Review: Mutts Shelter Stories by Patrick McDonnell

A few years ago, I walked into Barnes & Noble with no intention of buying any books and walked out with Mutts Shelter Stories by Patrick McDonnell. I’m a sucker for stories about animals, especially those found at shelters. Granted, this is a straightforward story about animals in needing a home, but it’s also a highly-visual mix of comic strips and photos. And, in the end, it’s an emotive tearjerker that works. I had not heard of the Mutts comic strip prior to my purchase, but of course I’ve since done some research. The popular strip, which Charles Schultz said … Continue reading Review: Mutts Shelter Stories by Patrick McDonnell

Therapy Cat Series: Guest Blogger Sputnik the Therapy Cat

Today Lincoln Pet Culture is honored to bring a special guest post to its readers. Earlier this year, my therapy cat Rainy interviewed Sputnik, a two-year-old therapy cat. Now Sputnik’s owner returns with an update on how Sputnik is still … Continue reading Therapy Cat Series: Guest Blogger Sputnik the Therapy Cat

Updates on LAA’s Pet Food Bank, S/N Program, and Annual Fundraiser

Due to COVID-19, Lincoln Animal Ambassadors has made changes to its programs and to its annual Wine & Howl fundraiser. The latter has been set for for July 18th (rescheduled from its usual June date) at Deer Springs Winery and will run just in the evening (when hopefully the weather is cooler) from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. If the event happens, there will be precautions due to COVID-19. Also, in the wake of COVID-19, Lincoln Animal Ambassadors will not be issuing spay/neuter vouchers for the foreseeable future. While it will continue to operate its pet food bank, distributions will be “no-contact.” … Continue reading Updates on LAA’s Pet Food Bank, S/N Program, and Annual Fundraiser

Review: Gaby, Lost and Found by Angela Cervantes

Cute! Fun! Sweet! Inspiring! All these adjectives describe Gaby, Lost and Found, by Angela Cervantes, about a girl who wants to rescue animals but soon finds herself in need of a permanent home. Gaby, her friends, and even the adult guardians in her life make for a realistic and endearing cast. Through the suspenseful plot, readers will learn about shelters and immigration, besides being entertained. What struck me foremost is how true-to-life but also sympathetic the characters are. Gaby loves animals. She’ll do anything to rescue them. But she still feels a little upset when a cat in a tree … Continue reading Review: Gaby, Lost and Found by Angela Cervantes

Socializing Puppies During A Pandemic

Spring is normally the prime time for puppy socialization. Unfortunately, due to the wordwide pandemic, socialization has become a lot whole harder to do. This past April, Jessica Ring of My Fantastic Friend, began to offer online puppy socialization classes. … Continue reading Socializing Puppies During A Pandemic

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Pets Together: Making A Difference in People’s Lives During COVID-19

On May 11, 2020, Animal Farm Foundation announced the launch of Pets Together, as a response to the pandemic. Pets Together is a free online program designed to ease social isolation. The program matches those who are socially isolated due … Continue reading Pets Together: Making A Difference in People’s Lives During COVID-19

Tribute to Long-Term LAA Volunteer

Lincoln Animal Ambassadors wishes to pay tribute to Joyce Teets for her ten years of volunteer service. It also thanks everyone who supported them on Give to Lincoln Day. Finally, it reminds the Lancaster County community to mark July 18th as the date (if allowed) for LAA’s annual Wine & Howl. Teets first got involved with Lincoln Animal Ambassadors when some of her neighbors asked her for help with the community cats at Wyuka. “We had to trap the cats and get them to The Cat House for Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR),” said Teets.” I don’t think I understood … Continue reading Tribute to Long-Term LAA Volunteer