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  • American Hero Dog: Lady

    March 30, 2020
    Dawn, who has no peripheral vision or depth perception, used to be shy and lacking in the self-confidence needed to go in public by herself. All of that changed when…
  • Presidential Fireside Chat #1

    Author Image Robin R. Ganzert, Ph.D. / March 27, 2020
    Welcome to the first of our Fireside Chats!  Like the original Fireside Chats, held by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt during the Great Depression, we wanted to find a friendly way…
  • Lola, an Example of How Fostering Can Save a Life

    Jana Brennan / March 24, 2020
    Many animal shelters face an overwhelming amount of strays and abandoned animals, but this is especially apparent in low-income communities. Poverty and structural inequality, coupled with limited affordable veterinary and…
  • American Hero Dog: Jeanie

    March 23, 2020
    Ounce for ounce, Jeanie is one of the most cheerful, loving dogs you’ll ever meet. Her backstory is a testament to the unending, resilient love of our four-legged friends. Or,…
  • American Hero Dog: Dax

    March 20, 2020
    An irreplaceable member of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office is directly responsible for tracking and successfully apprehending more than 70 suspects. He is accountable for finding dozens of missing or…
  • American Hero Dog: Sergeant Yeager

    March 18, 2020
    Sergeant Yeager is a bit different from most U.S. Marines veterans. For starters, he’s got four legs and a tail! At 13 years old, Yeager is also on the young…
  • American Hero Dog: Alice

    March 16, 2020
    Antonio was a regular, happy nine-year-old child going out to dinner with his mother in Nicholasville, Kentucky, when his whole life changed. As the pair were driving down the street…
  • Iowa Votes to Criminalize Animal Cruelty

    March 10, 2020
    The Iowa Senate last week voted across party lines to increase the legal consequences for animal cruelty. The bill would make the crime of animal cruelty an aggravated misdemeanor and…