Project Updated

Recently, I have contacted with 7 shelters around the Bay Area. They are:

1. SF SPCA – www.sfspca.org

2. Muttville – www.muttville.org

3. Rocket Dog Rescue – www.rocketdogrescue.org

4. The Berkely Humane – www.berkeleyhumane.org

5. East Bay SPCA – www.eastbayspca.org

6. Give Me Shelter Cat Rescue – www.givemesheltersf.org

7. The Milo Foundation – www.milofoundation.org

 

The result is not very happy at the beginning. The SF SPCA didn’t approve for my access to their shelters. I understand that SF SPCA is a big shelter and their policy is quite hard, so I was not very surprised by being declined from them.

However, I didn’t give up on this project, because I think it’s worth to do and also, it’s something that I really really want to do. For the other 6 shelters, they didn’t reply me yet except The East Bay Humane. I was very happy when I got the reply email from The East Bay Humane when they said that they approve for my access. Luckily, they will celebrate their 140th  celebration in October, so they would love to have someone to create a video for them. Of course, I say Yes!

Well, that’s a good news for me. Besides, really thanks Eliot that introduce me the East Bay Humane!

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How to help your local shelters?

There are so many ways that you can help your local shelters. If you are an animal lover, then choose one way that match your schedule, or your habit.

The post below is a reblog from the topic “Ten ways to Help Your Local Shelter or Rescue” from The Humane Society of The United States that I found very interesting to know.

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Ten ways to Help Your Local Shelter or Rescue

Shelters and rescues are amazing! They help untold numbers of animals and people, usually with limited resources and very little publicity. Do you want to give back to the these unsung heroes and organizations who contribute so much to your community? Try one—or all—of the following ten ways to help shelters and rescue groups. Don’t be surprised if you end up feeling good and having fun.

1. Share your love

Tell the world how you feel about your local shelter or rescue by using The Humane Society of the United States’ Facebook share graphics.


Just click on your favorite to add the image to your Facebook page. (If you think they’re both too cute to choose a favorite, swap them out every day.)

2. Get to know your local shelters and rescue groups

Start the process by locating all of the ones in your area. You may be surprised how many groups nearby are helping animals.

3. Learn before you leap

Before you adopt, go to the Shelter Pet Project to learn what to expect when adopting a pet. You’ll be much less likely to become frustrated and return your new pet if you understand the challenges and rewards of adopting a pet beforehand.

4. Say “Thanks!”

Take a minute to express your gratitude to the people who work at your local shelter or rescue groups. If you’ve adopted a pet from one of them, show how well your pet is doing by sharing an updated picture via a letter, email, or posting it on the organization’s Facebook page or website.

Trina’s wearing one of the “Adopt Me” vests the HSUS Shelter Services team sent to 4 Luv of Dog Rescue in N.D. These vests would be a great gift for your local groups. Jamie Floan

5. Get Crafty

Combine fabric, yarn, recyclables, and imagination to bring much-needed fun into the lives of local shelter and rescue pets. There’s no end to the toys you can make. Try braiding strips of fleece into fun for dogs, or cutting and folding a surprising household object into a cat distractor.

Are you a born match-maker? Create attention-grabbing “Adopt-Me” vests to spotlight available pets at adoption events held by shelters and rescues. We’ve found DIY options for those of us who avoid sewing as well as sewing-machine wizards.

6. Become a Fan

“Like” the Shelter Pet Project on Facebook. Then, if possible, “like” the individual groups in your community, too.

7. Make wishes come true

Shelters and rescue groups always need towels, toys, and other supplies. Check their websites for wish lists or call them to find out what’s in short supply.

8. Volunteer

Even if you can’t adopt a pet just now, you can help make life better for homeless animals by volunteering with your local shelter or rescue organization. Do you have experience as a carpenter or electrician? Are you a marketing or dog-walking whiz? All of these skills are valuable!

9. Help at your own home

Make the jobs of shelters and rescues easier: Outfit your cats and dogs with collars and proper ID (a microchip and ID tags) at all times. As soon as you bring them into your family, have all of your pets spayed or neutered. Keep your cats indoors, where you can keep them safe (though it’s great to take them on walks if they are comfortable on a harness and leash), and keep dogs on leashes when off your property.

10. Help your shelter make positive changes

If you see or hear anything at your local shelter that concerns you, follow The HSUS’s guidelines for addressing that concern in the most effective way.

Sources:

The Humane Society of The United States Site. Ten ways to Help Your Local Shelter or Rescue. October 30 2013. Web. August 10 2014.

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Adoption Stories

If you interesting in reading adoption or rescue animals stories, check out this link below. This is a site that people share their stories about pet adoption or animals rescue. If you had one, you could submit your story too ( :

http://theanimalrescuesite.greatergood.com/clickToGive/ars/stories

 

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The “Blind Cat Rescue” project

As animal lovers, it is absolutely heartbreaking to read of some of the abuse cases that go on across the world, or some of the reasons people “get rid” of their pets.” – said Michael Phillip Berlinski.

