RACC Credits Pandemic For Empty Cages

Good News Notes:  “Richmond Animal Care and Control (RACC) is reporting a staggering decrease in the amount of animals they’ve taken in and high adoption rates at the same time. In turn, cages that normally would be full are empty. The city-run organization will use the extra space to save animals from around the country….

Max and Erica Scherzer sponsor adoption fees for 11 animals at DC shelter

Good News Notes: “During the season of giving, Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer and his wife, Erica Scherzer, are sponsoring the adoption fees for 11 animals that have been under the care of the Humane Rescue Alliance through Dec. 31. The animals selected have been with the organization for the longest, ranging from 51 days to over…

Petting zoo animals bringing holiday cheer to seniors

Good News Notes: “In Las Vegas, petting zoo animals are spreading holiday cheer. Video being shared throughout social media shows a camel going into a Bath & Body Works store. ‘Most people are not used to seeing camels and any time we take him anywhere, it’s always a big reaction,’ Nancy Rouas, owner of Petting…

Wildlife Safari introduces ‘Zoomfari’ virtual tours

Good News Notes:  “Wildlife Safari is bringing their animals to your computer screen with their new “Zoomfari” program. The program is an animal encounter, but it is done virtually over Zoom. Wildlife Safari staff said they started the program a few months ago when they wanted to find a way for visitors to keep enjoying…

Drive-thru pet therapy at Helen Woodward unites animals with Alzheimer’s patients

Good News Notes: “Therapy animals have always provided comfort to people during difficult times, but with social distancing guidelines, it has been hard for them to interact with the public. On Wednesday, the Helen Woodward Animal Centercame up with a creative way to bring together therapy pets and Alzheimer’s patients.” View the whole story here: https://www.cbs8.com/article/life/animals/drive-thru-pet-therapy-at-helen-woodward-unites-animals-with-alzheimers-patients/509-ae968805-321c-4d72-852e-cb1c5f2ea411

This Photographer Is Working To Document Species Before They Go Extinct

Good News Notes: “Joel Sartore, a photographer based in Lincoln, Nebraska, has worked with National Geographic for over 30 years, and has led the Photo Ark for the past 15. The mission of the Photo Ark is to document the 15,000 species that are in captivity, many of which are on the edge of extinction. Sartore…