Why Rescues Have Adoption Policies

There has never been a shortage of pets available for adoption. Either taken from a home that can no longer meets their needs, or brought to a shelter right from the street, hundreds of cats and dogs are looking for a permanent place to live with loving human hearts. I wouldn’t be too wrong if I say that most animal shelters are overcrowded, and many rescue groups are permanently dealing with the crisis–too many animals, too few homes ready to accept a new pet. Yet, if you want to adopt a cat or a dog from a rescue group, your application will have to be approved, and this is not… Read More

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Lisa Taylor and Max’s Dog Sanctuary

When it is a nail clinic day at Essex Pet Valu, some people come by just to say hi to Lisa Taylor. Lisa trims cat and dog nails once or twice a month in Essex Pet Valu,and when she is not there, she is busy with operating Max’s Dog Sanctuary for abused, disabled, and medically challenged dogs. The nail clinic is a fundraising event that helps the local sanctuary to cover vet bills. For many regular customers of Pet Valu, those days provide the perfect opportunity to talk to a person who–and this is not an exaggeration—has devoted her life to animal welfare and now generously shares her knowledge about… Read More

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Your Old Buddy

By Barb Seegers and Eugenia Vlasova A sad but true fact is: cats have a shorter lifespan than humans. That means that cats age faster, too. Aging could bring a lot of problems to cats, but it could also be the golden years of your friendship with a four-pawed family member. How do you prolong the active years for your cat? In this article, you’ll find some general tips about how to take good care of your old buddy and why adopting an older cat can be a great idea. First, let’s figure out …. How old is your cat? According to Cornell University – College of Veterinary Medicine: Cats… Read More

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