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Everyday, all over the world, humans are doing something compassionate for companion animals. Some of those individuals are elderly, some are home insecure, and many don’t look like traditional Hollywood heroes. The animals being recused, fed, and healed know help comes in different shapes and sizes. They know love can’t be seen from the outside. My enduring hope is that we learn to be as humane as our pets.

– James Evans, CARE President

De-stigmatizing ‘Owner Surrender’

This is a picture of me and my dog Gilbert, taken in the late 1990s. I’ve been thinking a lot about Gilbert lately because his story […]

Adoption is Choosing to Love … A Father’s Story

a·dopt/ verb: late 15th century: via French from Latin adoptare, from ad- ‘to’ + optare ‘choose’. Hi James, I watched the Best Friends webinar last night and you did a great job. The explanation of prejudice […]

Moving Beyond Bias with CARE

A discussion with animal welfare leader and president of Companions and Animals for Reform and Equity (CARE), James Evans. James talks about how the animal welfare […]

Still Dreaming

I don’t think Dr. King dreamt of President Obama, Reginald F. Lewis, Condoleezza Rice, or Oprah per se. Too often, these individuals, and other gifted people, […]

Leaning in and Listening

Best Friend Podcasts: Diversity and Inclusion

In Pursuit of the Real Juneteenth

I heard the thud from upstairs. When you’re living with an adolescent German Shepherd and two children of similar temperament, crashes, thump thump thumping, a thud […]

Street Dogs and their Human Companions

Original Content provided by: Pet of the Homeless By: Jim Ross Street Dogs and Their Human Companions While hiking on le chemin St. Jacques de Compostelle […]

Age likely why Wisconsin rescue group denied 70-year-old woman dog adoption

By: Coreen ZellPosted at 10:33 PM, Jan 17, 2018  and last updated 6:23 PM, Jan 18, 2018 A Hartland-based animal rescue group won’t let a 70-year-old adopt the dog she […]

Under-representation of African American Employees in Animal Welfare

COMMENTARYSue-Ellen Brown ABSTRACTThe purpose of this research was to document the alleged under- representation of African Americans employed in U.S. nonhuman animal welfare organizations. A telephone […]

Dispatches From the Frontlines of the Animal Welfare Movement

Original Content provided by: Mediaplanet By: Kenny Lamberti, Director of Grass Roots Advocacy, Best Friends Animal Society We are in the midst of a tremendous shift […]

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