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HOUSTON, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- FidoFinder.com and TabbyTracker.com are ahead of the pack when it comes to reuniting lost dogs and cats with their owners. With more than 400 lost dogs and cats reunited through the websites, founder Wes Cutshall says his websites are the top sites for reuniting Fido and Fluffy with their owners. "We have more lost dogs and cats added to our database each day than any other public database," Cutshall says. Fidofinder.com recently reunited a lost Dachshund named Oscar with his owner seventeen days after he went missing. Oscar slipped through the fence in the back yard of his Deer Park, Texas home. He ended up at a local tire store before being picked up by a Good Samaritan. Before Oscar's owner, Anita Bettis, could find him, he was taken home by a family hoping to find his owners. In her search for Oscar, Bettis posted flyers at local ... (more)

"Second Chance for Love" Fall National Adoption Event Is September 11-13 in All PetSmart(R) Stores

PHOENIX, AZ -- (Marketwire) -- 08/24/09 -- PetSmart Charities® invites you to fall in love with a new pet this September 11-13 during the PetSmart Charities "Second Chance for Love" Fall National Adoption Event, sponsored by Hill's(TM) Science Diet® Brand and PetSmart®. The event will take place in all 1,137 PetSmart stores in the United States and Canada with a goal of finding a lifelong, loving home for more than 18,800 companion animals. More than 2,000 animal-welfare agencies in North America are expected to participate and will showcase adoptable pets at every PetSmart Charities in-store adoption center. The event will take place Friday, September 11 through Sunday, September 13, 2009. "Our vision is a lifelong, loving home for every pet," said Susana Della Maddalena, executive director of PetSmart Charities. "This event will give prospective Pet Parents the op... (more)

2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge Kicks Off Saturday at Shelters Nationwide

NEW YORK, May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is gearing up for tomorrow's start of the 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge, where a total of $600,000 in prize grants are up for grabs to help shelters save more homeless cats and dogs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060731/NYM024LOGO ) The 49 contestants will work to save more animals – during the months of June, July and August 2013 – than they did over the same three-month period in 2012. Last year's competing shelters saved more than 56,000 cats and dogs during the contest, an increase of 14,376 over the same period in 2011. "Starting at midnight tonight and continuing through the weekend, shelters in 30 states and territories across this country will kick off their run in the contest with major adoption events," says Ber... (more)

Celebration Concludes Third Year Of Toyota's 100 Cars For Good

TORRANCE, Calif., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nine nonprofits ready to serve their communities will gather today to celebrate the 2013 100 Cars for Good philanthropy program. The charities will use their nine vehicles (seven Siennas and two Tundras) won through the program's public voting to transport people, food and even musical instruments. Those same instruments will help veterans and at-risk youth find confidence and friendship through music education and performances, thanks to The Rock Club and Rock for Vets. "These individuals are all struggling, but when you put them together, it's something amazing," said Frank McIlquham, founder and director of The Rock Club and Rock for Vets. "To win the Sienna is an honor and a one-in-a-million opportunity. We can move equipment, reach more people and perform further away – we can't wait to get started." The nine org... (more)

U.S. Bans the Import of Sick and Underage Puppies for Pet Trade

NEW YORK, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) welcomes the new federal rule issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulating the importation of puppies. The new rule requires non-U.S. breeders to provide certification that each dog is in good health, has received all necessary vaccinations, and is at least six months of age. It specifically targets dogs meant for resale in the commercial pet trade and will not prevent individuals from transporting their own pets. "Every year, thousands of puppies are brought into the United States from foreign countries, even though they may be too sick or young to endure the transport," said Deborah Press, senior regulatory affairs manager for the ASPCA. "With this new rule, the USDA has taken significant steps towards ensuring that the ... (more)

