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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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