Monday, April 27, 2009

Animals and money: Bronx Zoo lays off hundreds of 'unpopular' animals

The Bronx Zoo, the largest city zoo in the country, is facing a $15 million shortfall, and so hundreds of animals are being evicted.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Dear Faye,

Thanks to your quick action, Congress Tuesday night passed the Great Cats and Rare Canids Conservation Act. You played a key role by contacting your representative, and I can't thank you enough. Despite an attempt by some members of the minority to rally opposition to the bill at the last minute, the NGO community was able to get the crucial support needed to get it passed.

This bill supports conservation efforts for fifteen species, including the cheetah, snow leopard, jaguar, African wild dogs, maned wolf, and several other important carnivores. IFAW will continue to advocate for the Senate version of this bill, which may go to vote in the next couple of months, at which time we may need your help again. Nevertheless, we are optimistic that the bill will become a law this year. I hope you are proud of what we were able to accomplish together to protect these magnificent and important species. You truly made a difference for animals.

Thanks again,

Fred O'Regan
IFAW President

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Flea Medications Injure 44,000 Pets

by Maria Coder

According to a new (scary) report from the Environmental Protection Agency, topical and on-spot flea and tick medications injured 44,000 pets last year. The study looked at EPA-registered pet products, commonly found at drug stores or on supermarket shelves in 2008. Sprays, collars, and shampoos – anything topical or on-spot to treat ticks and fleas - were included.

...To play it safe, you may want to skip the grocery aisle for your flea and tick products. "Stick with a product you're getting from a veterinarian," advises Dr. Matthew Cooper. Side effects caused by over-the-counter medications don't come as a surprise to veterinarians, who often urge pet owners to stick with doctor-recommended products. Read more at PawNation.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's New Baby Wallaby Is Sticking His Neck Out To Explore The World Click HERE to read more.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Join in on The Animal Rescue Site $100,000 Shelter+ Challenge — together with

Now you can help The Animal Rescue Site choose which eligible animal rescue organizations will receive special funds to help animals! Participating is simple. You can cast one vote every day for your favorite rescue.
Eligible organizations with the most votes could receive a weekly prize and/or one of the other grants below! More than 60 grants will be awarded for a total of $100,000 going to eligible members by the end of July 2009.

Read more HERE.

Sunday, April 12, 2009


For a fourth year, SILVERDOCS is joining forces with The Humane Society of the United States' Animal Content in Entertainment (ACE) Program to offer a $25,000 grant to filmmakers for the creation of a documentary of 40 minutes or more highlighting an animal issue. For more information, visit:

Friday, April 10, 2009