In a victory against animal cruelty, the FBI has begun collecting data on such crimes through its National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). The initiative is the result of collaboration between the National Sheriffs’ Association and the Animal Welfare Institute.
When tragic incidents with pit bulls happen, as they have very recently in the metro Detroit area, many are quick to blame the breed, without seeing where the true responsibility lies: the dog’s owner. We share in the sadness of these tragedies, and it is understandable that, in the immediate aftermath, individuals try to find one simple solution to ensure similar incidents never happen again.
If you walk into a bookstore, wait a minute, there are no more bookstores left…well, if you browse through Amazon.com in their business section, you’ll see scores of books (actually 11,056 books) on how to create great customer service.
Community cats are found across the United States and have become an important topic in the animal welfare community. In Arizona, 30,000 cats were brought into Maricopa County animal shelters in 2013 — and the trend isn’t exclusive to the area.
Most of our organizations wouldn’t be able to provide all the life-saving services we do if it weren’t for the generous support of devoted volunteers. From walking dogs and socializing cats, to answering visitor questions and counseling adopters – volunteers are a workforce driven by love.