Amazon now has a dedicated site for pet products—Wag.com. I wonder if this will have an effect on the specialty pet sites (like PetExpertise.com) I like for finding progressive training tools and books. I hope it means more people will have accesses to quality foods, tools, and information!
(Note: I’m not connected in any way to either site, other than having ordered products from PetExpertise and Amazon.)
Jan Van Dusen, who has fostered over 70 cats, went up against the IRS and won. Good news for animal rescue groups all over the U.S. Van Dusen had deducted expenses she had incurred while fostering cats for an IRS- approved charity. The ruling will make it easier for volunteers to help animal rescue groups. Yea!
Check out the article to learn more and keep your receipts for next year’s taxes, if you’re fostering or providing some other service.
The people heading up the work to aid to the animals caught in the earthquake & tsunami describe the problems they’re facing. Dogs tied up who can’t seek food and water, pets whose owners have died, the inability for aid workers to even reach the places in need of their help. I’m reminded that you can never be too prepared.
Spread the word about Paws for Japan happening today. Be the Change for Pets is working to raise funds for World Vets, who is on the ground in Japan and is already assisting Japanese animal welfare groups. You can make a donation here.