Tag Archives: animal rescue

When Disaster Strikes

Posted on: November 16, 2018 - No Comments

Pets, livestock, and wildlife are particularly vulnerable when disaster strikes.

Rescuers or Fanatics? The Dark Side of Animal Rescue

Posted on: October 17, 2016 - 13 Comments

Say the phrase "animal rescue" in any given circle of people and watch for a variety of reactions. Some people’s eyes will light up with hope and delight and others will start backing away with narrowing eyes, faces drawn with suspicion. The latter is unfortunate, but the truth cannot be denied that some of the Read More

How One Shelter Is Helping Mexico’s Homeless Dogs

Posted on: February 1, 2016 - No Comments

Away from beach sports and tourist hustle and bustle, barking dogs greet visitors to the SPCA Puerto Vallarta in Mexico.

Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society – A Model Shelter and a Great Fundraiser

Posted on: August 20, 2014 - No Comments

I had the pleasure of visiting the Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society in Cashiers, NC, and was also the featured presenter at their annual fundraising event, "A Celebration of Humane Heroes." I was so impressed by the facility itself, the incredible staff and volunteers, and especially their commitment to serving the needs of the surrounding community. I have been Read More

Victoria Gets Hands-On in Massive GA Puppy Mill Bust

Posted on: July 16, 2014 - 6 Comments

Victoria Stilwell was among the first to arrive at the scene of a massive puppy mill bust, helping liberate over 500 dogs and puppies from a lifetime of suffering and neglect.

Hotels and Animal Shelters Team Up to Help Pets

Posted on: July 14, 2014 - No Comments

For dog lovers, it's hard to make a place feel like home without a dog. That's why hotels all over the country are teaming up with local animal shelters to provide services that benefits both shelter pets and hotel guests. Some hotels are starting to offer complimentary hikes with a shelter dog on scenic trails Read More

Common Myths About Animal Rescue

Posted on: June 11, 2014 - 9 Comments

Recently I had a friend ask me, "What is wrong with that dog, why is he in rescue?". I couldn't help but feel disappointed and shocked at the same time. I think this is a fairly common assumption with people regarding animal rescues and many may have questions about what exactly a rescue does. But the assumption Read More

Chihuahua Saved From Highway by Officers Reunited with Owner

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A tiny Chihuahua caused a huge traffic jam on a busy California freeway. The terrified dog darted in and out of traffic and finally perched itself on the highway's concrete median, where a California Highway Patrol officer coaxed her towards him with a protein bar. The officer was able to keep the dog calm and Read More

Shelter Dogs Shine with Celebrity Names

Posted on: January 20, 2014 - No Comments

What's in a name? Potentially a life! Animal shelters all over the country are using a clever new tactic to help facilitate adoptions and increase the bond between animals and potential adopters--they're naming the animals after celebrities. This new marketing strategy helps potential adopters empathize with the homeless animals and hopefully see them in a different Read More

Positively Dog Training Episode 106

Posted on: September 14, 2010 - No Comments

In this episode, Victoria describes what it's like filming It's Me or the Dog in New York City, including visits to Frank Sinatra's boyhood bakery. Also discussed: Victoria's history as a dog walker in London during college Backstage at the Lion King on Broadway with Victoria's friend Fred Berman (playing Timon the meerkat) This year's Read More