Western NY nonprofit working to save abused, neglected dogs

Puppy Mill Rescue Team is holding a shoe donation drive. Puppy Mill Rescue Team is dedicated to saving abused and neglected pups. The nonprofit needs your help to keep its dog-saving mission going. There’s a shoe donation drive happening to raise some money. Whitney is a 4-year-old Frenchie that was rescued from a puppy mill. She’s…

Animal lovers donate land for pet adoption center

Nathan Wilson Edwina and Sam Friedman have agreed to donate six acres of land on Highway 1 Bypass to new animal welfare organization Friends All United for Natchitoches Animals(FAUNA) for construction of a pet adoption and community center. This marks the first milestone for FAUNA’s mission to improve animal welfare for the city and parish……

New startup is training Labradors to detect cancer

An Israeli startup led by a former commander of the IDF’s canine unit has raised $6.2m to develop early cancer detection screening centers staffed by Labradors. Few people better understand a dog’s psyche and capabilities than Col. (Res.) Ariel Ben-Dayan, former commander of the Israel Defense Forces’ Oketz canine unit. Ben-Dayan is CEO of SpotitEarly, which…

Nurse adopts terminally ill patient’s dog

Although still fairly new to the job, she is making a lasting impact that goes past the walls of the hospital. Watch the video… Source: Nurse adopts terminally ill patient’s dog

Strangers intervene to help homeless man loyal to his dog

Among a population that has sadly faded into the everyday background in a growing cityscape, Spencer Parks stands out for one big reason when he panhandles near busy intersections. Duchess, his sweet, 120-pound Staffordshire Terrier mix, stands watch nearby. “They say don’t choose a dog, let the dog choose you,” Parks said. “She chose me….

How a Dog’s Love Evolved Into a Charity for Kids Living With HIV

This World AIDS Day, as we continued to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, a historic gift from Fred Says — a Chicago-based charity founded by HIV-positive doctor Rob Garofalo — reminds us that there is another pandemic that requires our commitment. Named in honor of Dr. Garofalo’s dog Fred, the charity will give more than $200K…