Duluth animal shelter learns positive lessons from pandemic

Good News Notes: “Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth has had to make some changes over the last year. “Right now with the pandemic, things look a little different.  We are closed to the public which means no browsing and very few volunteers and a lot less of humane education,” said Emily Spurgeon, Animal Allies’…

Dog saved new owner’s life after he had a stroke

Good News Notes: “Brian Myers knew he was in trouble when he fell to the floor. He had no feeling on his left side and couldn’t stand up in the crawl space between his bed and the wall. “It was really frightening — I couldn’t get up and I didn’t realize at that moment that…

Pittsburgh nonprofit rescuing puppies from Texas after devastating storms

Good News Notes: “A Pittsburgh nonprofit is heading down to Texas to rescue puppies from across Texas after devastating winter storms and widespread blackouts swept the state recently. “No Dog Left Behind,” an organization that provides air and ground transportation for at-risk animals, is rescuing at least 15 dogs — bringing them from Houston to…

Chicago weather hits freezing temperatures as Chi-Care volunteers continue to provide warmth, food for homeless across city

Good News Notes:  “As cold temperatures continue through Sunday, tens of thousands around the city remain without shelter. Volunteers looked to help those in need of warmth and food. ‘You need more food, you need a jacket or anything else?’ asked Farhan Ahmed, Chi-Care volunteer. Ahmed and his group of Chi-Care volunteers spend every weekend in Chicago…

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…

Volunteers stepping up to adopt animals rescued from neglect

Good News Notes: “More than one-third of the 54 cats and dogs brought to the Animal Protective League in Springfield because of two incidents of animal neglect have been either adopted on pre-adopted. Another one-third or so could be finding their way out of the shelter between Monday and Tuesday, said Ian Wick, APL’s adoption…

Bozeman community helps fire evacuees, animals

Good News Notes: “When the Bridger Foothills Fire started Friday, evacuation orders forced many residents out of their homes, with some people having nowhere to turn for themselves or their animals. The Bozeman community was ready to step up and help anyone who needed it. Chelsea Gable, owner of Park Your Paws in Livingston, knew…

Shelter dog proves you can train older dogs to be therapy animals

Good News Notes: “They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but can you? One shelter dog is proving that maybe you can. If Willa Mae could really speak, she would have quite the story to tell.” “‘Willa Mae is breaking down myths that we have been trying to spread the facts of…