A thoughtful reflection on pit bulls by our very own (uh-mazing) Intern, Alicia Mercado. Read, reflect, and share. When I visited the shelter, I had a different dog in mind. I knew I wanted a pit bull, which proved to be fairly easy, as all but seven dogs in the entire shelter (of about 40) […]
When a Rescue Group or Shelter Claims it’s “No Kill,” What Does That Actually Mean? The Answer, it Turns Out, is Complicated.
An Original Thought-Piece by ARDC Intern, Rachel Vellanikaran Recently, I had the opportunity to research the “No-Kill movement” and the implications it has on our current approach to animal rescue and welfare. This has been incredibly eye-opening and insightful to my understanding of the operations and values of shelters and rescue groups. The No-Kill movement […]
Y’all know how much we love to brag on our amazing Interns, right!? Check out the talents of our very own Alicia Mercado, who created these incredibly engaging infographics about the financial responsibilities of having a pet. Check them out, and please, share, share, share. Pet Care Costs
ARDC volunteer, Megan Billingsley, is also Primed Instincts’ lead dog trainer. Here are her three most useful training tips & popular misconceptions. Read on to learn more. 3 Dog Training Tips 1) Have a flexible schedule – you don’t need to stick to a rigid feeding and walk schedule. Your dog will pick up on […]
Oftentimes, nonprofits (us included) have great difficulty “telling our story.” We tend to be so mission-driven & focused on our impact, that we rarely have the time, talent, and skill-set to clearly communicate what we do, & how & why we do it. Thankfully, we’ve been fortunate to link up with some amazingly talented volunteers […]
What is bloat (gastric dilation) in dogs? These super helpful infographics cover how to recognize it, and what to do about it. As always, please check with your veterinarian. Images and research courtesy of ARDC Intern, Alicia Mercado.
We’d like you to meet our new intern, Camila Calviño, a sophomore at Emory University studying Business and Spanish Linguistics. She was born in Montevideo, Uruguay but grew up in Elizabeth, New Jersey. She absolutely love animals! Back home, NJ, she has a 5-year-old beagle named Turbo and 2 guinea pigs named Jojo and Bowie. […]
One of our amazing interns, Alicia, is super passionate about demystifying the stigma & stereotypes surrounding pit bulls, so she did some research, & put together these helpful infographics. Thanks, Alicia, for all that you do to help us promote positive human-animal interactions, & advocate on behalf of the people & pets in the community. […]
This week, we’d love you to meet our newest intern, Rachel Vellanikaran. Rachel is currently a sophomore at Emory University, where she’s studying biology. She is super passionate about animal health and sciences and hopes to pursue veterinary medicine after her undergraduate studies. On campus, she’s involved in the Emory Pawsitive Outreach Club, the Emory Undergraduate […]
Prior to the pandemic, the euthanasia rate among American animal shelters stood at about 4,000 pets/day, meaning that 1.2 million cats and dogs were put down annually. But since Covid-19, there has been an unprecedented demand for adoptable pets. In fact, both private rescue groups and taxpayer-funded animal shelters across the U.S. report having to scramble to meet […]