neuter http://apr.org en Puppy and Kitten Season http://apr.org/post/puppy-and-kitten-season <p>The puppies and kittens you see&nbsp;at your local animal shelter are the lucky ones, because they are up for adoption.&nbsp;&nbsp;(The unlucky ones never made it that far.)&nbsp; But even those who did make it to the adoption area still may not find homes.&nbsp; That's the sad reality of pet overpopulation.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>********************************</p><p> Sat, 03 May 2014 13:45:00 +0000 Mindy Norton 51235 at http://apr.org Puppy and Kitten Season World Spay Day http://apr.org/post/world-spay-day <p>Spaying female pets and neutering male pets is the most reliable way to prevent the births of companion animals that continue to add the the problem of pet overpopulation.&nbsp; World Spay Day reminds us that this is not a local problem but a global one.&nbsp; And every pet owner can help to do something about it!</p><p>**************************</p><p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 14:45:00 +0000 Mindy Norton 47211 at http://apr.org World Spay Day Appreciating Your Animal Shelter http://apr.org/post/appreciating-your-animal-shelter <p>Someone must have a special heart to work at an animal shelter.&nbsp; The work is hard, sometimes heart-breaking, but adoptions and reunions make it all worthwhile.&nbsp; So make some time to let a shelter worker know you appreciate all their efforts and their dedication for the pets and people of their community!</p><p>****************************&nbsp;</p> Sat, 09 Nov 2013 14:45:00 +0000 Mindy Norton 41264 at http://apr.org Appreciating Your Animal Shelter Pet Arithmetic http://apr.org/post/pet-arithmetic <P>Early in&nbsp;life&nbsp;we learn&nbsp; to count and to do simple arithmetic, but there's nothing simple about counting the animals - dogs, cats, and even rabbits - who are victims of the pet overpopulation problem.</P> <P>************************************* Sat, 23 Feb 2013 14:45:00 +0000 Mindy Norton 25449 at http://apr.org Pet Arithmetic