Here's how to help pets and animals affected by dangerous Texas cold

Here's how to help pets and animals affected by dangerous Texas cold

Many local animal groups have put out information on how to help animals and pets in Texas, especially ones that may have been outside during the inclement weather.Other shelters, like the Houston Humane Society, are always accepting donations to care for animals in their custody.

Springer spaniel given ‘animal OBE’ for helping thousands in virtual therapy

Springer spaniel given ‘animal OBE’ for helping thousands in virtual therapy

Max’s owner, Kerry Irving, said the springer spaniel was his ‘reason to live’ (Picture: PA)A virtual therapy dog is being honoured with the animal equivalent of an OBE after comforting more than 10,000 people around the world.

Cat who's spent over 8 years in a shelter wins $10K donation

Cat who's spent over 8 years in a shelter wins $10K donation

Grace entered Colonial Capital Humane Society in New Bern, North Carolina, as a kitten.Grace is mama cat for scared newcomers at Colonial Capital Humane Society in New Bern, North Carolina.

Spotting the pups in the #HiddenDogChallenge is harder than it sounds

Spotting the pups in the #HiddenDogChallenge is harder than it sounds

In the Dogspotting Society Facebook group of 1.1 million dog lovers, members have shared pictures of their dogs in which they’re hidden to varying degrees, with some really tough to pick out.

Animal shelter dresses dogs as old people to help them get adopted

Animal shelter dresses dogs as old people to help them get adopted

In a series of adorable photos on their Instagram, the senior dogs looking for happy homes are dressed in an assortment of wigs, hats, jumpers and other accessories that make them look like human old people.

Pit bull who spent 400 days in a shelter finds forever home

Pit bull who spent 400 days in a shelter finds forever home

Lola finally found a loving forever home with the Perry family on Oct. 24 — just one day after she transferred to the Arizona Humane Society.While Arizona Humane Society transfers homeless pets from other areas to its care, including regular transport of puppies from the Navajo Nation, other shelters reciprocate in turn.

Lola the dog finally gets a forever home after 400 days in a shelter

Lola the dog finally gets a forever home after 400 days in a shelter

Lola’s new family (Picture: Arizona Humane Society)According the AHS website, their partner assistant program, Project Reachout – which helped Lola – is a lifesaving program that transfers at-risk pets from other animal welfare organisations.

30 adoptable pets get ‘courtside’ seats at NBA playoff game

30 adoptable pets get ‘courtside’ seats at NBA playoff game

During Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Denver Nuggets, the broadcast cut to 28 dogs and two kittens and their fosters filling virtual courtside seats, with an announcement that they were all “100% adoptable and 100% adorable” and a link to learn more about adopting them.

Actor Dennis Quaid Is Adopting a Virginia Shelter Cat Named 'Dennis Quaid'

Actor Dennis Quaid Is Adopting a Virginia Shelter Cat Named 'Dennis Quaid'

Hollywood actor Dennis Quaid is adopting a cat from the Lynchburg Humane Society in Virginia.“We take in about 4,000 animals a year, so we really just try to come up with creative names and just not have the same name twice,” Danielle Ulmer, Adoption Center Manager with the Lynchburg Humane Society, told WSLS.

Our pets will miss us when we return to work. Here's how to prep them for it

Our pets will miss us when we return to work. Here's how to prep them for it

With many families sheltering in place , signs in windows proclaim, “At least our dogs are happy!”.“If the dog is used to that constant attention and suddenly it goes away, that huge, abrupt change could definitely cause them some big initial panic,” she told TODAY.

Coronavirus: Record number of pets taken into foster care during lockdown

Coronavirus: Record number of pets taken into foster care during lockdown

Amid an avalanche of bad news, Ms Simeon's story and thousands like it across the country are prompting smiles as suddenly isolated people rush to care for animals, easing a burden on shelters and providing homes - even if just temporarily - for homeless dogs, cats and other pets.

Shuttering of animal shelters prompts surge in pet fostering amid pandemic

Shuttering of animal shelters prompts surge in pet fostering amid pandemic

Shapiro is among thousands of volunteers who answered the call of animal shelters nationwide to foster a pet amid the worsening coronavirus pandemic.The number of animals needing homes is likely to climb, said Susan Schroeder, of owner Bronx Tails cat rescue in New York City.

During coronavirus closures, what happens to animal shelters?

During coronavirus closures, what happens to animal shelters?

If adopting or fostering isn't something you can do, the organization recommends donating supplies to both animal shelters and other organizations like human food banks.Similar to HSUS' recommendations, Lacey suggests reaching out to your local shelters to see if they need help fostering or adopting animals.

Blind dog Devito needs a home after being left to fend for himself and eat roadkill to survive

Blind dog Devito needs a home after being left to fend for himself and eat roadkill to survive

Devito is currently living in a foster home (Picture: Oshkosh Area Humane Society)Despite his health issues, Devito would still make an amazing companion, and is ready to be adopted by someone who wants all the love from this 60lb gentle giant.

Shelter does bad pet portraits to raise money and is inundated with requests

Shelter does bad pet portraits to raise money and is inundated with requests

One of the submissions they were given… (Picture: Wisconsin Humane Society)Bake sales and fetes are great ways for charities to earn money, but they don’t have a patch on these silly pet portraits.

Meet Hulk, the lime green puppy taking the internet by storm

Meet Hulk, the lime green puppy taking the internet by storm

Although Stamey was initially “freaked out a little bit” by Hulk’s color, she remembered seeing a Facebook post from years ago in which someone posted a similar story about their dog, and said that the coloring was not harmful to the puppies.

Just why were all these Golden Retrievers queuing up for a train?

Just why were all these Golden Retrievers queuing up for a train?

But Ann Stephenson from the club said the dogs were nothing to do with them, and described the organisers as ‘reckless’.One of the calendar organisers responded to the picture after it went viral across social media.

Delaware is the first no-kill state for shelter animals in US

Delaware is the first no-kill state for shelter animals in US

Linda Torelli, director of marketing for the Brandywine Valley SPCA, which has three locations in Delaware and cares for more than 14,000 animals each year, credited a multipronged approach with helping the First State achieve no-kill status — and its citizens.“The community in Delaware is very oriented to pet advocacy, so we had their support,” she told TODAY.

Heartwarming adoption gives 3 senior dogs a forever home

Heartwarming adoption gives 3 senior dogs a forever home

The adopter, a woman named Leslie, walked into the Asheville Humane Society Adoption Center on July 24 and asked, "Which two dogs have been here the longest, with the most special needs?

One of the last dogs rescued from Michael Vick's dogfighting ring dies

One of the last dogs rescued from Michael Vick's dogfighting ring dies

Erin Menard / Best Friends Animal SocietyTess Rushton happened to be interning at Best Friends at the time and decided to adopt Layla.“She turned out to be absolutely lovely,” Rushton told TODAY.The “clumsy goof” adapted well to being spoiled by her new mom, who cooked organic food to mix into high-quality kibble, and made toys with hidden treats to help stimulate the clever dog’s mind.