Tag Archives: stray dogs

Video: What It Really Takes to Own a Dog


Written by: Phil Monahan

Singapore, like many Asian nations, is seeing an increase in dog ownership, but unfortunately that means a concurrent increase in abandoned dogs. One of the reasons for such a high number of unwanted dogs is that people take on the responsibility without really knowing what it entails. The Singapore S.P.C.A. decided to make a very basic video to. . .

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New Shelter in Boston Will House Strays from Puerto Rico


Written by: Phil Monahan

The new facility offers 50′ x 50′ kennels and a fenced-in play space that has grass, trees and a dog house for naps.
Photo courtesdy The Sato Project

We have posted before about the appalling stray-dog problem in Puerto Rico (see a clip from a video about it here), where it is apparently not unusual for folks to just abandon their dogs when they become inconvenient. Now a nonprofit called the Sato Project aims to bring some of these strays to the. . .

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British Man Will Spend 35 Days in a Cage to Raise Awareness About Shelter Dogs


Written by: Phil Monahan

Sean Le Vegan hopes that his stunt will cause more people to think about the plight of strays and shelter dogs.
Photo via Manchester Evening News

The Manchester Dogs Home in Manchester, England, is able to re-home about 4,000 dogs per year, which is a remarkable achievement. Unfortunately, that number represents just a third of the dogs taken in. A 35-year-old Web designer named Sean Le Vegan has decided to do something about the problem, and he has chosen a. . .

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Video: “I Am Here” Raises Awareness of Urban Strays


Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s an amazing video made by two college students in Chile to call attention to the plight of urban stray dogs. Shot in Santiago, the video shows people tying balloons to strays, and each balloon contains a written message, such as “Do not mistreat me” and “Give me love.” The goal was to make the invisible visible and force people to recognize the animals that. . .

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After a Spending Her First Year as a Stray, “Girlie the Power Plant Dog” Has a New Home


Written by: Grant White

Girlie spent the first year of her life living at Exelon power plant in Dallas, Texas.
Photo by Dogster

After spending the past year living as a stray at a Texas power plant, a dog named Girlie has finally found a forever home. A beautiful, one-year-old mixed breed, she spent the first 12 months of her life scavenging around an Exelon facility in Dallas. That’s where Kara Corn, a plant employee, spotted Girlie, and she quickly. . .

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