www.hssv.org  is the Humane Society – Silicon Valley located in Santa Clara, Ca. near San Jose. I have visited there twice and adopted a very unique black lab/Sharpei mix and flew her back to Pa. where she loves life, the snow and being happy. This shelter has an enthusiastic staff, many volunteers and wonderful adoption…

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www.PetsmartCharities.org is a 501(c)(3) foundation created by Petsmart, the leading retail supplier who never sells dogs or cats. They dedicate store space to help animal welfare organizations with mobile adoptions. They have granted over $31 million to Animal Welfare organizations and their in-store adoptions have saved nearly 2 million homeless pets. In the spring and fall, they promote a ‘Just…

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www.puppymills.com A comprehensive site that thoroughly discusses problems with backyard breeders who advertise in the Sunday paper and puppy mills- Both are trying to supplement their income with little regard for their litters. There is a special interest in the Yorkie Breed due to their overwhelming popularity and subsequent frequent appearance in puppy mills. Breeders may sound…

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www.brewbeagles.org is a Beagle rescue group. Beagle Rescue, Education and Welfare .They stress that this type of dog is willful and sometimes stubborn. Beagles are the most common dogs in American households, and they are seen constantly in shelters as well. People do not realize that they are scent hounds and will follow prey and chase after scents. They can be…

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www.idausa.org/campaigns/puppy/puppymills.html  This website explains what a puppy mill is, demonstrates the lack of care and concern for parent stock and puppies alike. Most pet stores sell dogs exclusively from these Rural, Midwestern facilities who dont offer veterinary treatment, comfort or compassion to their animals. They exist purely for profit. MISSOURI is the Puppy MIll Capitol of the…

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www.SpayUSA.org offers assistance with affordable spaying and neutering. A toll free number is available and this is a nationwide referral service. Sterilizing domestic animals is the only way to end the tragedy of euthanasia for thousands of shelter animals in this country.

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www.Cap4pets.org This Houston, Texas shelter has been a favorite of mine for over a decade. I volunteered there in the early 1990’s, have adopted 3 of my dogs there (Winston is one of them) and  I still attend their spectacular, annual fundraising Galas. Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP) has a high adoption rate, is exceptionally clean  and…

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www.HoustonHumane.org HHS has a separate area for large dogs and small dogs, a cat area , chickens on the premises and a pet cemetary. Horses have even graced the property along with ducks.This large facility has taken in Goats on occasion. Recently, they have developed a full service veterinary clinic with low cost spay and neuter surgerys, vaccinations etc.…

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www.exonumia.com/links5.htm A token, coin and exonumia website. Rich was kind enough to add me to his list of links and I’m finally  able to return the favor.

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www.hihs.org   The Hawaii Island Humane Society is located on the Big Island. They have 3 extensions: One at Kona, Waimea and at Keaau. Like all shelters, they encounter many challenges. Licensing of Dogs is the cheapest of any U.S. state on this Island. The pets have open air kennels to stay in until adoption. Currently, they…

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