7th Annual Spay-ghetti and No Balls Dinner Will Feature Austin Pets Alive Speaker

Lincoln Animal Ambassador’s annual Spay-ghetti and No Balls fundraiser is back for its seventh year. Set aside the evening of Saturday, March 21st, for dinner, entertainment, and a dessert auction. You won’t want to miss this event! The fundraiser will … Continue reading 7th Annual Spay-ghetti and No Balls Dinner Will Feature Austin Pets Alive Speaker

Ten Ways To Help Dogs and Cats Stay Active in Winter

When it’s cold outside, the last thing that any of us or our pets want to do is venture outside. Nonetheless, exercise is essential to a healthy lifestyle. Besides helping our pets avoid obesity, it can also bust the boredom that leads to behavioral issues. How then do we help our pets stay active during the winter? Here are ten ideas for dogs and cats alike. Puzzle Feeders: Encourage your pet to work for their treats and their meals by hiding their food in a puzzle feeder. This activity will both work your pet’s mind and body. Make a puzzle … Continue reading Ten Ways To Help Dogs and Cats Stay Active in Winter

The Beatrice Humane Society, A No-Kill Model for Rural Nebraska

In 2018, the Beatrice Humane Society operated with an amazing 94.1% live release rate. The shelter took in 856 dogs and cats from Gage County; 810 of them were placed in new homes through the help of local and regional … Continue reading The Beatrice Humane Society, A No-Kill Model for Rural Nebraska

Enriching the Lives of Dogs and Cats

I’m in the process of becoming certified by the International Association of Behavior Consultants (IAABC) and taking a course called Animal Behavior Consulting: Principles & Practice. The setup of the course consists of teaching videos by animal experts, instructional handouts, a weekly online mentoring session with the teacher and all students, weekly quizzes, and a major assignment. Each week I’ll share highlights here from my studies. Jumping back to the eighth week of my Principles and Practices course, animal welfare science was the focus. The module consisted of a definition of animal welfare science and then an exploration of enrichment … Continue reading Enriching the Lives of Dogs and Cats

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Students Making An Impact on Homeless Animals

The Animal Impact Club at University of Nebraska-Lincoln supports no-kill groups by volunteering at them and by donating money to them raised through fundraisers. Three of those no-kill groups include The Cat House, Good Dog Rescue, and Second Chance Pups. … Continue reading Students Making An Impact on Homeless Animals