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Applebee's hosts rescue fundraiser

Applebee's hosts rescue fundraiser

Local dogs are barking and cats are purring… about Applebee’s new “Paws for Carside” Fundraiser! On Mondays and Tuesdays through June 24th, select Applebee’s locations will be donating 10% of all To-Go order sales to local animal charities...

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Fun with Buns

Fun with Buns

Perhaps you’ve rescued and fostered dogs and cats but are thinking, “What on earth does one do with a rabbit?” Well, keep reading for some 24-carrot advice which, coupled with love, dedication and some additional research, will put you on the golden path to enjoying a happy and harmonious relationship with a rescued bunny all your own!

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Breed Bullying

Breed Bullying

The bans and restrictions placed on pitties and other larger dogs are known as Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) and is the blanket term for laws that either regulate or ban certain breeds completely in the hopes of reducing dog attacks. If the city does not enact a complete ban, they may impose limitations on dog guardians such as mandatory muzzling, special liability insurance, extra licensing, enclosure requirements and prohibitions in military housing. It is estimated that 300 cities and counties currently have BSL in force...

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A Personal Plea to Sign this Petition

A Personal Plea to Sign this Petition

My email inbox receives anywhere from two to ten petition requests every week. I know yours might as well. That is why, before I ask you to sign a recent petition started by The Positive Pit Bull, I will explain why I think this petition matters...

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Pawsitive Changes at MACC

Pawsitive Changes at MACC

We were thrilled in 2013 when Metro Nashville Animal Care and Control (otherwise known as MACC) began taking critical steps to make positive changes in their shelter programs and policies. We're even more excited that they are kicking off 2014 with even more great efforts...

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Pet Community Center to Open Low-Cost Spay Clinic

Pet Community Center to Open Low-Cost Spay Clinic

Pet Community Center has already helped thousands of animals in need throughout Middle Tennessee. Now, the nonprofit organization is gearing up to open a high volume, high quality, low-cost spay/neuter clinic in Nashville in the first quarter of 2014...

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Capturing the Last Moments of Life

Capturing the Last Moments of Life

You may have seen his photos circulating the internet recently: stark, honest images of dogs lost and unwanted in this world. Many folks online have been criticizing Taiwanese photographer Tou Chih-kang for taking photos of shelter dogs just moments before euthanasia, saying he should put those skills to use in trying to find them adoptable homes... However, I see Chih-kang's work as a devoted ministry; a heart-wrenching labor of love to tell the stories of the dogs who have been cast aside by society, to let the world know that they were here...

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