About one million stray dogs are turned in to animal shelters across the nation each year; less than 15 percent are ever reunited with their owners. Read story.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Celebrate national shelter appreciation week the first full week of November. Read story.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Aside from the 60+ adoptable adult cats waiting for homes at ASAP, there are between 20-30 adoptable kittens, with many more kittens living in foster care. Read story.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Tips on keeping your pet safe this Halloween. Read story.
Friday, October 19, 2012
There is an informal network of animal lovers who are willing to transport rescued dogs, cats, and other critters to loving homes hundreds of miles away. Read story.
Friday, October 12, 2012
October is national Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog month, and Santa Barbara County Animal Services will be celebrating by offering 20 percent off adoption fees all month. Read story.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Losing a pet is almost always hard for the pet owner, but it can be equally hard on other pets in the household. Read story.
Friday, September 28, 2012
This Sunday, September 23, Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter (BUNS) will be holding its annual Bunny Festival in Santa Barbara. Read story.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Dogs have long been used to sniff out explosives and drugs; now researchers are finding that dogs can be trained to be useful in the medical field. Read story.
Friday, September 14, 2012
Research reveals more than one-third of pet owners don’t have an emergency plan. Read story.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Legislation is in the Senate that would prohibit cruel practices by wildlife trappers. Read story.
Friday, August 31, 2012
According to the International Shark Attack File, 12 people were killed in unprovoked shark attacks last year. On the flipside, 73 million sharks are killed each year in commercial fisheries, mostly for their fins. Read story.
Friday, August 24, 2012
School is almost in session, and many students may consider acquiring a pet to keep them company while they’re away at college. Read story.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Animal Shelter Assistance Program (ASAP) is having its second annual free cat adoption event August 18-19. Read story.
Friday, August 10, 2012
A couple named Edgar and Nina Otto decided to spend $155,000 to clone their yellow Labrador retriever. Read story.