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Clear the Shelters: Full Coverage

Clear the Shelters: Full Coverage

Full coverage of Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption event Aug. 17

Friday, Aug 16, 2019 at 11:33 PM CDT

Cat Overlooked in 2018 Clear the Shelters Still Needs Home

Cat Overlooked in 2018 Clear the Shelters Still Needs Home

A Chicago-area shelter is hoping to find a home for a beloved cat, the only animal to ever be featured in two Clear the Shelters events at the facility.

Friday, Aug 16, 2019 at 12:24 PM CDT

Greater Good: LA Shelter's Oldest Resident Gets Kennel Makeover

Greater Good: LA Shelter's Oldest Resident Gets Kennel Makeover

Lili is the longest resident dog at Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center, the tummy-rub-loving white bulldog mix has been waiting for her fur-ever home for 6 years. The shelter was surprised with $10,000 on Tuesday...

Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 at 09:33 AM CDT

You Want To Be a New Pet Owner. Now What?

You Want To Be a New Pet Owner. Now What?

You've seen that doggie in the window and fell in love—but you've never raised a dog before. Or a cat. Or a hamster. You've never even had a bowl of goldfish as a kid. Now what?

Friday, Aug 16, 2019 at 08:17 PM CDT

How You Can Help a Shelter Even If You Can't Adopt

How You Can Help a Shelter Even If You Can't Adopt

Want to help your furry friends without the responsibility of owning a pet? Here's how you can help your local animal shelter even if you can't adopt a pet.

Friday, Aug 16, 2019 at 09:42 AM CDT

Nearly 500 Animals Need Homes Due to Sanctuary Closure

Nearly 500 Animals Need Homes Due to Sanctuary Closure

A search is underway to find new homes for nearly 500 animals, including lions, tigers, alligators, owls and wolves, after officials announced a long-struggling Southern California sanctuary is shutting...

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019 at 09:43 AM CDT

Fort Worth Animal Shelter Sends Dogs on Field Trip

Fort Worth Animal Shelter Sends Dogs on Field Trip

The animal shelter in Fort Worth did something good the other day for dogs waiting to be adopted. It let them go on field trips. The Out and About field trip lets people take a dog for the day - and even...

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019 at 09:32 AM CDT

What to Know About the Algae That's Killing Dogs

What to Know About the Algae That's Killing Dogs

Temperatures soared to 96 degrees in Wilmington, North Carolina on Thursday. So, Melissa Martin and Denise Mintz gathered up their dogs Abby, Harpo and Izzy and headed to a nearby pond for a swim. Hours later...

Friday, Aug 16, 2019 at 11:35 PM CDT

Pit Bulls 'Want to Love': Ga. Man on Mission to End Bully Breed Stigma

Pit Bulls 'Want to Love': Ga. Man on Mission to End Bully Breed Stigma

Jason Flatt started "Friends to the Forlorn Pit Bull Rescue" in Dallas, Georgia, to save the dogs no one else wanted. He's also on a mission to change minds about the stigma associated with bully...

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019 at 11:45 AM CDT

Stray Puppy Found Covered in Ticks Completely Transforms

Stray Puppy Found Covered in Ticks Completely Transforms

Sage was five months old when she was found covered in fleas and ticks. Thanks to her foster family, she made a complete recovery and went from a terrified pooch to a goofy and playful puppy. Sage was adopted...

Friday, Aug 9, 2019 at 11:42 AM CDT

Service Dogs Provide Comfort to First Responders in El Paso

Service Dogs Provide Comfort to First Responders in El Paso

When a gunman opened fire inside an El Paso Walmart, killing 22 people and wounding dozens more, scores of first responders stepped up to help the victims. Their work is taxing, both physically and mentally. To...

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3-Year-Old Honduran Girl Living With Aunt in Frisco After Border Separation
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Nonprofit Gives School Supplies Second Life With Teachers

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