July 8, 2020

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 […]
June 20, 2020

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 […]
June 12, 2020

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 […]
June 10, 2020

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, […]
June 7, 2020

Leaning in and Listening

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June 3, 2020

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 […]
May 14, 2020

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 […]
May 14, 2020

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 […]
May 14, 2020

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 […]