Skip to main content


Showing posts from November, 2015

5 Ways to Help Stop Animal Abuse

Courtesy of Guardians of Rescue One quick Google news search of the term “animal abuse” yields over 53,000 results. Animal abuse is a serious problem that many people are beginning to take notice of due to the horrific news headlines covering the stories. These allegations lately include such heartbreaking stories as animals being slammed, starved, beaten, and more. From undercover investigations taking place at big name food manufacturers to animal cruelty being reported by individuals in communities around the nation, many people are looking for ways to help bring an end to these horrific news stories. "We have made it our mission to help catch those responsible for animal cruelty and bring them to justice,” says Robert Misseri, founder and president of Guardians of Rescue. “However, it’s a job that we don’t do alone. It is a collaborative effort to make it happen, but we have been quite successful at it.” Guardians of Rescue  (GOR) is an animal rescue organiz

What to Do if You Find a Stray Dog

Dogs are part of the family. The unique personalities and characteristics our dogs possess are irreplaceable, and it can be heart-breaking to lose their company. Stray dogs are a growing problem in the United States, and a majority of these strays are forced to wander the dangerous streets or begin a new life in an animal shelter. Learning how to properly bring a stray dog to safety is vital for your safety, as well as the stray’s safety. When trying to care for a stray, safety is always first. It is easy to become swept up in emotions when you see a stray dog hurt or in a dangerous situation — like running in traffic.   Even if you have good intentions, it is important to consider all options before taking action to keep the situation from becoming even more hazardous. There are numerous ways to encounter a stray dog, but the most common scenarios are on foot or in vehicular traffic. Remaining calm is the key to keeping a clear mind and deciding the best option for the st

Purina Better With Pets Summit Comes to Brooklyn!

The Purina Better With Pets Summit took place at the Brooklyn Expo yesterday. With the theme of the emotional wellness of pets and their owners, the day's panels focused on one singular theme: life is simply better with our pets in it! Animal experts, including Jayne Vitale, a child development expert and director of the Mutt-i-grees ® Curriculum, a social and emotional learning (SEL) program designed to teach empathy as a skill to adolescents, Ilana Resiner, a veterinarian and behaviorist, Charley Bednarsh, Director of Children's Services and Pet Partner Therapy.  Vitale kicked off a panel conversation by discussing the simple power of words. How we use them as a society affects how our dogs are treated, so we have switched from mutts to muttigrees. We have moved away from being the dog's master and settled into being a dog's owner or even parent.  Dr. Marty Becker The day-long event, hosted by Emmy-nominated comedian and writer, Josh Gondelman, combine