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Kentucky Derby: Alternatives to the Cruelty

In today’s world of perpetual social media, events that are visually stunning have caught on, and I’ve noticed a bit of a renaissance of the Kentucky Derby Party. People get together in eccentric fancy dress with ornate hats and colorful cocktails to watch horse races...

The Intersection of Social Work and Animal Welfare

A victim of domestic violence chooses to stay in an abusive situation because they do not want to leave their companion animal behind to be harmed. A veteran experiencing homelessness is forced to surrender their service dog because there are no pet friendly shelters....

Vegan on a Budget

  Photo by Imants Kaziļuns on Unsplash This year, many Americans are struggling to adjust their food budgets as inflation raises prices on many everyday staples at the grocery story. Since veganism already has a reputation among many as an expensive lifestyle,...

How Trap, Neuter, Return Helps Community Cats

HAP blog readers, I’d like you to meet Jeffrey.  As cozy as he looks here, he wasn’t always the chubby, spoiled house cat who adores his bed and snuggling with his humans. Not at all. Four years ago, he took up residence on our front porch in the bitter cold of...