Monday, January 17, 2011

One Year after the Earthquake....

On January 12, 2010, Haiti experienced one of the largest earthquakes in history, devastating not just the human population but the animal populations as well.

One year later, the animals of Haiti have a new safe haven thanks to the Humane Society International and the Humane Society of the United States.

The two organizations joined forces to open a new animal care center and veterinary training facility outside of Port--Prince.
The center will offer smallau animal care and surgical training, equine care and medical training, disaster response training and housing for foreign veterinary and disaster response experts.

To read more about this visit -

This Month Is For The Birds-Literally...

Often, when we think of lonely pets in a shelter we picture a dog or cat.
But thousands of companion birds are relinquished each year, as well.
So in 2002 the ASPCA launched the first Adpot A Rescued Bird Month In January.
Some breeds can mimic the sounds of different household appliances, while others sing or coo.
PetFinders.comn has a bevy of birds waiting for homes, and a list of things to consider before bringing home a Polly of your own.