How to Find a Wildlife Rehabilitator Near You

headshot of an eagle who received help from a wildlife rehabilitator

Finding a licensed wildlife rehabilitator near you is the best way to help a baby bird who's fallen out of the nest, a squirrel who's been hit by a car, a crow who seems unable to fly, or any other form of wildlife. In some cases, the animal might not need help at all, and a rehabilitator can guide you in assessing the situation. If the animal does need help, often time is of the essence in making that call.

Why Does My Cat Meow So Much?

Gray kitten meowing loudly

Are you asking yourself, "Why does my cat meow so much?" Cats communicate through a variety of vocalizations — meowing, purring, chirping, and hissing, among others. They display their unique personalities through these vocalizations, a characteristic most people find endearing. But sometimes these vocalizations can become excessive. Here's what it could mean if your cat meows a lot.

What to Feed a Potbellied Pig

RB the potbellied pig eating some lettuce as part of a healthy pig diet

Potbellied pigs are omnivores, so their natural diet in the wild would include roots, veggies, nuts, seeds, berries, worms, insects, raw eggs, and other little critters. Of course, you won’t be able to feed pet pigs exactly what they’d find while foraging in the wild, but you can feed them a variety of healthy foods. It’s ideal to feed pigs larger meals twice a day (breakfast and dinner) and healthy snacks throughout the day.  

Here are some general guidelines for what to feed a pet potbellied pig. 

What Are Puppy Mills and Why Are They Bad?

headshot of a Lhasa apso dog

You visit a pet store or website, find the perfect puppy, and within minutes you've got your new best friend. Just because it's easy doesn’t mean it's a good idea. That's because most puppies for sale in pet stores and online are born and raised in factory-like, inhumane settings called puppy mills, where people see animals as a cash commodity rather than the way you do — as valued living beings deserving of homes that foster health and happiness.

Training Shelter Dogs

Woman using positive reinforcement to train a shelter dog

Tara’s Run is a facility for training shelter dogs at Best Friends that contains real-life equipment to help dogs become familiar with structures they’ll encounter in a home once they’re adopted. Because shelter dogs often come from backgrounds where they weren’t taught social skills and many haven’t lived in homes, this equipment helps them become ready to go on mobile adoptions and then successfully transition into living happily in homes.

These structures can be built inexpensively by anyone handy with a hammer.

5 Ways to Fundraise for Community Cat TNVR

Feral cat sitting next to donated cat food from a TNVR group

You’ve noticed a small colony of community cats (aka ownerless free-roaming cats who live outdoors) in your area. They need to be spayed or neutered and vaccinated, but how can you afford to do it? Here are five simple ways to raise funds for a small-scale trap-neuter-vaccinate-return (TNVR) effort and community cat colony maintenance plan.