Cheetah Conservation Fund’s Livestock Guarding Dog Program Helps the African Cheetah

You’ve heard of seeing eye dogs, doggie therapists, and search & rescue dogs. But have you heard of guard dogs that are helping cheetahs? The Livestock Guarding Dog (LSGD) program started by the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in Namibia is one of the most successful programs implemented to help farmers guard their livestock from cheetahs—and…

Billion Baby Turtles: Give a Dollar, Save a Turtle

SEE Turtles Organization launches billion baby turtles campaign Baby turtles are adorable. They are also in serious trouble. The Billion Baby Turtles campaign launched by the SEE Turtles organization has a lofty goal. A billion is a big number, but that’s exactly what’s needed to save endangered turtle species. “Odds are long for a baby sea turtle,…

Kindness Ranch: American Sanctuary for Research Animals

Apes and bunnies are not the only animals used in research. A lot of pets and farm animals spend their time in disease research facilities and pet food companies across the country, most never even seeing daylight. Thankfully, a sanctuary started by Dr. David Groobman is changing the lives of some of these animals. Kindness…

Women Helping Wildlife Around the World

"The least I can do is speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves." ~ Jane Goodall Amazing women like Jane Goodall have been helping animals for years. They have been raising awareness about endangered species, developing sustainable solutions to bring back species on the brink of extinction, studying animal behavior to further protect them, and…

“A Little Book of Sloth” Meet the sloths of Aviarios sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica

Did you know that sloths spend 70 percent of their time “resting”? Their nerves have evolved to not react to loud noises, which allows them to kick back on tree tops for long periods of time blending with the environment. “Sixty million years of evolution have made sloths the absolute masters of mellow,” writes Lucy…

20 Tips for Traveling the Globe with Your Dog

It wasn’t until I read Sheron Long’s adorable book, Dog Trots Globe: To Paris & Provence, that I began to consider bringing my dog with me on my travels. Dog Trots Globe is a new travelogue by Sheron Long that recounts travel adventures through France with her Sheltie, Chula. After dozens of trips, Sheron and her husband decided…

Which Way Home Documentary Film

On my first day in Guatemala, I saw the documentary “Which Way Home”, and learned that kids as young as nine travel alone on top of freight trains from Central America to reach the US. Many don’t make the dangerous journey, their dreams crushed, along with limbs for some. A bunch are sent back in…

Darwin Animal Doctors: Vet Care for All Galápagos Animals

The Galápagos Islands located off the coast of Ecuador are known for their exotic wildlife, such as the giant tortoises, swimming iguanas, sunbathing sea lions, and dancing blue-footed boobies. But did you know that the islands are also home to many dogs and cats? Pets were brought to the islands by those who come to work in…

Interview with Melanie Sue Bowles, Founder of Proud Spirit Horse Sanctuary

“A horse doesn’t have to be used to have value,” wrote Melanie in Hoof Prints, a sequel to her book The Horses of Proud Spirit about starting a sanctuary for neglected and abused horses 20 years ago. Melanie and her husband Jim founded Proud Spirit while still working as professional firefighters in Florida. Today, located in Lincolnton, Georgia, Proud…

Considering Going Vegetarian? Visit the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary

Three legged Albie the goat was sprawled on a patch of hay with his nose glued to his food, Timmy the wild turkey strutted his stuff and the two recently rescued cows, Kaylie and Mike Jr., relaxed in a green paddock under an overcast sky. Chickens ran freely, the pigs made contented grunts as they…