Yes, it is. When I was researching for my “Pet Adoption” project, I found this project which inspired me more to do mines. Michael is raising funds for his “Blind Cat Rescue” documentary and he got a lot of supports from people around the world. His big mission is to let the world know the great stories from The Blind Cat Rescue and Sanctuary (http://blindcatrescue.com/).

A picture from a blind cat at Blind Cat Rescue.

I think it is a great mission and I would love to share that to everybody. Check out this link to know more about Michael’s project and help him to save these little cats.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-story-of-the-blind-cat-rescue-documentary-video

Sources:

Indiegogo Site. The Story of the Blind Cat Rescue Documentary Video. Michael Phillip Berlinski. Jun 11. 2014. Web. August 10 2014.

Blind Cat Rescue. Web. August 10 2014.

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Bay Area Animal Shelters List

There are more than 100 animal shelters around the Bay Area. The list below is one of the shelters in the bay that I’ve been researching on lately for my project. Do you know any one of them?

 

1. SF SPCA – www.sfspca.org

This is where my roommates and I adopted our cat. They have great services and the staffs are very friendly. Love this place so much!

 

2. Muttville – www.muttville.org

This shelter’s mission is to save the senior dogs which are too old that mostly people don’t want to adopt, so they’re at risk of being euthanized. Muttville wants to change the way the world thinks about and treats older dogs and to create better lives for them through rescue, foster, adoption and hospice. What a great mission, isn’t it?

 

3. Rocket Dog Rescue – www.rocketdogrescue.org

A small Dog Rescue group run by volunteers, Rocket Dog Rescue has saved a big number of dogs from death at over-crowded shelters. I love its website because it’s very animated and has a lot of things to read, like success adopting story, or dog of the week.

 

4. The Berkely Humane – www.berkeleyhumane.org

This is one of my favorite shelters. I look forward to have the approval from this shelter to work on my project.

 

5. East Bay SPCA – www.eastbayspca.org

The East Bay SPCA had a long history, it is turning 129 years old. They have all the services for both cats and dogs, which is so great!

 

6. Give Me Shelter Cat Rescue – www.givemesheltersf.org

This is a small non-profit organization to help stop the overpopulation of abandoned and unwanted adult and senior cats. The great thing about this rescue group is they receive new cats into the systems every weeks, and mostly these cats are at risk of  being euthanized. If you feel that they’re doing amazing job, let’s help them by donating or volunteering. This is a small group of dedicated volunteers, and they just require you to have at least 1 shift per month (1 shift = 30mins to 5 hours).

 

7. The Milo Foundation – www.milofoundation.org

Milo is about to turn 20 on August 14 and they have a special event to celebrate the rescue of 25,000 animals. I hope that I could catch this event up for my project.

 

The shelters above are all of the shelters that I mostly paid attention on. Do you know any other shelters that is appropriate for my project? If yes, please let me know at the comments below.

Thank you and cheers!

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Infographic: How to adopt a Pet?

If you want to have a pet, let’s look for adopting one.

I’ll show you how to do it by the infographic below.

Infographic_Tran_Nhi

It’s easy, isn’t it?

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Adopt a pet = Save a life

This is a typography that I made to support my “Pet Adoption” project.

I made it not only because it’s my assignment, but also I hope people help me to rescue them. Let’s do it together ( ;

Tran_Nhi_Typography

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A Rescue story that inspired me to do this project ( :

Hope For Paws is an rescue animals organization to help animals in the USA who suffer and die every year because of negligence and abuse.  They also created a huge network of rescuers from all over the world on their Facebook pages.

Their rescue stories are very inspiring and moving. One of them is the story of this little dog, Frankie, who has been living in poor condition under a highway. Frankie finally overcame his fear and lived happily with his friend Miley. A very beautiful story, isn’t it?

Check out the video below to see the story:

If you feel that the rescue team is amazing, you could help them by donating Hope For Paws to help them make more beautiful stories. I actually have donated a few times,  and I felt that is one of the most wonderful I’ve ever done in my life.

http://www.hopeforpaws.org/

 

 

Sources:

Hope For Paws. Rescue stories. Hope for Paws, Animal Rescue Organization. Dec 23.2014. Web. July 5 2014.

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What is a Puppy Mill?

Which pet stores sell puppies supplied by puppy mills? Nearly 100%.

Estimated number of  puppy mills in the U.S.that supply to pet stores or sell online: 10,000.

Wow, that’s a lot, right? But, how much do you know about Puppy Mills?

Check out this video from Best Friends Animal Society to know more about that.

 

 

Sources:

Best Friends Animal Society Sites. Puppy Mills Initiatives. Web. July 5 2014.

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Break the Puppy Mill Cycle and save lives

Why adopt a pet instead of buying one at the pet store?

Check out this video from Best Friends Animal Society and you’ll know more about pet stores and puppy mills:

 

 

Sources:

Best Friends Animal Society Sites. Puppy Mills Initiatives. Web. July 5 2014.

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