor Day? How about an RV adventure with your dog?
Bringing your pet along with you on a vacation is a great experience. Sharing your adventures with your special family member is something that makes a getaway more than just a road trip. It helps make memories and bond the family closer. Add in the excitement of traveling in an RV and you really have a vacation to look forward to!
More than half of those who travel in…

Microchip Monday: Rescuing Animals from Fires in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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family with found dog

Guest blog written by Jan McHugh-Smith, President and CEO  of the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region.
Note from Found Animals: The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region knows a lot about keeping pets safe. They take in over 19,000 pets a year, and are huge advocates for pet identification including ID tags and registered microchips. In fact, as part of their pet disaster planning and response initiatives, Pikes Peak will soon be holding a microchip clinic to provide Found Animals’ low-cost microchips and free microchip registration to pets in areas affected by the recent Waldo Canyon fire.…

The Power of Social Media: A Lost Dog Story

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field spaniel dog on a boat

This is a guest blog authored and shared by a friend of Found Animals:

We woke up Saturday, April 20th to cloudy skies and the promise of rain, a really atypical morning for spring in Southwest Florida.  We were heading 3 hours north to Ocala to meet our son, a senior at Florida State University, for lunch.  We had his graduation present and Ocala is halfway between Tallahassee and our home, Port Charlotte.  By the time we arrived at the restaurant, the weather had turned really nasty.  It was cold, windy and raining. We met our son at the restaurant…