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The Overturned Turtle: Today I Met Two Men

Today I witnessed a near-tragedy. Today I found hope in the new generation. Today I stood between two men and saw the past and the future. I was driving home...
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Lessons From a Mangy Coyote: Why Anticoagulant Rodenticides Must Go

By Guest Blogger Will Falk, Environmental Activist, Lawyer, Writer Edited by Sunny Weber, Author, Behaviorist, Humane Educator The first time I saw a coyote with mange my heart broke. Most...
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Beyond Flight or Fight – International Best Seller

We are overjoyed to announce that Beyond Flight or Fight book is now an international best seller on Amazon! #1 in Dog Care & Health #1 in Animal Care &...
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The Dog at the Gate – International Best Seller!

We are beyond excited to announce that The Dog at the Gate book is now an international best seller on Amazon in the following categories! #1 in Children's Adoption Books...
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Hurricane Dog – #1 Best Seller

We are thrilled to announce that our  Hurricane Dog book is #1 in the following categories: #1 Children's Dog Books #1 in Children's Abuse Books #1in Children's Chapter Books #1...
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Protecting the Vulnerable

I awoke again today to my next-door neighbor’s two Shetland Sheepdogs barking. They are like wind-up toys—the minute they shoot out of their back door, they dodge around the yard...
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The Link Between Animal Abuse and Violence Against People

By Phil Akow, National Coordinator https://nationallinkcoalition.org/   Over the past 35 years, researchers and professionals in a variety of human services and animal welfare disciplines have established significant correlations between...
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Is a Life-long Commitment On Your Gift List? Gifts of Pets From/To Others

“Hello, I was given a dog for Christmas and cannot get a leash on her. She is ruining my apartment because I can’t get her outside. Can you help me?”...
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Sand Wash Basin Wild Horses: Displaced Priorities by the BLM?

By Amy Hefestay | CAP Board Member Photo A: Two young stallions in the Sand Wash Basin herd, July 2021 I have been fascinated with horses for most of my...
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The Captive Wildlife Crisis: Part Two

Part Two By Pat Craig, Guest Blogger  Founder and Executive Director of The Wild Animal Sanctuary, Keensburg, Colorado   Note from Sunny: I present this guest blog to assist in...
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The Captive Wildlife Crisis: Part One

Part One By Pat Craig, Guest Blogger Founder and Executive Director of The Wild Animal Sanctuary, Keensburg, Colorado   Note from Sunny: I present this guest blog to assist in...
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Not All Working Dogs Have Job Titles

Jessie was scheduled for euthanasia as a "behavior problem"--a separation anxiety nutcase, a house destroyer, a crazy bag of bones abandoned. He came to me for behavioral rehab. His intelligence,...
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Some Dogs

Some dogs don’t move you to poetry. Some dogs quietly, slowly, meld themselves into literature’s prose; not flowery, not romantic, not shiny. Jessie was a dog who grew slowly into...
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Puppy Mills: Part One – Good-bye, Rosie the Riveter & Hello, Farmer John

The late 1940s turned the financial difficulties of the Great Depression and WWII around. The economic boom years of the 1950s brought the United States interstate highway system, widespread corporate...
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Puppy Mills: Part Two – Taken From Mom: Now What?

There are four usual ways puppy mill proprietors divest themselves of puppies they have bred. They are: selling directly to pet stores, advertising on the internet, selling to a broker,...
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Puppy Mills: Part Three – Will Economics Always Overcome Ideals?

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Mahatma Gandhi   Why is it so difficult to ban...
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What is an Animal Attorney? Part One

Part One: Animal Rights Law    Careers working with animals have expanded in the 30 years since I became involved. In the old days we fostered dogs in our backyards...
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What is an Animal Attorney? Part Two

Part Two: Animal Welfare Law   In our previous segment, we discussed Animal Rights Law. It is one of two animal law specialties: Animal Welfare and Animal Rights. In this...
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Why Foster Homeless Pets?

Those of us who work with animals on a daily basis see the confusion, fear, loneliness, and pain of homelessness. Injured, sick, elderly, and emotionally jarred animals struggle to make...
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Join Me in the Pikes Peak Library Author Spotlight!

Join me and the Pikes Peak Library District in a virtual presentation of my children's books, The Pups & Purrs Humane Education Series! We'll discuss each book and how it...
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Teaching Children to Think Independently & Humanely

How do we as parents, teach our children to respect authority and yet think independently enough to decipher and reject illegal, immoral, or dangerous demands from those more powerful than...