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Shelters Are Dressing Up Animals As Aliens To Help Adoption Sales And Our Hearts Have Never Been Fuller

Let's get #stormtheshelter trending! Shelters like OKC Animal Welfare and Longview Animal Care and Adoption Center, have jumped on the 'Storm Area 51' trend with a brilliant and creative angle! 

Animal shelters are dressing up animals, who are in need of forever homes, as your very own adoptable alien! An alien that will be there to protect you when you storm Area 51, and will love you always and forever afterwards. 

Don't mind us, there's just some dust or something in our eyes. 

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Residents In Indiana City Can Now Pay Off Parking Tickets By Donating Cat Food To Local Shelter

The brilliant idea is a mutual initiative by the police department and a local animal shelter in Muncie, Indiana,  which is currently home to over 350 cats and kittens in dire need of supplies.

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Over 50 Cats Adopted In Less Than 24 Hours During Cat Adopt-A-Thon

Way to go, City of Calgary Animal Shelter! Kathleen Dickson, shelter team lead of Animal Services, told Global News, "In total, we've adopted out 67 cats so far. Yesterday alone we adopted out 44… It was a constant stream of citizens coming into Animal Services both yesterday and today, trying to support us and adopt a cat. It was phenomenal."

Most everyone knows Spring is kitten season, and with that shelters are using overcrowded with cats looking for their furever home. The City of Calgary Animal Shelter sent out an urgent call and the city responded. 

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Pet Photographer Sums Up What It Takes To Be a Volunteer at an Animal Shelter

Pet photographer, K. Setani from Brazil, is also a volunteer at a local rescue animal shelter. He decided to take some beautiful photos of the volunteers daily work at the shelter in order to try and inspire others to help and respect their amazing job. The photo series is called "Demystification of Voluntary Work" and we just love it! 

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Viral Photo Of Pup With His Favorite Bowl Lands Him His Fur-ever Home!

Through the power of the internet, little Oliver finally finds his fur-ever home! In a race against time, Oliver didn't have much time before an adorable photo of him holding his bowl went viral. 

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Two Young Sisters Create Haiku Book All About Cats In Order To Help The Cats At Their Local Shelter

These young ladies are incredible! Ella, 10-years-old, and her younger sister Erin, 6-years-old, volunteer weekly at Robyn's Nest Animal Rescue in Germantown, Ohio. 

Their mother Emily had this to say about her extraordinary daughters, "my daughters are constantly thinking of ideas to help raise money since the shelter is pretty small (currently 10 cats, 3 dogs (plus 1 in foster who just had 13 babies), 2 guinea pigs). Ella, my 10-year-old, orchestrated a shoe drive in her classroom as the shelter collects shoes for a non-profit, and once they get a certain amount, the non-profit makes a donation. She also started making homemade slime to sell on Etsy to raise money (ebslimeshoppe)."  

When a tiny tornado ripped through their little town last year it completely damaging their animal shelter. Thankfully, all the animals were safe but all needed fostering. When the shelter re-opened and supplies arrived, the young girls helped sort through the containers and helped set the shelter back up! 

Then they came up with a beautiful idea to create a haiku ebook, all about cats. The e-book can be found here on Amazon, and all proceeds go towards Robyn's Nest Animal Rescue.

Thank you, Emily, Ella & Erin, for all that you do for the animal community! 

All animals pictured below are available for adoption at the Robyn's Nest Animal Rescue:

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26 Images Of Animals In Shelters That Will Win Your Hearts Over

These are some adorably unique animals and we hope they all have found a fur-ever home! Enjoy the crazy shenanigans of these pups and cats at the shelter. 

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Mark The Dog Guy Gives Animals In Shelters Haircuts To Help Them Find Their Furr-ever Home (21 Pics)

Meet Mark! Mark The Dog Guy has been helping homeless dogs in rescue shelters find their new furr-ever homes by giving them a much-needed haircut! Unfortunately, when dogs are found, they are usually in a state of dishevelment and this may obscure a possible new family owners' perspective. Mark noticed this and decided to make a difference, his services include a wash, haircut, and other grooming procedures! Here are 18 dog transformations that will blow you away and melt your heart! Oh, and one cat that will leave you speechless. Thank you for all that you do, Mark! 

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Black Friday Event Led To 232 Animals Being Adopted From The Kansas Humane Society Shelter In Kansas

Not all Black Friday stories are filled with waiting out in the cold, stampeding, and absolute chaos. Some Black Friday stories are filled with hope and love! Kansas Humane Society is the perfect example of this.

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Animal Shelters Share Life Hacks And Tips That Every Pet Owner Would Love To Adopt

Who are the masters of improvisation? Animal people, that's who! Even when shelters and rescues are limited on time, budget or people (sound familiar?), they step up to the plate to make sure animals have top-notch care. Scroll through this list of tips and tricks to grab some inspiration from the field—staff, volunteers and fosters who are out there working their magic helping animals with the resources they have available. 

Via: ASPCApro Blog

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Different Approach to Animal Shelter Pays Off Big in Germany

Have you walked into an animal shelter lately? If so how was it? How did the animals look and maybe what could they be feeling? Animals in shelters are usually locked in a cage and although they have space to move, they are still stuck in one place. You can only imagine what that can do to a person let alone an adorable animal. 

So why not take a different approach, like Germany did? Tierheim (Animal House)is an all green, private, animal shelter in Germany. They take a different approach to typical shelters and it is seriously paying off. They handle over 10,000 animals 9yes, that is correct) annually and "the adoption rate goes far beyond 90%!!"

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Architects Design Crazy Cool Shelters to Raise Money For Homeless Cats

Architects have come together to create amazing and pretty much mesmerizing new homes for cats in an awesome attempt to raise money for homeless cats. For years, architects have been helping Los Angeles's homeless cat population by designing awesome cat houses for Giving Shelter, an exhibition and benefit auction that raises money for FixNation, a nonprofit that spays and neuters homeless cats. And we have to say... these new and creative homes for cats are amazing! 

Article via Iizcat

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Here are 11 facts about animal homelessness, from DoSomething.org, please share and help us get those numbers down:

  1. Only 1 out of every 10 dogs born will find a permanent home.

  2. The main reasons animals are in shelters: owners give them up, or animal control finds them on the street.

  3. Homeless animals outnumber homeless people 5 to 1.

  4. Each year, approximately 2.7 million dogs and cats are killed every year because shelters are too full and there aren't enough adoptive homes. Act as a publicist for your local shelter so pets can find homes. Sign up for Shelter Pet PR.

  5. Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats.

6.According to the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy (NCPPSP), less than 2% of cats and only 15 to 20% of dogs are returned to their owners.

  1. 25% of dogs that enter local shelters are purebred.

  2. About twice as many animals enter shelters as strays compared to the number that are relinquished by their owners.

  3. It's impossible to determine how many stray dogs and cats live in the United States. Estimates for cats alone range up to 70 million.

  4. Only 10% of the animals received by shelters have been spayed or neutered. Overpopulation, due to owners letting their pets accidentally or intentionally reproduce, sees millions of these "excess" animals killed annually.

  5. Many strays are lost pets that were not kept properly indoors or provided with identification.

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