Prevent Animal Cruelty and Keep Pets Safe at Easter 🐰 πŸ₯š

April is a good time to celebrate our pet friends. Spring is finally here! If you’ve been indoors too long, it’s time to get outside. Enjoy a long walk with your favorite pet and shake off the winter doldrums.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) offers a few ideas to prevent animal cruelty, encourage pet adoption, and help rescue horses.

The ASPCA reminds us that April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month.

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Changing The World: Women Who Save Animals πŸ‘©πŸ½β€ πŸ” 🐈 πŸ•

We close out Women’s History Month by recognizing some invisible heroines. This week, we celebrate women pioneers who help animals. Maybe they didn’t set out to change the world, but these women saved the lives of many animals, big and small.

We all know at least one woman who has devoted her life to helping animals. For example, in my community, Bay State Animal Cooperative is a safe, no kill rescue for animals. The non-profit is run by women who work to “reduce animal overpopulation and unnecessary suffering for companion, stray, relinquished and feral animals.”

BSAC has a warm place in my heart. It’s the place I where I found and adopted my furry boy, Oscar. He’s an older cat who makes a fine therapy pet for cats and people.

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Celebrating Women Farmers πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸŒΎ πŸ₯³

This week, we continue to celebrate National Women’s History Month in March. Today’s heroines are women farmers. We’ve been growing food and farming the land for centuries in America and around the world.

But even today, it’s still hard to know the number of women farmers worldwide. One source explained that most small-scale farmers are women in developing countries. In the agricultural sector, women are 60% to 80% of the farmers in non-industrialized countries.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) estimates that women make up 43% to 70% of the agricultural labor in developing countries.

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Honoring Our Brave K-9 Veterans on March 13 πŸŽ–οΈ πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

We have many reasons to celebrate everything our doggy friends do for us. March 13 is a day set aside to honor the service and sacrifices of American military and working dogs throughout history. March 13 was National K-9 Veterans Day in honor of military service and working dogs in the United States military.

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Rescuing Thoroughbred Racehorses in New Jersey 🐎

March 1 was National Horse Rescue Day. It’s a day to bring awareness to the plight of horses in America and beyond and help the thousands of unwanted horses in this country to find forever homes.

Here’s a story about a person dedicated to helping thoroughbred horses. When these horse retire from racing, their lives can quickly end. But one horse lover helps to retrain, rescue, and adopt these lovely animals to give them a better quality of life.

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Celebrating Wangari Maathai Day πŸ₯³

March is Women’s History Month and March 3 is Wangari Maathai Day. In celebration of women everywhere, here’s my post about one of my heroines, Wangari Maathai.

“A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.” –Hal Borland

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Pet Food Pantries and Food Banks πŸ₯«

In January 2018, the Care2 Petitions claimed that 235,00 people signed a petition to include pet food in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. The petition on Care2 Petitions asked the USDA to expand its SNAP food policy to include pet food. (The petition was closed in 2018.)

Although the petition went viral, it was not likely to influence or change USDA’s policy on SNAP benefits.

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Welcome to Dr. Pet Mom! πŸ₯³

Welcome to the home of Dr. Pet Mom! We’re a community for all pet parents and pet lovers. We share our stories about pet joy, animal heroes, pet adoptions, pet parent families, pet celebration days, and more! We’ll highlight the joy and happiness that pets bring to our lives. 😍

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