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USDA Releases Key Report on Canine Imports

By Patti Strand | Published: 08/26/2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released a key report finding that over 1 million dogs are imported into the U.S. each year. And, of those one million, less than one percent are subject to thorough health screenings…



It’s Now or Never: Stop Dog Trafficking Now!

By Patti Strand | Published: 07/30/2019

We are at a tipping point in a long and evolving battle. Either we stop it now or we must accept a slow and steady erosion of the health, quality, and type of dogs available to Americans in the future



“Operation Dog Catcher” highlights growing awareness of dog importation problems

By Patti Strand | Published: 05/7/2019

A recent CDC article by Molly K. Houle, DVM, illustrates the growing awareness of the problems of dog importation by government agencies, what they are doing to stop it, as well as a growing level of sophistication among groups…



Homes for Animal Heroes 5K

By Patti Strand | Published: 03/29/2018

Raise Awareness and Support: Join the NAIA fun run to help rehome canine heroes!



Dog Days in Sacramento

By Patti Strand | Published: 04/18/2017

With AB 485, California would outsource the supply of dogs available to consumers to the least regulated and poorest selection of dogs available.



Mission creep: Dog rescues and animal shelters risk public health and safety

By Patti Strand | Published: 07/30/2014

A new ideology and the end of dog overpopulation in many parts of the country cause not-for-profit humane organizations to abandon their missions and replace long-standing codes-of-conduct with irresponsible practices.



Florida SB 674: Signed!

By Patti Strand | Published: 04/26/2013

Great progress in Florida for responsible rescues and pet owners!



Let’s Make Shelter Pets a Memory, not a Mascot

By Patti Strand | Published: 04/4/2013

Celebrate the people involved in animal rescue and shelter work who dedicate their lives to saving lives, who come up with innovative ideas to find permanent homes for animals. Celebrate responsible pet owners. But don’t turn…



California Has to Stem the Tide of Dogs

By | Published: 01/30/2013

California has a mess, and you all need to get your act together and clean it up instead of allowing someone else to do it for you.



SAVE OUR STRAYS: A COMPREHENSIVE LOOK AT THE DOG AND CAT POPULATION DILEMMAS

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/29/2012

For the past decade and more, national and local animal organizations have blamed puppy producers for euthanasias in shelters and promoted sterilization as the only way to decrease shelter deaths.



RESCUE DOGS WORK WITH DELINQUENT BOYS

By Patti Webb | Published: 01/12/2012

As a Boxer rescue representative, I’ve seen many wonderful dogs that are simply misunderstood. I have found that families often do not know that dogs, like children, need patience and guidance to reach their full potential.



RESCUE EFFORTS BETTER ORGANIZED AND PUBLICIZED THAN EVER BEFORE

By Vicki DeGruy | Published: 01/12/2012

Since its inception, the NAIA has taken an active role in promoting purebred dog “rescue,” the private rehoming of adoptable abandoned purebred dogs by breed fanciers. I’m pleased to have been invited to write…



REUSE, RECYCLE, RESCUE SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 98

By Vicki DeGruy | Published: 01/12/2012

In this column, we’ll meet some active rescue volunteers, examine some of the factors that’ve helped make their work effective and get a few suggestions for new volunteers just starting out.



LOS ANGELES DOG AND CAT BREEDERS BATTLE $300 FEES

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/12/2012

The City of Los Angeles is holding hearings on a proposal that is intended to end the euthanasia of unwanted dogs and cats in shelters and the dumping of pets on the streets but actually targets the responsible breeding of healthy…



AKC’S CAR BRINGS DOGS HOME AGAIN

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/12/2012

Dogs escape, lose their collars or tags, and often travel far from home on their own or with help, so owners often have no clue where to look.



Reclaim, Recycle, Rescue: Rescue Advocates and Breed Clubs Cooperate For Effective Rescue Plans

By Vicki DeGruy | Published: 01/11/2012

Each AKC-recognized breed is overseen by a “parent” club, a nationwide collection of fanciers devoted to the breed’s betterment and promotion. Parent clubs are responsible for maintaining the standards by which…



Reclaim, Recycle, Rescue:  Keeping your Balance is Critical to Rescue Success and Rescuer’s Life

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/11/2012

For many, animal rescue becomes an “all or nothing” activity, completely taking over their lives. Beginning rescuers are often overcome by a zeal equaling religious conversion. While I can’t say that I ever had…



Reuse, Recycle, Rescue: Blind, Deaf, and Aged Dogs Have Joy to Give.

By Vicki DeGruy | Published: 01/11/2012

Let’s face it - placing rescued pets in adoptive homes is never easy. Once people are persuaded to consider a secondhand dog, their first preferences are animals that are young, beautiful, free of health problems and already…



Reuse, Recycle, Rescue: “What’s in a Name?”

By Vicki DeGruy | Published: 01/11/2012

The subject of developing good working relationships between animal shelters and breed rescue groups is close to my heart and what I’m asked to speak or write about most often. The last time I addressed this topic, I was pleased…



Reuse, Recycle, Rescue: Adoption Fees: Rescue Dogs are a Bargain, Not a Gift

By Vicki DeGruy | Published: 01/11/2012

No doubt about it, rescue has always been an expensive project. Vet bills, dog food, advertising, gas, supplies, telephone bills, equipment – I don’t know of a single rescue service that doesn’t have trouble making ends meet.…



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