Saving Homeless Animals in Southern California Through Transports and Spay/Neuter | START Rescue

The sad news is, despite how much we love animals, pet homelessness remains a huge problem in the U.S. The silver lining? Organizations like Shelter Transport Animal Rescue Team—also known as START Rescue—are ready to lend a hand in solving this problem. According to Steve Spiro, one of the co-founders [...]

3 Ways to Help Cut Overcrowding in Animal Shelters  

Animal shelters receive over 6 million homeless animals into their fold each year. A big chunk of this population are stray animals and relinquished pets. Yet, despite these alarming data, animal homelessness ranks poorly in the long list of public concerns. The on-going global pandemic has made it even harder [...]

Fostering A Shelter Cat: Expectations VS. Reality

Have you been holding off on fostering a shelter a cat because you're unsure of what to expect? Or maybe you've heard a lot of negative opinions from those around you? Feeling skeptical about trying something new is completely natural and it's actually a good thing that you're not jumping [...]

8 Benefits of Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

The spaying or neutering of pets is an important part of responsible pet ownership. While there are many misconceptions surrounding the medical procedures, there are only positive, life-long benefits to reap from having them done to your pet—health and behavioral benefits. Additionally, there’s no need to worry about your pet’s [...]

Is It a Feral or Stray Cat? Here’s How to Tell the Difference

  Like pet cats, ferals and strays fall under the category of domestic cats. However, despite their similarities, there’s a big difference between the two. While feral cats are perfectly content living outdoors separate from humans, stray cats often crave human company and in most cases, are either lost or [...]

7 Ways to Help End Animal Homelessness

  Did you know that there are about 70 million stray animals living in the streets of America? Out of this 70 million, only 6.5 million dogs and cats enter shelters each year and only 3.2 million of them go into homes—it’s absolutely heartbreaking. Fortunately, while it’s not an easy [...]