Emma Barratt, 23, had just graduated with a geography degree, and she wanted a vacation. But not just any vacation. So she decided to spend two weeks caring for rescued elephants in Thailand.
Slowly and painstakingly, Violet Clermont coaxed the dog up to her by holding out small pieces of hot dog treats. The dog was not only frightened but extremely uncomfortable.
Year-old Shamavu was rescued by the Congolese Wildlife Authorities rangers in Africa’s Virunga National Park in a sting operation.
Two Chinese animal protection organizations paid $13,000 to a dog trader in Southwest China’s Sichuan province to rescue nearly 800 dogs who were on their way to restaurants.
A company that owns 74 shopping malls across the country has said it will ban the sale of pets in any stores on its properties.
Within minutes of the first strike, the Internet was buzzing with e-mail reports, requests for help, and responses. It was still the early days of e-mail. There was no Facebook, no Twitter. Some of the old online services like AOL were still central gathering places for people. But e-mail was coming into its heyday. There [...]
Get together now and build an emergency coalition. In the New York disaster, the city’s Animal Care & Control took on most of the animal rescue and relocation side of things, the Suffolk SPCA took care of the search-and-rescue dogs, and the ASPCA handled emergency veterinary care. Decide who’s going to be doing what in [...]
Paul Morgan and his dog, Cody, spent two days volunteering at Ground Zero with friends Hal Wilson and Sue. Nine FEMA response teams with about 35 search and rescue dogs and cadaver dogs were already on the scene. But it wasn’t enough. Usually, outside individuals aren’t asked to an emergency area for fear of greater [...]
Kathleen Ross, had been in her lower Manhattan apartment, just blocks from the World Trade Center, when the terrorists struck. She knew she had to get out, but her 4-year-old cat, Tweety-Pye, was too terrified to cooperate. As the second tower collapsed, the beautiful gray kitty ran and hid. “By that time,” Ross says, “we [...]
Staffed only by volunteers, the Suffolk County canine crew’s regular job was to investigate animal abuse. But recently, they had received funding for a MASH unit, a mobile spay/neuter hospital. Roy Gross, chief of the rescue department, took the call from NYPD Emergency Services. The MASH unit was needed, with all their expertise and staff, [...]