Boys & Girls Clubs of America Honors Major Supporters

NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), the nation's premier youth development organization, honored a few of its dedicated supporters – W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Raytheon Corporation, Disney, Peter Morse and Larry & Colette Young – during the organization's annual Board of Governors dinner Tuesday. The W. K. Kellogg Foundation received the 2014 Foundation Philanthropy Award for its support of BGCA's SPARK Early Literacy Program. Their tremendous support allows the program, designed to improve early-learning outcomes of kindergarten through third-grade students in public schools that partner with Boys & Girls Club affiliates, to combat reading challenges for kids in an even more impactful way. The Kellogg Foundation partnership lets BGCA and Clubs around the country continue to make significant progress in achieving s... (more)

World-Class Optical Networking and Communications Event, OFC 2015, Concludes in Los Angeles

The 2015 OFC Conference and Exposition concluded today at the Los Angeles Convention Center with 560 exhibitors, more than 1,100 presentations and 12,375 attendees from around the world. Marking a multi-year growth pattern, the exhibit floor grew 10 percent to 106,700 square feet year over year. Conference and exhibition programming provided attendees with valuable insights into the latest optical communications research (near- and long-term) and technology from more than a dozen topical areas (i.e. bandwidth demand, 100G/400G network design and optimization, 1 terabit (Tb) and beyond optical networking, and wavelength agile access networks). OFC 2015 took place 22-26 March at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California, USA. In celebration of the International Year of Light, OFC hosted "Light the Future: A Community Outreach Event" in the exhibit ... (more)

Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment Announce the 2015 Superman Hall of Heroes Inductees

LOS ANGELES, April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) and DC Entertainment today announced this year's 2015 Superman Hall of Heroes inductees including a military hero, a crusader against crime, a racing legend and a passionate educator. The new inductees join thousands of everyday heroes who have been nominated for the Superman Hall of Heroes, an online gift-giving portal that empowers consumers to honor their personal heroes - those who have made a positive impact on their lives or the lives of others. Experience the interactive Multimedia News Release here: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7498351-superman-hall-of-heroes-2015 Each year, the Superman Hall of Heroes program inducts a new class of nationally recognized heroes from all walks of life.  This year's honorees include: Kyle Carpenter - Superman Hall of Heroes inductee Ky... (more)

Little Shelter Animal Rescue Holiday Donation Drive

December 22, 2009, Huntington, NY - Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center www.littleshelter.com, one of Long Island's oldest no-kill shelters dedicated to saving all companion animals in need, announced today a Holiday Donation Drive.  Little Shelter is under financial pressure and must cut back on services for needy animals due to a 30% decrease in donations, the 2009 closing of two Long Island shelters (Bide-A-Wee in Wantagh and Animal Haven in Flushing), and the bad economy, unemployment and foreclosures causing more animals to be surrendered to the shelter. Without holiday donations, Little Shelter will be forced to cut back on medical care for its 400 cats and 50 dogs and will reduce essential community animal care services. Little Shelter Helps Needy Families Keep their Cherished Pets at Home Known for its community outreach and the rescue of countless... (more)

ProfNet Experts Available on Breast Cancer, Sleep Apnea, Divorce, More

NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network that are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area. If you are interested in interviewing any of the experts, please contact them via the contact information at the end of the listing. To receive these updates by email, send a note to [email protected] with the industries you cover, and we'll add you to the appropriate edition.  If you are in need of additional experts, you can also submit a query to the hundreds of thousands of experts in our network. You can filter your request by institution type and geographic location to get the most targeted responses. The best part? It's free! Just fill out the query form to get started. If you have any questions or need assistance with any aspect of ProfNet, please drop us a note at [email protected] EXPERT ALERTS Online... (more)

California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE)

CCSE Facility and Seminar Series This past week I had the honor of delivering a keynote presentation in San Diego at the California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE) as part of their continuing education and community outreach and education, workshop and seminar series. The theme of the well attended event was Next Generation Data Center Solutions of which my talk centered around leveraging Green and Virtual Data Centers for enabling efficiencey and effectiveness. In addition to my keynote, included a panel discussion that I moderated with representatives of the events sponsor Compucom, along with their special guests APC, HP, Intel and VMware. The CCSE has a focus around Climate Change, Energy Efficienecey, Green Buildings, Renewable Energy, Transportation, Home and Business. Their services and focus includes awareness and outreach, education programs, library ... (more)