An organization that aids animals owned by low-income and elderly residents in the Omaha, Neb. area was rocked last week when it learned that someone had stolen 2,500 pounds of pet food. Homeward Bound in the Heartland Animal Rescue Inc. reported a burglary of a storage unit it rents near Fifth and Pacific streets. Joni…
In the January 2009 cover story, then FS Associate Editor Melissa Busch took a look at PETA's "bold, ballsy, bewitching" campaigns that "get people talking, listening and, ultimately, giving."
Last month, StayClassy announced the winners of its fourth Annual CLASSY Awards. Coinciding with our October Mission of the Month, Animal Welfare, 4 Paws for Ability was named the Midwest Charity of the Year. Further, the CLASSY Awards included an Animal Advocacy and Services category.
To help kick of our new monthly Mission of the Month feature, here are some the most recent case studies we've conducted at FS over the past 20 months on animal welfare organizations.
I tend to toss the lot of sameness into a basket to open and look through later, but there are a few rare exceptions — like everything I receive from Best Friends Animal Society. Those mailings are like a treat, an irresistible feast of cuteness and an infallible pick-me-up.
An animal rescue group in Detroit received the kind of news that every nonprofit organization longs to hear. An anonymous donor is giving it $1.5 million so it can build the city’s first no-kill animal shelter, in honor of a dog the organization tried to save.
Detroit Dog Rescue was founded only nine months ago by TV producer Monica Martino and hip-hop artist Daniel (Hush) Carlisle, but the group gained national attention for trying to stop Detroit Animal Control from euthanizing an emaciated pit bull dog that wandered into an Ace Hardware store in early November.
The Smithsonian National Zoological Park has announced a five-year, $4.5 million gift from David M. Rubenstein to help fund its panda program.
The gift will be used to fund conservation efforts in China, reproductive science, professional training programs, giant panda care and upgrades to panda habitats at the zoo, and public education. In addition, young conservation biologists in the United States and China who are awarded National Zoo fellowships for their work to save the endangered species will be named David M. Rubenstein Fellows.