http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/everything/rss.xml/1/14 en The Puppy Files: An investigation into the illegal trade of puppies http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/node/1106 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 06/01/2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The illegal trade in dogs is entwined with the legal trade, which makes it possible for large international networks to emerge. The Internet is playing an important role as an anonymous trade medium.</p> </div> http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/node/1106#comments Dogs & Cats Dogs & Cats Other Wed, 12 Oct 2011 17:03:01 +0000 adintino 1106 at http://www.ifaw.org Humane Cat Population Management Guidance http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/node/1121 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 01/01/2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Humane Cat Population Management Guidance</p> </div> Dogs & Cats Dogs & Cats Other Wed, 12 Oct 2011 18:36:20 +0000 adintino 1121 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW Canada: Northern Dogs Veterinary Effort - Montreal Pups http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/node/2338 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/cats-and-dogs/janice-hannah">Janice Hannah</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 10/28/2009</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em>This post was filed by the <a bitly="BITLY_PROCESSED" href="http://www.ifaw.org" target="_blank" title="The International Fund for Animal Welfare's page describing our work in Kenya.">International Fund for Animal Welfare&#39;s</a> Jan Hannah, working from remote Cree communities, in the James Bay region of Quebec, Canada.</em></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://animalrescue.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451c1c569e20120a6802027970c-popup" onclick="window.open( this.href, '_blank', 'width=640,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0' ); return false" style="float: left;"><img alt="IMG_3539" class="asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451c1c569e20120a6802027970c " src="http://animalrescue.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451c1c569e20120a6802027970c-320wi" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px;" /></a> </span> I received a call from a woman in one of the communities that IFAW&rsquo;s Northern Dogs Project visits each spring. Over a number of weeks she had managed to take in six puppies &ndash;not littermates; just picked up one by one. Her question to me&hellip; could IFAW help her rehome them if she could get them as far as Montreal. I said yes. If I can get to Montreal and you can get the pups on the plane, it&rsquo;s a go. Emaciated and mostly too young to be on the street, the pup count kept increasing until the night before she was leaving&hellip; final puppy tally = 11. If it had been any later, I&rsquo;m sure she would have had more. All different ages, colours, sizes and litters. It&rsquo;s cold up north and pups born at the end of August or early September have the added disadvantage of harsh winters to contend with. Small, young animals certainly feel the cold more than older, larger animals.</p> <p>Sunday: A good friend volunteered to accompany me and this is such a big treat. Twelve hours of driving is long when you&rsquo;re alone and a second pair of hands is invaluable when dealing with the pups on the way home, especially for the pee breaks. Lucille is awesome. You want a volunteer who sees something that needs doing and just does it. That&rsquo;s Lucille.</p> <p><a href="http://animalrescue.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451c1c569e20120a6801277970c-popup" onclick="window.open(this.href,'_blank','scrollbars=no,resizable=yes,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0'); return false" style="float: right;"><img alt="Pups on plane" class="asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451c1c569e20120a6801277970c " src="http://animalrescue.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451c1c569e20120a6801277970c-120pi" style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px;" title="Pups on plane" /></a> Monday: We stayed overnight in Montreal last night so it only took us five minutes to get to the airport this morning. The plane arrived, the baggage hatch opened and I could see the crates with the dogs. Just as she said, all different sizes, ages, and colours. It never ceases to make me smile to see the way the baggage handlers talk to the dogs and stick their hands in the crates. Never. They gently offloaded the three crates and wheeled them off the tarmac and straight to us. No matter how dogs are described to you, you always build your own picture so of course none of them looked like I had imagined. <a href="http://animalrescue.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451c1c569e20120a628c05a970b-popup" onclick="window.open( this.href, '_blank', 'width=640,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0' ); return false" style="float: left;"><img alt="Brown and blond" class="asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451c1c569e20120a628c05a970b " src="http://animalrescue.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451c1c569e20120a628c05a970b-320wi" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px;" /></a> There were two chocolate labs (or crosses) about 6 weeks old; one golden retriever cross about the same age; one black lab about that age and two that looked to be about 10 weeks old; one six month old female who looked like a flat coated retriever; one black wiener dog cross; and the only littermates in the bunch, a black and tan female and black and white freckled male, about four months old. Everyone looked in good shape, yapping and wagging their tails as we quickly took them out one by one, walked them around quickly to do their business and stretch their legs, and then put them into the crates in the van. Ten minutes and we are ready to go.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/node/2338" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dogs & Cats Dogs & Cats Wed, 28 Oct 2009 15:26:23 +0000 Janice Hannah 2338 at http://www.ifaw.org Johannesburg Diary – CLAW Project Works to Contain Rabies Outbreak http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/node/2483 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/cats-and-dogs/kate-nattrass-atema">Kate Nattrass Atema</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 10/27/2010</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Right now we are in full swing organizing teams of all our staff and a few additional helpers to vaccinate as many of the regions our clinic as possible, in as short a time as possible. Rabies is, luckily, very preventable, but only if you vaccinate before the disease hits. In a place like South Africa, where there are areas with widespread rabies, and not much in the way of border controls, a largely un-vaccinated pet population is like a ticking time bomb.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/node/2483" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dogs & Cats Dogs & Cats Africa claw clinic johannesburg South veterinary Wed, 27 Oct 2010 21:15:18 +0000 Kate Nattrass Atema 2483 at http://www.ifaw.org European Pet Night Highlights Continuing Animal Needs http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/node/2664 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/node/2663">Satyen Sinha</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 02/28/2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><a href="http://blog.ifaw.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/eu_Pet_night_graphic.bmp"><img alt="The European Pet Night logo." class="caption" height="91" src="http://blog.ifaw.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/eu_Pet_night_graphic.bmp" title="Every year, folks in Europe celebrate pet night." width="360" /></a></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/node/2664" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dogs & Cats Political advocacy Dogs & Cats advocacy Europe policy Mon, 28 Feb 2011 21:03:14 +0000 Satyen Sinha 2664 at http://www.ifaw.org Helping Velvet and Piccola Get Home Over Land and Sea http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/node/2670 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/cats-and-dogs/erika-flores">Erika Flores</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 03/01/2011</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><a href="http://blog.ifaw.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/V-Joaquin-and-Velvet-ferry-web.jpg"><img alt="Joaquin and Velvet on the ferry." class="size-medium wp-image-3716 caption floatleft" height="247" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/images/V-Joaquin-and-Velvet-ferry-web-300x247.jpg" title="Joaquin and Velvet on the ferry." width="300" /></a> Joaquin jumped into the back of the truck with Velvet in his arms.&nbsp; It should&rsquo;ve been a quick ride to ferry, but the traffic was terrible.&nbsp; Velvet, a little black spaniel mix, didn&rsquo;t seem to mind one bit.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/node/2670" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dogs & Cats Dogs & Cats America Latin Mexico veterinary Tue, 01 Mar 2011 22:08:35 +0000 Erika Flores 2670 at http://www.ifaw.org