Animals

2,500 Pounds of Pet Food Stolen From Omaha Nonprofit
June 10, 2015 at 1:57 pm

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…

Paws 4 Connor
October 15, 2012

4 Paws for Ability took home the Midest Charity of the Year in the 2012 CLASSY Awards.

Dogged Determination
August 1, 2012

When a nonprofit organization is looking to trim its fundraising costs, acquisition often gets nomi

A Love Story in Words and Pictures
February 1, 2012

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.

Mystery Donor Gives $1.5 Million For Shelter
January 9, 2012

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.

Smithsonian National Zoo Receives $4.5 Million for Panda Program
December 21, 2011

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.