July 1, 2010
Searching to find a lost pet can be an agonizing and often fruitless experience. But The Center for Lost Pets website aims to fundamentally improve the way people look for their missing companion animals and increase the number of happy reunions.
May 1, 2010
Animal welfare advocates and shelter staff may have the best of intentions when they forward an e-mailed "DNA" (Do Not Adopt) recommendation. But doing so can test the limits of free speech and even stray into illegality, possibly leading to claims of defamation, libel, or slander.
March 1, 2010
A truly unique project, the Art for the Animals blog allows artists from around the world to come together to share their work, but more importantly, use that work to help local animal welfare groups.
January 1, 2010
As more and more potential adopters use the Internet to seek a new pet, it's become essential for shelters to have an online presence, and to ensure that presence contains some basic key elements. Learn about them here, and see if your site's working for you!
July 1, 2009
Taking after the incredibly popular PostSecret.com, Nikki Moustaki has created a website where pets (and their owners) can spill their juiciest secrets.
March 1, 2009
Many shelters are wondering how to deal with Craigslist, the online classifieds powerhouse that has proven to be both a blessing and a burden for those involved in animal welfare.
January 1, 2009
A new online resource provides citizens, the media, and law enforcement with the information they need to stop animal fighting and cruelty in their local community.
November 1, 2008
Online fundraising hub Firstgiving.com extends the reach and deepens the pockets of shelters seeking donations.
September 1, 2008
The MySpace generation won't be young and poor forever, so now's the time to reach them where they live'online. Social networking poses some challenges, but it's an effective way for shelters to build visibility and raise money.
March 1, 2008
Check out Zootoo.com, a new website where pet lovers rate and review pet services and products.