Over $330,000 will go toward helping needy animals thanks to this month’s statewide MSPCA Walk for Animals. (Source: MSPCA).
If you have collected funds since the event and would like to submit these online or via the mail, you may find mailing addresses by walk location or submit your donations online at walkforanimals.com. The address for the office to mail is 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02130.
The website is mspca.org.
In unrelated animal news, two puppies in rural Grafton, WV just 100 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA were tossed from the window of a moving pick-up truck but were rescued by a woman driving behind the car. (Source: Petsmart).
There was no time to get the truck’s license plate number and the puppies smelled like gasoline and motor oil, probably from being left alone in a garage or under a car, according to a press release from Petsmart Charities. The group includes three trucks, traveling through 19 U.S. States, transporting dogs and puppies from shelters in areas where there are too many pets to adopt and brings them to shelters in communities with too few adoptable pets but plenty of pet parents waiting to adopt them.
It was July 31st when the puppies made their journey from Taylor County, WV to the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) in Erie County, NY.
Petsmart Charities recently announced their three millionth adoption. Elsie was one million and “Louis Armstrong” was two.
“Through the hard work and dedication of more than 3,400 animal welfare agencies, Petsmart Charities has made a significant dent,” states a press release. “One such lucky pet is Winchester who received his new lease on life when the Aukamp family of Highlands Ranch, CO took him home.”
In other animal news, Spiral Diner in Fort Worth, TX was recently able to adopt a barnyard of animals from Farm Sanctuary in New York. (Source: Spiral Diner).
Care2.com reports that in as few as 50 years, America’s polar bears could be gone. (Source: Care2.com).
You can tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list them as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) immediately by going to care2.com.
New research by the U.S. Geological Survey (SGS) predicts dramatic declines in the polar bear population as global warming melts the Arctic sea ice these bears depend on for survival, according to a press release from care2.com.
In light of these findings, the Fish and Wildlife Service has reopened a brief, two-week comment period on its January 2007 proposal to list polar bears as “threatened” under the Act, the release revealed.