Why Are Dogs Better Than Cats? – BTC4A

Okay, I don’t really think dogs are better than cats. But cats get less veterinary care, are more likely to be homeless, and are more likely to roam free. Sounds like lots of people do think cats aren’t as good as dogs. I think it’s time for that to stop.

You’ve Come A Long Way, Puppy – Blog The Change For Animals

People who advocate for animals have a lot to despair about—the introduction of ag-gag laws, dogs dying in hot cars, and police shooting family pets. But if you don’t see things are getting better for animals, you need a history lesson. Yeah, I know some of you are saying, “I hated taking history in school.” […]

The Happy Side of Fostering – Blog the Change for Animals

Blog the Change for Animals meets real life. Because as I write this, I’m getting ready to say goodbye to our latest foster dog, Ginny. And I’m happy. In truth, there are lots of happy moments in fostering. But when I tell someone I foster dogs, their reply is, “Oh I could never do that. […]

Puppy Mills Harm People Who Hate Dogs – Blog the Change 4 Animals

“Why protect animals when people are hungry or suffering?” “It’s a free country. People have the right to make money however they want.” “What do I care if people are selling defective puppies? I don’t even want a dog.” If every informed animal lover in the country advocated and voted to ban puppy mills, it […]

Want to Protect Animals? Care About People – Blog the Change for Animals

“I prefer my cat.” “My dog is better than 90% of all humans.” “I understand animals more than I do people.” You’ve heard comments like this. You’ve said comments like this. I know I have. But if we stay stuck in this mindset, we’re not helping animals. Humans are Animals Sure, we’ve risen to the […]

Educate, Don’t Intimidate – Blog the Change 4 Animals

I was excited. I was getting my first dog as an adult and could hardly wait. I dialed the number from the ad: “German Shepherd Rescue of Philadelphia has a handsome, two year old male looking for a home…” I told the woman who answered why I was calling. She started her list of questions […]

Blog the Change for Animals – Help from the Library

While checking out the “Not New But Worth a View” display at my public library this week, I saw a good friend. Edie Jarolim’s Am I Boring My Dog looked back at me from the shelf. Over a year ago, I suggested my library acquire the entertaining and informative guide for their collection. It had […]

Stop Preaching to the Choir – Blog the Change for Animals

The internet is touted for its ability to segment people into smaller and smaller niches. We’re in one right now. It’s great to find a supportive community. But it means that important messages don’t always get to a broader public. We spend a lot of time preaching to the choir. Evangelizing for animals Jehovah’s Witnesses […]

Blog the Change – Little Things Can Have a Big Impact

Keep the Impact Happening; Support me and Honey in the SPCA March for the Animals! A decade ago, the Tompkins County SPCA was another underfunded, open-admissions animal shelter also doing animal control work throughout the county. Staff, who loved animals, were forced to kill them because they didn’t see other alternatives and were faced with […]

Blog the Change for Animals – Consistently

Reading dog blogs reveals an impressive number of ways people help animals. As you hop around to other bloggers today, you’ll see calls to take political action at Champion of My Heart and Rescued Insanity. Other bloggers have called attention to organizations doing good work like Turtle Gardens Animal Rescue over at Your Holistic Dog, Open […]

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